Student Athletes To Return In July

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Student Athletes To Return In July

Although the NCAA has said that student athletes can return June 1st, not every school is rushing to get them back.


Student Athletes To Return In July

Deaths are in franklin county.

New at 5 - the university of north alabama told waay31 student athletes won't be on campus june first - even though the ncaa said they can!

Waay31's breken terry is live at una now - to explain why.

Una athletes fall under five different governing bodies - including the state government and the school's conferences.

So just because the ncaa says student athletes can come back - doesn't mean it's going to happen soon.

Linder- it is very complicated when looking at the five entities with the ncaa, asun, big south, and the state of alabama.

I spoke with una athletic director mark linder right as governor kay ivey wrapped up her news conference announcing the next phase of reopening the state.

Linder- i'll go back and review it and look at the order and see how that fits in with what were doing and restoring order around here.

Currently - una's campus is closed.

In the meantime - the university has a task force, with representatives from the athletic staff to figure out how to get athletes back in the training rooms safely.

Linder- restrictions on the number of people in there.

If they need to wear masks while working out the sanitation of it and how we clean it.

Linder said realistically - they could have student athletes back by july.

Linder- maybe by july sixth that's a possibility.

You could bring them back on july 1 but then you have the 4th of july and travel so there are risks associated with that.

Linder told me they are also looking at pieces of equipment that can disinfect weight rooms faster.

They are also waiting on guidance from the asun and big south conferences on it's timeline of training and practicing regulations.

Live in flo bt waay31.

The state health department issued guidance for what to do to stay safe when playing sports.

Players and spectators should screen themselves before participating.

You should mantain 6 feet of distance when practicable.

You should also wear face masks when not playing.

High fives and handshakes should be limited to only when necessary.

Drinking stations should also be avoided.

So, players should bring their own water or gaterade.

Remember, games and tournaments will not

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