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Report: NCAA Could Change Tournament Eligibility Rules if COVID gets Worse

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First reported by Dana O’Neil of The Athletic, the NCAA may alter the postseason tournament eligibility rules if the cancellation of games continue, per NCAA executive vice president Dan Gavitt.

“It’s not something we need to do right now but if we get into mid to late January and it’s an ongoing problem, it’s something we might have to look into,” Gavitt told The Athletic.

In order to be eligible for the NCAA Tournament in March, teams must play a minimum of 25 games. The 2020-21 basketball season was the exception to that, where the minimum was set to 13 games. Gavitt said the NCAA might change that game amount for this season.

Gavitt and the NCAA don’t plan on doing anything for now, but are going to keep an eye out on the virus’ affect on college basketball.

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Ethan Bock is pursuing his bachelor’s degree in journalism at WVU. He currently is an intern with the Final Fourcast podcast. Ethan has covered WVU football and men’s basketball for the last year. He is from Cincinnati, Ohio.

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