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AD saves Louisville $4 million

Updated: November 13, 2013, 5:54 PM ET
By Brett McMurphy | ESPN.com

Even without an invitation to join another conference in 2011, Louisville athletic director Tom Jurich took a huge gamble by giving a 27-month notice to Big East Conference officials that the Cardinals would leave.

Jurich's gamble paid off Wednesday, saving the school $4 million, when the American Athletic Conference, formerly the Big East, reached an agreement for Louisville to join the Atlantic Coast Conference on July 1, 2014.

Louisville agreed to pay $11 million to The ...

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