NCAA approves looser transfer rule
(AP) – Starting next season, major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition.
The NCAA Division I Council voted Wednesday to changed the long-standing rule that has often deterred players in high-profile sports from switching schools, two people with knowledge of the council’s decision told The Associated Press. They spoke on condition of anonymity because two-day meeting was still in session. The Athletic first reported the council’s vote.
The so-called one-time exception has been available to athletes in other NCAA sports for years, allowing them to transfer and play immediately.