Louisville's athletic department as a whole has absolutely dominated the college sports landscape this season. You'd be hard pressed to find an athletic department that has put together a resume like theirs over the past 10 months or so.
Their football team finished 11-2 on the season with a big Sugar Bowl win over Florida, the men's basketball team won the national title, the women's basketball team made it to the national title game (as a 7 seed) before losing a nail biter to Maryland by four points, and the baseball team recently won the Nashville Super Regional and is headed to the College World series for just the second time in school history.
We're all aware of how enrollment spikes after a successful football season, so imagine how Louisville's enrollment is going to look with the combined success of their football, men's and women's basketball and baseball teams. We're willing to bet that everyone in their admissions office is putting in long hours with a huge smile on their face.
Cardinals athletic director Tom Jurich explained the key to their success across all platforms and it starts with recruiting the right kids.
"When you recruit great kids with great character and have wonderful attitudes, these things are going to happen. Talent plays a big part in it, but it's not all of it, because I've seen a lot of talented teams across the country that go nowhere." he explained.