Chuck Oliver, a radio host in the ATL, is saying the SEC wants Louisville but Kentucky is saying no. According to Oliver, Louisville has a chance of joining if it becomes a 16-team conference but UK has the power to keep Louisville out as a 14th addition.
If the SEC expands to just 14 teams, the conference prefers that 14th team to be Louisville. Kentucky does not and it has veto power, in effect, for any school within its borders. This is the same arrangement for Florida, Georgia and South Carolina regarding FSU, Georgia Tech and Clemson. As such, if membership is capped at 14 the league will have to go elsewhere for that final addition.
Oliver runs ChuckOliver.net and calls himself “The King” so I don’t know how credible he is. Still, it’s an interesting bit of news – if we can call it that.
I like the idea of Kentucky single-handedly keeping Louisville out of a major conference. It’s like the baby brother trying to play with the big kids on the block but big bro doesn’t want the little one to get hurt.
Go play with your other friends and leave us alone.