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Basketball Oversight Committee expected to propose Nov. 25 start date for upcoming college basketball season

Like with everything else in 2020, college basketball might start a bit later than expected.

According to CBS Sports insider Jon Rothstein, the Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committee is expected to propose a start date of November 25th for the upcoming 2020-21 college basketball season.

CBS Sports also reported last week that there were two dates in particular that were considered as preferred, Nov. 25 and Dec. 4, with the former reportedly holding a slight lead and ultimately winning out. But if this year has taught us anything, it’s to not take these projections all that serious. However, this is already a significant step back from prior seasons, which typically starts regular-season play in early November.

For Kentucky Men’s Basketball, this would complicate things for the team’s first five games, which were scheduled to play before the proposed Nov. 25 start date. This means the Champions Classic against Kansas and the Brad Calipari showdown against Detroit Mercy would be affected, along with home games against Hartford, Georgia State, and Richmond. The schedule for the Kentucky Women’s team has yet to be announced.

But good news regarding basketball is still good news. I just hope they can find a way to make that Kansas game work…

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Recruiting reporter for KSR. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

5 Comments for Basketball Oversight Committee expected to propose Nov. 25 start date for upcoming college basketball season

  1. CJKAssassin123
    7:06 pm September 1, 2020 Permalink

    More than likely those games would likely be canceled. In fact I think we’re going to get an all conference schedule also for basketball this season in fact we may play each team twice as opposed to playing some the SEC opponents only once.

    • mashman 93
      7:42 pm September 1, 2020 Permalink

      Matt just said this morning they looking to make the champions classic into a bubble and each team play two games but it might be on a different date. The way he was talking UK could play as many 7-8 non conference games which is awesome. GO CATS!!!!

  2. sharpshooter81
    7:21 pm September 1, 2020 Permalink

    So what good does starting the season a few weeks later do? Absolutely nothing because the virus will still be here. Why don’t our society come to the damn conclusion that we are going to have to coexist with this virus potentially for the foreseeable future.

    • UKBigBlueForever
      10:10 am September 2, 2020 Permalink

      I pretty much said the same thing in another article…Not sure what that is going to accomplish at all.

    • KYJelly
      12:25 pm September 2, 2020 Permalink

      The only benefit I can see to less games is limiting the number of places travelled to. Outside of that, I do not understand the point of delaying it 3 weeks unless they are trying to “bubble” everyone and leaving time to work it out