Month: September 2020

NCAA dismisses ACC’s proposal to expand March Madness

After the ACC proposed that the 2021 NCAA tournament should include every single Division I team, the NCAA does not appear interested in shaking up the Big Dance. Dan Gavitt, the NCAA senior vice president of men’s basketball, released a statement Thursday saying there are no current plans to expand the tournament field beyond 68 teams. …

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March Madness: Can ACC’s NCAA tournament idea work?

What about the bracket? This is not a glib question. There are glib answers—use the side of the Empire State Building, paint it on Devils Tower, convert drive-in movie screens—but it’s a serious question. How do you make a bracket for a 346-team NCAA tournament? The suggestion to expand the Big Dance to infinity and …

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ACC proposes 2021 NCAA Tournament with every Division I team

The Big Dance could be getting a whole lot larger in 2021 if the NCAA follows the ACC’s proposed plan.  The ACC is reportedly proposing the 2021 NCAA tournament be held with every single Division I team, per Sports Illustrated‘s Pat Forde. The plan was first reported by Stadium‘s Jeff Goodman.  The ACC’s plan—which the conference’s …

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College basketball transfer rankings for 2020-21 and 2021-22

As the college basketball world prepares to learn more about the direction of the 2020-21 season on Sept. 16, when the NCAA Division I Council announces a prospective timetable for the sport’s return, the transfer market churns on. While a number of traditional sit-out players have requested immediate eligibility, a process that is ongoing, we …

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Tom Jernestedt: Naismith Hall of Famer dies at age 75

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Jernstedt, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame for his contributions to college basketball and the NCAA Tournament, has died. He was 75. The NCAA said Sunday Jernstedt died this weekend. Nicknamed “Father of the Final Four,” Jernstedt has widely been credited with transforming the NCAA Tournament …

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Villanova coach Jay Wright says he’s not a candidate for 76ers opening

Villanova head coach Jay Wright said he does not have any interest in the Philadelphia 76ers’ head coach opening.  Wright said he felt the need to address speculation about the role since his name has come up in rumors following the team’s recent dismissal of Brett Brown.  “As a lifetime 76ers fan, I have confidence …

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College football awaits ‘game-changer’ new coronavirus testing

Joel Erdmann is not that kind of Ph.D. The South Alabama athletic director holds a doctorate in sports management—not molecular science. But even he understands the importance of the latest advancements in COVID-19 testing. In fact, he’s anxiously awaiting the arrival of a toaster-sized testing machine that will produce results within 15 minutes and cost …

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NCAA oversight committee to propose November 25 start date

The NCAA’s Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee will propose a start date of November 25 to the Division I Council for the 2020-21 season, according to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein.  Per Rothstein, the committee will also propose no college basketball scrimmages and exhibitions due to health and safety reasons tied to the COVID-19 pandemic.  …

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