NCAA Permits Voluntary On-Campus Activities for Student-Athletes
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to permit voluntary on-campus athletic activities for football, men's and women's basketball starting June 1, according to a report by ESPN.
A moratorium for college sports was set to end on May 31, which had forced all sports to shut down, including the on-campus athletic activities in accordance with the coronavirus pandemic.
In addition, the one-time transfer waiver proposal is not happening until at least 2021-22, per Yahoo Sports. The NCAA Division I Council approved a resolution to further develop legislation regarding the transfer eligibility for Jan. 2021, which won't be active until 2021-22. This was expected to be a highly contested proposal among the mid-major schools which would allow any player a one-time transfer exception if they are in academic standing. With the transfer proposal, players wouldn't have to sit out a season per NCAA eligibility rules.
Athletic directors in the Big Ten and SEC will now meet with experts on Thursday in order to get a clear understanding of how to get student-athletes back on campus safely. University presidents are expected to provide clarity by Friday on their decision.
There has not been a formal meeting set for the Conference USA. However, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced that sports can return without fans on June 1 in the state.