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.
D-1 Council has voted in favor of giving additional year of eligibility to winter athletes, source told @Stadium. Won’t be official until close of tomorrow’s meeting since it could still be brought back for reconsideration.— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanHoops) October 13, 2020
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.