Allow NCAA Seniors to Play Next Year on a Special Exemption Waiver

Allow NCAA Seniors to Play Next Year on a Special Exemption Waiver

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Matt Miller started this petition to NCAA

March Madness and other winter and spring sports are tragically being cancelled this year due to the coronavirus. While this decision makes sense, it unfortunately robs seniors of playing not only their final collegiate games, but also in a lot of cases their final games period, as many won’t continue to play professionally.

These seniors have been playing their respective sports since they were kids, dreaming about playing in the NCAA Tournament or the Frozen Four. They've put in thousands of hours of hard work on and off the court, made their respective schools tens of millions of dollars, and sacrificed so much in the hopes of achieving their dreams.

While March Madness being cancelled is a travesty in its own right for the players and millions of fans who consider it the best time of year, let’s not forget about all of the other seniors playing spring sports who will have their careers cut short. These hard-working, stellar student athletes do not deserve to have their collegiate careers end this way. 

That is why I'm starting this petition and asking the NCAA to allow seniors to play on special permission scholarship waivers for an unprecedented circumstance for next year only. This is the right thing to do and the least we can do. If we can get enough signatures, I'm hopeful the NCAA will listen to us.

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