The NCAA Division I Council voted on Wednesday to allow for football and basketball players to have a one-time transfer before graduating without having to sit out a season, per the Associated Press.
The AP and the Athletic have cited multiple sources with direct knowledge of the council’s actions on Wednesday as asking not to be identified while confirming the news. The AP reports that the council’s decisions will not become official until the meetings end on Thursday.
The one-time transfer exemption has been in place for several NCAA non-revenue sports for years. But student-athletes in football, baseball, men’s and women’s basketball and ice hockey were required a special waiver for immediate eligibility.
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