The NCAA has already reportedly given spring sports athletes an extra year of eligibility after seasons were shut down because of coronavirus.
Winter sports athletes are still waiting to learn if they will earn another year of eligibility. Kentucky Wildcats senior Nate Sestina had his team's SEC and NCAA Tournaments cancelled and has made it clear he wants to return in 2020 if the NCAA allows it.
Sestina was a graduate transfer in 2019 after four seasons with Bucknell. He averaged 5.8 points per game and had seven starts in 28 games. He now serves as someone who may push the NCAA to make a quick decision on eligibility for those who had their seasons and careers cut short abruptly.
The NCAA has a few logistical problems to sort through to hand out an extra year of eligibility to every player, but it would be the right thing to do after being forced to cancel postseason tournaments.