NCAA To Grant Spring Athletes Extra Year Of Eligibility, Still Looking Into Winter Athletes

By March 13, 2020 (3:00 pm)Sports

Following cancellations to tournaments and championships in all remaining winter and spring sports, including the men’s and women’s NCAA tournament, the NCAA is going to allow an added year of eligibility for spring athletes.

And, according to Jeff Goodman, the NCAA is still trying to figure out what to do with winter sport athletes.

Winter sports would include basketball and hockey, both of which were cut short right before postseason play was set to begin.

“Players in spring sports get another year of eligibility. NCAA looking into what to do with those who played winter sports,” Goodman tweeted.

The cancellations were caused by the fear of spreading the coronavirus (COVID-19), which has been declared a pandemic and has led to the Big Ten shutting down all spring sports, the men’s basketball conference tournament and recruiting conference wide.

The conference also shut down all team activities until at least April 6.

Ohio State has taken further precautions as well, moving all classes to online for the remainder of the spring semester.

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