Santa Clara County, home of the 49ers and Levi's Stadium, issued enhanced COVID-19 guidelines for professional, collegiate and youth sports on Saturday afternoon that effectively put a three-week ban on any contact sports taking place in the county.
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Seth Greenberg and Dan Dakich preview the Pac-12.
- Contact sports ban leaves 49ers, others in limbo
- Pac-12 gives hoops go-ahead for Nov. 25 start
- No. 3 small forward Ingram commits to Stanford
- '20 Maui Invitational moving to N. Carolina
Courtside: The guys look ahead to the first week of college hoops, preview the Big Ten and Pac-12, and talk to Rutgers' Steve Pikiell
Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast discussing the silliness of Bruce Pearl’s self-imposed sanctions, if the NCAA will close its investigation of LSU this season, why it’s not a big deal if games are being canceled and which matchups they’re excited to watch the first week of the season. Later, the guys preview the Big Ten and Pac-12 (18:45). And finally, they talk to Rutgers head coach Steve Pikiell (43:33).
From Iowa to Illinois to Gonzaga, these are the players who could make this somewhat strange season special.
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.
As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series continues with the Pac-12.
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.
Which programs and budding stars are ready to take a step forward in the top leagues? Here's your early intel.
Spain & Fitz talk to Colts LB Anthony Walker about playing during COVID times and the team’s killer D, plus Andrea Adelson joins to talk about her story on Stanford football coach David Shaw. Plus, predicting a weird free agency period for the NBA, a look ahead to two of the top NFL games of Week 9 and what’s on the menu for National Men Make Dinner Day!
Dick Vitale offers his top players for the upcoming season (no diaper dandies allowed!), led by scintillating, sensational Luka Garza at Iowa.
In June, Georgia Tech men's basketball assistant Eric Reveno started a campaign urging the NCAA to designate Election Day as a day off from all athletic activities. Soon, other coaches joined in the push to get college athletes educated on voting.
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.
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!
Men's college basketball saw just one coaching change among the six major conferences in 2020. Here's why the 2021 market could return to normal -- and what it would look like.
The Pac-12 announced Thursday that the conference's men's and women's basketball teams could begin their seasons on Nov. 25, the same day as the rest of the country.
Harrison Ingram, a 6-foot-6 forward and the No. 16 overall recruit in the ESPN 100 for 2021, told ESPN's Jeff Borzello and Paul Biancardi that he's committed to Stanford.
The 2020 Maui Invitational is moving to North Carolina because of the coronavirus pandemic, the tournament announced.
The Pac-12, following a decision from the Big Ten, voted to postpone all sports, including football and basketball, through the end of the year.
Iowa head coach Fran McCaffery joins Seth and Dan to talk about coaching both of his sons this season, Luka Garza’s decision to forego the NBA Draft and return to college, how the pre-draft process was different this year, and the outlook for his team next season (8:15). Plus, the guys discuss winners and losers following the deadline to declare for the NBA Draft.
Tyrell Terry will be the first one-and-done freshman in Stanford history, as the guard told ESPN that he's decided to keep his name in the 2020 NBA draft.
Who among Gonzaga's prized trio will return? Does Luka Garza take a shot at the draft? What transfers will be eligible next season? Jeff Borzello discusses all of these concerns and more.
The top five teams remain the same, but there is movement in the Way-Too-Early Top 25 for men's college basketball.