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NCAA Division I Council votes to give winter athletes additional year of eligibility, per report

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OU playing against No. 1 Baylor in a nearly-filled Lloyd Noble Center, Feb. 18.

The NCAA Division I Council has voted in favor of giving winter sport athletes an additional year of eligibility, as reported by Stadium's Jeff Goodman.

Per Goodman's report, the vote will not be official until the close of tomorrow's council meeting, as it could be reconsidered during that time.

The reported decision comes after multiple winter athletes saw their careers arrive at an untimely end due to COVID-19. OU gymnasts Maggie Nichols and Jade Degouveia, and basketball forward Kristian Doolittle were among the Sooners who were not granted an extra year after the remainder of their senior seasons were cancelled due to the pandemic.

Ultimately, the council voted to give 2020 spring and fall sports athletes another year, and appears ready to pledge the same to winter athletes.

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Mason Young is a journalism sophomore and The Daily's assistant sports editor. He covers OU football and previously covered OU women's gym, OU wrestling and former Sooners in the NFL. He has also spent some time as a senior news reporter for The Daily.

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