New NCAA rule lets players transfer without school's permission
As of Oct. 15, Division I student-athletes will no longer need to be released from a scholarship to transfer from their current school.
The NCAA introduced new legislation Wednesday that does away with the longstanding format that required players to obtain permission to transfer from the institution they actively attend.
In the new "notification-of-transfer" model, student-athletes will inform their school of their decision to transfer, and the institution will have two business days to enter the player's name into an online database. Once the player's name is logged, coaches from other schools may start recruiting the student-athlete.
It's worth noting that the NCAA's individual conferences won't be mandated to follow the new national rule, and can still enforce more restrictive bylaws.
The outgoing transfer model was intended to discourage coaches from recruiting players at other schools while they were on a roster, but too often it created difficulties for student-athletes looking to get a fresh start at a new university or college.
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