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Aaron Torres Sports Podcast Ep. 311: Orlando’s bubble is canceled – what’s next for college basketball?

It’s Tuesday and you know what that means: A bonus edition of the Aaron Torres Podcast. Aaron opens by discussing college basketball’s Orlando bubble being canceled – and why it doesn’t necessarily mean what you think it does. He then talks about the Big Ten’s absurd Covid-19 testing protocols after Wisconsin’s Graham Mertz tests positive, and wraps with another edition of Aaron’s favorite game: “Where Aaron was right, where Aaron was wrong.” Here is a rundown of today’s show:

College basketball’s Orlando bubble is canceled – what now: Aaron opens the show by discussing the shocking news that college basketball’s Orlando bubble was canceled (3:00). He explains why it happened, what’s next and no, why it doesn’t mean that out of conference games will be canceled in college basketball. If anything, it’s the opposite. He also explains how on-campus events in places like Lexington, Louisville and Duke now take on even more significance.

The Big Ten’s Covid-19 testing protocols may cost them a shot at the College Football Playoff: Next, Aaron transitions to the Big Ten, where news broke late Sunday that Wisconsin star quarterback Graham Mertz may have tested positive for Covid-19 (24:00). He explains how the Big Ten’s absurd protocols – which require players who test positive to sit out 21 days – may cost teams their entire seasons and maybe even aa shot at the playoff. Finally, Aaron plays “Where Aaron was right, where Aaron was wrong” where he discusses Olivier Sarr, Kentucky basketball recruiting and why he was way, WAY wrong on Tennessee football (35:00).

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Article written by Aaron Torres

Aaron Torres is covering football and basketball for KSR this season after four years at Fox Sports. Follow him on Twitter @Aaron_Torres, Facebook or e-mail at [email protected] He is also the author of the only book written on the Calipari era, “One and Fun: A Behind the Scenes Look at John Calipari and the 2010 Kentucky Wildcats.”