NCAA approves blanket waivers for transfers in all sports
The NCAA just unveiled massive news for transfer in all sports when it comes to competing this year.
The Division I Council has granted waivers to allow all DI transfer student-athletes to compete this year for their respective sport, according to Inside the NCAA:
Division I Council grants waiver to allow DI transfer student-athletes in all sports to compete immediately this year. pic.twitter.com/PNCuiCLWK0
— Inside the NCAA (@InsidetheNCAA) December 16, 2020
Caroline Lee, who’s the Vice-Chair for the NCAA DI SAAC, said in a statement that, “We are thrilled at the passing of the blanket waiver as we believe it is in line with DI SAAC, ensuring that all our student-athletes have the best opportunity to thrive both academically and athletically. In a time of great uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is in our best interest to grand immediate eligibility for those who have transferred in order to best support their mental health and well-being.”
After this was released, there was a lot of reactions on Twitter from many media members as seen here:
And away we go … all transfers will be immediately eligible to play this year. https://t.co/ydiGsSYXwO
— Matt Charboneau (@mattcharboneau) December 16, 2020
NCAA rules that all transfers are available to compete immediately. Big news. https://t.co/WovUf7MyeW
— Bill Rabinowitz (@brdispatch) December 16, 2020
As of this moment no transfer in any sport has to sit out the rest of this season. https://t.co/FjbIHZ0WHP
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) December 16, 2020
It’s official. NCAA grants blanket waiver to all transfers to play immediately this year. https://t.co/A2bYQDBzli
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) December 16, 2020
The NCAA's Division I Council today passed a blanket waiver to allow all athletes who transferred this year to be immediately eligible.
So, every baseball player who moved over the summer can play this spring.
— Teddy Cahill (@tedcahill) December 16, 2020
Huge news from the NCAA…
Blanket waiver for all transfers to be able to play immediately this year. https://t.co/n04XSyR3QK
— Stephen Hicks (@StephenABC30) December 16, 2020
I tip my cap to @NCAA for their forward thinking by passing today’s transfer waiver.
It will help multiple sports, student-athletes & programs stay healthy & competitive as we try to remain on course through this pandemic.
Great work by Brent Moberg and our compliance staff! https://t.co/EgccDmp0pN
— Mike Brey (@NDMikeBrey) December 16, 2020
The council will also consider making permanent changes to the transfer rule in their next meeting, according to Meghan Durham:
Additional note: the Council will consider permanent transfer rule changes at its January meeting. Today's waiver is applicable for the current academic year. https://t.co/579Xgs9onD
— Meghan Durham (@NCAAMeg) December 16, 2020