NAIA votes not to charge fall, winter student-athletes season of competition

KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The NAIA's Council of Presidents Executive Committee met Wednesday and voted not to charge fall and winter student-athletes a season of competition for the 2020-21 academic year.

This decision was based on a survey of conferences and reflects the majority feedback. Of the 19 conferences that responded, 12 were in favor of removing the 50% rule, four were in favor of keeping the 50% rule, and three were divided in their position.

"Due to the constraints that COVID-19 has imposed on collegiate athletics, most of our conferences believed it was in the best interest of our fall and winter student-athletes to not charge a season of competition this year," said NAIA President and CEO Jim Carr. "Many factors were taken into account, but the underlying consideration was relieving pressure on both student-athletes, as well as institutions, as they continue to navigate the fall and winter seasons."

The National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), headquartered in Kansas City, Mo., is a governing body of small athletics programs that are dedicated to character-driven intercollegiate athletics. NAIA members provide more than 77,000 student-athletes with opportunities to play college sports, earn $800 million in scholarships and compete in 27 national championships. | @NAIA


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David1489 (1) a week and a half ago
It's right. The current situation makes a lot of changes in our usual life and limits it. To pay the full price for the competition is too much now. As the competition season is almost canceled, I start to pay more attention to my studying. For example, I've found a good tool for my researches. This AMA citation generator helps to make the bibliography on the highest level. Nevertheless, I hope that we will return to the usual life soon.