New NCAA Proposal Could Allow Transfers to Play..

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#1 Chris B

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 11:12 AM

New NCAA Proposal Could Allow Transfers to Play Immediately..

There is no formal proposal yet, but the Leadership Council published a set of principles for updated transfer rules that make it easy to see what those specific rules might be. In summary, the principles establish a model where:

Athletes would still need to get permission to contact another school before transferring. But permission would be tied to practice and competition, not athletics aid. So even if permission was denied, the student-athlete would still be able to receive a scholarship.
Athletes who qualify for the transfer exemption in the APR would be permitted to play immediately at the new school. That would make a 2.600 GPA the magic number to play immediately.

Athletes who do not qualify to play immediately at the next school would still receive an extension of their five-year clock so they can use all their eligibility.
Tampering with an athlete by another school would be considered a severe breach of conduct, a Level I violation, the highest in the NCAA’s new enforcement structure.

The transfer model will once again be taken up by the Leadership Council at the NCAA Convention in January. The published timeline for the legislation has a proposal being put before the Board of Directors in August 2013. The new rules would likely become effective for athletes starting at a new school on or after August 1, 2014.

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#2 BSLMikeLowe


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 02:56 PM

Good. Long overdue. Coaches who jump to another school before their contract is up don't have to wait a year to start coaching. So it's hypocritical to force a player to do so. I hope this happens.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

I actually like the idea that a transfer has to sit out for a period of time. Otherwise, there is nothing to keep them from jumping from place to place until they are 100% satisfied. This is going to increase the number of transfers significantly.

I don't think a full year was the right length of time. I think it should have been more like half a season, with no lost eligibility. I also think coaches should have the same penalty.

But this has the potential to create real chaos. Players will start leaving at the slightest provocation.

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Posted 06 January 2013 - 10:56 AM

Nice to see you around ND, haven't heard from you in a while.

At first, I was very in favor of this new rule. But after thinking it over, I think I agree with you. This would create chaos. If a player decides to transfer, I could definitely see schools try to change their players' grades so they would have to sit out a year at their new school. There will also be a ton more transfers. Frankly, there are too many already.

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