A big change may be coming for NCAA teams and transferring athletes.
The NCAA members may vote for a rule change that would allow transferring Division-I athletes to be immediately eligible to play for their new teams, according to a report from Andrew Slater of 247 Sports. That freedom would come with some restrictions though.
The only potential restrictions are that student-athletes would be asked to meet a minimum GPA, in order to transfer immediately, and that any additional transfer would require the student-athletes to sit out a full year. The proposal, which is being solicited among members for feedback, is gaining increased traction in recent weeks, a source confirms.
Per Slater, the proposal must be completed by Nov. 1, with a vote in April that would allow it to take effect in the 2018-19 school year becoming increasingly likely.
The implications of this rule change are obviously massive, giving Big Ten and other large schools the ability to immediately fill roster holes and making it much easier for players to leave for other opportunities.
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