NCAA opens Season 96 for sake of continuity


FILE– Peter Cayco. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) will try to salvage a pandemic-stricken Season 96 which it will unveil on June 17 under extraordinary circumstances. Games will be held mostly online.

The season will last just until September and officials hope it would serve as a “springboard for Season 97,” slated later in the year.

“We call this continuity,” said management committee official Peter Cayco of Arellano, host of last year’s season which was interrupted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Cayco said it won’t be just a “ceremonial season” because actual games will be held and traditional opening ceremonies will be staged, albeit pretaped by TV carrier GMA Network.“We want a no-gap transition from Season 95 to Season 96 and then Season 97,” said…

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