National Junior College Athletic Association Moving Football Season to Spring Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The National Junior College Athletic Association voted on Monday to move most of its sports, including football, to the spring amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

The decision will allow football teams to start preseason practices on March 1, with an eight-game regular season starting at the end of the month and running through May. It will impact 512 schools, 54 of which have football programs, across 45 states in the country.

Teams will be allowed 60 consecutive calendar days for practices and scrimmages starting Aug. 15.

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