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Council Recommends Free Year of Eligibility for Fall Athletes

An NCAA council has recommended that college athletes who play fall sports, including football, will be given a free year of eligibility no matter how much they compete over the next 10 months.

The council also recommended yesterday that the NCAA should pursue staging fall sports championships in the spring.  And it approved a 12-hour per week schedule for football activities for teams not competing this fall. 

The proposals need approval by the Division I Board of Directors, which meets tomorrow.

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