I’m never been a big fan of bragging about conference affiliation. There’s no denying it’s very important to be in a top tier league, but I think we can all agree that fans who brag about a league’s success even when the program they cheer for had very little to do with it.
With that said, the University of Louisville has certainly held their own in the Atlantic Coast Conference since joining the league in 2014. Just three years after UofL made the leap to the ACC, the league has a chance do something that hasn’t been done in college athletics in 44 years.
As you know, the ACC claimed national championships in football with Clemson and men’s basketball with North Carolina. A total of four ACC baseball programs (Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina & Wake Forest) have made the NCAA Tournament and will host a regional.
If one of the four ACC teams wins the College World Series, it will be the first time a conference has won the Big 3 national championships in the same academic year since since 1972-73. The last to do it was the Pac-8 when USC won in football and baseball while UCLA won the basketball title.