The NCAA Division I Council has voted to approve all voluntary athletic activities in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball, starting June 1 and rolling through June 30. According to sources through Yahoo Sports’ Pete Thamel, the vote approves those activities that had had previously had a moratorium through the end of the month due to the complications brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.
Sources: The NCAA Division I Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football, MBB and WBB to start June 1st and go through June 30th. There had been a moratorium on that through May 31st. Other sports will be acted on on a later date.— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) May 20, 2020
This comes as a great bit of news for the potential return of fall sports, and obviously for the return of the major money-makers across the world of collegiate sports. The other fall sports will be addressed at a later date, such as women’s and men’s soccer, which typically start just before football.
Thamel cleared up any misinterpretation with his first tweet with a subsequent tweet as well.
Sources: The NCAA Division I Council is expected to address the sports other than football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball within the next week. https://t.co/KY1rBDlUVz— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) May 20, 2020
Either way, it’s a welcome sign of positive things changing and also a positive sign of being given all-clears across the board and towards what we can do to bring back sports this fall. Fans in the stands or not, some games are better than none. And this is a great step towards that.
Bring it on, I can’t be the only one that wants football back this fall, whether or not there’s fans in the stands or there isn’t.