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NCAA will allow voluntary activities for all D1 student-athletes beginning June 1

Just two days after the NCAA announced that student-athletes who participate in men’s and women’s basketball or football would be allowed to partake in voluntary activities, they extended those rights to all Divison I sports.

On Friday afternoon, the NCAA posted a press release stating that “Division I student-athletes in all sports will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletics activities beginning June 1.” This means other sports such as soccer and baseball will be permitted to resume in some capacity for the first time since COVID-19 shut them down in mid-March.

“The return of voluntary activity in addition to the extension of the waiver to allow virtual, nonphysical activity shows sensitivity to local, state and regional differences in how Division I campuses are reopening,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania, according to the NCAA’s press release. “We will continue to be considerate of these differences with wise and flexible administration of our regulations, and we expect schools to keep the well-being of student-athletes as a priority.”

Earlier on Friday, the SEC announced that they will allow student-athletes the ability to return to their respective campuses on June 8 for voluntary workouts.

Tucked away in the NCAA’s announcement was the prohibition of schools hosting football camps or clinics in the 2020 calendar year. Required athletic activities for football and basketball are still on hold until at least June 30.

Article written by Zack Geoghegan

Covering all things NBA and UK Hoops. Follow me on Twitter: @ZGeogheganKSR

3 Comments for NCAA will allow voluntary activities for all D1 student-athletes beginning June 1

  1. terwilliger
    6:25 pm May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Commenting on the Oats story since comments are closed. While I certainly appreciate the privacy request, these kinds of statements/stories only lead to wild speculation. I wish UK and the media would either tell us what’s going on, or simply don’t say anything at all. I don’t see the point in notifying everyone but not sharing details. If privacy is truly the most important thing, why tell anybody at all?

    • mashburnfan1
      7:40 pm May 22, 2020 Permalink

      They tell us because it is news, Actually very important news to UK football fans. And if you speculate then you’re just an idiot, just wait till the story comes out. They have a right to the privacy, to handle the business needing handled in private. Just because he plays football does not mean everyone has to know their business.

  2. mashburnfan1
    7:37 pm May 22, 2020 Permalink

    Really hoping for the best for Chris, our favorite player. The kid where is the number 22 Jersey because Oats is our favorite player. We saw his mom at the Belk bowl while in line at the concession stand. Very proud lady, as she should be, extremely nice lady, wearing a big jacket with 22 and his name on it. This is terrible news