According to CBS Sports Insider Jon Rothstein, a start date for the 2020-21 college basketball season has been set for Nov. 25.
Source: The official start date of the 20-21 college basketball season will be November 25h.
Decision is in.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) September 16, 2020
For West Virginia, a Nov. 25 start date would eliminate at least four currently scheduled non-conference games at the beginning of the season and could put one in-season tournament in jeopardy.
Currently scheduled games that a Nov. 25 start date would jeopardize are:
- Nov. 10 vs Fairleigh Dickinson
- Nov. 13 vs Pitt
- Nov. 17 vs Stony Brook
- Nov. 20 vs Bowling Green
The Mountaineers are also scheduled to play in the Bad Boys Mowers Battle 4 Atlantis starting on Nov. 25, the alleged start date. Rothstein recently reported that the Battle 4 Atlantis would be moving from the Bahamas to South Dakota and that dates for any of those games are yet to be determined.
The Big 12 has not yet released its 2020-21 conference basketball schedule.