NCAA: All athletes may resume voluntary on-campus activities June 1

Gus Malzahn end of fall camp 2019

UF reveals plan for student-athletes to resume athletic activities

As they do, they begin to form a picture of what we might expect to see in a few months: A college football season, but one unlike any we've ever seen.

"There is a debate among the Big 12 presidents on whether we do June 1 or we do June 15 or we do July 1", Gee said on Wednesday.

During the month of June, NCAA regulations permit only strength and conditioning personnel to supervise voluntary on-campus athletics activities in the sports of football and men's & women's basketball.

The Southeastern Conference says student-athletes can resume voluntary in-person activities on campus beginning June 8.

June 8 will begin a transition period that will allow student-athletes to gradually adapt to full training and sports activity after the time off, under strict supervision and safety guidelines developed by each university.

With a target date set for June 8, it will be a transition period allowing student-athletes to "gradually adapt to full training and sports activity after this recent period of inactivity". Georgia athletic director Greg McGarity said it was "only the first step with further details and plans coming over the next several days and weeks".

"We encourage each school to use its discretion to make the best decisions possible for football and basketball student-athletes within the appropriate re-socialization framework", the NCAA's council chair and Penn athletic director M. Grace Calhoun said.

Shortly after the SEC voted on a crucial step toward the resumption of competition on Friday, Auburn coach Gus Malzahn chimed in on the decision that could help college athletics get back on track following a prolonged shutdown due to the coronavirus pandemic. It stressed the need for controlled, safe environments and continued social distancing.

"The safe and healthy return of our student-athletes, coaches, administrators and our greater university communities have been and will continue to serve as our guiding principle as we navigate this complex and constantly-evolving situation", Sankey said in Friday's release.

The decision to resume athletics activities, which at this time is limited by the NCAA to voluntary activities supervised by strength and conditioning personnel, was made with the guidance of the Conference's Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force.

The league presidents and chancellors appointed a "Return to Activity and Medical Guidance Task Force", in April.

Enhanced education of all team members on health and wellness best practices, including but not limited to preventing the spread of COVID-19. Florida announced that it also would be testing all of its athletes. Abbott has already issued new rules to allow youth sports leagues to resume in June and for some professional leagues to hold events without spectators. "What we don't know is what the capacity level would be".

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