Author: Michael Wilbon

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 […]

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 […]

After prematurely postponing its basketball season, the Pac-12 decides to play on time after all

After announcing last month that no Pac-12 schools would compete in athletics before January 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that the conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons, more or less, effective immediately. Football will start Nov. 6. Basketball will start Nov. 25. As a […]

After prematurely postponing its basketball season, the Pac-12 decides to play on time after all

After announcing last month that no Pac-12 schools would compete in athletics before January 2021 because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Pac-12 CEO Group announced Thursday that the conference will resume its football, basketball and winter sport seasons, more or less, effective immediately. Football will start Nov. 6. Basketball will start Nov. 25. As a […]

Pac-12 votes to start college basketball season Nov. 25, reversing earlier call to wait until Jan. 1

Pac-12 presidents and chancellors have officially and collectively changed their minds. There will be Pac-12 basketball happening prior to Jan. 1, sources confirmed to CBS Sports.  The league’s CEOs convened on Thursday afternoon and voted to allow winter sports to return prior to Jan. 1. This means all 12 men’s and women’s basketball teams in […]

Picking the best potential 2020-2021 college basketball nonconference matchups with a local flair

Sep 24, 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 Now that Nov. 25 has been announced as the official start date for the college basketball season, programs are scurrying around chaotically trying to cobble together […]

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