The Latest: DePaul calls off 2 more men's basketball games
Iowa State warms up before an NCAA college basketball game against DePaul, Sunday, Dec. 6, 2020, in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Matthew Putney)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___DePaul called off two more men’s basketball games because of positive COVID-19 tests, pushing back the start of the season until at least next week. ___The University at Albany women’s basketball game scheduled for Dec. 23 against Siena has been postponed. ___UNLV has canceled its home basketball game against Pepperdine on Monday after a positive COVID-19 test. ___Wake Forest says it plans to begin holding men’s basketball practices on Sunday after a pause due to COVID-19 issues.
Some new college hoop coaches turn to experienced transfers
Forbes has five Division I transfers joining the program, with three added since he took over in April. Hes hoping the older players provide some stability amid these uncertain times for college athletics highlighting the enhanced value of transfers for the coaches who changed jobs after last season and are trying to build new programs. It remains unclear how many transfers will get a waiver to play right away or must sit out a year. It's why ACC Network analyst and former Notre Dame player Jordan Cornette pointed to more than talent and fit with a transfer's value. Coaches are barred from in-person activities such as traveling to meet a recruit or bringing one in for an official visit.