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NCAA approves unlimited amount of transfers for a student athlete with immediate eligibility

Is the Transfer Portal worth it with only one year left for a small schooler?
NCAA approves unlimited amount of transfers for a student athlete with immediate eligibility

The NFL, I mean the NCAA has just approved a new rule that will make the transfer portal a lot crazier!

The NCAA Division I Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a package of rules changes to allow transferring student-athletes who meet certain academic eligibility requirements to be immediately eligible at their new school, regardless of whether they transferred previously

According to the NCAA, a four-year undergraduate transfer student-athlete must:

  • Leave their previous institution academically eligible
  • Be in good standing with the previous institution (e.g., not subject to disciplinary suspension or dismissal); and
  • Meet all progress-toward-degree requirements at the new institution prior to competing.

The new rules will go into effect immediately, though in reality they have already been enacted through a lawsuit filed late last year. A group of state attorney general’s sued the NCAA, challenging rules that forced athletes that wanted to transfer multiple-times as undergraduates to sit out a season with their new school.

The DI Council also moved forward on legislation that would allow schools to be more actively involved in securing sponsorship deals for their athletes. Schools could still not directly pay athletes, but they could facilitate NIL opportunities between third parties and athletes.

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