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NCAA rejects mandatory 2-year commitment to grad transfers

1 year 7 months 1 week ago Friday, April 19 2019 Apr 19, 2019 April 19, 2019 10:51 AM April 19, 2019 in Sports - AP - National

By RALPH D. RUSSO
AP College Sports Writer

A proposal to require a graduate transfer to count against a team's scholarship total for two years in football and basketball has been rejected by the NCAA.

The Division I Council on Friday voted down a proposal that could have tapped the brakes on the de facto free agency created by a rule originally intended to give athletes more freedom to pursue graduate degrees.

NCAA rules require football and basketball players to sit out a season after transferring, but those who complete a degree are permitted to transfer and play immediately. The proposed change would have locked schools into a two-year scholarship commitment regardless of how much eligibility a grad transfer had remaining.

An exception would have been made if the athlete completed degree requirements before the second season.

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