On Thursday, the NCAA put the remainder of spring, winter sports competitions to an end.

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At that point, seniors who participated in winter — and soon-to-be spring — sports were, well, out of luck. Their last year of eligibility seemed to be over.

However, according to a source from The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach, the NCAA may be looking into situations involving players using a season of competition this spring/winter:

Again, if Auerbach’s source is correct, this could be the beginning of allowing players to retain another year of eligibility. For seniors, of course, this is the most eye-popping.

Their collegiate careers may not be over just yet. However, nothing is set in stone.

For some background, according to ncaa.com, winter sports include:

  • Basketball
  • Bowling
  • Fencing
  • Gymnastics
  • Ice Hockey
  • Rifle
  • Skiing
  • Swimming & Diving
  • Track & Field (indoor)
  • Wrestling

For spring:

  • Baseball
  • Beach Volleyball
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track & Field (outdoor)
  • Volleyball (men’s)
  • Water Polo (women’s)