Citing a time of “unprecedented uncertainty in college athletics,” Wisconsin officials announced Thursday that the Badgers would not seek waivers for seniors in spring sports whose final seasons were cut short by the coronavirus pandemic.
Last month, the NCAA Division I Council approved an extension of eligibility for athletes in spring sports and relaxed scholarship limits to allow seniors in spring sports to return for the 2020-21 academic year.
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The NCAA also left it up to each institution to decide whether to grant seniors in spring sports less or equal financial aid next year, compared to what they received this year.
The NCAA said in a statement that the financial aid flexibility applied only to student-athletes who would have exhausted their eligibility in 2019-20.
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