Louisville is positioning to remain strong athletically so that they will be able to be attractive no matter what opportunity comes along in the future. Right now the major conferences are going through a realignment change which has occurred every five years. So it is a real concern that universities remain in a position to be attractive and that is Louisville’s mindset. According to Louisville’s President this is a priority because of the the changing times in college athletics.
Currently Louisville in the mix with the current Big East alignment which includes primarily two components. The first, Big City Urban alignment similar to the current Big East Formula for basketball. The other component is to ensure that Louisville remains part of the BCS football championship alignment. For basketball the Big East has offered invitations to join to SMU , Central Florida, Houston, for basketball and Boise State , Air force and Navy, with San Diego State seriously considering and campaigning for entrance into the Big East.