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Mid-week summer quarantine links. Remember! WEAR A MASK if you want to watch Villanova Basketball this season.

College Basketball

Penn State's Pat Chambers made noose comment, racially insensitive remarks | NBC Sports
Former Penn State point guard Rasir Bolton has accused of Pat Chambers of making racially insensitive remarks, including a reference to a noose.

NCAA executive asks conferences to start basketball season two weeks early | Sports Illustrated
NCAA senior vice president of basketball Dan Gavitt told Sports Illustrated on Monday that he has proposed moving season-opening games from Nov. 10 to Oct. 27

Top 20 College Basketball Small Forwards for the 2020-2021 Season | The Game Haus
The top small forwards in the country for 2020-2021 college basketball season with their evaluations as a player. Jermaine Samuels comes in at #14.

Boeheim: ‘We Need To Find A Way To Make Basketball And Sports Work’ | Forbes
Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim says he plans to socially distance but not wear a mask in the gym, and that "We need to find a way to make basketball and sports work."

5-star guard Max Christie commits to Michigan State basketball | ESPN
Five-star guard Max Christie is committing to Michigan State after gaining interest from 'Nova.

BIG EAST Announces ‘BE the Change’ | Big East Conference
The BIG EAST Conference has announced the launch of BE the Change, a conference-wide advocacy platform that will enable BIG EAST stakeholders to engage on a wide range of contemporary racial and social justice issues.

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2026 World Cup: Cities in USA most likely to host games | Sports Illustrated
FIFA and U.S. Soccer will narrow a field of 17 contenders down to 10 host cities for the USA portion of the 2026 World Cup