Adam Zagoria covers basketball at all levels. He is the author of two books and an award-winning journalist whose articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Sports Illustrated, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide.
Gavitt Games between Big East/Big Ten ‘likely dead’ for 2020
By ADAM ZAGORIA
The 2020 edition of the Gavitt Games between the Big East and Big Ten Conferences is “likely dead as contracted,” a Big East source said.
There is still a “chance” to hold some of the games under the Gavitt Games umbrella and discussions are ongoing, the source said, but the full suite of games won’t happen.
The college basketball season will now begin Nov. 25 and the Big East season will begin Dec. 11, although a few league games could occur before then due to previously scheduled non-conference commitments, the source said.
Last year’s Gavitt Games were played Nov. 11-14 at school sites. This year’s schedule and matchups were never released. These were the teams slated to be involved:
Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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