Report: Date set on NCAA to vote on additional eligibility for winter, spring athletes
Several winter and spring college athletes at all levels saw their seasons either end abruptly or be canceled entirely due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The difficult, yet necessary, decisions from the NCAA potentially ended athletic careers for many student-athletes.
But the association is attempting to come up with a resolution, especially for the student-athletes who participated in spring sports, who participated in very little of the 2020 season.
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According to Stadium’s Jeff Goodman, the NCAA will vote on whether to provide an additional year of eligibility due winter and spring student-athletes on March 30.
NCAA will vote on March 30 on whether winter and spring sports will receive an extra year, source told @Stadium.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 25, 2020
Recently, CBS Sports’ Jon Rothstein said it was unlikely that the NCAA would grant an extra year of eligibility to winter sports athletes, as all that was remaining were championship contests. It’s far more likely that spring student-athletes receive an additional year.
We’ll find out before too long how the NCAA votes.