This is a zero year, so all the athletes get another year. That's the rule. The NCAA doesn't have a problem with the rule, the schools don't have a problem with the rule, and the athletes don't seem to have a problem with the rule.Catlady wrote: ↑Wed Mar 17, 2021 3:26 pmAlready graduating isn’t a concern, my questions is basically should a player have 5 whole years of on court/field eligibility. What about last years wbb team? Should they get another year because the tourney and ncaa’s were canceled? That team went through a lot! Some sports never play in front of a crowd..... should they get an extra year or two? My opinion is you get 4 years on the court/field. You get one year to redshirt (5th) year, but you don’t actively participate 5 complete seasons! I love sports and enjoy the competition. There are college athletes who come into MSU at the age of 19. Redshirt a year and the start their redshirt/ freshmen year at 20. They will literally play college hoops or football until they’re 25-26! I know BYU currently does that due to missions, but players only play 4 complete seasons, not 5. Did they give extra years of eligibility when soldiers were drafted? They still only got 4 seasons!AFCAT wrote: ↑Wed Mar 17, 2021 2:54 pmDo you feel the same about football? There are whole lot of seniors on the football team that have already graduated. This year was like no other when it came to a true basketball season. The players went through a lot, including a shortened season with few if any fans. Maybe, they just want one true final year and not something like what we saw this past season. Maybe, we should have answers to your questions before making a judgement.Catlady wrote: ↑Wed Mar 17, 2021 8:04 amThese guys need to move on with life after college. If they’ve graduated it’s time to move on and achieve great things! It’s awesome playing college sports, but there comes a time when the next class needs to have the privilege. The next class will only have 4 years of eligibility and will lose court time to players on their 5th year, maybe 6th with a redshirt year. I get the whole red shirt thing, but 5 years of court time in college is nuts. How do you fund it? Are schools still limited to the number of scholarships per year?
MSU basketball teams normally play in front of family and fans. The Cats are not allowed to play in front of fans this year due to Covid. Covid restrictions haven't happened every year. If some other team doesn't play in front of fans every year, then that seems to be an issue with the size of the school or the success of the program, not some external issue affecting the entire world, like Covid.
Very few college athletes play until they are 25-26. There are a few athletes that make it to age 25-26 (or even older) due to injuries, religious, military or other commitments. The majority of college athletes are done by age 22-23.
Draftees (we haven't had a draft in nearly 50 years) or military volunteers have come back and played on college sports teams. There have been many stories of former troops playing in college after their service. I remember one retiree that played college basketball in his 40s. Personally, I'd like to see an age limit, but I'm sure there would be all sorts of age discrimination lawsuits if they did set a limit.
Last years basketball teams played a whole season. The final game of the Big Sky playoffs for the women was canceled and one team wasn't allowed to go on. The mens teams lost out on a few playoff games. The NCAA decided not to give them another year of eligibility.