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Comparing MBB Conference Scheduling Plans
Since C-USA has made the announcement of their inequitable and less than well thought out plan for the conference schedule in 2020-21, Let's look at how all the conferences are handling this wacky situation.

Of the 32 conferences - 20 are planning a normal format home and home schedule; 6 are using or considering the wacky 2 games/1 location plan; 2 may utilize division only schedules; 1 is planning to get conference only games in however and wherever possible to get to the NCAA minimum; 1 may not play at all and there is no information on the plans of 2 .

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Conference USA - Will reportedly play an 18 game conference schedule and will play the same opponent in the same location on a Thursday and Saturday of the same week. NOTE: That is 9 pairs of games, meaning some schools will have 5 home weeks and some will only have 4. How's that for balanced and fair?

ACC - Proceeding with a normal 20 game conference schedule.

America East - Proceeding with a normal schedule, increasing conference games to 18 (16 in 2019-20).

American - Proceeding with a normal schedule, increasing conference games to 20 (18 in 2019-20).

Atlantic Sun - Schedule released. 16 game normal schedule.

Atlantic Ten - Proceeding with a normal 18 game schedule.


Big East - Proceeding with a normal schedule, increasing conference games to 20 (18 in 2019-20).

Big Sky - Approved a plan to play 2 conference games in the same location in the same week (Thursday/Saturday). Reduced number of conference games to 16 (20 in 2019-20). Non-conference scheduling issues may lead to the reinstatement of the 4 cut conference games.

Big South - Proceeding with a normal schedule, increasing conference games to 20 (18 in 2018-19).

Big Ten - Proceeding with a normal 20 game schedule.

Big Twelve - Proceeding with a normal 18 game schedule


Big West - Proceeding with a normal schedule, increasing conference games to 20 (16 in 2019-20).

Colonial - Schedule released. Will play the majority of their conference schedule with schools playing two games at the same site on Saturday & Sunday. Each school will also have 1 Sunday game moved to another Thursday at the other teams gym.

Horizon - Will play a 20 game conference schedule with teams playing 2 games at the same location each week.

Ivy League - No sports through 12/31/2020. Resistance from schools regarding playing in a bubble may lead to the Ivy League sitting out the entire season.

Metro Atlantic - Schedule released. Will play a normal round-robin 20 game conference schedule, shifting men's games to a Tuesday/Friday only model for this season.

Mid-American - proceeding with a normal schedule, increasing conference games to 20 (18 in 2019-20).

Mid-Eastern Athletic - Plans to play a 16 game conference schedule, splitting the conference into North and South Divisions. Each team will play each of the other teams in its division 4 times with no cross divisional games.

Missouri Valley - Schedule released. Will play a normal 18 game schedule.

Mountain West - Schedule released. Will play a normal 18 game schedule.


Northeast - No plan announced as of yet.

Ohio Valley - No plan announced as of yet. Will increase the number of conference games to either 20 or 22 (18 in 2019-20).

Pac 12 - Plans to proceed with a normal 20 game conference schedule.

Patriot League - No non-conference games allowed in November/December. Considering two plans. 1) playing all 18 conference games in bubble pods. 2) Splitting the conference into 2 divisions with home and home matchups within each division + 1 cross divisional matchup allowing for the conference to meet the NCAA's required minimum of 13 games.

Southeastern - Proceeding with a normal 18 game schedule.

Southern - No plan announced as of yet.

Southland - proceeding with a normal schedule, reducing conference games to 16 (20 in 2019-20).

Summit - Moved to a 16 game schedule with schools playing 2 games at 1 site weekly.

Sun Belt - Schedule released. Will play a 18 game (down from 20 in 2019-20) travel partner schedule on a Thursday's/Saturday's each week. NOTE: THIS IS CONFERENCE USA'S NORMAL PRE-BONUS PLAY SCHEDULE SET-UP.

Southwestern Athletic - Proceeding with a normal 18 game schedule.

Western Athletic - Considering two options. 1.) Playing two games in the same location each week. 2.) Sending 4 to 5 teams to pods for conference play.

West Coast - Schedule released. Will play a normal 16 game conference schedule.
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RE: Comparing MBB Conference Scheduling Plans
It’s like someone said “Playing our conference tournament on a practice football field behind a curtain didn’t make CUSA basketball enough of a joke, we need more ideas on how to really get the message out there of how bush league we are here.”
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RE: Comparing MBB Conference Scheduling Plans
Updated with Colonial's schedule announcement and Summit Leagues alteration of plans.
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