Petition would allow NCAA athletes to get a year of eligibility back


FILE – In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games will be played without fans in the arenas because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

(WEHT)- Due to the Coronavirus, many NCAA student-athletes have been stripped of a year of eligibility before they were even able to compete.

There’s now a push to allow college student-athletes whose sports are impacted by this virus — an extra year of eligibility to continue competing.

It has more than 170-thousand signatures so far.

Friday afternoon the NCAA announced it will grant spring student-athletes relief for a season of eligibility.

Details of that relief will be finalized at a later time.

Click here to see the petition.

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(This story was originally published on March 13, 2020)

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