West Virginia Head Coach Bob Huggins, on The Cook and Joe Show, announced his proposal to start next season’s basketball schedule with the NCAA Tournament that was canceled this season.
On the show, Huggins said, “Let’s have the NCAA Tournament start the season. Let’s face it, there’s a great chance we’re not going to have college football. Putting that many people together is going to be rough. I wouldn’t want to have to make that decision. So, why don’t we start the season off with the NCAA Tournament? The NCAA can get its money and distribute it to the schools. It solves a lot of problems.”
Although this is a new idea and it would take a unique approach to start the season, Huggins says the hard part is already over: “They know who was in it and who was going to play who. They know where we were going to play. What, it’s going to take three weekends? Big deal. Really, kids aren’t going to miss class that much. You’re going to basically play on the weekends.”
Huggins continued, “A couple of weeks of practice would get players ready for quality games and then “let’s go play!”
While it’s unlikely that the NCAA will adopt Huggins’ plan, it would certainly solve many of the problems that the NCAA and schools across will face from lost revenue from the COVID-19 virus.
Quotes taken from Eric Hagman’s article at: https://937thefan.radio.com/articles/bob-huggins-suggests-ncaa-tournament-begin-the-20-21-season