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Taulia Tagovailoa receives transfer waiver for immediate eligibility

Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Photo: Joe Robbins/Getty Images

Yet another high-profile student-athlete has earned a transfer waiver from the NCAA.

This afternoon, former Alabama quarterback Taulia Tagovailoa – brother of Tua Tagovailoa – received a waiver from the NCAA for immediate eligibility at Maryland next season.

ESPN’s Jeremy Fowler was the first to break the news.

Tagovailoa joins a long list of talent in both college football and basketball to receive a waiver transfer from the NCAA.

On Kentucky’s end of things, UK is waiting for two significant requests with Joey Gatewood in football and Olivier Sarr in basketball.

For comparison’s sake, Gatewood announced his commitment to Kentucky on December 5, 2019, while Tagovailoa transferred to Maryland on May 15, 2020.

While the former Alabama quarterback received his waiver in less than three months, Gatewood has now been waiting eight months.

Do the right thing, NCAA.

Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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4 Comments for Taulia Tagovailoa receives transfer waiver for immediate eligibility

  1. Newtype
    6:11 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink

    Weren’t they saying he was better than Tua?

    • T-Town Cat
      6:22 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink


  2. cathatter
    6:16 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink

    According to other sources LOL, UK just finished Gatewoods paperwork less than a month ago, maybe not UKs fault on the delay, however not exactly apples2apples comparison. Does UK have a lawyer helping with this – never hurts!?!

    • ibescootch
      6:42 pm August 7, 2020 Permalink

      Probably not. They’ve likely just paid a first year law student $20 to double check their paperwork in his free time. Like most D1 major college athletic departments would do for a high profile transfer coming into the biggest income generating team at the university.