Aug. 23, 2004
IRVING, Texas - Conference USA will celebrate its 10th anniversary during the 2004-05 season. Beginning today, the league will begin voting on the Greatest Moment in Conference USA history on its official website, ConferenceUSA.com, and the University of Louisville has two events in the voting. Over the past two weeks, the league has featured 10 different moments of significant achievement and now the league's fans will decide which is the greatest.
The 10 choices for Greatest Moment in C-USA history include the Cardinal football program's nationally-televised victory over No. 4 ranked Florida State in 2002, C-USA's highest ranked football win ever, as well as the Cardinal volleyball team's 1996 run in the NCAA Tournament becoming the first C-USA team ever to advance to the Sweet 16 of the tourney.
Voting will run from today until, next Monday morning, Aug. 30 at www.ConferenceUSA.com/moments. The moment that receives the most votes from Conference USA fans will be revealed next Monday afternoon, Aug. 30. Below are the 10 moments that fans will be voting on:
Charlotte becomes the first team in Conference USA to reach a national semifinal and the first men's soccer team to represent the league at the NCAA Final Four.
Louisville is the first C-USA volleyball team to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
November 28, 1998
Cincinnati posts the league's first men's basketball victory over a No. 1 team, defeating top-ranked Duke at the Great Alaska Shootout. It would be the Blue Devils' only loss during the 98-99 regular season.
Tulane caps off an undefeated (12-0) football season with a win over BYU in the Liberty Bowl.
UAB becomes the first women's basketball team in C-USA to reach the Sweet 16 of the NCAA Tournament.
Jenny Adams of Houston wins the first individual national championship for C-USA in women's outdoor track and field in the long jump.
In the league's first season of softball competition, DePaul and Southern Miss make the conference's first appearances in the Women's College World Series in Oklahoma City.
Tulane becomes the first baseball team in C-USA history to appear in the College World Series in Omaha, Neb.
Louisville defeats No. 4 Florida State, giving C-USA its highest ranked football win ever.
Marquette becomes the first C-USA men's basketball team to reach the NCAA Final Four.
C-USA will commemorate its 10th Anniversary milestone throughout the year with a multimedia campaign celebrating the past, present and future of the league. Several activities have been planned for the upcoming season that capture the history of C-USA and promote the student-athletes' achievements in all 19 conference-sponsored sports.