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Chris Mack jabs at John Calipari, revives Kentucky-Louisville rivalry

You like Duke–North Carolina? We all do. Great games, great teams, great entertainment. But if you want piss and vinegar with your college basketball rivalry instead of wine and cheese, you must salute the hate of Kentucky-Louisville. You must respect the petty. You must embrace the enmity of two fan bases that really, really—no, really—despise …

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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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Danny Kaspar resigns: Texas State coach investigated on allegations of racist comments

SAN MARCOS, Texas — Texas State coach Danny Kaspar has resigned three months after a former player accused him of making racist remarks. Athletic director Larry Teis announced Tuesday that he’s accepted Kaspar’s resignation and that assistant coach Terrence Johnson will take over the program for the upcoming season. In June, former guard Jaylen Shead …

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College basketball returns with unified plan, unlike football

On a day when college football applied one more mismatched patch to its 2020 eyesore of a quilt, college basketball presented a relative work of art—a season plan that aspires to include everyone and sets broad-based national parameters. The difference between two sports contested by many of the same schools is striking. It underscores what …

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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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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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Tom Jernestedt: Naismith Hall of Famer dies at age 75

Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Jernstedt, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame for his contributions to college basketball and the NCAA Tournament, has died. He was 75. The NCAA said Sunday Jernstedt died this weekend. Nicknamed “Father of the Final Four,” Jernstedt has widely been credited with transforming the NCAA Tournament …

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