NCAA plans to extend eligibility of spring sports athletes

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Florida State's Robby Martin (26) scores on a fielding error by LSU catcher Saul Garza, left, in the second inning of Game 2 of the NCAA college baseball super regional tournament in Baton Rouge, La., Sunday, June 9, 2019. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By DOUG FEINBERG

NEW YORK (AP) — The NCAA is planning to extend the eligibility of athletes on spring sports teams by one year to make up for the season lost to the new coronavirus. The details of how the extra eligibility will work are still being ironed out. All three NCAA divisions would potentially allow another year for athletes in the 14 spring sports Those include baseball, softball, lacrosse and golf. The decision comes after the NCAA announced that its winter and spring championships would be canceled as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus.