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NCAA VP of Basketball confident college basketball will begin on schedule

It’s been a rough few days for college football fans, but one of the biggest names at the NCAA is confident college basketball will begin on schedule. NCAA Vice President of Basketball Dan Gavitt told CBS Sports’ Matt Norlander that as long as basketball can be played safely next year, the NCAA Tournament will happen.

“Right now, the hope and plan still is to start the season on time in November,” Gavitt said. “First and foremost, we’re only going to do anything that’s safe, and so we know that we don’t control the virus, the virus controls us. But if there’s basketball being played anywhere safely in 2021, we will have March Madness.”

Of course, a lot can happen between now and November, but Gavitt believes time is on college basketball’s side when it comes to the coronavirus.

“We’re only four months removed from when the tournament was canceled,” Gavitt said. “Think about all we’ve learned since then. I think there will be due consideration to anything that’s necessitated by the virus — again because it controls us, we don’t control it — but there’s time and there’s a lot of learning that can be done from others that are trying to get restarted right now. And we’ll make better decisions, I think, by exercising that patience and making sure we learn from others.”

Gavitt’s remarks follow the men’s basketball committee’s recent summit, during which Mitch Barnhart (the chair for the 2020-21 season) and other members discussed hypotheticals and scenarios. All of this optimism is refreshing, but it’s worth mentioning that Norlander also cited skepticism from coaches about college basketball happening this year, specifically one coach who has zero confidence the season will be played at all.

Sigh. Read it all for yourself at the link below.

[CBS Sports]

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9 Comments for NCAA VP of Basketball confident college basketball will begin on schedule

  1. sammysunshine
    7:24 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Of course it will. The election season will be essentially over; therefore the left will no longer need to push this agenda.

    • The Original WTF Guy
      9:06 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

      Why do you Louisville fans post here? No one cares what you have to say.

      I’m assuming you are a UL fan because UK fans are not as stupid as you seem to be

  2. JT55
    7:40 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Alot will depend on what some of these draconian governors have to say.

  3. lexslamman
    9:15 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    I don’t see these leftist governors reversing their power grab any time soon.

  4. Megan
    11:29 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Quite the circle jerk we have going here. Enjoy! I’ll come back after someone’s cleaned up.

  5. DavidP19
    11:37 am July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Obviously insanity runs rampant among BOTH the far left AND the far right !! Sheeesh !

  6. Lip Man 1
    12:51 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    They may be able to do so, it all depends on what happens in the next few months and if a vaccine can be developed.

  7. Righteous1
    4:58 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    With the Leftists views of KSR on full display? It is time for the “Cancel Culture” of your own views to come out and cancel you!!!!

  8. Righteous1
    5:07 pm July 10, 2020 Permalink

    Fire this author just like conservatives have been targeted and fired!!!!! When do we want her fired? Now!!!!