Month: September 2020

What to know about college basketball’s season and the 2021 NCAA Tournament: A Q&A with the NCAA’s Dan Gavitt

Wednesday was a highly anticipated day in college basketball. We now know the season’s start date will be Nov. 25 — or at least that’s the hope. Shortly after the Division I Council finished its four-and-a-half hour meeting Wednesday, NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt spoke with CBS Sports to provide more information […]

President Trump ‘had nothing to do’ with Big Ten’s decision to resume football season, report says

Public perception is that President Donald Trump helped the Big Ten decide to resume the 2020 football season. Turns out that wasn’t the case. Sign up for Rutgers Sports Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and the ability to text message directly with beat writers NBC News White House correspondent Peter Alexander talked to a Big […]

Bracketologists speak — What NCAA tournament forecasters expect from odd 2020-21 basketball season

Sep 17, 2020 Joe Lunardi Close Senior Writer, Resident college basketball bracketologist for ESPN Contributor to SportsCenter, ESPN Insider Published first public bracket in 1995 Charlie Creme Close Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for The NCAA Division I Council ruled on Wednesday that the 2020-21 college basketball season can […]

As college basketball sets 2020 start date, plenty of questions remain that must be answered in time

For several months now, ever since the COVID-19 pandemic abruptly caused the cancellation of the 2020 NCAA Tournament, the biggest question connected to college basketball has been this: When will next season start? We got an answer Wednesday. It’s Nov. 25. So now there are only 50 million more questions to answer before things tipoff! […]

College basketball in 2020-21 — Smaller NCAA tournament field, shorter schedule would not be new

Sep 16, 2020 John GasawayESPN Insider Close ESPN Insider college basketball contributor First began covering college hoops in 2004 Has written for Basketball Prospectus and the Wall Street Journal The Division I Council has spoken. The 2020-21 men’s and women’s college basketball seasons will start later than usual and consist of fewer games. And while […]

2020-21 college basketball season to start on Nov. 25 after NCAA vote

The NCAA’s Division I Council voted Wednesday to begin the 2020-21 college basketball season on Nov. 25, sources told CBS Sports. The highly anticipated decision comes five days after the women’s and men’s basketball oversight committees submitted joint recommendations to start on Nov. 21. But the Council wields the autonomy to make amendments to official […]