College Athletes Could Return To Campus On June 1
Some college athletes will be able to return to campus next month.
According to Yahoo Sports, the NCAA council voted on Wednesday to allow football players and men's and women's basketball players to train at school facilities, beginning June 1.
School presidents in the Southeastern Conference are expected to approve the decision in a teleconference on Friday.
Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp has been pushing for a return to sports.
Speaking on the Paul Finebaum Show yesterday, Kemp said he’s been in talks with UGA president Jere Morehead and head football coach Kirby Smart about a return to college athletics this fall.
“I’m reserving judgement for now,” said Kemp. “But believe me, I’m an optimist and I want to see if that is possible. We'll try to be working with folks to do that if it makes sense from a public health standpoint.”
Kemp says he’s also been in contact with the Atlanta Braves, the Atlanta Falcons and representatives from Augusta National, which pushed back the annual Masters golf tournament from April to November.
The University of Georgia is still scheduled to open the football season on Labor Day (Sept. 7) against Virginia.