Report: Men's and Women's Basketball Oversight Committee makes recommendation on start date for college hoops
The start of the college basketball season may end up being slightly delayed, but it appears that the hoops campaign is still scheduled to begin in November this year.
On Tuesday, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported that the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee will propose a Nov. 25 start date for the college hoops season. That recommendation will then go to the NCAA Division I Council as a recommendation.
Rothstein also reports that the committee will recommend that no exhibitions or scrimmages take place before that date, due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Source: The Men's and Women's Basketball Oversight Committee will also propose no college basketball scrimmages and exhibitions to the Division 1 Council due to health and safety reasons related to COVID-19. https://t.co/BhAsMCH5BR
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 1, 2020
The original start date for the college basketball season was originally set for Nov. 10. The official proposal is expected to be considered by the Division I Council on Sept. 16, when it next meets.
Nov. 25 is the day before Thanksgiving. Most universities that have welcomed students back to campus will do online instruction only following that holiday break. It could create a bubble-like atmosphere for men’s and women’s basketball teams, providing a safer environment.