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The NCAA Is Pondering A Major Change

Transfers could be free to move without sitting out a year

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Duke v Louisville
Players like former Blue Devil Chase Jeter might be able to change schools without sitting out a year - as long as their grades are good.
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Well this could be a really big deal: the NCAA is considering radically changing transfer rules and allowing players to transfer without sitting out a year.

It would be contingent on a solid GPA and a second transfer would mean sitting out a year.

It’s not a done deal yet. There’s an alternative proposal which would have everyone sit out a year, presumably even grad transfers. According to this article though, the momentum seems to be with eliminating the transfer year.

There are a couple of questions we have. First, would anyone be able to restrict transfers? Could Pitt attempt to block, say, Cameron Johnson’s move to UNC this summer? And second, what about Christmas transfers? Could you leave one school in December and play for another in January? That’d be interesting.

There are a lot of questions to answer and some interesting possible scenarios so it’ll be interesting to see how this works out.

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