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DI sports allowed to hold more virtual meetings, other non-physical activities

Much better than nothing.

NCAA Football: Kentucky at Georgia Dale Zanine-USA TODAY Sports

While college athletic programs anxiously await a return to normal on-campus practices, the NCAA is allowing for more time of virtual meetings and nonphysical activities.

The NCAA released a brief statement Thursday on Twitter.

In a press release, the NCAA stated: “Division I coaches in all sports will be allowed more virtual connection with their teams beginning Monday, April 20, and continuing through May 31, the Division I Council Coordination Committee determined Wednesday.”

While more meetings will be allowed, programs are required to provide student-athletes with at least one off day a week.

There also will still be no physical activity allowed as the NCAA said “All required physical athletics activities continue to be prohibited due to the legislated requirement that a sports-safety certified staff member be present during such activities.”

As for when things may get back to normal, the NCAA said, “The coordination committee committed to reevaluating the access in mid-May to determine whether extension or amendment of the access is appropriate.”

For UK the current virtual climate is most worrisome for fall sports, including the Football program who had their spring season cut short.

If they’re unable to get on the practice field and into game shape well before September, it is likely the season will be delayed or even canceled.