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Council to vote on Nov. 21 start date to 2020-21 season

Field Level Media
15 Sep 2020, 05:19 GMT+10

A start date for college basketball could be determined Wednesday when the Division I council is set to vote on the proposed Nov. 21 tipoff to the 2020-21 season.

Due to the coronavirus pandemic, workouts are being limited and teams are not allowed to scrimmage or practice against other programs.

That could change Wednesday, with a vote scheduled on the proposal to begin the season in late November with each team playing a minimum of four non-conference games.

CBS Sports' Jon Rothstein reported Monday that the Battle 4 Atlantis, typically played in the Bahamas over Thanksgiving weekend, will instead take place in South Dakota at Sanford Pentagon.

The November headliner is scheduled to include Duke, West Virginia, Memphis and Ohio State, among others.

Practices are also on the agenda Wednesday.

The plan on the table would allow for teams to gather eight hours per week beginning Sept. 21.

In August, the NCAA shared scheduling options with 28- and 29-game schedules up for debate.

The council noted after the Aug. 24 meeting in Indianapolis that multiple start dates would be introduced in the event of a needed delay or postponement. CBS Sports reported last month that Dec. 4 was the other possible day for Division I college basketball games to begin.

--Field Level Media

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