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NCAA to vote on college basketball start date on Wednesday

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Kentucky fans probably won’t like the day the season could start.

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It looks as if we’re close to learning when exactly the 2020-21 college basketball season will tip-off amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Jeff Goodman is reporting that the NCAA Division I council is set to meet Wednesday to determine the start date of the upcoming season with a goal tipping off the season on Nov. 21.

Goodman also reports that the NCAA plans to recommend each team plays at least four non-conference games and return to eight hour a week team workouts on Sept. 21.

If Nov. 21 is the start date, this would be just an 11-day delay from the original start date to the season for the Kentucky Wildcats, who are still currently slated to face the Kansas Jayhawks in the Champions Classic on Nov. 10 in Chicago.

In addition, that’s the day Kentucky football faces Alabama in Tuscaloosa in what could be one of the biggest games of the Mark Stoops era. Having Kentucky’s basketball opener on the same day isn’t ideal.

Kentucky currently has three scheduled games prior to the proposed start date of the 21st with their opponents being Kansas in Chicago and both Detroit Mercy (Nov. 13) and Hartford (Nov. 20) at Rupp Arena.

Would you be in favor of Kentucky’s basketball season starting on the same day the football team faces Alabama?