The term “transfer waiver” has become all too familiar on this website, but soon, it will be a thing of the past.
Nicole Auerbach is reporting that the NCAA Division I Council is expected to vote on the one-time transfer exception proposal next week, which will put it in the legislative cycle to be voted on as early as January at the annual NCAA convention. If so, the rule will take effect for the 2021-22 school year, giving players who decide to transfer following this season immediate eligibility at the school of their choice next season.
One interesting part of the proposal, per Auerbach: players would be required to notify schools they intend to transfer by certain dates; for fall and winter sports, that would be May 1, for spring sports July 1. If those dates are missed, in order to receive immediate eligibility, they would need a — wait for it — waiver. The new rule would also prohibit schools from blocking players from transferring to certain schools. (Good.)
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