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NCAA DI Waiver Falls Short in Addressing Request for Early Access

The NCAA Division I Council has missed the mark in approving early access to fall sports other than football.

Last week, we reported that the NCAA Division I Council extended the dead period for Division I programs once more, now through August 31st. Along with that, the Council made an effort to address the pre-season start date by awarding a waiver for athletics programs in sports other than football.

The statement read:
“Fall preseasons generally begin a specific number of days prior to the first
scheduled regular season contest. The waiver allows teams to count back from
the first day contests are allowed, instead of a team’s actual scheduled first
contest.”

Let’s take a look at what this actually means and why college coaches think this decision falls short in helping them prepare for the upcoming fall season.


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    nanu_samson

    July 1, 2020 at 12:38 pm

    Why does college volleyball have to be a fall sport? Move it to spring so it competes with baseball instead of football. It may even put more fans in the stands.

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