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NATCHITOCHES, La. - Northwestern State falls under the NCAA guidelines for a June 1 return of limited workouts, but the Demons' brass is taking a cautious approach.

Athletics director Greg Burke told KTBS Sports they have some things in place for student-athletes that want to come back to workout, but June 1 might be too early to "just open up and get after it."

The Demons are scheduled to begin their 2020 football season Thursday September 3 at home against Incarnate Word and Burke says he wants that happen, but needs to make sure there isn't too much of a rush.

"I'm going to speak for us. We don't have that many student-athletes around and I think that, this is a personal opinion, that in some ways I mean I know society is to use a word, just pining for football season, pining for athletics to get back up and going and we understand that's a societal thing.

"But at the same time there's got to be a measure of caution, a measure of guarded movement on our part to make sure we do it right because you only get one chance to do this the right way."

The Southland Conference announced several changes for competitive standards for the 2020-2021 slate and to read those follow this link.


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