Updated with Return Dates: NCAA Division Council Approves Voluntary Activities for All Sports starting June 1

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

A first step:

An NCAA vote Wednesday cleared the return of student athletes to campus in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball on June 1 through June 30, multiple sources told Yahoo Sports. This decision ends a moratorium on all athletic activities through May 31.

This doesn’t necessarily mean a rush back to campus for those three sports, as those decisions will be made in concert with state government, local government and university officials.
But the vote on Wednesday afternoon by the NCAA Division I Council marks a significant step – both symbolically and in process – for the possibility of college football and other sports returning in the fall.

Sources told Yahoo Sports that the Division I Council is expected to address sports other than football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball as soon as possible. That could take place within the next week.
 

CutDownTheNet

Well-known member
Joined
Oct 4, 2018
Messages
2,152
Reaction score
544
Points
113
Wait what??? Why the F not volleyball??
Insufficient revenue there?

Well, insufficient revenue for Women's Basketball too, but if they called the men back but not the women, there would be a stink.

It could also be that most volleyball programs have already had their practices in the Spring, and won't be coming back until a month before season opener. Plenty of time to approve that, I suppose. It is weird though, since volleyball starts before basketball.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
15,543
Reaction score
2,381
Points
113
No, they were just being weirdly lazy.

Turns out, last Friday they voted to allow all the rest of the DI athletes to return as well.

Why the hell they couldn’t have just done them all at once, on Wed, who knows.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63
I think Cut Down is correct.

Women's Basketball allows a limited amount of coaching contact during the early summer period. I think Women's volleyball, because of Spring volleyball, does not allow coaching contact during the early summer. Coaching starts when the regular practices start ramping up to the season.

The Division I council vote was limited to football and basketball. Let's see how universities handle those two sports before getting excited about the remainder.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
15,543
Reaction score
2,381
Points
113
Here is the story: https://www.espn.com/college-sports...tes-resume-voluntary-campus-activities-june-1

"
NCAA: All athletes may resume voluntary on-campus activities June 1
The NCAA Division I Council announced Friday that athletes in all sports may resume voluntary on-campus athletic activities starting June 1.

This decision clears the way for individual workouts by athletes, subject to safety and health protocols decided by their schools or local health officials.

On Wednesday, the council announced that athletes in football and men's and women's basketball could resume voluntary on-campus athletic activities starting June 1.

"
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
15,543
Reaction score
2,381
Points
113
Mind you, this is like the following:

- a football player comes into the weight room, to do a strength & conditioning exercise, work on some footwork drills, run some routes on air (by himself)
- a basketball player comes into the gym, to shoot by himself
- a volleyball player comes into the gym, to hit balls with a setting machine, by herself.

Etc.


The Big Ten has an order in place forbidding organized team activities. They are meeting on June 7th to discuss it, and possibly to lift the order. Then teams could start having organized activity, like team workouts.

But that is just to allow it to happen, not to require it.

At that point, it would then be up to the UMN and the state of Minnesota.


It's going to be a fine line to walk, for president Gabel and the board of regents. On one hand, they don't want to allow other Big Ten teams to get a competitive advantage. On the other hand, they want to hold sports hostage, in order to force the governor to allow students to come back on campus this fall, which they know that they need in order to survive.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

The NCAA voted Friday to allow all sports to participate in voluntary activities:

Division I student-athletes in all sports will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletics activities beginning June 1. The Division I Council voted electronically this week.

The current waiver allowing for eight hours of required virtual nonphysical activities in all sports also was extended. The Council voted earlier in the week to allow the same for football and basketball student-athletes.

“The return of voluntary activity in addition to the extension of the waiver to allow virtual, nonphysical activity shows sensitivity to local, state and regional differences in how Division I campuses are reopening,” said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania. “We will continue to be considerate of these differences with wise and flexible administration of our regulations, and we expect schools to keep the well-being of student-athletes as a priority.”

Additionally, countable required athletics activities will be prohibited through June 30 for all basketball and football student-athletes
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

Indiana's plan for returning athletes to Bloomington:

IU athletics will phase in a return to practice beginning June 15 and will slowly add subsequent sports over the following nine weeks, according to a release Wednesday morning.

“We cannot totally eliminate the risk,” IU athletic director Fred Glass said. “At least until there is a vaccine, there will be risk. What we can do is have the best doctors give us the best protocols and make sure they are strictly followed. That’s what we’ve done and what we are going to do.”

Football will be the first sport to resume athletic activities June 15, followed by men’s and women’s basketball June 18.

The return of IU’s other fall sports will be staggered throughout July. Women’s soccer will return July 6, volleyball July 8, men’s soccer July 13, field hockey July 15 and cross-country will return Aug. 18. The remainder of IU’s 24 sports will return when classes resume for the fall semester.

Before athletes can resume activities, they will be pre-screened for symptoms and history of COVID-19. Athletes will also have to undergo a review of where they were before returning to campus, their mode of transportation to return and their potential risk factors in relation to the virus.

Once the athletes return to practice, they will undergo daily health screenings that include a questionnaire and temperature checks by IU Sports Medicine staff.

No more than 10 participants — athletes and staff combined — will be allowed to participate in activities together at one time. The plan encourages participants to avoid unnecessary physical contact like high fives, fist bumps and handshakes. All participants will also be required to physically distance whenever possible and wear face coverings while not participating in physical activities, such as spotting and stretching.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

Michigan State's return to campus plan:

Michigan State athletes will be able to return to campus and undergo coronavirus testing on June 15 the school has announced.

According to the release, “Michigan State’s plan was developed following safety guidelines from the State of Michigan Department of Health and Human Services and CDC guidelines as well as on-campus medical professionals, and guidelines provided by the Big Ten Conference and the NCAA.”

Athletes from the football, men’s and women’s basketball, and volleyball teams will be the first to undergo coronavirus testing. The athletes will be tested upon their return to campus, then must self-isolate for a week before being tested again. The athletes with two negative tests can begin working out, while athletes with a positive test must quarantine for ten days before their workouts can begin. These workouts are voluntary and cannot be organized or attended by members of the coaching staff.

However, strength and conditioning staff and training staff will be present at the workouts. They too will undergo the same COVID-19 testing regimen. Workouts will follow social distancing guidelines, meaning players that live together will workout together and lounging in common areas will not be allowed.

Incoming freshmen and new transfers for football, men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball are scheduled to arrive June 29. Hockey players will return to campus to begin testing July 6
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
15,543
Reaction score
2,381
Points
113
Guessing June 15 is known and agreed upon by all Big Ten schools. The league isn’t going to allow one school to get an unfair advantage. Would expect Gophers and all BT to announce similar for June 15, and probably in the process of logistics for getting the athletes back on/near campus and ready to go.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

B1G return dates according to 247 Sports (most are TBD and will vary by sport):

Illinois: June 3-8 (waves of 35-45 student-athletes)
Indiana: June 15
Iowa: June 8
Maryland: TBD
Michigan: TBD
Michigan State: June 15
Minnesota: TBD
Nebraska: TBD
Northwestern: TBD
Ohio State: June 8
Penn State: TBD
Purdue: TBD
Rutgers: TBD
Wisconsin: TBD
 

hungan1

Well-known member
Joined
Jan 20, 2011
Messages
9,994
Reaction score
775
Points
113
Can we envision a CoVid-19 testing and/or two-week stay in place quarantine for returning players? With some returning Alabama football players testing positive, I am sure it will raise some concerns about how to approach this and get football back which is really critical for the U and other Big Ten schools. The same goes for all men's and women's sports.
 
Joined
Jun 23, 2017
Messages
230
Reaction score
21
Points
18
And, Governor Walz will need to turn the dial a whole lot more than he seems to be ready to in order to enable anything at all to start going at the U of M.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

On June 8, Penn State Football leads off phased return. Women's basketball's return to be determined:

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa – As part of Penn State's overall planning process and working with University officials, Penn State Athletics will begin a phased approach to return to campus beginning June 8 with 75 football student-athletes. Intercollegiate Athletics is part of a phased return for the University that includes other student groups who may also require access to specialized facilities, in-person mentoring or early arrival for successful transition to the fall semester.

Following CDC and local government guidelines, as well as tracking and implementing recommendations coming from the NCAA Sport Science Institute and the Big Ten Conference's task force for Emerging Infectious Disease, the Penn State Athletics sports performance team developed in-depth protocols for the student-athletes and staff. Student-athlete feedback and concerns also were part of the development process. The protocols include wearing of masks, daily health screening and small group activities, as well as additional usage and sanitation regulations facilities, including carefully guided access to buildings.

Student-athletes have begun a prescribed quarantine in preparation for their return to campus and will be tested and quarantined upon their return. Those student-athletes who are medically cleared may then participate in voluntary on-campus workouts beginning June 15. Those workouts will be limited in size (groups of less than 20 student-athletes) and will be supervised by Penn State's performance enhancement and sports medicine staffs.

...

"We are looking forward to the return of our student-athletes in the coming weeks and hope this is the first steps to a full return for the fall," said Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Sandy Barbour. "We are appreciative of President Barron for including ICA in this first wave of students coming back to campus.

"We are very confident in our plan and will continue to keep the health, safety and wellbeing of our students, coaches, staff and community as our top priority," continued Barbour. "Our outstanding sports performance group worked with medical experts at both the University, conference and national level, as well as University leadership to develop an extensive return to campus plan for our student-athletes, staff and facilities."

Penn State will use a phased return to campus for its 31 programs. Return times for additional Nittany Lion student-athletes will be announced at a later date
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

Maryland announces gradual, phased return beginning June 8 and with individual workouts beginning June 15. Football kicks off the return with a schedule for other sports to be determined:

COLLEGE PARK, Md. -- Maryland Athletics announced today details for a gradual, phased return to campus for student-athletes and staff. Recently, the state of Maryland and Prince George's County announced phased reopening of certain activities, which now allows Maryland Athletics to begin Phase 1 activities, focused on maintaining the health, safety, and well-being of student-athletes and staff.
These activities are restricted to the resumption of individual, voluntary workouts by football student-athletes only, supervised by a select number of sports medicine staff. Football student-athletes are permitted to return to campus on June 8 for pre-participation medical screenings. Voluntary, individual workouts may begin June 15.
...

Maryland Athletics' gradual, phased approach has been developed in close cooperation with State and County guidelines, shaped by NCAA and Big Ten Conference protocols, and authored by University sports medicine staff. The plan is subject to change as health conditions and guidance from health officials continues to evolve.

Subsequent phases of more permissible activities, indoor training, larger groups and additional teams are being developed. There is no predetermined timetable for the advancement through phases as it will be determined by state, county, and university health officials, and implemented only when it is deemed safe to do so.
 

MplsGopher

Well-known member
Joined
Nov 4, 2017
Messages
15,543
Reaction score
2,381
Points
113
Obviously I was wrong on all starting together and not letting anyone get a headstart! But I guess if everyone gets going by June, that is reasonable.

Just some hearsay: U president will recommend to the BOR on June 11 board meeting that UMN should be open for in-person instruction and dorms/dining this fall. No surprise there.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

Joan Gabel is recommending the University reopen for fall semester:

University president Joan Gabel is recommending that the University of Minnesota reopen for fall semester – using a mix of formats in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In a systemwide email sent out June 5, Gabel outlined modifications, including multimodal classes and an end to in-person courses by Thanksgiving break, she is suggesting to promote the health and safety of students and faculty.

This email was sent ahead of the Board of Regents meeting scheduled for June 11 and 12, where the recommendations will be discussed in depth. The plans are not yet finalized until feedback and approval is provided by the Board.

“We recommend the resumption of in-person instruction and opening of residence halls, dining facilities and other campus services in a manner consistent with public health guidance,” said the meeting materials released June 5.

According to Gabel’s recommendations, in-person courses will conclude by Thanksgiving break – or earlier, depending on public health guidance – to limit unnecessary travel to and from campuses that might increase exposure to COVID-19. This adjustment may require an earlier start date for fall semester. Further details regarding the timeline of the semester will be discussed at the Regents meeting next week
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

Ohio State's women's basketball team return date is June 15; volleyball's is June 22.

The Department of Athletics’ request to return to workouts and bring some coaches back to campus was reviewed by the university transition task force and approved by university leaders. To date, the Department of Athletics is approved for the following:

  • A May 18 return to work for a limited number of football coaches at the WHAC;
  • A June 8 return to voluntary workouts at the WHAC for members of the football team;
  • A June 15 return to voluntary workouts at the Schottenstein Center for members of the men’s and women’s basketball teams;
  • A June 15 return to work at the Schottenstein Center for men’s and women’s basketball coaches, at the Schumaker Complex for men’s and women’s soccer and field hockey coaches, and at the Covelli Center for women’s volleyball coaches; and
  • A June 22 return to voluntary workouts at the Schumaker Complex for members of the men’s and women’s soccer teams, field hockey team and women’s volleyball team.
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63


Badger Football and Volleyball begin return on June 15. Men's and Women's basketball will return later this month:

Next week, UW Athletics will begin bringing in the first wave of student-athletes, members of the football and volleyball teams, to begin voluntary workouts on June 15. If all goes according to plan, the remaining sports will follow in a staggered fashion.

Everyone will have some adjustments to make.

"One of the hardest things for our student-athletes is that it's going to be a very different environment for them to be in and how things are conducted," said Michael Moll, the UW assistant athletic director for sports medicine.

It's no picnic for Moll, the 12 physicians on staff or the 21 athletic trainers he oversees, either.

"We're doing our jobs very differently than we've ever had to do them before," he said. "Everybody's had to change the way they do things. Just the procedures for us to provide care to a patient within athletics, we've made large, new hoops that we have to jump through."
 

Ignatius L Hoops

Well-known member
Joined
Sep 9, 2015
Messages
6,237
Reaction score
239
Points
63

The Wildcat's return to Evanston June 22nd:

The athletic department announced a phased return to campus Thursday, saying limited voluntary workouts for football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball are scheduled to begin June 22
 
Top Bottom