NCAA to consider delay to 2020-21 hoops season

The NCAA announced Monday it will wait another month before it decides on the best strategy for commencing with a 2020-21 basketball season for both men and women, while acknowledging that a delay at the outset might be appropriate.In a statement from NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt, the organization continues to monitor the effects of COVID-19 as the Nov. 10 start to the season approaches.”In the coming weeks, the NCAA Division I Men’s and Women’s Basketball Oversight Committees will take the lead with me in a collaborative process of finalizing any recommendations for consideration by the NCAA Division I Council for the start of the college basketball season,” Gavitt said. “By mid-September, we will provide direction about whether the season and practice start on time or a short-term delay is necessitated by the ongoing pandemic.”With health and safety its priority, the NCAA says it has learned “a great deal” about COVID-19 during the summer months and that contingency plans and alternatives are being developed.

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