Allow 2020 spring student-athletes to keep a year of eligibility due to COVID-19.

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This petition was originally created on March 11 for Ivy League student-athletes when it was announced that all sports within their conference would be cancelled for the spring season. On March 12, the NCAA announced that it would cancel all winter and spring season championships for the remainder of the 2019-2020 season because of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. As a result of the NCAA's decision, many schools announced the permanent cancellation of their athletic programs for this academic school year. This ended the season for thousands of student-athletes, many of whom were seniors.

Please sign this petition if you believe that these student-athletes deserve another year of eligibility, since they had no say in the cancellation of this season. Though we generally cover college baseball, this petition is intended to support student-athletes of all sports and divisions. Thank you for your support!


Original Post:

On March 11, 2020, the Ivy League announced that it will cancel all spring athletic competition due to the Coronavirus outbreak. Though some are uncertain on whether this was the correct decision, one thing is for certain: it is not fair for the student-athletes to lose a year of eligibility.

All of these players have worked way too hard to prepare for the season, only to have their opportunity stripped away. For the seniors that were hoping for one last shot at a championship, they will no longer get to play the sport they love. For the more talented athletes, this could have been the season they needed to prove to professional scouts that they are capable of playing professionally. The decision to cancel the season is final, but these players do not deserve to be punished as fallout of that decision. 

Please sign this petition to encourage the NCAA to grant another season of eligibility to all of the players affected by this decision.

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