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NCAA Says College Basketball Season Can Start The Day Before Thanksgiving

Added 09-17-20 12:07:01am EST - “The NCAA Division I Council voted to push the start date back two weeks from Nov. 10, saying most of its schools will have ended in-person classes for the fall semester by then, reducing exposures.” - Npr.org

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The NCAA Division I Council announced on Wednesday that the 2020-2021 men's and women's college basketball seasons can begin on Nov. 25. Keith Srakocic/AP hide caption

The NCAA Division I Council announced on Wednesday that the 2020-2021 men's and women's college basketball seasons can begin on Nov. 25.

Athletes and fans anticipating the start of college basketball will have to wait a little bit longer.

The NCAA Division I Council announced on Wednesday that the upcoming men's and women's basketball seasons can begin on Nov. 25, roughly two weeks later than originally planned, in an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

In a press release, the Division I Men and Women's Oversight Committees said they moved the start date back from Nov. 10 so that the season begins when at least three-quarters of their schools will have finished with in-person instruction for the fall semester, ideally reducing the risk of COVID-19 transmission between student-athletes and the rest of the student body.

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