J.K. Dobbins celebrates in the endzone after scoring against Penn State in 2019. Ohio State announce that they will resume preseason activities on July 13. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
J.K. Dobbins celebrates in the endzone after scoring against Penn State in 2019. Ohio State announce that they will resume preseason activities on July 13. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)

COLUMBUS — Ohio State has been given the approval to resume preseason activities beginning July 13. The NCAA Division I Council accepted the recommendation of the Football Oversight Committee to resume practice.

Ohio State football players returned June 8 for voluntary workouts after all facilities were shutdown in early March due to COVID-19. Players that returned were tested and quarantined prior to the workouts.

Players will be allowed eight hours of weight training or conditioning and up to two hours of film review from July 13-23. That increases to 20 hours per week from July 24-Aug. 6 with the addition of walk-throughs and team meetings.

“The Football Oversight Committee worked hard to create a model that balances the proper precautions due to the COVID-19 pandemic with the need for an acclimatization period to safely return to play,” said M. Grace Calhoun, NCAA Division I Council chair. “The Council members believe approving this model is a positive step forward for the sport.”

Preseason activities will see no changes and is set to begin on Aug. 7 with a five-day acclimatization period. There were also no changes to the regular season rules as every indication points to the start of the season on Sep. 5 when the Buckeyes host Bowling Green.