Jay Bilas introduces The Bilastrator’s 2020-21 College Basketball Opus

The 2019-20 college basketball season ended unceremoniously, and in unprecedented fashion, as a global pandemic started. Never before, not even during times of war or other catastrophe, has the NCAA tournament been canceled or otherwise not played. On March 12, 2020, the lights went out on college basketball, and there was uncertainty as to when they would come back on again for the next season … or whether they would come back on again for the next season.

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Let’s look back upon what was lost. While what was lost pales in comparison with the worldwide suffering of this pandemic, on a relative basis and keeping it in proper perspective, the abrupt ending to the 2020 postseason was heartbreaking for so many teams and players — especially for Dayton, San Diego State, Florida State, and Baylor. Look, every good team can feel like a title run was within its

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Tanque Verde opens Jay Dobyns era with rout of Rincon/University | High Schools

Tanque Verde’s Dillion Simmers, 3, breaks free of a tackle during Tanque Verde’s 49-10 win over Rincon/University at Tanque Verde High School, 4201 N. Melopeneme Way, in Tucson, Ariz. on Nov. 6, 2020.

If you’re free Friday nights, head out east and join the Tanque Verde party. It’s just getting started.

After each of six first-half touchdowns, Todd Rundgren’s “Bang the Drum All Day” filled the night air as the Hawks beat their drum to the tune of a 49-10 victory Friday over Rincon/University.

In his head coaching debut, former Arizona Wildcat Jay Dobyns showed this is a different group of Hawks, one to be reckoned with, as they got revenge for a 61-14 loss to Rincon in 2019. That was part of a winless season. Just one game in, the Hawks seem headed for

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Jay Hartzell, University of Texas president: ‘The Eyes of Texas’ to be played after Longhorns games

The Texas Longhorns will continue to play “The Eyes of Texas” after football games throughout the season, even without the band present for Saturday’s matchup with Baylor, a statement from university president Jay Hartzell said Wednesday evening.

The Daily Texas reported Wednesday that an internal band survey asking whether or not they would play the song led to a lack of “necessary instrumentation.” However, Hartzell said in his statement that “while we would love the band to be with our fans at all our games, we never planned for them to perform live this Saturday.”

“We knew this summer that, as we make our campus a more welcoming place, we would face many hard conversations,” Hartzell’s statement continued. “I remain truly optimistic that we will find ways to join together around our song, which has been so positive for so many Longhorns over the past 120 years.”

“The Eyes of

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