Despite a global pandemic, the NCAA has been hard at work making changes to college basketball the last few weeks.
Davis Cobb of CBS Sports reports the NCAA’s Division I Council passed new scheduling criteria that is intended to improve “The environment of early-season, multiple-team events in men’s basketball.”
With the new rule, these are the options team would have when forming their schedules.
- Playing up to 28 regular-season games and participating in one multiple-team event that includes up to three games.
- Playing 29 regular-season games and a multiple-team event that includes up to two games.
- Playing 29 regular-season games and not participating in a multiple-team event.
Cobb reports the rule would also require:
- all teams participating in a multiple-team event play the same number of games
- three-game events conclude within 10 days
- two-game events conclude within five days
- non-Division I items cannot participate unless they are serving as the event hosts
On the rule change, the NCAA said: “The new legislation also gives teams increased control and flexibility over scheduling when, where and who to play in an additional one or two regular-season games.”
The legislation will be voted on by the NCAA Board of Directors next week before becoming official.