As the 2020 college football season has been the focus in recent weeks and months, the 2020-21 men’s basketball season is quickly approaching.
A successful start to the college football season could play a huge role in the upcoming basketball season. Rumors have been swirling recently, and it seems as though the usual early November start may be delayed.
The NBA has been successful with a bubble setting to conclude the 2019-20 season. Now, it’s becoming more realistic that college basketball follows that model and Liberty has been mentioned as a possible team in one of the proposed bubble locations.
CBS Sports recently released the first major details of a large scale bubble idea being developed. The scenario pitched would have 16 teams where each team would get four non-conference games played over a span of seven days from Dec. 9-20. There would be two pools of 8 teams each, playing games every other day.
This pitch could also be developed into a hybrid scheduling model which would allow teams a different number of games based on their scheduling desires and how long they would be able to stay in the bubble with possibly more than 16 teams currently planning on this bubble idea.
The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame is organizing this event which will be played at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. According to CBS Sports, several pre-season basketball tournaments are “under significan consideration” to join this event including the Tip-Off Tournament, Hall of Fame Invitational, the Empire Classic, the Gotham Classic, and the Legends Classic.
Liberty was originally scheduled to compete in the Legends Classic held in High Point, North Carolina with High Point, Eastern Washington, and Monmouth.