COLLEGE HOOPS IS BACK!
The college basketball season is officially upon us. Oh yeah...remember that first half of the St. John’s-Creighton game in the Big East Tournament back in mid-March? That was the last live major college basketball event until the cancellations of the conference tournaments and eventually, the NCAA Tournament.
In just over two months from now, the sport will be getting ready to make its triumphant return, as November 25th has been announced as the official start date for the 2020-2021 men’s and women’s college basketball seasons. That’s Thanksgiving Eve.
The season was originally set to begin on November 10th, so a two-week delay isn’t exactly the end of the world. Here are some more details on the upcoming season, according to Andy Katz:
D-1 Council: Start date of college basketball season: Nov. 25; Start of practice: Oct. 14; Max number of games: 27 (reduced by 4); Minimum number of games: 13; No scrimmages/exhibitions. Recommendation for minimum 4 non-conference. Video breakdown coming w/NCAA SVP Dan Gavitt.— Andy Katz (@TheAndyKatz) September 16, 2020
All of this probably means that Mizzou’s season will be starting with the Myrtle Beach Invitational, now locates in Orlando. The schedule is going to look a lot different, but please let us have Braggin’ Rights in St. Louis and the Border War in Kansas City. PLEASE!
And on Election Day November 3, people in Boone Country registered to vote (and please do) can do so at Mizzou Arena. Mizzou Athletics announced on Wednesday that Mizzou Arena will serve as a polling location for the 2020 Election, as it will be one of the largest voting centers in the state of Missouri. Mizzou Arena will be open from 6:00 a.m. CT to 7:00 p.m. CT on November 3rd.
A message from Cuonzo:
From Mitchell Smith and Dru Smith:
You get the idea. Go out and vote November 3rd. Onto the links!
Yesterday at Rock M
- Nate Edwards has a write up on the middle linebackers in the latest 2020 Missouri Football Position Previews
- From Nate Edwards — BREAKING: B1G wants to make money in 2020
- Brandon Kiley writes Who is going to start next to Nick Bolton?
- From Kortay Vincent: MIZ-ZOOM: Stick to the plan
- Mitchell Forde breaks down the Mizzou QB situation after the transfer of Taylor Powell
- ($$) Here’s the latest edition of Gabe DeArmond’s Macadoodle’s Mailbag
- From Gabe DeArmond — A ZOUMCAST with AD Jim Sterk, talking football season and more
- From Mitchell Forde— At least 12 players out for Alabama game due to quarantine
- From Dave Matter — Mizzou Arena to serve as Election Day polling place
- COVID will cost Mizzou at least a dozen players for Alabama game, writes Dave Matter
- Mizzou Arena joins Arrowhead Stadium as polling place for November election, write Souichi Terada
- From Souichi Terada: With Alabama game looming, Mizzou football gets bad news on COVID-19 front
- ($$) In the latest edition of the Missouri mailbag with Peter Baugh, he discusses Taylor Powell’s transfer and position groups to watch
- ($$) From Peter Baugh, Ten days before season opener vs Alabama, Missouri is already down 12 players
- From Emily Leiker, Mizzou Arena to be used as polling place for 2020 election
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- Mizzou Arena open for voters on election day, writes Eric Blum
- Congrats to former Mizzou defensive lineman Justin Smith, who is one of 130 players to be nominated for the Pro Football Hall of Fame’s Class of 2021
- On KMOX Sports, St. Louis City SC fans break MLS record on first day of season ticket deposits
- Here’s the official press release of the Big Ten returning to play on October 23rd-24th
- The NCAA has announced that Election Day will come as a mandatory day off for Division 1 student-athletes
- The D-1 Council has approved of a 16-team FCS Championship being played in the spring
- Mizzou Volleyball is ready to make some noise this season!
- This 2021 recruiting class is going to be special. Love to see it from Ryan Hoesrtkamp.
- Aldon Smith had a big game on Sunday Night Football for the Dallas Cowboys
- In case if you missed it.....here’s an update on Mizzou in the pros
- Oh....heck yeah, Drew!
Drew Lock says he is trying to get into the virtual Nuggets' fan section at some point during the Western Conference Finals.— Nick Kosmider (@NickKosmider) September 16, 2020
- Updates on non-revenue college sports
Starting date for college women's volleyball competition Jan. 22, women's soccer Feb. 3 ... 48-team fields for NCAA spring championships in those sports— jeffmetcalfe (@jeffmetcalfe) September 17, 2020
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