Earlier today, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported that the NCAA was "unlikely" to grant additional winter eligibility to student-athletes, per sources. The report follows recent developments that the NCAA is expected to grant additional eligibility for spring athletics.
The rising possibility that student-athletes will not have an additional season of winter eligibility has significant implications around the country. An additional season could have influenced a number of current seniors to return to collegiate competition in 2021. However, an additional winter season of eligibility would further complicate our current understanding of scholarships, roster sizes and financial feasibility.