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The NCAA voted Wednesday to allow athletes in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball to return to campus from June 1 until June 30, Yahoo Sports reported.
Decisions to return will be voluntary, and safety measures — including testing and social distancing protocols — will have to be worked out by individual universities and conferences as well as local and state governments.
COVID-19 has disrupted the spring and summer college sports calendar, but the moratorium on all athletic activities for the three sports will now end May 31. Wednesday’s vote represents a significant step toward the possible return of college football and other sports in the fall.
The football schedule has been particularly in flux. Syracuse had just three spring practices and didn’t even use pads before all spring sports activities were canceled March 12. SU planned to use the spring to install new defensive coordinator Tony White’s 3-3-5 defensive scheme.
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