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Rick Pitino: Push College Hoops Season Back

Unsurprisingly, college basketball is having a bunch of the same issues with positive COVID-19 tests and contact tracing bringing programs to a halt as we’re seeing in college football. The season is slated to tip in a couple weeks, but it’s all chaotic and we really don’t know for sure who we’re going to see play and when.

Rick Pitino, now the coach at Iona after a couple years away from college basketball following scandals at Louisville, is advocating to push the season back:

Jeff Goodman of Stadium noted that 20 programs are shut down right now:

On the surface, I actually agree with Pitino’s idea, but I just don’t have confidence we’d be in a better place in a few months after this delay.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.

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