College basketball fans, rejoice. Midnight Madness at your school just got moved up two weeks. The NCAA released a statement on its website this morning that details a new measure has been passed to allow for men’s basketball practice to start earlier in the year.
The D-1 Board of Directors agreed to move up the start of the men’s college basketball season (practice-wise) two weeks, though that doesn’t necessarily mean the teams will get more practice sessions. Instead of the current system, which gave schools a four-week period to prepare for the upcoming season and didn’t have restrictions on the number of days a team could practice in that time frame, programs will have the ability to stretch our their practice days. They’ll have 30 days of practice to spread over a six-week span.
The original proposal was to give schools 40 days before the season opened, but the NCAA extended it to six weeks to allow schools to hold Midnight Madness celebrations on a Friday instead o...