Jul 16, 2018; Frisco, TX, USA; Big 12 helmet is displayed during Big 12 football media days at the Ford Center at the Star. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

On Wednesday, Yahoo Sports reported that the NCAA had voted in favor of football and basketball players returning to campus on June 1st for voluntary workouts. Today, the Big 12 released the date they expect their athletes to officially return.

According to Brett McMurphy of The Stadium, the Big 12 announced that players will be allowed back on campus on June 15th for voluntary workouts, exactly two weeks after the date the NCAA gave that would be “okay” to return.

This is a significant step in the right direction after ESPN reported that Big 12 Commissioner Bob Bowlsby said that players must return by “mid-July” for football season to begin as scheduled.