Men’s College Basketball

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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2020-21 college basketball season set to begin Nov. 25

The NCAA announced Wednesday that its Division I Council has set the start date for the 2020–21 college basketball season for Nov. 25. The news was originally reported by Stadium’s Jeff Goodman. The announcement comes two weeks after the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee proposed Nov. 25 as the start date for the season. The group …

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NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball seasons can start Nov. 25

The 2020-21 men’s and women’s college basketball seasons can start Nov. 25, the NCAA Division I Council said Wednesday. The council, following its vote, said no exhibition games or scrimmages can be held before that date, which is the day before Thanksgiving. “The new season start date near the Thanksgiving holiday provides the optimal opportunity …

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Oregon basketball recruiting: Five-star Nathan Bittle, the nation’s No. 17 prospect, commits to Ducks

Oregon landed its first basketball commitment of the 2021 recruiting cycle Tuesday, and it’s a big one. Five-star center Nathan Bittle announced his pledge to the Ducks, giving Dana Altman the seventh five-star commitment of his tenure at the school. The 6-foot-11 Bittle is ranked the No. 17 overall player in the 2021 class, according …

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Orlando to host at least eight early college basketball tournaments

Following the NBA’s success in the bubble, some college basketball events could be heading to Disney World this fall. According to CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein and ESPN’s Jeff Borzello, Orlando is expected to host at least eight college basketball tournaments beginning on Nov. 25 and running through the first two weeks of the season. The activity in …

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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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