Major change in college sports set to become official with controversial one-time free transfer rule

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April 28th will be a monumental day in college sports. The landscape of what we know today will be seriously altered, and the consequences will change the NCAA forever.

Currently, athletes are forced to sit out one season of eligibility when transferring from one school to another, unless they are grad transfers. There have been exceptions to the rule such as a transfer from an FBS school to a lower level institution.

We’ve seen many more transfers in the past couple of years resulting in waivers allowing immediate eligibility. But now it’s going to happen for everybody who wants to move from their original school.

If as expected voting by the NCAA Division I Board of Directors on April 28 ratifies the proposal, athletes be allowed to move from their original school to a new location without penalty one time. If a subsequent transfer is requested after the initial move.

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