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MBB & WBB Might play only B1G conference games this fall !!!!

Red Don

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No mention of Basketball (yet)!

Big Ten Conference announced today that if the Conference is able to participate in fall sports (men’s and women’s cross country, field hockey, football, men’s and women’s soccer, and women’s volleyball) based on medical advice, it will move to Conference-only schedules in those sports. Details for these sports will be released at a later date, while decisions on sports not listed above will continue to be evaluated.

 
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Red Don

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Chris Heady, OWH, July 9, 2020

As for basketball, that’s a winter sport though it begins in November. The Big Ten’s announcement Thursday didn’t include basketball, so there has been no determination on when that sport will begin or if it will also be conference only.

Conference play for men’s basketball typically begins in December, but there’s a growing belief among the college basketball community that the season won’t begin until January at the earliest.
 
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HuSkaBob

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If you are the UNL AD, do you start setting up a schedule with all-comers inside 500 miles? Basketball is a sport where you can get in and get out on the same day, and playing Peru and Concordia isn't ideal competition, but limits exposure. UNL could pop for buses for the in-state colleges... who knows.

Especially with a young team, would be nice to get in some non-con games. And even though it's probably a massacree, KU home-and-away in-season was always fun. Creighton probably falls into that same category... sigh.
 

Red Don

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Saw this at the bottom of an article by Teddy Greenstein (primarily a football reporter)

College basketball has slightly more promise. The Big Ten is talking about starting around Jan. 1 and playing conference games only. And just as baseball debated expanding the playoffs, there's an appetite to create a one-time, 96-team NCAA Tournament.
Normally we'd hate the idea. But normal left the building long ago.
 
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