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NCAA's in-person recruiting ban extended through August

The Division I Council Coordination Committee made the decision to extend the dead period that was supposed to end on July 31.

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The NCAA on Thursday, June 25, extended a recruiting dead period through Aug. 31 that bans in-person recruiting on- and off-campus for all sports due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The Division I Council Coordination Committee made the decision to extend the dead period that was supposed to end on July 31.

"The full Council and the Council Coordination Committee will continue to review the recruiting dead periods on a regular basis. A dead period precludes all in-person recruiting. Phone calls and correspondence can continue to occur," a news release read.

In the same release, the council announced that no changes are expected to a new summer access model for men's and women's basketball. Programs can begin summer-countable athletically related activities in basketball beginning July 20 and "may include up to eight hours per week of weight training, conditioning and skill instruction, with not more than four hours of skill instruction."

The council also agreed to modify the start preseason workouts for sports outside of football. These typically begin a specific number of days before teams' first regular-season game — the waiver allows "teams to count back from the first day contests are allowed, instead of a team's actual scheduled first contest."

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The waiver is intended to give athletes additional time for fall student-athletes who missed out on spring practices and to account for other schedule changes.

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