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Champions Classic to take place in Orlando bubble, per report

Photo: Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

Photo: Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

It’s looking more and more like the Champions Classic will take place in the Orlando bubble.

Last week, Jon Rothstein tweeted that Orlando was considering hosting the event, which includes Kentucky, Kansas, Duke, and Michigan State and was originally scheduled for November 10 in Chicago. This morning, Rothstein is reporting that the Champions Classic is one of eight early-season events that will happen in the bubble on the Walt Disney World campus, which has successfully hosted the NBA Playoffs this summer. Furthermore, as of now, fans are not expected to be allowed in.

Back in August, John Calipari floated the idea of playing the Champions Classic in the bubble, saying he would be interested in taking on all three participants – Duke, Kansas, and Michigan State – round-robin style.

“With basketball, we’re talking 12 players, a party of 20. I think the bubble or a pod, it’s been shown to work now,” said Calipari. “Do you have multiple bubbles or pods? Do we go and play the Champions Classic in a bubble, without fans, and we play each other? We all play each other round-robin? We could walk away with three games [played].”

Fans not being allowed in sucks, but potentially playing Kansas, Michigan State, AND Duke? Let’s. Go.

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4 Comments for Champions Classic to take place in Orlando bubble, per report

  1. UKFanSC
    2:12 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    Maybe an Olivier Sarr decision will be made by then.

    • runningunnin.454
      5:32 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

      You have more confidence in the ncaa than I do. They’re the lowest life form on the planet; ” undeveloped, unevolved, barely conscious pond scum, totally convinced of their own superiority as they scurry about their short, pointless lives”.
      Thanks for the quote, MIB.

  2. Tom Bombadil
    3:48 pm September 15, 2020 Permalink

    NCAA will look like the biggest Douche bags in sports to deny any college player their eligibility that is in basically the same predicament as Olivier Sarr….. especially this year. Come on now NCAA what you procrastinating for? Gatewood and Sarr are still waiting

  3. Section233
    12:14 am September 16, 2020 Permalink

    The NBA playoffs have been ‘fantastic’
    They have to find a way to play those games. The bubble is awesome TV and the Cats in a round robin. Best games all year! We won’t be allowed in Rupp so let’m play in the bubble.