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NCAA postponing transfer waiver vote

Posted at 7:51 PM, May 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-22 20:55:55-04

The timing wasn't right. That's one big reason the NCAA decided to postpone a vote on a new transfer rule that would allow student-athletes essentially one free transfer without sitting out a season.

The league is pushing the vote into 2021. Between the chaos around the COVID-19 pandemic through college athletics, and many of the proposal's details not yet ironed out, Louisiana Athletics Director Dr. Bryan Maggard said it was the right move.

"We have enough chaos going on right now, and I think the other part is there is still a lot of discussion to be had," he said Thursday. "As you peel the layers of the onion back, there is still a lot more detail that needs looked at. I absolutely think the right decisions was had, because if we're going to do it, lets get it right."

The transfer waiver is the NCAA's attempt at modernizing its rules. Currently baseball, basketball, football, and men's hockey players must sit a season after transferring. Wednesday's decision follows a recommendation from the NCAA Board of Directors who said in April that this vote was "not appropriate at this time."

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