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NCAA D-I Council finalizes return to football schedule

The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is shown Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NCAA canceled the men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)
The national office of the NCAA in Indianapolis is shown Thursday, March 12, 2020. The NCAA canceled the men's and women's Division I basketball tournaments amid coronavirus fears on Thursday. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)(WIBW)
Published: Jun. 17, 2020 at 5:01 PM CDT
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The Division-I Football Oversight Committee finalized its recommendation for summer athletic activities and preseason practice for the 2020 season.

Under the proposed model, assuming a school’s first scheduled football contest is on Saturday, Sept. 5, student-athletes may be required to participate in up to eight hours of weight training, conditioning and film review per week (not more than two hours of film review per week) from July 13-23.

Then, from July 24 through Aug. 6, student-athletes may be required to participate in up to 20 hours of countable athletically related activities per week (not more than four hours per day) as follows:

- Up to eight hours per week for weight training and conditioning.

- Up to six hours per week for walk-throughs, which may include the use of a football.

- Up to six hours per week for meetings, which may include film review, team meetings, position meetings, one-on-one meetings, etc.

- During this 14-day period, student-athletes are required to get at least two days off.

The model does not make any adjustments to the legislated 29-day preseason practice period. In the previous example, the school’s preseason practice period would begin Aug. 7 with a five-day acclimatization period, followed by the opportunity for up to 25 on-field practices.

Assuming programs comply with local and state health policies, the model will be acted on by next Wednesday.

Both Kansas and Kansas State's football seasons begin on Sept. 5th. The Jayhawks are set to kick off at home against New Hampshire. Meanwhile, the Wildcats will host Buffalo.

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