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College basketball schedule 2020-21: Florida and Virginia agree to game at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun

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Florida and Virginia have never met for a regular-season game in men’s basketball. That could change this season. The Gators and Cavaliers have made significant modifications to their nonconference schedules and have agreed in principle to play each other Nov. 27, sources told CBS Sports. 

The teams will meet at Connecticut’s Mohegan Sun, a site that’s long been preparing to play host to dozens of games in a controlled environment this November and December. Both teams will start the season in Connecticut on Nov. 25 against mid-major opponents before their game on Nov. 27, which is the Friday after Thanksgiving. 

Florida was already scheduled to play at Mohegan Sun this season in December, but that date was canceled due to scheduling conflicts. Virginia played at Mohegan Sun last year, so it has familiarity and comfort with the location. In doing this, sources said, that means UVA has opted out of the Wooden Legacy, which is an ESPN-run event scheduled to be held in Orlando. That tournament field initially had Kansas, Georgetown and UCLA involved. Georgetown previously left that field. 

The Mohegan Sun “bubble” will be jointly run and operated by resort staff, the Naismith Hall of Fame and the Gazelle Group, all of whom have been in talks with dozens of programs as they continue to build out an array of multi-team events and standalone nonconference games. CBS Sports first revealed the plans for this bubble-type environment in early September. 

The addition is a boon for Mohegan Sun, but also another solid add for college basketball’s slate. The Wahoos might prove to be a top-five team in college hoops this season; they’re ranked No. 4 in CBS Sports’ preseason Top 25 And 1. Remember, Tony Bennett’s team still is the most recent national champion in the sport, since there was

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Our endorsements: The Sun offers its choices for regents, state Board of Education, Clark County Commission and Clark County School Board races

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The Clark County Government Center is seen Friday, Sept. 27, 2013.

Editor’s note: Candidates receiving the Sun’s endorsements are listed in bold type.

NEVADA BOARD OF REGENTS

The Sun will preface our endorsements here by saying the most important vote regarding the Board of Regents will be on Ballot Question 1 — the measure that would pave the way for reform of the higher-education system by removing the regents from the state constitution.

We’ll write far more about this issue, but the upshot is that it’s time for the regents and the system’s administrative overlords to be brought under control. As is, the way the regents were written into the Nevada Constitution has created confusion over the years about the extent of the board’s authority, with the regents at times claiming it makes the higher-ed system a separate, fourth branch of government that is not accountable to the executive and legislative branches.

Question 1 would allow lawmakers to restructure the board and the system, and make it accountable.

Certainly, the state’s higher-ed overseers act as if they don’t answer to anyone but themselves. Their history is deeply stained with corruption, abuses of authority, dysfunction and a refusal to operate transparently. The board also has become a political backwater that routinely draws unqualified candidates.

Cumulatively, these problems are keeping Nevada’s universities and colleges from meeting their potential.

Again, we’ll have much more about this later, but we strongly urge voters to approve Question 1. It’s a far more critical issue than the board member elections this year, considering that it could result in major changes that could reduce the size of the board or limit the members’ powers.

That said, here are our recommendations on the board positions.

District 2

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