Month: August 2020

John Thompson death: Georgetown coach was NCAA pioneer

Nobody knew it at the time, but college basketball needed John Thompson more than John Thompson needed college basketball. He could have remained in the high-school coaching ranks in Washington, D.C., winning games and influencing lives, but the college game needed someone strong enough to sledgehammer the status quo into rubble. Thompson was that man, …

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College basketball 2020-21 season announcement date offered on mid-September by NCAA’s Dan Gavitt

NCAA Senior vice chairman of Basketball Dan Gavitt released the subsequent statement Monday: “As we steel oneself against the 2020-21 college season , we’ve exercised patience and discipline in monitoring the consequences of COVID-19 and making decisions regarding the season. we’ve learned an excellent deal over the course of the summer, and with health and safety being our priority, we’ve developed and studied contingency plans for alternatives to the scheduled Nov. 10 start …

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Will Wade: LSU coach still has job despite latest alleged infractions

Despite producing more than half a dozen very problematic headlines in approximately 22 months, Will Wade remains the basketball coach at LSU. He’s like a battered South Louisiana shack that somehow keeps surviving every storm roaring in off the Gulf of Mexico. Except Wade is his own storm creator. Even within the brass-knuckles recruiting world …

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Baylor takes over No. 1 spot in college basketball’s Way-Too-Early Top 25 for 2020-21

The NBA draft early-entry withdrawal deadline has (finally) come and gone, allowing us to truly get a complete feel for the 2020-21 college basketball landscape. The biggest winners of deadline day were Baylor and Illinois, which has created a massive shuffle at the top of the rankings. With Baylor getting Jared Butler and MaCio Teague …

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College basketball: Wave of NBA draft withdrawals help sport

For the first time since before the coronavirus shut down conference tournaments and March Madness earlier this year, college basketball had a great weekend. With the revised Aug. 3 NBA draft withdrawal deadline bearing down on the select group of players who had declared back in the spring but were still weighing their options, hoops …

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