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#pounditFriday, October 30, 2020

Report: NCAA clears some student-athletes to return to campus in June

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The NCAA has permitted the first preliminary step that would lead to the resumption of college sports.

According to Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports, the NCAA voted on Wednesday to allow football and basketball players to voluntarily return to campus during the month of June. That marks the end of the moratorium on all athletic activities that runs through the end of May.

A source told Thamel that guidance for other sports is likely coming within the next week.

This is a very small step, but an important one, as it indicates some movement toward playing. It does not guarantee that college football season will start on time, or even be played in its entirety. The warning from one top school’s athletic director on Wednesday is a reminder of that. However, it’s something, and any positive step is good news right now.

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