John Calipari Calls For NCAA Tournament In Bubble
John Calipari has called for the NCAA Tournament to take place in a bubble next season.
As a result of COVID-19 sweeping the globe, the 2020 NCAA Tournament ended up getting cancelled. In order for next year’s contest to avoid a similar fate, certain precautions will need to be taken.
At least one college basketball head coach is already thinking ahead.
“We can play the NCAA tournament in a bubble,” he said this week.
“Instead of it being weeks on weeks long, maybe it’s short. You lose, you’re out of the bubble. You go home.”
John Calipari on @ESPNRadio tonight’s The Intersection with @clintonyates and @elleduncanESPN: “We can play the NCAA tournament in a bubble. Instead of it being weeks on weeks long, maybe it’s short. You lose, you’re out of the bubble. You go home.”
— Myron Medcalf (@MedcalfByESPN) August 14, 2020
The bubble concept has been popularized by the NBA, who has enjoyed immense success with it.
To date, not a single basketball player within the bubble has tested positive for COVID-19. This has allowed the league to move forward with games that have no fans in attendance.
Will college basketball be able to do something similar? Time will tell.
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