NCAA announces transfer, redshirt rule changes


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NCAA announces transfer, redshirt rule changes

The NCAA announced two major rules changes to the college athletics landscape Wednesday.

The first, beginning Oct. 15 student-athletes will be able to transfer and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission across all sports.

The second, football players can participate in as many as four games without it counting toward the four seasons allowed in five years, effective immediately for the 2018-19 season.

“This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being," Miami AD Blake James said in a statement to the NCAA on the redshirt rule change. "Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries. Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in limited competition.”

The NCAA Division I Council says there will be a new "notification of transfer" model, which creates a system where a student informs his or her school of the desire to transfer, then the school is required to register the student in a national transfer database within two business days and then other coaches are free to contact that athlete.

“The membership showed today that it supports this significant change in transfer rules,” said Justin Sell, chair of the Division I Transfer Working Group and athletics director at South Dakota State, per the NCAA. “I’m proud of the effort the Transfer Working Group put forth to make this happen for student-athletes, coaches and schools.”

“This creates a safe place for student-athletes to have a conversation with their coaches and makes the whole process more transparent,” former Coastal Carolina football player Nicholas Clark said in the NCAA statement. “This will clean the process up and give more influence and flexibility to the student-athlete.”

The previous rule required permission for the athletes to be able to contact another school to receive a scholarship after transferring. The NCAA notes, however, that conferences can enact rules that are more restrictive than the national rule.

Tampering by schools in transfer situations has been upgraded to a potential Level 2 violations, per the NCAA.

Other elements of the new rule per the NCAA:

"Another financial aid element, autonomy legislation that governs when a school can reduce or cancel aid, may be adjusted next week by the autonomy conferences. Currently, a student’s notification of intent to transfer at the end of a term is not one of the listed reasons a school can use to cancel aid. The autonomy conferences will consider, by an electronic vote, two different proposals to allow schools to cancel the aid."

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney addressed the rule changes shortly after the announcements in a scheduled press conference Wednesday.

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spacer Sounds like the beginning of free agency in college football
BerserkTiger®
spacer Re: Sounds like the beginning of free agency in college football
Xenotiger
spacer I think it will be similar to the Impact it had on the NFL
_usffl
spacer Re: I think it will be similar to the Impact it had on the NFL
Xenotiger
spacer Re: I think it will be similar to the Impact it had on the NFL
jsebe10®
spacer I don't think this is that big of a deal really. Removing
TigersAndCubs
spacer Agreed 100%. Maintain sit out a year penalty, but this is the right rule change.***
soywaker®
spacer Re: Sounds like the beginning of free agency in college football
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer This is the beginning of the end of college football
greatertater
spacer So, assuming that transfers still have to sit out a year.***
josephg®
spacer Yes, which is why this doesn't really change much IMO
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: Yes, which is why this doesn't really change much IMO
Xenotiger
spacer Yep, that was it. +1***
TigersAndCubs
spacer Re: So, assuming that transfers still have to sit out a year.***
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer Re: How about their recent change in academic requirements
74TIGER
spacer The redshirt change is interesting
Mighty Zep®
spacer Re: The redshirt change is interesting
Topher
spacer Lol
CU2013®
spacer Re: Lol
TgrChd
spacer Re: Lol
Carlsbad®
spacer Re: Lol
allorangeallthetime52®
spacer I thought the funnier part was some1 actually
GeeVille Tiger
spacer Re: The redshirt change is interesting
MCHIWAY
spacer Seems it will help with depth as well.***
ShawnC
spacer Game 1 For A Lot Of These Unproven Freshmen....---
Xander5000
spacer I like the change
Salty55
spacer Re: I like the change
WPD1
spacer Lawyer a coot?***
tigeron®
spacer Re: Game 1 For A Lot Of These Unproven Freshmen....---
CarolinaGrad2014
spacer Re: Game 1 For A Lot Of These Unproven Freshmen....---
insanetigerfan08
spacer I really don’t think it’s a big deal. Some coaches will be on notice.
JeffersonStTiger
spacer That 4 game rule for redshirts...
Memphis Tiger®
spacer Re: That 4 game rule for redshirts...
BrandonRink®
spacer When I heard the term "safe space" I knew this was going
Baltimore Tiger®
spacer This may not be a bad thing for Clemson
ChestyPuller0311®
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JD404®
spacer redshirt rule change
sbrooks®
spacer I guess the question regarding the transfer rule is
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