NCAA Transfer Rule Ripe For Reform Despite Court Success

Law360 (March 13, 2018, 7:15 PM EDT) -- The NCAA continues to succeed in litigation challenging its restrictions on college basketball and football players' ability to transfer schools, but experts say there is still pressure to reform what is increasingly seen as a too-harsh system.

Last year the National Collegiate Athletic Association formed a working group comprising college and athletic department administrators and some student-athletes to look at the current transfer rules pertaining to Division I basketball and football and propose reforms. A council overseeing Division I rules is set to vote on a package of proposed rule changes as early as June.

Generally, student-athletes looking to transfer have...

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