Jon Rothstein is a basketball insider for CBS sports since 2010 and a correspondent for WFAN and CBS sports radio. He reports that the league will not play its out of conference games and begin a non conference schedule on Jan 1. His information, he states, is from multiple sources.
I expect the desire to start was overwhelming to the minority who were not prepared to start play. There was no official announcement from the Patriot League office or Lafayette College/