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The league, with nine Minnesota schools, joined the national trend of canceling sports this fall.
University coaches are awaiting more details on what their teams will be allowed to do in the fall and how schedules can be put together for play after January 1.
Electrical devices, commonly called "buzzers," are used to shock horses to make them run faster. The jockey, Denny Valazquez, also had a loaded firearm on track property.
D-II schools such as Minnesota State Mankato, in particular, were awaiting the NCAA's ruling.
The Tokyo Games, postponed a year by the coronavirus pandemic, would have opened Friday.
Some coaches and athletes have been told that football, volleyball and soccer are among the sports that will switched from this fall to the spring if the NCAA and public health officials allows it.
The Minnesota Racing Commission suspended Denny Velazquez, a top jockey at the Shakopee racetrack. A hearing in the case is tentatively set for July 30. Buzzers are used to shock horses to make them run faster.
Earlier this month, Grace McCallum's Twin City Twisters and Suni Lee's Midwest Gymnastics reopened their facilities, allowing them to return to training for the postponed Olympics.
The track announced new travel restrictions for jockeys, expanding its efforts to prevent the pandemic from disrupting the season as has happened at several other tracks around the country.
Suni Lee's focus is on her Olympic dream, and her dad's recovery from a spinal injury that has left him paralyzed.