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Here are the changes under consideration:
Free Transfer With a 2.6 GPA: Student-athletes with a 2.6 GPA need not sit out a year. That’s the threshold for not affecting the school’s APR rating. It lets college presidents convince themselves academics is a crucial part of the equation.
Permission tied to participation and practice, not scholarships: A student can transfer without permission. Unlike now, he/she would be eligible to receive a scholarship, though he/she would be banned from any participation for one year.
Transfers Would Not Cost Eligibility: The five-year clock is not affected. Student-athletes forced to sit out would not lose a year of eligibility.
Tampering Would Be a Huge Deal: Tampering with a student-athlete would be a grave sin under the NCAA punishment regime. The NCAA wants to avoid the logical abuse of freer player movement, having a football player have a break out season at FIU and then have LSU, Alabama and Florida recruiting him to transfer. It works in theory, though it is unclear how this would be proven or enforced.
Though imperfect, implementing these compromise steps would be a definite improvement.
Free Agency...welcome to college football.
Sounds like a nightmare.
If I were the smaller schools I would be scared of that.
I don't see how this could go wrong at all...
Needless to say, I don't like it at all.
I think players should be allowed to transfer but the penalty should be different. If they transfer and choose not to sit the year then they lose out on a scholarship. So if a guy wants to transfer and play right away he has to pay his own way. Or you can still transfer and sit and keep the scholarship. Otherwise I think the rules are just fine.
This post was edited by blackshoes 18 months ago
Sh!t...this would be INSANE. Its like saying everybody has a 1 year contract and is free to move around as they see fit. The only rule I would like to see changed in regard to transfers is in regards to a coach leaving the same year as you signed your LOI. You see it in college basketball due to the 2 signing periods. Coach signs a class then splits. That I think is terribly unfair.
NCAA....what a $h*t organization
What a joke. Kids are going to be transferring by the boatload.
You would have to have some major guidelines in place, like a school can only get as many new transfers as they lost, to keep all elite players from deciding to go to Bama every year. And even then maybe put a cap on new incoming guys who were enrolled at another school at 3-5. And maybe make it a player can only transfer once without penalty, and only before his Junior year. IDK just ideas.
BTW, if I'm a really good player who just wants to party in college, I would keep transferring every year. Unlimited scholarships for me!
You mean guidelines like academic fraud in athletics?
this rule does not impact PSU of course..
One of the funniest comments from the original story was...
"so you need a 2.6 to transfer without penalty? At least LSU doesn't have to worry about losing anbody"
And please note, academics don't pertain to the student athlete at UNC.
Instead of having academic fraud to be eligible I think alot of program would deflate their kid's grades to keep them from being transfer eligible... handshakes with professors to keep their grades right below the 2.6 line for kids who would generally be above it.
Hey, that's pretty good. I like the way you think.
The 2.6 GPA is SEC Scholar-Athlete of the week material.
So your program benefits by having dumber players? Genius Emmert, pure genius.
Only the good ones, and the bad ones will stay on for 4 years since that's the agreement they signed. Big Ten teams honor for four years now.
I see this creating an issue when a coach leaves a big time program and like mentioned previously when a small school has a really good player ... he would transfer to a bigger program.
It just doesn't seem right.
If winning was easy even losers would do it.
What a total and complete joke. Gives the SEC one more avenue to abuse to increase the talent influx. NCAA is a sham. As if they are not smart enough to know players will move to powerhouse programs without a trace. Does the GPA count if you go to make believe classes? Oh wait, that is not an NCAA issue. Never mind.
The only issue I see with pay your way to play type of transfer is that it would potentially favor well to do students that have the ability to pay their own way. Corruption would come into play with a kid that wants to transfer and play but can't afford the bill... I could see boosters getting involved here or at a minimum creating an unfair advantage to kids that come from money.
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This is horrible, under these rules recruiting would expand to encompass college athletes just as much as high school recruits. It would be the "free agency" we saw at Penn State this last off season but on a nationwide scale. Small schools would be hurt a lot as the big football programs could cherry pick their best players.
This is a completely stupid proposal. It wouldn't be a complete frickin nightmare to police at all.
This is a horrible idea on many levels. Not a fan of this at all. It will create so many opportunities for problems.
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