Members of spring sports squads at the University of Wisconsin can come back as students, but not as athletes.
The NCAA granted an extra year of eligibility to spring sports athletes that had their seasons canceled due to the COVID-19 outbreak. The catch was individual universities and colleges had to figure out how to pay for the students if they were to continue to be scholarship athletes. Wisconsin Athletic Director Barry Alvarez announced during his radio show on Thursday that the 35 seniors on the school's softball, track, and golf teams would not be granted the extension and encouraged them to move on.
No word from the state's other Division 1 schools on their plans for senior spring athletes. Division 2 schools do have scholarships available to some of its athletes while Division 3 does not.