Report: NCAA discussing moving vote on immediate eligibility for transfers
Back in February, which feels like forever ago thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, the NCAA announced that a Transfer Waiver Working Group had been formed to consider a major rule change to allow undergraduate student-athletes the ability to transfer one time without having to sit out a season.
With the NCAA now having more immediate concerns, the vote could reportedly be pushed back from April to June, according to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
Source: The NCAA is discussing moving the vote for immediate eligibility for transfers from April to June.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) March 27, 2020
While the NCAA obviously has many pressing issues to deal with after the early end of the spring sports seasons, sports fans still questioned why the vote needed to be delayed.
Does the NCAA sit around and say “How can we piss off more people today?”
— CMCB (@Moxter3) March 27, 2020
Why delay. The voters should still be working, most at home, and a decision should be made.
— Neal Fink (@SALES_720) March 27, 2020
If they can discuss pushing back the vote then they should be able to just vote on immediate eligibility now
— Matthew Haddock (@MattHaddock901) March 27, 2020
As was reported in February, if the rule passes transfers will still have to meet certain requirements to gain immediate eligibility:
Athletes will have to have gained a release from their previous school, have to be in good academic standing, maintain academic progress at their new school and have no pending disciplinary actions or suspensions before gaining eligibility at a new school.