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NCAA Planning to Grant Additional Year Of Eligibility

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  1. Pablo

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  2. Five Two

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    The meeting/call on granting an extra year was supposed to happen today at 4. Looking like spring sport athletes will get the waiver but winter wont. And I would agree with that decision
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    no brainer.
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    Jeff Goodman
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    Winter sports do not get additional eligibility, but spring sports granted a waiver.
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    DI Council grants waiver to allow additional eligibility for spring sport athletes whose seasons were impacted by COVID-19: http://on.ncaa.com/2l3qv

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    "Members also adjusted financial aid rules to allow teams to carry more members on scholarship to account for incoming recruits and student-athletes who had been in their last year of eligibility who decide to stay. In a nod to the financial uncertainty faced by higher education, the Council vote also provided schools with the flexibility to give students the opportunity to return for 2020-21 without requiring that athletics aid be provided at the same level awarded for 2019-20. This flexibility applies only to student-athletes who would have exhausted eligibility in 2019-20.

    Schools also will have the ability to use the NCAA’s Student Assistance Fund to pay for scholarships for students who take advantage of the additional eligibility flexibility in 2020-21.

    Division I rules limit student-athletes to four seasons of competition in a five-year period. The Council’s decision allows schools to self-apply waivers to restore one of those seasons of competition for student-athletes who had competed while eligible in the COVID-19-shortened 2020 spring season

    The Council also will allow schools to self-apply a one-year extension of eligibility for spring-sport student-athletes, effectively extending each student’s five-year “clock” by a year. This decision was especially important for student-athletes who had reached the end of their five-year clock in 2020 and saw their seasons end abruptly."
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    Mason sent that out in email form to students and parents. If they pulled an April fools joke like that I would be extremely impressed but that would also be way too cruel and not funny.
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    https://www.wrn.com/2020/04/wiscons...-athletes-an-extra-year-of-eligibility-audio/:

    "The University of Wisconsin will not be allowing senior spring-sport athletes an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19 closing down their seasons early.

    On his monthly radio show Wednesday night on the Badger Sports Network at Learfield IMG College, UW athletic director Barry Alvarez said the NCAA overreacted in restoring a year of eligibility to spring sports students amid the coronavirus-related shutdown."
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    Thats an a-hole thing to say. Maybe he should be forced to retire and blacklisted from ever working in athletics again and see how he feels about that.
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    It may be harsh, but the reality is most universities are not going to incur the expense of providing additional scholarships to non-revenue sports during a global pandemic, regardless of what the NCAA says.

    Sucks for the athletes, but times are tight.
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    No. The school gave them athletic scholarships for an EDUCATION. As long as they are allowed to finish their degrees (or choose not to) as they would in any other season or normal career.....the school has no obligation to honor NCAA eligibility, especially in these circumstances.

    Kier got the NCAA to give him another year of eligibility. He chose to use that eligibility elsewhere. So works in reverse too.....the school can say no thanks as well.
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    The a-hole thing to say is that the NCAA overreacted, not that Wisconsin decided not to offer a 5th year of eligibility (for supposedly revenue reasons). If you're a student-athlete and your last season was ripped away from you and you will never play the sport again competitively, you don't have to be a dick about it and not be empathetic.

    You also have to keep in mind that a lot of spring sports are also partial scholarship. Baseball, for instance, gets 11.7 and there are a lot more than 11.7 players on a baseball roster (Wisconsin doesn't even offer baseball). Wisconsin also doesn't offer men's volleyball, or men's or women's lacrosse. So the only sports this affects for them are women's volleyball and softball.
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  14. KAOriginal

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    Well...I think the NCAA over reacted as well. Maybe he could have used better words. But we are experiencing an extraordinary event.

    Does it suck...yep. But its not the end of the world. Welcome to it kiddos........
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    https://www.inquirer.com/college-sp...ing-sports-seniors-scholarships-20200418.html:

    "Penn State vice president of athletics Sandy Barbour said Saturday that the university will fund the scholarships of spring sports senior athletes who wish to return next year for their final season of eligibility.

    'We made a decision very early on that,' she said, 'should the NCAA make it possible for spring sports seniors to return, that we would give them that opportunity and that we would fund their scholarships at the same rate as they were on this spring.'

    Barbour did not say how many seniors have decided to return next year but indicated the cost would be around $700,000. Several Penn State lacrosse players have announced their intention to come back."
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    https://www.inquirer.com/college-sports/st-joes/college-spring-sports-seniors-co"ronavirus-covid-19-20200515.html:

    "Philly area’s NCAA spring-sport seniors ... are they coming back to school?

    The good news on that front came later. Hare was going to get his scholarship money. As official policy, St. Joe’s is giving a 'similar athletics aid package to that which was received in 2019-20.'

    'For me personally, it was just a sigh of relief,' said Hare, who will pursue a masters’ degree in health administration. 'For me to end a nearly 15-year lacrosse career that way would have been so tough. Hearing the school was going to support me was pretty astounding.'

    'While the tally at St. Joe’s was 'a bit fluid,' at the moment the school is expected to have 30 of 81 potential seniors returning.

    "'The class of 2020 is full of exceptional men and women, many of whom will now take advantage of the opportunity to chase their dreams and have appropriate closure to their athletic careers,' said St. Joe’s athletic director Jill Bodensteiner. 'I’m also very excited to have outstanding student leadership to help guide us through what will be an unusual year in higher education.'"

    "La Salle noted it had a small number of seniors expected to return, 'and we are going to be able to use our existing resources to pay for them,' said athletic department spokesman Dan Lobacz."
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