Less than 24 hours after the cancellation of a Big Ten gridiron clash between Wisconsin and Minnesota, the college basketball season tipped-off with Virginia against Towson. The first of roughly 120 games to be played on day-one of the season.
One season is limping toward the finish line.
Another just beginning.
The difference in college football’s return to play plan versus that of college basketball is mind-boggling.
From the basics of a 20-hour practice week, regional non-conference schedule, and thresholds for tournament play, the NCAA has it’s act together courtesy of Dean Gavitt. The Vice President of Basketball has been a unifying force in setting a firm foundation.
By comparison, college football is a mess, with each of the 5 power conferences is running in a different direction without thought or care of the survival of the empire. As long as there is a hefty payout at the end, all will be salvaged from a disjointed season.
Sure, the basketball season could fall apart…the virus has no conscience. But in place is a uniform set of policies and protocols aimed at lifting the sport off the ground, and keeping it in the air.
In football – it’s every conference for itself.