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NCAA Grants Spring Sport Athletes Additional Year Of Eligibility

The NCAA has officially granted spring sport athletes an extra year of eligibility due to the coronavirus pandemic, the organization announced Monday. Additionally, council members determined they would not provide an additional year of eligibility for winter sport athletes.

The NCAA will also adjust financial aid rules for eligible student-athletes receiving an extension as well as incoming freshmen to ensure scholarships remain intact. The organizations’ adjustment won’t require programs to provide athletes with the same aid they received this season, however.

Student-athletes who were currently in their fifth year before the season was abruptly canceled are still eligible to use the waiver.

Additionally, the NCAA announced it has increased the roster limit for baseball programs. Currently, baseball is the only spring sport that features regular-season roster limitations.

Winter sports were not included in this decision due to the fact that their regular seasons were completed despite the cancellations of postseason tournaments and championships.

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Owen Abbey was a Secondary Education major before he graduated from the wonderful institution known as Penn State. When he was not writing for the blog, he enjoyed rooting for the Baltimore Orioles and Ravens, supporting Penn State basketball and softball, dreaming of all of the ways he would win the TV show "Survivor," and yes mom, actually doing school work. All of this work prepared him to teach his own class of students, which was always his true passion. He still can be found on Twitter @theowenabbey and can be reached for questions and comments at [email protected]

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