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Sport NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers

20:31  13 june  2018
20:31  13 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

As leagues debate transfer rules, NCAA moves toward reform

  As leagues debate transfer rules, NCAA moves toward reform The NCAA is about two weeks away from finally making some substantial reforms to transfer rules. The changes will not be quite as extensive as some had hoped and the work is not complete, but considering previous failed attempts, getting anything accomplished on transfers can be counted as a success. The NCAA's transfer working group, led by South Dakota athletic director Justin Sell, will reconvene in Indianapolis on June 11 and plans to present a proposal to the Division I Council that will end the practice of schools and coaches blocking an athlete from transferring or dictating where an athlete can go.

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday.

The NCAA has made several attempts in recent years to change transfer rules , but this is the first to come up with something substantive — if not comprehensive. There was discussion about easing that restriction, which doesn't exist in most NCAA sports. Golfers, tennis players and other athletes in

FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday, June 13, 2018. It takes effect Oct. 15. Standoffs between athletes and coaches over transfers have often led to embarrassing results for schools standing in the way of player who wishes to leave. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented after public pressure. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)© The Associated Press FILE - In this April 25, 2018, file photo, the NCAA headquarters is shown in Indianapolis. College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday, June 13, 2018. It takes effect Oct. 15. Standoffs between athletes and coaches over transfers have often led to embarrassing results for schools standing in the way of player who wishes to leave. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented after public pressure. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings, File)

College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.

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Keith Srakocic / AP. In this March 18, 2015, file photo, the NCAA logo is displayed at center court as work continues at The Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, for the NCAA college basketball tournament. By Ralph D. Russo, Associated Press.

The NCAA has made several attempts in recent years to change transfer rules , but this is the first to come up with something substantive – if not comprehensive. There was discussion about easing that restriction, which doesn’t exist in most NCAA sports. Golfers, tennis players and other athletes in

The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday. It takes effect Oct. 15.

The long-awaited transfer reform ended up being a narrow change, but should provide more freedom for athletes to transfer when and where they want.

Under the new rule, athletes would be permitted to be contacted when they notify their current coaches, who have two days to enter the names into a database created and managed by the NCAA that will alert schools who can be recruited. The change will come with stricter tampering rules to help appease coaches who worry illegal recruiting could rise.

Currently, an athlete must ask a coach for permission to contact other schools when choosing to transfer. A school interested in recruiting a transferring player also must ask the current school for permission to recruit. Without permission from the original school, the athlete cannot get financial aid from another school, essentially blocking a transfer.

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The NCAA has made several attempts in recent years to change transfer rules , but this is the first to come up with something substantive — if not comprehensive. There was discussion about easing that restriction, which doesn't exist in most NCAA sports. Golfers, tennis players and other athletes in

Nicholas Clark, a former football player at Coastal Carolina and a member of a student representative on the council, said the change promotes fairness and the well-being of college athletes.

"This creates a safe place for student-athletes to have a conversation with their coaches and makes the whole process more transparent," Clark said.

Standoffs between athletes and coaches over transfers have often led to embarrassing results for schools standing in the way of players who want to leave. Last spring at Kansas State, reserve receiver Corey Sutton said he was blocked him from transferring to 35 schools by coach Bill Snyder before the school finally relented amid public pressure.

Even with the new rule, conferences could still restrict athletes from transferring within the league.

The NCAA transfer working group, led by South Dakota State athletic director Justin Sell, has been working on reform since last year. The group quickly found support for switching from a permission model to notification while also codifying rules against impermissible recruiting of athletes under scholarship. A proposal was originally presented to the D-I Council in April, but tabled to allow conferences to provide feedback from spring meetings.

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(AP) -- College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday.

(AP) -- College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday.

"The membership showed today that it supports this significant change in transfer rules," Sell said. "I'm proud of the effort the transfer working group put forth to make this happen for student-athletes, coaches and schools."

The NCAA has made several attempts in recent years to change transfer rules, but this is the first to come up with something substantive — if not comprehensive.

Much of the talk about transfers focuses on the so-called year-in-residence, the one year a player in the most high-profile sports such as football and basketball must sit out after switching schools.

There was discussion about easing that restriction, which doesn't exist in most NCAA sports. Golfers, tennis players and other athletes in traditionally nonrevenue sports can transfer one time without sitting out. There was never serious consideration to lifting the year-in-residence altogether, but tying unrestricted transfer to an athlete's grade-point average was considered. That idea has fallen off the table amid concerns about creating an inequitable system that could face legal challenges.

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  Nick Saban Lost the Battle Over SEC Transfer Rules, but He May Win the War Nick Saban asked for a ruling Tuesday. The Alabama coach got one Friday. Nick Saban asked for a ruling Tuesday. The Alabama coach got one Friday. It wasn’t the one he wanted, but it it may ultimately benefit him and the Crimson Tide in the long run.

Even with the new rule , conferences could still restrict athletes from transferring within the league. The NCAA transfer working group, led by South There was discussion about easing that restriction, which doesn't exist in most NCAA sports. Golfers, tennis players and other athletes in traditionally

(AP) -- College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school. The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday.

The NCAA said legislation that governs when a Power Five school can reduce or cancel financial aid for an athlete may be looked at next week. Currently, a student's notification of intent to transfer at the end of a term is not a listed reason a school can use to cancel aid. The so-called autonomy conferences will consider two different proposals to allow schools to cancel the aid.

The transfer working group initially was looking at uniform rules across all sports. Now that will be re-examined in the fall.

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