NCAA will not grant winter athletes additional eligibility, spring athletes will get extra year

NCAA wrestlers who had their seasons cut short due to the spread of coronavirus will not be granted additional eligibility, the NCAA announced Monday.

The NCAA's Division I Council voted to allow schools to provide student-athletes participating in spring sports an additional season of competition and an extension of their period of eligibility.

Athletes in winter sports, like wrestling, were not included in the decision. "Council members declined to extend eligibility for student-athletes in sports where all or much of their regular seasons were completed," the NCAA said in a press release.


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les (1) about 8 months ago
National Champs
125 Lee
133 Rivera
141 Pletcher
149 Lugo
157 Deakin
165 Marinelli
174 Hall
184 Bolen
197 Moore
Hwy Steveson
Dave J (1) about 8 months ago
It's amazing that so many in the sport about sacrifice want to give the "participation Trophy". You ONLY win a championship on the mat-don't undermine the ability of other wrestlers in the bracket. Every year there are upsets
ban basketball (1) about 8 months ago
Dave's right on. I, for one, saw an ol' fashioned stickin' in Pokeman Lee's future in the second round. ;)
mll (1) about 8 months ago
The NCAA is a bloated, outmoded, dinosaur that needs to be disbanded and reorganized. Money cannot trump athletes.