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NCAA votes to allow student-athletes to return to campus

Posted at 4:05 PM, May 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-20 18:21:24-04

College football punched a major box Wednesday, voting to allow student athletes to return to campus on a voluntary basis.

No, college football isn't back. No, college football teams cannot practice, and honestly players can't even pick up a ball, but as they say 'you have to walk before you run.'

Basketball and football players can workout on campus beginning June 1. The workouts are to be contact-free with limited to no-sharing at all. Each school will also be subject to their state's governing orders.

While the NCAA ideally sought a direction that put each school on equal footing, Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger explained Monday that an equitable solution isn't reasonable.

"The states are on different timelines as far as reopening," he said Monday during a Mic'd Up interview. "Some schools will be allowed back on June 5th, while others, because of state governing orders, won't be allowed back until July 1. There is a apart where some schools won't play at all, the commissioners say that's a possibility. In that case you don't allow the few stragglers to hold down the whole group."

You can watch and listen to his full interview about the fate of college football here.

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