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NCAA transfer rules about to undergo big change


If you thought the NCAA Transfer Portal was overrun already, you may want to hold on to your hat.

Athletes will soon be immediately eligible to transfer as long as they are academically eligible and in good standing at their previous school no matter how many times they have transferred, according to a tweet put out by the NCAA. 

The decision is not final until the NCAA meeting ends Thursday, and it must be ratified by DI Board on Monday.

The new rules have been made to fall in line with a recent court order. 

Transfer windows will remain in place and require undergraduate athletes to enter their names into the NCAA Transfer portal at certain times to be immediately eligible at a new school. 

Last fall a group of attorneys put together a legal challenge to rules that forced athletes who wanted to transfer multiple-times as undergraduates to sit out a season with their new school. Previous laws allowed players to transfer once without having to sit out a year without a waiver. The lawsuit alleged the NCAA transfer rule’s waiver process violates federal antitrust law. 

There is no doubt that this rule change will impact all of college athletics — including HBCUs. Just how remains to be seen.

NCAA transfer rules about to undergo big change







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