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2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 12:54 pm
by GannonFan
With all the focus on football and the fall, something being overlooked is the COVID impact on the next college basketball season. A lot of schools (Notre Dame, Rice, Purdue, South Carolina among them) are now going to start fall semester earlier, eliminate fall break, and end classes by Thanksgiving. The idea is flu season starts in earnest around then and kids travelling home and then right back to school could bring back viruses. The big question in all of that then is where it leaves college basketball. November/December are the big OOC portions of the schedule as well as the destination early season tournaments (like the Maui Invitational for instance). And then of course January and February are the conference portions of the schedule. Does the setup some schools are pursuing put the next college basketball season in real jeopardy?

Re: 2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Tue May 19, 2020 2:09 pm
by Mvemjsunpx
I think there will be some sort of college basketball season, but I'd be surprised if it started in November—especially if the football season gets pushed to the spring or something. In other words, it's more likely to be the 2021 season than the 2020-21 season.

Re: 2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Fri May 29, 2020 7:32 pm
by SDHornet
Football season isn't getting pushed.

My guess is basketball probably won't, but there will probably be near empty arenas (capacity/social distancing requirements) and an adjusted non-con schedule (games scheduled for later years).

Re: 2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:43 pm
by JALMOND
I have a scary thought that football is the first domino to fall and there won't be any college athletics through this school year. You can't keep the kids isolated, you can't test everybody involved (coaches, players, referees, scorekeepers, trainers, etc.). And if there is a vaccine developed, I can't see it given to the colleges first, just so there can be a basketball season this year.

Re: 2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 1:35 pm
by kalm
JALMOND wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:43 pm
I have a scary thought that football is the first domino to fall and there won't be any college athletics through this school year. You can't keep the kids isolated, you can't test everybody involved (coaches, players, referees, scorekeepers, trainers, etc.). And if there is a vaccine developed, I can't see it given to the colleges first, just so there can be a basketball season this year.
There’s a good chance you’re right.

Re: 2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:11 pm
by AZGrizFan
Based on the standard that’s been set so far, I’d say there’ll be NO college sports until a vaccine is widely available.

Re: 2020-21 College B-Ball Season

Posted: Tue Aug 11, 2020 12:38 pm
by GannonFan
AZGrizFan wrote:
Sun Aug 09, 2020 5:11 pm
Based on the standard that’s been set so far, I’d say there’ll be NO college sports until a vaccine is widely available.
Yup, looks that way. If the Big 10 is not willing to play football, there's no way they play winter (i.e. indoor) sports. Today's decision by the Big 10 is the likely end to winter college sports as well. And considering no one makes money off of spring college sports (to any large extent) those probably aren't being played either. Pretty much closing tents until a good vaccine is widely distributed.