Report: NCAA expected to approve one-time transfer rule soon
The one-time transfer rule may soon be accepted by the NCAA.
Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic is reporting that the NCAA is expected to approve a one-time transfer rule sometime this week. The new policy would allow all student-athletes to have immediate eligibility after transferring for the first time, regardless of sport. Under current rules, student-athletes in specific sports must sit out one year unless they are granted an eligibility waiver from the organization.
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Over the years, the NCAA has been criticized for its lack of transparency in granted immediately eligibility waivers for student-athletes. This new policy would make the process easier for players.
A one-time transfer rule has been discussed at length over the past few years but was put on the backburner recently because of the COVID-19 pandemic. But with the academic year winding down, it seems the NCAA is prepared to make a decision.
The creation of the transfer portal has already made the process more player-friendly for student-athletes. Approving this one-time rule would also simplify the process.