ACC joins B1G in pushing for one-time transfer policy
The ACC has joined the B1G in pushing to adopt a one-time transfer rule that allows all student-athletes to participate immediately if they are transferring to a school for the first time. The news came out on Monday.
The ACC released a statement on Monday regarding a one-time transfer opportunity. It is the second major conference to mention this kind of push. The B1G was the first to mention a new policy, wanting to allow student-athletes across all sports to have immediate eligibility if they are transferring for the first time.
“During the league’s annual winter meetings (February 12-14), the ACC discussed the transfer environment and unanimously concluded that as a matter of principle we support a one-time transfer opportunity for all student-athletes, regardless of sport,” the conference said in a statement. “As a conference, we look forward to continuing the discussion nationally.”
— Adam Rittenberg (@ESPNRittenberg) February 17, 2020
The B1G first proposed the idea, as reported by Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports. Currently, only five sports do not have an immediate eligibility rule: football, men’s and women’s basketball, baseball and hockey.
With the increased popularity of the transfer portal and the NCAA’s inconsistent rulings with immediate eligibility waivers, a one-time transfer opportunity sounds like a solid solution to the ongoing issues. With two major conferences already on board, it’ll be interesting to see who else hops on the bandwagon.