Report: NCAA one-time transfer rule unlikely before 2021
The NCAA is seriously considering measures to allow student-athletes a one-time transfer without penalty, but it won’t be happening for this coming season.
According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, a June vote is possible, but even if the proposal passes, it’s unlikely to be instituted before the 2021-22 season.
Sources: If the NCAA votes in June to allow a one-time transfer rule with immediate eligibility, it is likely to begin during the 21-22 season.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) April 5, 2020
This is another major change in how things are run in college sports that will give more power to players. The proposal is increasingly backed by major conferences and seems inevitable, but next season’s crop of athletes don’t look like they’ll get to benefit. Still, this is now being discussed as a realistic possibility, which is a huge shift.