NCAA eases up on Division I football redshirt restrictions

NCAA eases up on Division I football redshirt restrictions

NCAA eases up on Division I football redshirt restrictions

"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being", said council chair Blake James, who is the athletic director at Miami.

The NCAA also took a step forward regarding player rights in the highly controversial transfer system by deciding to eliminate the permission-to-contact process, starting in October.

The Division I council adopted a proposal that prevent schools from blocking transfer requests from student-athletes. Now, a player simply has to tell his school he wishes to transfer and the school will have two business days to put their name into a national transfer database. "Redshirt football student-athletes are more likely to remain engaged with the team, and starters will be less likely to feel pressure to play through injuries". Previously, college coaches were able to block the transferring athlete from certain schools, and the athlete was required to obtain permission for schools to contact him.

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The change will allow players to maintain a year of eligibility in the event of injuries of other factors require them to play and opens the door to greater development earlier in a players' college career. "Coaches will appreciate the additional flexibility and ability to give younger players an opportunity to participate in limited competition". The rule change ends the controversial practice in which some coaches or administrators would prevent students from having contact with specific schools.

The NCAA's Transfer Working Group proposed the change in fall 2017 in an attempt to separate a student-athlete's interest in transferring to a new school from the process of receiving a scholarship at the new school. The proposal was initially tabled in April over concerns about timing, the number of games and potential application to other sports, according to a release by the NCAA.

Much of the talk about transfers focuses on the so-called year-in-residence, the one year a player in the most high-profile sports such as football and basketball must sit out after switching schools.

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The old rule was meant to discourage other schools from tampering with student-athletes. Currently, a student's notification of intent to transfer at the end of a term is not one of the listed reasons a school can use to cancel aid.

"Another financial aid element, autonomy legislation that governs when a school can reduce or cancel aid, may be adjusted next week by the autonomy conferences".

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