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MM 8.25: NCAA reportedly considering four potential start dates for college basketball season

This is the Maryland Minute, a short story followed by a roundup of Terps-related news.

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More details regarding the NCAA’s plan for the 2020-21 college basketball season were reported by CBS Sports Monday.

The NCAA is beginning discussions on four potential start dates for the men’s and women’s seasons, though more are being considered, according to sources.

Option 1

First practices allowed: Sept. 29
Season start: Nov. 10 (normal date)

Option 2

First practices allowed: Oct. 9
Season start: Nov. 20

Option 3

First practices allowed: Oct. 14
Season start: Nov. 25

Option 4

First practices allowed: Oct. 24
Season start: Dec. 4

Oversight committees, the selection committee, conference commissioners and coaches’ associations are slated to meet separately later this week to review the options and the latest recommendations from the NCAA’s COVID-19 Medical Advisory board.

Everything is very up in the air at this time, but NCAA President Mark Emmert has previously stated that the organization’s is placing a priority on holding 2021 NCAA Tournament, given that the 2020 tournament was canceled due to the start of the pandemic in March.

Though the NCAA is discussing these options several conferences, including the Pac-12, have announced they won’t have athletic competition until January 2021.

In other news

Maryland Athletics gave a social distanced welcome to alum Scott Van Pelt Monday. He had first show back in the DMV last night.