What history says about Cards' repeat bid
May, 15, 2013
By Joe Lunardi | ESPN.com
Andy Lyons/Getty ImagesWith a top recruiting class and key returning players, Louisville might challenge for another title.Once upon a time, that four-letter school in Westwood won seven consecutive national championships. It is both an unthinkable achievement and the byproduct of a smaller, more regional NCAA tournament.
The institution of multibid conferences in 1976 and the dawn of the 64-team bracket in 1985 changed the face of college basketball's postseason forever. More recently, the era of one-and-done stars makes the prospect of multiseason dominance by any school far less likely.