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Duke, the only team in canceled Battle4Atlantis not in South Dakota replacement tournament, aims for own event

The Battle 4 Atlantis has officially canceled its 2020 tournament, which was scheduled to be played Nov. 25-27 in the Bahamas. A verified Twitter account connected to the event confirmed as much Friday.  But just because the event is officially canceled doesn’t mean all the teams scheduled to play in the Battle 4 Atlantis are …

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Stanford basketball recruiting: Five-star forward Harrison Ingram commits to Cardinal

247Sports The Pac-12 landed its second five-star commitment from a basketball prospect this week when top-flight prospect Harrison Ingram announced his commitment to Stanford. Ingram, a 6-foot-6 forward, is considered the No. 13 overall prospect in the 2021 recruiting class, according to the 247Sports Composite ranking. Ingram is the top-ranked prospect in Texas from the …

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Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina; will be played a week later

USATSI The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to Asheville, North Carolina. The perennial most prestigious in-season tournament is now scheduled to be played from Nov. 30-Dec. 2, it was announced Friday.  The event will be held at Harrah’s Cherokee Center.  This season’s Maui Invitational field includes Alabama, Davidson, Indiana,  North Carolina, Providence, Stanford, Texas and …

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Dribble Handoff: How successful will the 2020-21 college basketball season be?

Now that we know college basketball will start on Nov. 25, we can turn our attention to what it will actually look like. It’s unlikely that a COVID-19 vaccine will be widely available by then, but perhaps testing advancements will be in place that can allow the sport to avoid the disruptions that have plagued …

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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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