Report: Decision made on start date for college basketball
The NCAA Division I Council has made a decision on the college basketball start date for the 2020-21 season.
CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein reported on Wednesday that the Division I Council voted in favor of starting the season on Nov. 25, which is two weeks later than when it was previously scheduled to begin. The other date being considered was Nov. 21.
Per Rothstein, practices are permitted to begin six weeks before the first competition, meaning teams can begin on Oct. 14.
Source: The official start date of the 20-21 college basketball season will be November 25h.
Decision is in.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 16, 2020
The start of the college basketball season for the 2020-21 season has been in question due to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s not yet certain if campuses will host games this season, or if teams will play in a bubble-like atmosphere out of caution.
Last season, the NCAA was forced to cancel the NCAA Tournament in both men’s and women’s basketball due to the pandemic. There are plans to play March Madness at the end of the 2020-21 campaign.