Corrections/clarifications: A previous version of this story included incorrect information about the Ivy League sports year.
Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton is sharing with his players the same sentiment this November he told them last March before the NCAA tournament was canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic: Control what you can control.
As the 2020-21 men’s college basketball season is set to tip off Wednesday – pushed back two weeks – the sport is once again mired by COVID-19 challenges. Preseason No. 1 Baylor, No. 8 Duke, No. 14 Tennessee and No. 20 Oregon are among the latest schools to pull out of non-conference games due to positive tests. Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim, Baylor’s Scott Drew, Tennessee’s Rick Barnes and Michigan State’s Tom Izzo are among the high-profile coaches who are or have been sidelined by the virus.
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