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NCAA Division I Council Recommends Giving Athletes Extension of Eligibility if Season Cut By COVID-19

The NCAA Division I council recommends that the Division I board of directors adopt a number of protections for athletes whose seasons were impacted by COVID-19.

Among the recommendations include allowing athletes who compete and then opt out of future participation or have a season cut short due to COVID-19, an extension of their five-year period of eligibility; and an additional season of competition if they participate in 50% or less of the maximum number of competitions allowed in each sport by Division I rules.

The council also noted that schools may provide additional protections for their athletes on top of those recommended by the NCAA.