College football, basketball can resume voluntary activities June 1, reports say

College sports’ pandemic policies have been uniform. That may be about to change

College sports’ pandemic policies have been uniform. That may be about to change

The NCAA has reportedly voted to end its moratorium on athletic activity, which is set to expire on May 31, rather than extend it further in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The NCAA Division I Council has approved a resumption of voluntary activities in football and men's and women's basketball beginning June 1, according to multiple reports. Sports Illustrated first reported that it expects the topic to be addressed at Wednesday's Council.

The final say of having the student-athletes back on campus still lies in the hands of the local governments and with college and university officials.

The report describes this part of the process as "more of a step than a leap", and there are still myriad issues - including testing - to be sorted out.

College football in the fall is starting to look like a reality, despite the coronavirus pandemic. The 17 UNC system schools will develop and execute their own plans for reopening this fall, UNC president Bill Roper said Wednesday.

Additionally, the National Basketball Association and NHL could attempt to resume their suspended seasons in recent months, and NASCAR has already returned to racing without fans in the stands.

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