LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Will the Louisville Cardinals be playing in the Atlantic Coast Conference next season? Probably, but it's not a 100 percent certainty.

-- UofL President James Ramsey says the goal is to be in the ACC next season, but there is one big obstacle at the moment.

-- Maryland has to leave the ACC before Louisville can join, and that school is currently challenging a 52-million dollar exit fee imposed by the ACC. The matter is currently in the courts and a ruling could be several months away.

-- The University of Louisville is still working with the American Athletic Conference on leaving a year early, and those discussions are going well.