NCAA extends restart date to all sports beginning June 1st


Football and basketball came first and now all the rest as the NCAA has extended its June 1st restart date to all Division I sports.

That means all student-athletes can resume voluntary on-campus workouts in a limited capacity for the first time since mid-March.

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The council also ruled that FBS schools cannot host football camps and clinics during the 2020 calendar year.

The SEC has already announced it would begin opening facilities starting June 8th.

Earlier today a joint statement from Football Bowl Subdivision conferences, along with CBS Sports, ESPN, Fox Sports, and their affiliated networks: “Collectively, the conferences and television networks have agreed to an extension for determining college football’s early season game times beyond the standard June 1st deadline. These kick-off times and network designations will be announced at a later date as we all continue to prepare for the college football season.”

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A native of Pass Christian and a St. Stanislaus alum, Jeff Haeger comes to News 25 from right in our backyard. He most recently spent more than three years working as the sports reporter for WHLT-TV in Hattiesburg, where he provided extensive coverage of his alma mater, The University of Southern Mississippi. At Southern Miss, Jeff was a member of the Honors College and graduated with a B.A. degree in Broadcast Journalism with a minor in Spanish. He also wrote for USM's award-winning school newspaper, The Student Printz, where he won first place for Best Sports Story in 2013. Jeff loves to travel, and is excited to get back on the water to reunite with his family. In his spare time you can find Jeff spending time with his friends, and maybe even winning a fantasy football league. For sports stories contact Jeff at


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