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We’ve got some of the NCAA details inside
NCAA just made it official: Nov. 25 start date. Here are all the details: https://t.co/C3hSWY7gFP
— Matt Norlander (@MattNorlander) September 16, 2020
Practices can begin on October 14, and teams will have 42 days to hold their 30 allowed practices. There will be no exhibition or closed scrimmages allowed before the Nov. 25 start start date. Teams will be allowed to play between 23 and 25 regular season games, and one multiple-team event of up to three games for the men’s team, and four for the women’s squad.
The NCAA also recommended that teams play a minimum of four non-conference games. We’ll have to wait for more information from the ACC, but it’s possible that the revised Syracuse MBB schedule could be 20 ACC games, four non-conference games and the Gotham Classic where one of the campus games would need to be cut.
This is what we had for a Syracuse men’s basketball schedule:
Nov. 10 — UMBC at home
TBD — Mercer at home
TBD — ACC-Big Ten Challenge (likely) on road
TBD — Georgetown at home
Dec. 8 — Green Bay at home
Dec. 10 — Jacksonville State at home
Dec 19 — LSU at Madison Square Garden
If we’re assuming two of the non-conference games are Colgate and Cornell, then will we see an ACC-Big Ten Challenge game and home game against Georgetown for the other two?
A lot is going to depend on what the ACC schedule looks like, so we’ll keep an eye out for news out of Greensboro as it relates to both the Syracuse men and women.