REPORT: NCAA Board of Governors approves fall sports eligibility waiver

REPORT: NCAA Board of Governors approves fall sports eligibility waiver
NCAA DI Council says fall sports student-athletes should get a free year of eligibility. (Source: Josh Auzenne/WAFB-TV)

INDIANAPOLIS (WAFB) - The NCAA Board of Governors reportedly voted on Friday, August 21, to approve granting collegiate student-athletes a waiver to receive a free year of eligibility.

Pete Thamel with Yahoo Sports reported sources have told him the NCAA Division I Council decided Wednesday, August 19, that student-athletes that compete in fall sports will not lose a season of eligibility, no matter how many games they play in during the season.

The board has now approved the recommendation and others.

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