No. 2 Baylor made an unexpected Thanksgiving night flight to Las Vegas, where the Bears now hope to open their men's basketball schedule with two games this weekend.
2021 ScheduleAll times ET
The CFB Pod: The guys look at the first CFB Playoff rankings, preview Notre Dame-UNC, make their Week 13 picks and talk to Rece Davis
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the first batch of College Football Playoff rankings, Notre Dame heading to North Carolina down two offensive linemen, Northwestern surprisingly smashing Wisconsin, David’s Dude of the Week, Coastal Carolina’s offense, Maryland-Indiana, JT Daniels impressing in his Georgia debut and their Week 13 picks. Later, Rece Davis hops on to talk about being in the spotlight with Northwestern’s success, BYU landing at No. 14, a nightmare playoff scenario for Cincinnati, the deck being stacked against the Pac-12 and the start of the college basketball season (48:39).
- No. 2 Baylor makes last-minute trip to Las Vegas
- Baylor, Seton Hall cancel Sunday's matchup
- Baylor's Drew says he's tested positive for COVID
- Eight top hoops teams to play over two nights
College basketball was one of the first sports canceled in March. Since then, the sport and its players have seen nearly every league at every level return. Now, it's finally time for college basketball's return.
ESPN.com's experts make their picks and discuss the hottest topics in college basketball entering the 2020-21 season.
Baylor had its third game canceled since coach Scott Drew tested positive for COVID-19, and the Bears will now open their season against Illinois in the Jimmy V Classic on Dec. 2.
Jay Bilas has collected his preseason thoughts on college basketball ... and binge-worthy shows ... and tacos. As always, you're welcome.
Baylor basketball coach Scott Drew announced he has tested positive for COVID-19, becoming the fifth major-conference coach in the past two weeks to announce he's tested positive.
Baylor leads ESPN's combined rankings with the No. 1 team in men's basketball and the No. 5 team in women's hoops.
The top eight teams remained unchanged after national signing week, but Auburn, UNLV and Dayton all jumped up the rankings.
Dick Vitale identifies some of his favorite players in college basketball, from his top diaper dandy to his No. 1 dipsy-doo dunkeroo.
Eight of the top 13 teams in college basketball will highlight a two-night slate of marquee games from the Champions Classic and Jimmy V Men's Classic at the start of December.
Iowa's Luka Garza, Baylor's Jared Bulter, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham, Illinois' Ayo Dosunmu, Gonzaga's Corey Kispert and Arizona State's Remy Martin were named to the AP's 2020-21 preseason All-America team.
Courtside: Tom Izzo talks about his coronavirus diagnosis, and the guys preview the Big East and the Big 12 with the help of Kevin Willard and Bob Huggins
Greenberg and Dakich tip off an absolutely loaded show with Tom Izzo, talking about his COVID-19 diagnosis and giving an update on his team as the season approaches. Then, the guys preview the Big East (17:34) and talk to Seton Hall head coach Kevin Willard (32:23). Later, they preview the Big 12 (52:50) and are joined by West Virginia head coach Bob Huggins (1:10:23).
Kentucky went from being outside of the top 25 of the 2021 men's college basketball recruiting class rankings to No. 6, while Michigan is now No. 1.
As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series continues with the Big 12.
Dick Vitale offers his top players for the upcoming season (no diaper dandies allowed!), led by scintillating, sensational Luka Garza at Iowa.
John Gasaway breaks down the biggest concerns standing in the way of each of the top men's college basketball teams.
Iowa State men's basketball assistant Daniyal Robinson helped form the Big 12 Black Assistant Coaches Alliance, which officially launched Tuesday.
ESPN is canceling plans to host eight of its men's college basketball events at the ESPN Wide World of Sports property at Walt Disney World, which was the site for the NBA's bubble.
We're less than a month from the start of the 2020-21 college basketball season. Kentucky, which received some good transfer news last week, makes a move in our latest ranking.
Oregon is a surprise No. 1, Duke is close behind at No. 2 -- and (in a plot twist) Kentucky is currently nowhere to be found in the top 25.
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast talking about the differences between football and basketball coaches handling the pandemic, and seniors getting an extra year of eligibility. Then Baylor head coach Scott Drew joins the show to discuss the Bears’ tough early season schedule, the team’s excitement getting back in the gym, his experienced roster and Matt Mayer never seeing a shot he didn’t like (14:42).
Several college basketball programs' fortunes will rise or fall on the play of new faces in 2020-21. Here are the players most under the microscope.
Dick Vitale gives his top teams for the upcoming season based on players returning and players lost, coaching and the VBDI (Vitale Bald Dome Index), which is in overdrive, baby!