Men’s College Basketball

John Calipari won’t play Kentucky vs Louisville at neutral site

Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports Louisville and Kentucky are at an impasse over the location of their upcoming rivalry game. Kentucky coach John Calipari released a statement on Friday saying he only wants to play the Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center this season, despite Louisville coach Chris Mack recently saying he’d prefer a neutral site. “Chris and …

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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 …

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Dribble Handoff: Picking our favorite college basketball stars of the past decade

Our team of CBS Sports college basketball writers was tasked with choosing our favorite stars from the past decade of college basketball for this week’s edition of the Dribble Handoff, and there are couple things that stand out from our selections. Three of the four players chosen played four seasons of college basketball, and the …

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SEC basketball schedule 2020-21: Conference announces league play to start in December

USATSI The SEC announced Friday that Dec. 29 and 30 will be the the start dates for conference games in men’s basketball, meaning league games will begin roughly a week earlier than they have the past two seasons. The news comes after the NCAA Division I Council approved a Nov. 25 start date for college …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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Why Kentucky high school basketball games are beginning with a coin toss

USATSI The opening tip is one of the most exciting aspects of a basketball game. But in the wild year that has been 2020, the state of Kentucky is making a change when it comes determining who gets the first possession of the game in order to keep players safe. The Kentucky High School Athletic Association has …

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HBO’s powerful Craig Carton documentary comes with tantalizing WFAN hint

HBO’s upcoming documentary about the fall of former WFAN star Craig Carton may end up serving as the prologue to his resurgence. The final scene of “Wild Card: The Downfall of a Radio Loudmouth,” which was screened by NJ Advance Media on Wednesday, informs the viewer Carton has “negotiated a radio comeback” and “vows to …

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