NCAA Votes To Lift Ban On On-Campus Activities
It's the first step to the return of college sports.
Since the workouts are considered voluntary, no on-field coaches can have interaction with athletes, but strength staff members are expected to be able to supervise activity.
The council did not rule on other sports, but is expected to do that next week.
The decision is the first to allow facilities to open, but there are other hurdles to be cleared.
The Big Ten has a similar moratorium that runs through June 1. The conference's presidents meet on June 7.
All college sports have been shut down since mid-March, when the NCAA canceled the remaining winter and spring seasons because of the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic.
Smith also said that the Buckeyes' home games this season may be played in front of smaller crowds than usual, with attendance around 20,000-22,000 instead of the usual 102,780.
Among some of the plans at Division I schools:
Coaches and staff members in masks and gloves. Temperature tests at the front door. Hand sanitizing stations around every corner. Weight room squat racks 20 feet apart. Stairwells with one-way movement, a set for going up and another for going down. Elevators with a maximum occupancy of two. Nutrition stations offering only packaged snacks.