NCAA Releases Campus-Return Guidelines

  • The NCCA released guidelines to assists schools in getting athletes back on campus a week after they voted to lift a moratorium on athletic activities and allow for teams to reopen facilities.
  • A number of universities and colleges had already been developing plans to bring student-athletes back to campus, however, after the release of the NCCA guidelines, several of them started talking about specific dates.
  • The University of North Carolina, for example, announced that Covid-19 testing would start on June 12 for coaches and staff for football and basketball, as well as football players. Physical conditioning at team facilities would begin three days later. The university also released its Athletics Roadmap for the fall.
  • The University of Arizona, stated that athletes could return to campus for voluntary workouts on June 15, beginning with football players.
  • The University of Nebraska began to welcome athletes back on June 1st with the first to be allowed back to campus being football, volleyball, soccer, women’s basketball and men’s basketball players in a phased approach.