Month: September 2020

Pac-12 could join Big Ten Friday in resuming 2020 football season amid coronavirus pandemic

The Big Ten was the first domino to fall. The Pac-12 and MAC could be next. On Wednesday, the Big Ten announced it will resume the 2020 football season in October. The league had postponed play in August because of the coronavirus pandemic. Sign up for Rutgers Sports Insider: Get exclusive news, behind-the-scenes observations and …

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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 …

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NCAA sets season start date for college basketball | What it means for Rutgers

Steve Pikiell should be able to keep some of the non-conference dates on Rutgers’ schedule this coming season – but likely only the marquee ones. The NCAA approved a Nov. 25 start date, the day before Thanksgiving, for the 2020-21 men’s and women’s basketball seasons on Wednesday, pushing the season back until most campuses are …

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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 …

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

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

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Big Ten resumes football after passing on help from President Trump’s White House, report says

After the Big Ten announced Wednesday that it will begin the 2020 football season next month, President Donald Trump took a victory lap on social media and before the White House press corps. “I called the commissioner a couple of weeks ago, and we started putting a lot of pressure on, frankly, because there was …

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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! …

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College basketball returns with unified plan, unlike football

On a day when college football applied one more mismatched patch to its 2020 eyesore of a quilt, college basketball presented a relative work of art—a season plan that aspires to include everyone and sets broad-based national parameters. The difference between two sports contested by many of the same schools is striking. It underscores what …

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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 …

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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 …

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