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Report: NCAA grants eligibility relief to spring sports athletes

As the NCAA faces reality with COVID-19 (coronavirus), adjustments continue to be made. A day after cancelling the 2020 men’s and women’s NCAA Tournaments, the NCAA has granted eligibility relief to all athletes in a variety of spring sports, per Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports.

In a statement, the NCAA announced the decision in a statement:

Council leadership agreed that eligibility relief is appropriate for all Division I student-athletes who participated in spring sports. Details of eligibility relief will be finalized at a later time. Additional issues with NCAA rules must be addressed, and appropriate governance bodies will work through those in the coming days and weeks.

As of this point, men’s and women’s college basketball players are not covered under these new provisions. A change in that seems unlikely, too.