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DI Oversight Committee Recommends Waiving Bowl-Eligibility Requirements

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Ben Pickman On Thursday, the NCAA’s Division I Football Oversight Committee  recommended waiving the bowl-eligibility requirements for the 2020-21 bowl season.  Previously, to be eligible for a postseason bowl, a “team must meet the criteria to be considered a deserving......
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UCF Ascends Top 10 After Statement Win Over Georgia Tech

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Powerhouse ACC plays on as many NCAA women’s soccer teams sit on sidelines

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9:22 AM ET Graham HaysESPN.com Close Graham Hays covers college sports for espnW, including softball and soccer. Hays began with ESPN in 1999. As most of the NCAA women’s soccer world waits for a potential return to competition next spring, the ACC, college soccer’s signature conference, plays on. It always......
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Bracketologists speak: What NCAA tournament forecasters expect from odd 2020-21 season

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8:30 AM ET Joe Lunardi Close Senior Writer, ESPN.com Resident college basketball bracketologist for ESPN Contributor to SportsCenter, ESPN Insider Published first public bracket in 1995 Charlie Creme Close ESPN.com Charlie Creme projects the women’s NCAA tournament bracket for ESPN.com. The NCAA Division I Council ruled on Wednesday that the......
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Report: Pac-12 Eyeing Halloween for Restart Date

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NCAA: Men’s, women’s hoops can start Nov. 25

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The 2020-21 men’s and women’s college basketball seasons can start Nov. 25, the NCAA Division I Council said Wednesday. The council, following its vote, said no exhibition games or scrimmages can be held before that date, which is the day before Thanksgiving. “The new season start date near the Thanksgiving......
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Difference in College Hoops vs. Football Return Plans Is Striking

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde On a day when college football applied one more mismatched patch to its 2020 eyesore of a quilt, college basketball presented a relative work of art—a season plan that aspires to include everyone and sets broad-based national parameters.......
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NCAA grants D-1 athletes day off for elections

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The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday approved a measure that will prohibit Division I student-athletes from practicing and competing on the first Tuesday after Nov. 1 every year to allow them to vote in elections or participate in other civic activities. The Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee proposed the......
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Sorry, but the ACC’s proposal for a 346-team NCAA tournament won’t work

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Many years ago, on Selection Sunday, I was walking off the college basketball set in Bristol after the mostly annual debate with Digger Phelps over the merits of a certain big-name school (let’s call it Notre Dame) and a worthy mid-major trying to crack the NCAA tournament field (Siena, in......
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ACC to pitch all-inclusive NCAA hoops tourney

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ACC men’s basketball coaches are proposing an expanded 2021 NCAA tournament that would include every Division I team. Several ACC coaches would prefer to avoid nonconference games in the 2020-21 season due to complications from the coronavirus pandemic, with sources telling ESPN that Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski is spearheading the......
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‘Father of the Final Four’ Tom Jernestedt Dies at 75

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Associated Press Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports INDIANAPOLIS — Tom Jernstedt, a member of the Naismith Hall of Fame for his contributions to college basketball and the NCAA Tournament, has died. He was 75. The NCAA said Sunday Jernstedt died this......
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Army Shuts Out MTSU in Season Opener in Front of Crowd of 4,300 Cadets

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Report: NCAA to Furlough Staff for Three to Eight Weeks

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The NCAA will furlough its entire Indianapolis-based staff of about 600 people for between three to eight weeks this fall, according to a memo obtained Wednesday by the Associated Press’ Ralph Russo.  The cost-saving move will not affect senior executives, per Russo. According to the AP, NCAA president Mark Emmert......
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Report: NCAA Basketball Oversight Committee to Propose Nov. 25 Start

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John Thompson Jr., Georgetown icon and first Black coach to win NCAA championship, dies at 78

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CBS News – For more and to sign up click here John Thompson Jr., the Hall of Fame basketball coach and Georgetown legend who became the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship, has died, his family said on Monday. Thompson was 78. “Our father was an inspiration......
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Wobbly Will Wade Has Some Explaining to Do

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Pat Forde Despite producing more than half a dozen very problematic headlines in approximately 22 months, Will Wade remains the basketball coach at LSU. He’s like a battered South Louisiana shack that somehow keeps surviving every storm roaring in off......
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LSU Basketball Investigation Could Signal Trouble for Football Allegations

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The slowest NCAA infractions case tied to the federal investigation of college basketball has been the one targeting LSU. It also might be the juiciest, given Will Wade’s infamous, “strong-ass offer” wiretap. Of the dozen schools caught up in the feds’ web, none has a head coach so closely tied......
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NCAA votes to give extra year to D-I fall athletes

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The NCAA Division I board of directors voted Friday to give all fall sport student-athletes an additional year of eligibility and an additional year to complete it through a blanket waiver. The move eliminates a cloud of uncertainty for athletes in fall sports whose seasons have been postponed or could......

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