It has been announced today that Minnesota will play Louisville next season at the University of Phoenix Stadium as Glendale, AZ is trying to put themselves in a position to attract the 2012 Final Four.
A non-conference game against Louisville and then another round of the Big Ten/ACC Challenge guarantees a better strength of schedule for next year's gophers. Even if Tubby just adds one more game against a BCS caliber team the rest could be filled with a tournament somewhere and then cupcakes to get us ready for the Big Ten.
Obviously the intriguing match up will be the former Kentucky coaches squaring off in the desert. But Louisville who is currently alive in the Elite Eight will be a significant challenge for the Gophers next year. I'm already excited.