On Tuesday, there were reports about an NCAA rule proposal that would allow Division-1 transfers to be eligible immediately, instead of having to sit out a year.
Well not so fast on that; it turns out that no official proposal has been made, and it wouldn’t take effect in this decade anyways, according to Brett McMurphy.
Sources told me there are no proposals or votes to allow immediate transfers & if so, earliest rule could happen is not until 2020 or 2021— Brett McMurphy (@Brett_McMurphy) September 6, 2017
We wrote earlier in the week that, according to a report from Andrew Slater, the proposal was gaining traction and would need to be completed by Nov. 1, 2017.
There’s certainly a move that needs to be made regarding transfer eligibility and rules, as there are a lot more transfers happening these days. Should this rule ever come to fruition, we’d essentially have free agency in college sports, which would have obvious positives and negatives. It’d make offseasons a lot more exciting, but freshmen would be transferring non-stop if they didn’t like the one year they spent at their current school. Kentucky isn’t normally involved with the transfer market in losing or gaining players anyhow.
The amount of time it will take to put this rule in place is good, it’ll allow for the NCAA to assure that they get it right if they do indeed make a change.