The NCAA Division I council announced that athletes in all sports may resume voluntary on-campus athletic activities starting June 1st. This means they would lift the ban for on-campus workouts and allow voluntary workouts subject to safety and health protocols decided by their schools and local health officials.
This is one step closer to getting college sports back, but there are still so many questions that need to be addressed. Not to mention there are still so many questions surrounding the Pac-12 and what they will do. An announcement is set to come out this week by the Pac-12.
Pac-12 Commissioner Larry Scott on CNN said, "IF things continue to progress in a positive direction, training camp for football could start as early as late July, and we could be on a glide path for the start of the season at the end of August.”
Scott also went on to address the question of fans at events, "I think what we're going to see is a patchwork state-by-state on the fan issue. … I think we'll see a wide disparity across the country where some states allow fans on a phased approach and other states will be more conservative. “
Not only are their questions surrounding fans and all, but about testing for the athletes, how often will they be tested if they are being tested, what will workouts look like now, when is it safe to start the season and the list goes on and on.
Our very own SI director of football recruiting John Garcia had former college football coach, Jim Mora on to speak with him and Mora suggested that six weeks is possible to rev up athletes and get them ready. He also went on to say that a schedule of exactly what to work on those weeks would be beneficial.