Some of Auburn's student-athletes may be returning to the Plains on June 1.
On Wednesday, the NCAA's Division 1 Council voted to approve voluntary athletic activities in football and men's and women's basketball. The optional athletic activities can start on June 1 and run until June 30, as reported by Yahoo's Pete Thamel.
This does not mean that all athletes can return to campus, as the decision needs to be made in agreement with state government, local government, conference and university officials.
The NCAA had previously halted on-campus athletic activities through May 31.
According to Thamel, a decision by the NCAA regarding other sports could be made as early as next week. Even if a decision about other sports is not made next week, it will happen as soon as possible.
The strength and conditioning staff supervises voluntary athletic activities, and on-field coaches are not allowed to interact with players during these activities. On-field coaches are still able to meet virtually and instruct for up to eight hours a week through June 30.
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