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2020-21 men's college basketball preview -- Preseason picks, rankings, complete coverage

The countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season has begun. Your preparation begins right here.

The American 2020-21 predictions -- A Memphis rebound, and Wichita State's dark cloud

As the countdown to the 2020-21 college basketball season continues, ESPN's conference predictions series begins with the AAC.

Cal pauses workouts after player tests positive

Cal is pausing men's basketball workouts after an unidentified player tested positive for COVID-19.

Big 12 Black assistant coaches form alliance

Iowa State men's basketball assistant Daniyal Robinson helped form the Big 12 Black Assistant Coaches Alliance, which officially launched Tuesday.

Bethune-Cookman opts for no sports in 2020-21

Bethune-Cookman, which will move to the SWAC in 2021, has opted not to play sports in the spring, becoming the first known Division I institution to cancel sports for the entire school year.

Ex-L'ville commit, top-35 recruit Hopkins picks UK

Senior forward Bryce Hopkins, a former Louisville recruit who is ranked No. 32 overall in the ESPN 100, announced his commitment to Kentucky on Monday, giving the Wildcats their second pledge in the 2021 class.

ESPN nixes plans to host hoops events at Disney

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.

Sources: Arizona hit with nine alleged violations

The University of Arizona has been charged with nine alleged rules violations, including five Level I charges, following a multiyear investigation of its men's basketball program, sources confirmed to ESPN on Sunday.

NCAA gives blanket waiver on multiteam events

The NCAA has issued a "blanket waiver" on multiteam events to provide opportunities for programs to complete their schedules amid the challenges attached to the pandemic.

Kentucky climbs to No. 5, Baylor still No. 1 in Way-Too-Early Top 25 update for 2020-21

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.

2021 men's college basketball recruiting class rankings: Oregon, Duke start on top

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.

How men's college basketball players can rewrite the NCAA record book with a fifth year

Will Pete Maravich's long-standing points record come down? What about Bob Hurley's assists record? John Gasaway breaks down the likelihood of which records will stay, and which could be topped.

UC Riverside and the terms of Division I survival in the season of COVID-19

UC Riverside has a proposal on the table to eliminate Division I athletics due to the financial impact of the coronavirus pandemic. Could other troubled programs be next?

Newcomer Impact Rankings: Which freshmen, transfers will determine team fortunes?

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.

The coronavirus and college sports: NCAA reopening plans, latest news, program cuts, more

Postponed and canceled games, positive tests sending coaches and players into isolation ... yes, it's still 2020. Here's the latest on how the coronavirus pandemic is affecting the college sports world.

Arizona receives NCAA's notice of allegations

Arizona received its notice of allegations from the NCAA, the school announced Friday, but didn't provide further information.

Over 30 teams to play in Mohegan Sun bubble

Mohegan Sun is finalizing plans to host more than 30 teams in a modified bubble for early-season games.

Chet Holmgren and four more star basketball prospects to watch in Sunday's GEICO Top Flight Invite

The nation's top college basketball recruits will be visible again this weekend. Here's here who they are and how to watch them.

Waiver protects juco athletes' eligibility in '20-21

The NJCAA board of regents approved a blanket waiver on Thursday for all sports in the 2020-21 season, meaning athletes at 512 member institutions in 45 states will not lose a year of eligibility regardless of their levels of participation this year.