After a moratorium of on-campus activities due to the coronavirus, the NCAA took a step forward to allow some student-athletes to return to campus earlier this week.
On June 1, college football and basketball players will be allowed to return to their schools for voluntary workouts through June 30. Allowing schools to decide if athletes can come back given that the institutions must follow state and local ordinances.
The SEC further announced a plan to let it's student-athletes return, at the discretion of each school, starting June 8.
It is expected the Big Ten will not have a league-wide plan for its members, according to ESPN's Adam Rittenberg. Rather, it's letting each university determine it's own plan for reopening for the athletes of the three sports. Rittenburg adds that schools are putting together similar plans.
Ohio State has already announced that it will bring football players back on June 8 under certain protocols. Illinois begins bringing some athletes back on June 3.
The Maryland Terrapins have not announced a return plan as of this writing. While the state and governor Larry Hogan have lifted some restrictions, Prince George's County, where College Park is located, is under a stay-at-home order until at least June 1.
Right now only college football and men's and women's basketball athletes are allowed to come back in June. Many anticipate July and August will be used for other sports to get their summer training.
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