The NCAA is finalizing a plan for extended college football preseason sessions

The NCAA plans to extend the preseason by two weeks to help coaches and players make up for the lost time. Schools have started this week bringing their football players back to campus for voluntary workouts. 

Under the oversight committee’s plan, this period of voluntary activities would run until about July 12, depending on the exact date of a team’s opening game.

Around July 24, the meetings and walk-throughs can begin. Then 29 days before a team’s first game — Aug. 7 if the opener is Sept. 5 — the usual preseason practice period starts.

Teams will be required to complete at least the four weeks of standard preseason before playing a game.


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