The Southeastern Conference says student-athletes can resume voluntary in-person activities on campus beginning June 8.
The SEC suspended all athletic activities through May 31 due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
On Wednesday, the NCAA Council gave the OK to resume on June 1.
It will be up to the schools to decide how to implement the workouts, and they must follow safety standards for the athletes.
"Thanks to the blueprint established by our Task Force and the dedicated efforts of our universities and their athletics programs, we will be able to provide our student-athletes with far better health and wellness education, medical and psychological care and supervision than they would otherwise receive on their own while off campus or training at public facilities as states continue to reopen".
Coaches will not be allowed to supervise nor garner reports on the student-athletes' activity through the month of June. During the workouts themselves, it will be under stringent supervision under university health officials and safety guidelines. Mizzou's season opener is against Central Arkansas on September 5.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott said Friday he thinks college football will return on schedule with at least some spectators.
"At this time, we are preparing to begin the fall sports season as now scheduled, and this limited resumption of voluntary athletic activities on June 8 is an important initial step in that process", Sankey said.
"Our goal remains an on time start to the fall sports season for all of our teams, and having football, men's basketball and women's basketball players return June 8 for voluntary workouts is the first step on that journey forward in today's challenging climate", Sterk said.
Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby has said football teams would need six weeks or so to get ready to play, including some time for players to get reacclimated before a traditional preseason camp.
Consistent with NCAA regulations, organized practices and other required physical activities remain prohibited in all sports.
Permitted actions are limited by the NCAA to voluntary activities supervised by strength and conditioning personnel. "They have developed a gradual phasing program, so that we don't have an influx of a large number of student athletes returning at once".