Judge To Hear Arguments Over NCAA Sit-Out Transfer Rule

Law360, New York (January 12, 2017, 6:03 PM EST) -- An Indiana federal judge on Tuesday granted the NCAA's request for oral arguments on its bid to dismiss antitrust claims by a former Northern Illinois University football player challenging a rule that restricts student-athletes from transferring schools by requiring them to sit out a year.

The arguments come after similar claims were tossed by the same judge in another case last year.

Peter Deppe, a former walk-on punter at NIU, says he lost an opportunity to transfer to the University of Iowa, which offered him a scholarship, because he was unable to obtain eligibility to play immediately under the NCAA's year-in-residence...

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