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NCAA approves resumption of a few voluntary athletic activities, including football

Another step in the right direction.

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We are still some time away from knowing what the details of a college football season might look like this fall, if there is one. With that said, the return of college athletics took a step in the right direction on Wednesday afternoon.

Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the NCAA Division I Council voted in favor of approving voluntary athletic activities in football and men’s and women’s basketball beginning on June 1 and running through June 30. All other sports are expected to be acted on by sometime next week.

All sports have been put on hold from the NCAA since the start of the coronavirus pandemic in March.

The long-standing belief has been that we cannot even have a discussion about the return of college sports until students are officially allowed back on their respective campuses. More and more institutions nationwide have stated plans to allow in-person instruction this fall, so that seems it would be the first step.

We will have to wait and see what happens, but this is a good step.