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What the reported NBA schedule could mean for college football

NBA Suspends Season After Player Tests Positive For Coronavirus Photo by Jeenah Moon/Getty Images

To me, the NBA playoffs have always signaled the kickoff to summer. They begin in late April and heat up in late May before typically wrapping up in June. This year, the NBA playoffs might signal the end of summer.

The league, along with all major professional sports are currently postponed. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the league league will be on hold until mid-June. Following some sort of abbreviated schedule the playoffs would likely conclude in mid-to-late August.

Just in time for college football season to begin. Resuming play in mid-June would seemingly be a good signal for college football. Let’s assume that happens. Spring football typically occurs over the course of a month. An abbreviated version could have a “spring” football session running from early-to-mid June to early July. That would leave a month before a traditional start to fall camp.

That’s all assuming some sort of spring football still occurs. If it doesn’t, resuming major sports in June would bode very well for a full and on-time college football season.

Now, whether “spring” football exists or not is a very big deal for WSU. Spring football is important every year. Spring football is especially important when you have a new coaching staff installing new offensive and defensive schemes.

This entire proposed schedule could easily be completely off or disregarded in a matter of hours as things change.

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Basketball:

These Cougs paved a bright future for WSU | Sports | lmtribune.com
The Cougars bought into what first-year basketball coach Kyle Smith and his new-look staff instilled when they took charge at Washington State a year ago this month.

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Down by eight at halftime, the Cougars use their grit to prevent Arizona State from running away in the second half. But Rene Martin (No. 1 in photo above), who was just 9-for-30 from the field in the first two games against Washington State, scores 12 of 18 points in the second half and Alonzo Verge Jr. scores half of his 16 points after intermission to keep the Sun Devils in control.

Final score: Arizona State 65, Washington State 58. (Arizona State 21-11, Washington State 16-17)

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On Thursday, the NCAA tournament was canceled. Had it gone forward, which teams were still in contention to make the tourney?

Football:

Idaho cancels April 17 spring football game | Sports | lmtribune.com
The University of Idaho pulled the plug on this year’s Silver and Gold football scrimmage Saturday in response to the coronavirus outbreak, while Washington State suspended “organized team activities” for