NCAA CHAIRMAN CALVO ON NCAA SEASON 96 “MATUTULOY YAN” EVEN WITH NO BUBBLE SET UP
It is without a doubt that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Season 96 will push through yet with no bubble set up after the affirmation of NCAA Management Committee (Mancom) chairman Fr. Vic Calvo.
Fr. Calvo announced the new development in a virtual forum with the Philippine Sportswriters Association saying that “First week of May, matutuloy ‘yan.”
Nonetheless, the possibility of staging a bubble for Basketball and Volleyball is now out of the picture.
“There was a proposal, but like any other leagues, we’ve done risks and cost analysis and we decided that it was very risky and very costly. So we will not push for it,” he shared.
And with no traditional setup for the sports, Fr. Calvo averred that the NCAA is looking for a “hybrid” program in which three-point shootout, and slam dunk contests are some of the events that have been laid out.
Moreover, chess and taekwondo competitions are more likely to be held virtually.
And Fr. Calvo affirmed that 10 members of the NCAA school already gave their approval on the plans for this abbreviated “special season.”
“We promised, even at the start maraming hindi naniniwala na mapu-push ‘to, pero with the minimum requirement na puwedeng gawin ay gagawin namin na matutuloy ito,” Fr. Calvo propounded.
And even the playing years of the NCAA players won’t be affected by the so-called special season which means players who supposedly lose their eligibility due to halted season can still play.
“Ngayon, not counted…Yung residency ganun pa rin,” he told the weekly webcast powered by SMART and presented by San Miguel Corp., Go For Gold, MILO, Amelie Hotel Manila, Braska Restaurant, and the Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corporation.