The college basketball season will get underway in earnest this Wednesday, Nov. 25, but it’s already faced a few snags in the process. Some teams have already been forced to postpone, cancel or reschedule matchups because of COVID-19 outbreaks, and as recently as Monday, some multi-team events are taking hits as well.
The most notable team directly affected this week is Duke, which was expected to open its season Wednesday against Gardner-Webb. Gardner-Webb, though, had a positive COVID-19 test within its program, and Duke has opted to postpone the game. The Blue Devils will open their season on Saturday against Coppin State instead.
Elsewhere, preseason No. 2 Baylor is dealing with the virus at the top of its program. Bears coach Scott Drew announced over the weekend that he tested positive, and as a result, the Bears are out of the loaded field of the Empire Classic this