Like several other B1G schools, Wisconsin has now revealed when student-athletes will be allowed to participate in voluntary training activities.
On Monday, Wisconsin’s athletic department sent out a release stating that voluntary strength and conditioning activities may begin on June 15. A limited number of student-athletes will be permitted to return to campus under a phased approach. That process will start on June 8.
“We have been working for several weeks on a carefully-constructed plan to begin welcoming our student-athletes and selected staff members back to campus,” athletic director Barry Alvarez said. “We’re very happy to be able to take this step forward, but very cognizant of the need to take great care that our people remain safe. I want to thank our staff, the medical professionals we have worked with and our campus leadership for their efforts in helping us.”
Several other B1G schools have announced similar plans. Many involve football, men’s and women’s basketball players returning to campus, followed by athletes in other sports.
Wisconsin’s first football game is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 4 against Indiana.