Mar 11, 2012; Atlanta, GA, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Roy Williams huddles with North Carolina Tar Heels guard Kendall Marshall (5) and Reggie Bullock (35) in the second half against the Florida State Seminoles during the finals of the 2012 ACC Men

UNC Basketball: Late Nite with Roy Could Come Two Weeks Earlier

Yesterday, the NCAA announced some changes to it’s basketball schedule that will effect all universities and how their basketball programs will begin their season.

Most schools kick off their season with a midnight madness celebration that begins their first practice of the season. That practice of course is at North Carolina is the “Blue vs. White” scrimmage held during Late Nite with Roy.

The Division I Board of Directors has announced that effective this coming up season, schools can begin to practice two weeks earlier than usual. Meaning…Late Nite with Roy could be at the end of September, or the first weekend of October rather than the second or third.

The reason behind the board’s decision was written as:

The rule change brings the men’s basketball practice start date closer to that of the women’s teams. Women’s basketball teams begin no earlier than 40 days before the first regular-season game, with a limit of 30 days of practice.

Practice also may not start until 5 p.m. that first day of “allowance.” That was another new policy adopted by the board.

So for those who look forward to Late Nite, pending the university’s decision, we could be getting things started earlier than usual!

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