Due to the impact of COVID-19, college campuses are just now starting to open back up after being closed since March.
We’re already seeing athletes begin to return to their respective campuses and prepare for fall sports, mainly the ones playing college football. Those players are now able to work out together, and coaches can start working with them on July 13th.
However, we still don’t have a set date on when college basketball coaches can work with their players.
Now, Jon Rothstein reports that the NCAA will vote on if hoops coaches will be allowed to work with their players in July as well.
Sources: The NCAA will vote next week on whether or not men's basketball coaches will have access to work their players out during the month of July.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) June 11, 2020
Most academic calendars will officially begin in early to mid August.
Most programs have not had access to players since March.
Normally, coaches are permitted to work with their players in the summer. But again, COVID-19 has changed everything, though it’s begun to subside enough that the NCAA and member schools are slowly getting things back to normal.
For the Kentucky Wildcats, they’re still in the process of getting the entire football team back on campus, a process that isn’t expected to be completed until closer toward the end of June.
As for the basketball team, they’re planning to be back toward the end of the month. Hopefully, that comes to pass and they’re able to work with coaches in July. If any college team needs those extra summer practices, it’s a UK team that is replacing its entire starting lineup and will be starting multiple freshmen.