If you're one of those people annually bothered by college basketball's start date, you'll be happy to hear that changes could be on the way. College hoops has been targeted over the past decade for starting its season on a Friday night without a litany of interesting matchups. Personally, this has never much bothered me, but I understand the critiques. So here we are, on the precipice of change. Recent discussions by the Division I Men's Basketball Oversight Committee included this proposal: Start the season on the Tuesday before the second Friday of November. This amounts to a three-day jumpstart from when college basketball has begun its season in recent years. It's not a drastic change and it's not expanding the calendar of the season all that much. The midweek start would certainly be better for publicity, but it's also on coaches at top-50 programs to schedule each other, schedule ambitiously and help the sport by way of putting forth anticipated tilts. Moving the start date up to a Tuesday but still having most ranked teams open up with mid-major schools does little to boost awareness or interest of the initiation of a season.
NCAA considering interesting changes to the schedule of college basketball's season
CBS Sports | Apr 20