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NCAA to lift ban of on-campus athletic activities

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Positive momentum for the return of sports.

NCAA Basketball: Eastern Kentucky at Kentucky Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

The return of college sports just took a big step toward becoming a reality.

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, college athletes have been banned from working out on campus for the last two months.

Now, Pete Thamel reports that the NCAA has voted to approve voluntary athletic activities returning to college campuses beginning June 1st for football, as well as men’s and women’s basketball.

However, this vote isn’t the final say. States and schools can still determine when they’ll allow athletes to return to campus and begin training for their upcoming seasons.

On Friday, SEC presidents and chancellors of the 14 universities will vote on whether or not to lift the league-wide ban on team activities. The current league ban on such activities goes through May 31st, and the hope is they’ll vote to resume activities on June 1st.

While not the final say on the matter, this is still a very positive step toward things getting back to normal.