NCAA Allows On-Campus Workouts

Published: 7:45am, May 22, 2020 EDT | Updated: 10:20am, May 22, 2020 EDT

Written by Winning Willie

We finally have some glimpse of hope that we could possibly see the NCAA football season in a few months. The NCAA Division I Council has approved voluntary on-campus workouts for football and both men's and women's basketball. These will be allowed to take place beginning July 1st.

Although approved by the NCAA Division I Council, the final decision would fall under the hands of each individual conference. However, this opens the door for a return as we slowly make our way back into seeing live sports.

“We encourage each school to use its discretion to make the best decisions possible for football and basketball student-athletes within the appropriate resocialization framework,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun. “Allowing for voluntary athletics activity acknowledges that reopening our campuses will be an individual decision but should be based on advice from medical experts.”

This comes as a great sign as many of us have taken up eSports or Korean baseball or even betting on simulated video games. There isn't any feeling in the world better than sweating a ticket while watching a college football game, and it does appear as though we will be able to experience that joy once again this year.