Month: September 2020

Rutgers is no-brainer March Madness team, college hoops preview magazine says

If there is an NCAA Tournament, Rutgers will be in it. That is the take delivered inside the Lindy’s Sports 2020-21 national college basketball preview magazine, which NJ Advance Media recently reviewed. The only way the Scarlet Knights do not end their 30-year drought, according to the outlet, is if the coronavirus pandemic prevents the …

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Louisville Cardinals basketball players, coach Chris Mack lead march, call for unity after Breonna Taylor ruling

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack and players David Johnson, Charles Minlend and Malik Williams gave speeches calling for unity, tolerance and equality on Friday, two days after a grand jury in the city decided to not move forward with charges against any police officers for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor. The …

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Kentucky coach John Calipari shoots down Louisville coach Chris Mack’s idea to move UK-UL game to neutral site

Getty Images Kentucky coach John Calipari does not appear interested in moving the Wildcats’ scheduled game at Louisville to a neutral site this season after Louisville coach Chris Mack suggested the idea publicly this week. Mack’s reasoning for proposing a neutral site game stems from the fact that there is likely to be limited attendance …

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John Calipari won’t play Kentucky vs Louisville at neutral site

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Louisville and Kentucky are at an impasse over the location of their upcoming rivalry game. Kentucky coach John Calipari released a statement on Friday saying he only wants to play the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center this season, despite Louisville coach Chris Mack recently saying he’d prefer a neutral site. “Chris and …

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NCAA health guidelines suggest testing basketball players three times per week for coronavirus

The NCAA released health and safety guidelines for the college basketball season on Friday, including a suggestion to test players, coaches and officials three times per week during the season. The guidelines were created by the NCAA Sport Science Institute in partnership with the NCAA COVID-19 Medical Advisory Group and are supported by the NCAA …

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Dribble Handoff: Picking our favorite college basketball stars of the past decade

Our team of CBS Sports college basketball writers was tasked with choosing our favorite stars from the past decade of college basketball for this week’s edition of the Dribble Handoff, and there are couple things that stand out from our selections. Three of the four players chosen played four seasons of college basketball, and the …

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SEC basketball schedule 2020-21: Conference announces league play to start in December

USATSI The SEC announced Friday that Dec. 29 and 30 will be the the start dates for conference games in men’s basketball, meaning league games will begin roughly a week earlier than they have the past two seasons. The news comes after the NCAA Division I Council approved a Nov. 25 start date for college …

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Kentucky coach John Calipari won’t play this season’s basketball game against Louisville at neutral site

In a surprising preseason development, Louisville and Kentucky don’t agree on something. Kentucky coach John Calipari released a statement Friday signaling that he will not budge on playing a rivalry game at Louisville during the 2020-21 season after Cardinals coach Chris Mack recently said he’d prefer a neutral site and questioned whether the contest will …

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