College sports moves to begin a comeback from the virus restrictions…
The NCAA Council has voted to lift a moratorium on athletic-related activities for three major sports on Wednesday. The vote allows for voluntary athletic activities for football and men’s and women’s basketball to run through the month of June. The Wednesday vote comes as states across the country are lifting their own shelter-in-place restrictions amid the global COVID-19 outbreak that halted all sports more than two months ago. The moratorium was.
“We encourage each school to use its discretion to make the best decisions possible for football and basketball student-athletes within the appropriate resocialization framework,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania in a statement. “Allowing for voluntary athletics activity acknowledges that reopening our campuses will be an individual decision but should be based on advice from medical experts.”
The vote paves the way for schools and conferences to allow athletes back on campus for workouts. SEC presidents areFriday on whether to open their schools to athletic-related activities on June 1. The MAC will also hold a similar vote on Friday. Big 12 presidents met via phone on Monday, but no decision was made….