Men’s College Basketball

Chris Mack jabs John Calipari as Kentucky Wildcats-Louisville Cardinals rivalry escalates

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack fired back Tuesday at John Calipari’s assertion that the Cardinals don’t want to play Kentucky this season, releasing a video on Twitter that ended with him announcing the annual rivalry game indeed will be played. “I keep getting asked, ‘Coach, are we playing the game? Are you scared? Are …

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College basketball’s biggest question: Will daily testing allow avoidance of contact-tracing quarantine rules?

In just over three weeks’ time, college football has helplessly watched as 22 of its 94 games were postponed or canceled due to COVID-19. That’s an eye-catching 23.4% of its schedule. Remember, four of the 10 FBS leagues (Big Ten, Pac-12, Mountain West, MAC) haven’t played a game. The SEC just started this past weekend.  …

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Coronavirus outbreak on Notre Dame’s football team is getting worse, not better (UPDATE)

UPDATE (2:12 p.m.): ESPN reports Notre Dame will resume practice on Wednesday after identifying the root cause of the football team’s coronavirus outbreak. Read more about that here. Things are getting worse, not better, for No. 5 Notre Dame, which is dealing with a coronavirus outbreak on its football team. The latest round of testing …

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Notre Dame identifies source of coronavirus outbreak, makes plans to resume football practice

No. 5 Notre Dame plans to resume practice Wednesday after identifying the source of the coronavirus outbreak among the Fighting Irish football program. According to ESPN, Notre Dame head coach Brian Kelly “said team doctors learned the outbreak, which resulted in 25 players in isolation and 14 others in quarantine, stemmed from two events surrounding …

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Why mid- and low-major college basketball programs are in big trouble without buy games

Montana Grizzlies men’s basketball coach Travis DeCuire stayed close to his phone last week. The Grizzlies’ seventh-year coach was busy trying to salvage his Division I program’s nonconference schedule one week after the NCAA approved a Nov. 25 start date that was delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic. In most years, the 49-year-old DeCuire would …

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Rutgers is no-brainer March Madness team, college hoops preview magazine says

If there is an NCAA Tournament, Rutgers will be in it. That is the take delivered inside the Lindy’s Sports 2020-21 national college basketball preview magazine, which NJ Advance Media recently reviewed. The only way the Scarlet Knights do not end their 30-year drought, according to the outlet, is if the coronavirus pandemic prevents the …

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Louisville Cardinals basketball players, coach Chris Mack lead march, call for unity after Breonna Taylor ruling

Louisville men’s basketball coach Chris Mack and players David Johnson, Charles Minlend and Malik Williams gave speeches calling for unity, tolerance and equality on Friday, two days after a grand jury in the city decided to not move forward with charges against any police officers for their roles in the death of Breonna Taylor. The …

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Kentucky coach John Calipari shoots down Louisville coach Chris Mack’s idea to move UK-UL game to neutral site

Getty Images Kentucky coach John Calipari does not appear interested in moving the Wildcats’ scheduled game at Louisville to a neutral site this season after Louisville coach Chris Mack suggested the idea publicly this week. Mack’s reasoning for proposing a neutral site game stems from the fact that there is likely to be limited attendance …

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