Coaches Offer Different Approaches, Opinions on September Start

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Coaches Offer Different Approaches, Opinions on September Start

Yes, we talking about practice. By the end of this week it will be the start of the college basketball season. Your mind and calendar read correctly: it's still September. Football still feels new, and here comes college hoops, well before we're expecting it. A new rule passed this past May allows college programs to begin practicing 42 days before their first game of the season. So for all the teams scheduling regular season -- or even exhibition -- games on Nov. 8, that means Friday (Sept. 27) is the first day of their 2013-14 campaigns. Teams that play for the first time on Nov. 9 can go Sept. 28, and so on.

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