The long wait is over. The NCAA D1 council has announced that it will grant an extra year of eligibility for spring sport athletes.
As for the winter sport-athletes, the council denied an extra year of eligibility, stating “all or much of their regular seasons were completed,” per the NCAA’s statement.
However, the NCAA also stated that the financial aspect of this would fall on the schools, which can get expensive. A USA Today study shows it can cost Power Five conference schools anywhere from $500,000 to $900,000 to give its seniors in all spring sports an extra year of eligibility.
Arizona athletic director Dave Heeke tweeted out about the issue a few days ago.
Here is the twitter reaction across Arizona athletics from players and coaches effected by the NCAA’s decision.
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