NCAA Division I Council approves voluntary activities for football, men’s and women’s basketball

NCAA's Division 1 Council approved voluntary athletic activities for football, MBB and WBB in June
NCAA's Division 1 Council approved voluntary athletic activities for football, MBB and WBB in June

Division I football, men’s and women’s basketball will be able to hold voluntary workouts from June 1 through June 30, after the NCAA Council approved the decision by vote on Wednesday.

There was originally a moratorium on all athletic activities for NCAA sports through May 31.

This will affect every major school in our area, including Gonzaga basketball, Washington State basketball and football, Eastern Washington and the University of Idaho.

Before any of those activities happen, however, each conference needs to vote on whether they will open up their campuses to allow student-athletes to return. That may not be the case for every school.

If the Pac-12, WCC and Big Sky were to allow student-athletes back on campus, it will be especially helpful for WSU and their new football coach. Nick Rolovich is just a few months into trying to implement his new offense and defense with a brand new team.

That vote may come as soon as next week for the Pac-12.

But not every college basketball program requires their athletes to workout on campus during the summer. We reached out to one program who said they likely will let their players stay at home, because most of their leases for apartments have already ended.

It’s not just in-person workouts, as The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach reported.

June was widely seen as a big decision-making month for college sports.