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.
Source: The Men's and Women's Basketball Oversight Committee will propose a start date of November 25th to the Division 1 Council for the 20-21 college basketball season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 1, 2020
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…