BREAKING: NCAA To Grant Relief To All Spring SportsFeatured
NCAA announced Friday its going to allow softball players an extra year of eligibility given how the coronavirus has impacted the season, which included cancelling the WCWS.
A statement from the NCAA Division I Council Coordination Committee:
- All Division I sports will operate under the guidelines of a recruiting DEAD period from now until April 15, 2020.
- The Council Coordination Committee agreed that it will be appropriate to grant relief for the use of a season of competition for student-athletes who have participated in spring sports.
- The committee recognizes that several issues need to be addressed related to providing an additional season of competition, including financial aid implications.
- Conferences and institutions should make decisions and take action in the best interests of their student-athletes and communities without first seeking approval through an interpretation or waiver. For example, institutional discretion should be used to provide appropriate support, benefits, and expenses to student-athletes as adjustments are made to academic and athletics schedules.