INDIANAPOLIS, Ind--- The NCAA will discuss and vote on eligibility relief for student-athletes whose seasons were impacted by COVID-19 and other related issues on March 30, 2020, according to a statement by the NCAA.
“The coordination committee recognizes that this local decision-making is made more challenging by the implications of COVID-19,” said council chair Grace Calhoun. “However, providing a broader regulatory relief framework will allow campuses and conferences to make decisions they believe are in their collective best interest.”
The NCAA also took additional actions, Friday. The Division I Council Coordination Committee issued blanket waivers for specific membership requirements that schools who canceled spring sports cannot meet and waived deadlines for schools that are reclassifying to submit strategic plans.
The group also issued a waiver to allow schools to reimburse student-athletes for any expenses incurred related to canceled foreign trips and prospective student-athletes for expenses related to canceled official and unofficial visits.