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NCAA Debates New Regulations For Transfer Athletes




Quincy McKnight of the Seton Hall Pirates attempts a shot as Collin Gillespie of the Villanova Wildcats defends during the first half of a college basketball game at Wells Fargo Center on February 8, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Quincy McKnight of the Seton Hall Pirates attempts a shot as Collin Gillespie of the Villanova Wildcats defends during the first half of a college basketball game at Wells Fargo Center on February 8, 2020 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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The NCAA is debating a rule change that would make it easier for college athletes who transfer schools to play at their new school.

If you’re a Division I college athlete in good academic standing, you’re allowed to transfer schools, but you have to wait one year after transferring to be able to play for the new school.

The proposed rule change came after some athletes and fans began to criticize the process for being unfair. One NCAA official called the current system “unsustainable.”

The five sports affected by the rule are among the most popular college sports: men’s basketball, women’s basketball, men’s ice hockey, football, and baseball.

What do you think of the change? Will it help college athletes and the teams they play for? Let us know by calling us at 866-893-5722.

Guest:

Patrick Hruby, journalist who frequently writes about college sports; he tweets @patrick_hruby