The matchups for the 2020 ACC/Big Ten Challenge were announced Friday, highlighted by a likely top-10 showdown between Duke and Illinois.
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Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski said on Monday that the NCAA's new rules tied to the maximum allotment of 27 games for the upcoming college basketball season created more challenges for conferences and schools.
- Illinois-Duke headlines ACC/Big Ten Challenge
- Coach K knocks NCAA call on max games rules
- ESPN nixes plans to host hoops events at Disney
- No. 3 prospect Banchero commits to Blue Devils
ESPN is canceling plans to host eight of its men's college basketball events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports property at Walt Disney World, which was the site for the NBA's bubble.
We're less than a month from the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season. Kentucky, which received some good transfer news last week, makes a move in our latest ranking.
Several college basketball programs' fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.
Dick Vitale gives his top teams for the upcoming season based on players returning and players lost, coaching and the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), which is in overdrive, baby!
Bubbles, buy games and bid worries: Inside the frenzy to save college basketball's nonconference season
The NCAA cleared a path for the 2020-21 college basketball season to begin with last week's announcement. Now comes the tough part.
Courtside: NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt talks about what's being considered in deciding when to start the college basketball season
Seth and Dan tip off the podcast by discussing the ACC’s proposal to include all DI teams in this year’s NCAA Tournament and college programs salivating over Billy Donovan. Then the guys are joined by NCAA SVP of Basketball Dan Gavitt (16:24) to talk about the considerations for starting the college basketball season, if the number of games to be eligible for the tournament will be reduced, all of the contingency plans being evaluated for the tournament and more.
While some schools announce they will try having fans at their football home openers, Duke has announced they will have no fans at any of their fall sports games. We talk so Duke's Sr associate AD Bob Weiseman and learn what went into the decision. Plus we play a little True/False and get some predictions on how many wins some of the top ACC schools will get this year.
Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti explain how Anthony Davis going from a beta to an alpha is key for the Lakers success. Also, Kara Lawson, the new Head Coach for Duke's womens basketball team, joins the show to discuss the jump for Jayson Tatum and Jaylen Brown. David Pollack joins the show to provide comments on Lane Kiffin saying players should be allowed to transfer.
Center Paolo Banchero, ESPN's No. 3-ranked prospect in 2021, committed to the Duke Blue Devils on Thursday. The 6-foot-8 Banchero was heavily recruited by Tennessee and Kentucky in addition to Duke.
Keyshawn Johnson, Jay Williams, and Zubin Mehenti unpack the story about North Carolina and their virtual classes and what it means moving forward. Legendary blue blood coaches Mike Krzyzewski and John Calipari join the show to discuss how life is on their campus and their faith in having a season at all. Also, is Brett Brown on the hot seat?
Jason comments on the Big-10 athletes and their parents looking for transparency and he reacts to Coach K saying we all play or we don't play.
Duke's Mike Krzyzewski and Kentucky's John Calipari believe the NCAA can't afford to lose the revenue from another canceled NCAA tournament, and that a bubble format might be the best way to avoid that.
The Bears are the new No. 1 in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for men's college basketball following the NBA draft deadline.
Mark & Wes continue with the Duke Takeover and they discuss the if there is a realistic possibility of being able to play sports this fall with Jay Bilas.
Mark and Wes are joined by Duke Assistant Basketball Coach Jon Scheyer to talk about how the men's team has improved and trained during the pandemic.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by discussing who’s had the best offseason between Michigan State, Baylor and Villanova. They also look at Florida, Auburn and Purdue’s offseason and talk about the transfer culture in college basketball. Later, the guys discuss the possibility of a bubble for college athletes, if they’d draft LaMelo Ball, why Seth isn’t solid on Anthony Edwards and Lou Williams’ adventure outside the NBA bubble.
Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich tip off the podcast by stating the obvious: They don’t know anything about when, how or if college basketball will be played. Then the guys run through players that are still deciding whether they’ll stay in the NBA Draft or return to college, what Michigan State will look like next year if Xavier Tillman leaves and the impact of Filip Petrusev going pro on Gonzaga. Plus, they discuss how many difference-makers are in the draft, what the G League looks like this season and Europe basketball leagues being hit hard by the pandemic.
Mark & Wes talk about possible plans that the NCAA are allowing and Coach K talks about the necessity for contingency plans for all sports.
Mark and Wes give Producer Josh their Over/ Under picks and Tom Luginbill joins to talk about how recruiting has been affected this year.
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