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NCAA OKs voluntary athletic activities in all Division I sports starting June 1

NCAA Division I wrestlers -- as well as student-athletes in other D1 college sports -- will be permitted to participate in voluntary athletics activities beginning June 1, the Division I Council voted electronically this week. The decision was announced late Thursday afternoon.

The current waiver allowing for eight hours of required virtual nonphysical activities in all sports also was extended.

"The return of voluntary activity in addition to the extension of the waiver to allow virtual, nonphysical activity shows sensitivity to local, state and regional differences in how Division I campuses are reopening," said Council chair M. Grace Calhoun, athletics director at Pennsylvania. "We will continue to be considerate of these differences with wise and flexible administration of our regulations, and we expect schools to keep the well-being of student-athletes as a priority."

The NCAA Division I announcement RE volunteer activity went on to say, "The Council will continue to consider the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on college sports in the coming weeks and months."

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