The Atlantic Coast Conference will announce its future match-ups for men’s basketball on Tuesday at 11 a.m.
The addition of Louisville to the league for the 2014-15 season and Maryland’s exit should provide plenty of intrigue to what is already a grueling slate of conference games for the Big 4 of Duke, North Carolina, N.C. State, and Wake Forest.
How will the Cardinals’ entrance impact the schedule? How often can fans expect to see some premier coaching match-ups with Louisville Coach Rick Pitino against the likes of Mike Krzyzewski, Roy Williams, and Jim Boeheim?
What will the impact be for Wake Forest and N.C. State? The Deacons are hoping to return to relevance with new Coach Danny Manning after struggling the past four seasons under former Coach Jeff Bzdelik, and the Wolfpack hoping to stay in the league’s upper echelon despite losing ACC Player of the Year T.J. Warren to the NBA and the transfer of point guard Tyler Lewis.
You can bet that league commissioner John Swofford has a well thought-out plan in place to maximize the league’s abundant talent both on the hardwood and along the sidelines.