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NCAA proposal would only lift transfer restrictions after coaching change

When word spread a few weeks ago that the NCAA might change their rules to allow transfers immediate eligibility, everyone feared college sports was about to turn into free agency. A new report out today should calm those fears.

According to CBS Sports, the proposal the NCAA is considering would only lift transfer restrictions following a coaching change or in the event a postseason ban is handed down by the NCAA. That means players in those scenarios would not have to sit out a year, which is the current rule. Coaches would no longer be allowed to block student-athletes from transferring to a particular school as well.

That makes a heck of a lot more sense.

[CBS Sports]

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9 Comments for NCAA proposal would only lift transfer restrictions after coaching change



  1. david8577
    1:00 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    Really, there has to be some commitment on the part of the player. They are taking someone else’s spot. Do we want players switching teams at halftime of a game?



    • Mathlete
      1:20 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

      If you signed up to play for Cal and Cal decided to bounce to the NBA, would you not be justified in looking for the next best available situation?



  2. sprtphan
    1:30 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    Probably a good rule but when a coach leaves he could conceivably take his team with him.



  3. sprtphan
    1:50 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    It would suck if it was your team.



  4. blueblue
    2:22 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    So when a coach changes schools, his recruits will follow.



    • Cryingtheblues
      6:01 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

      I don’t think the incoming coach could force the current roster out to bring his players with him. Or at least ya wouldn’t so.



  5. dismore
    3:50 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    Sounds like the NCAA is backing down against the university’s and coaches on this one.



  6. Blue Jesus
    5:50 pm January 30, 2018 Permalink

    Reminds me of some years back when it seemed imminent the NCAA would expand to a 128 team tournament, then when the actual proposal was revealed they just went to 68. Much ado about nothing.

    At least it gives the journalists something to write about!