NCAA Extends Dead Period To July 31

Ruben Hill
May 30, 2020

Once again, the NCAA DI Council Coordination Committee has voted to extend the dead period that's been place since the cancellation of the winter and spring championship/seasons until July 31.

"The extension maintains consistent recruiting rules for all sports and allows coaches to focus on the student-athletes who may be returning to campus". This takes the sport a week beyond its originally scheduled dead period from June 22-July 24.

Ohio State has still found success in its 2021 recruiting class that features 19 commits including most recently four-star athlete Denzel Burke of Saguaro High School in Arizona. Coaches can not visit players and players can not visit campuses.

Coaches can still contact recruits through telephone and text, just no in-person visits.

Here is the full release from the NCAA.

The extension of the recruiting dead period doesn't affect college football as much as it does basketball.

Numerous other Division I sports will be affected, including baseball and softball, which both had contact periods originally set for most of June and July.

The committee also chose to allow strength and conditioning coaches to virtually observe voluntary physical workouts. The measure goes into effect June 1.

The Big Ten Conference has its own ban on athletic activities through June 1, so that would also have to be lifted if IU were to return for workouts.

The decision was supported by the Committee on Safeguards and Medical Aspects of Sports Prevention and Performance Subcommittee. They can not direct or conduct the workout.

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