Over the course of the past year, there has been a ton of talk about the NCAA changing its rules on two different topics. The first is the name, image, and likeness rights and the other is the one-time transfer rule.
Both rules have each had their runs of gaining momentum to being passed, but each time they are set on the backburner.
Now according to Bryan Fischer of Athlon Sports, the NCAA will move forward with the transfer rule which will allow student-athletes one penalty-free transfer in their college career. The rule change is expected to be voted on at the NCAA Division I Council’s meeting after the Final Four.
Source: NCAA is moving forward with one-time transfers. D1 Council will vote on a waiver to allow one-time transfers for the upcoming year (2021-22) at their April meeting after the Final Four.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 8, 2021
However, this is not going to be a permanent change (just yet) as this waiver is only going to be for one season while the NCAA works to create long-term legislation.
This change would mean that incoming transfers like Wan’Dale Robinson will easily be able to take the field for the Kentucky Wildcats this fall.
Fischer also reported some interesting news about what we could see coming on the recruiting side of things this summer.
D1 Council will also be finalizing some plans for post May 31 recruiting next week. Firmly on the table: things like football camps and a quiet period this summer.— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) March 8, 2021