According to college basketball insider Jeff Goodman, the NCAA will vote on whether winter and spring athletes will be granted an extra year of eligibility next Monday, March 30.
NCAA will vote on March 30 on whether winter and spring sports will receive an extra year, source told @Stadium.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) March 25, 2020
This is a topic that has been debated hotly since the cancelation of the NCAA Championships. On March 13, the Division I Council Coordination Committee put out a statement saying they were in favor of eligibility relief for spring sports.
Division I Council Coordination Committee agrees eligibility relief is appropriate for spring sports: pic.twitter.com/u7hwYOyTDV— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) March 13, 2020
However, on March 18, fellow college basketball reporter Jon Rothstein reported that the NCAA is unlikely to grant winter sports an extra year of eligibility.
Sources: The NCAA is unlikely to grant an extra year of eligibility for student athletes who participated in winter sports and had their seasons cut short due to coronavirus.— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 18, 2020
An extra year of eligibility is still in play for student athletes involved with spring sports.
Whatever decision the NCAA makes, the 2021 team race will be greatly impacted. Stay tuned to FloWrestling for continued coverage of this issue.