On June 1, the NCAA will allow football and basketball athletes to return to college campuses. Among uncertainty if college sports will even happen in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the governing body of the collegiate sports world is apparently preparing for them anyway.
College sports reporter Pete Thamel reported the news via Twitter on Wednesday.
Sources: The NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, MBB and WBB to start June 1st and go through June 30th. There had been a moratorium on that through May 31st. Other sports will be acted on on a later date.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) May 20, 2020
The activities and returning to campus are completely optional. Athletes can continue to take part in virtual activities if they do not feel comfortable returning to campus. The previous hold on all in-person activities was set to end on May 31, but could have been extended if votes had not been cast to let students return.
According to Thamel’s tweet, the return of non-football and non-basketball athletes will be dealt with at a later date. There is also no conversation on-going about whether or not the NCAA activities will return as planned, or whether or not fans will be allowed in the stands.
With the country opening slowly, the way schools and programs handle these in-person activities will be monitored closely. It is unlikely anyone will have a concrete answer on college sports returning any time soon.
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