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NCAA Board recommends to NOT allow one-time transfer rule… yet

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The new one-time transfer rule hit a bump in the road on Thursday when the NCAA Board recommended against implementing it.

“Changes are not appropriate at this time,” reads the story on the NCAA’s website. “Board members recommended the waiver process be sensitive to student-athlete well-being, especially those impacted by COVID-19 in the interim period.”

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The groups also received an update from the Transfer Waiver Working Group. That group, appointed by the board last fall, was charged with studying potential changes to the waiver process. Waiver guidelines can be changed at any time, and that group has recommended that waiver guidelines allow the opportunity for a one-time transfer waiver for student-athletes in the five sports not legislatively allowed to transfer and compete immediately: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, baseball, men’s ice hockey and football. The waiver criteria would mirror the legislative opportunity for student-athletes in other sports. The Division I Council could vote on the guideline changes as early as its May meeting.

The waiver working group also recommended the board lift the moratorium on transfer legislation to allow the membership to consider proposals that could provide permanent access to the one-time transfer opportunity for all Division I student-athletes.

The board agreed to lift the moratorium on transfer legislation for the 2020-21 legislative cycle but recommended to the Council that changes to the waiver process as suggested by the working group are not appropriate at this time. Board members recommended the waiver process be sensitive to student-athlete well-being, especially those impacted by COVID-19 in the interim period.

However, it will still go to a vote, maybe as early as next month, so it’s not over yet.

NCAA board against adopting one-time transfer rule but agrees to allow council vote as early as May

Article written by Drew Franklin

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3 Comments for NCAA Board recommends to NOT allow one-time transfer rule… yet



  1. IrishCat
    1:50 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    Translation: “The immediate transfer rule should go into place, however we recommend waiting to implement the rule for no apparent reason, because we are the NCAA and we’ve chosen to use the easy excuse of covid-19 at this time” – NCAA



  2. BobbyBlue
    2:22 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    IC
    You should Add in that it would benefit UK if put into place now



  3. runningunnin.454
    4:55 pm April 30, 2020 Permalink

    Janitor: Boy this transfer thing will sure help John Calipari and Kentucky.
    Mark Emmert: huh, what…hold the phone, wait just a minute, let’s rethink this thing.
    NCAA Board: oh yessir boss, you the man, you always right, that’s why you make the big bucks.