NCAA expected to approve 1 time transfer rule


Is this the start of free agency in college athletics?

The Division I Council is expected to approve new uniform NCAA transfer legislation this week, which will allow undergraduate athletes in all sports to move freely one time without having to sit out a season. The Council was originally supposed to vote on this legislation last January, but the vote was delayed following the receipt of a letter from the Department of Justice that touched on the transfer proposal but largely focused on name, image and likeness legislation.

This week, the Council will meet on Wednesday and Thursday to resolve the transfer issue as well as a host of other topics, including what the post-June 1 recruiting calendar will look like. Nothing the group votes on is considered final until the meeting officially concludes on Thursday.