https://www.espn.com/college-sports...etic-directors-support-one-transfer-exemption: "Big Ten Conference athletic directors are supporting a one-time transfer exemption for all sports, which would allow college athletes to move from one Division I school to another without sitting out a year, Oho State AD Gene Smith told ESPN. The league last year formally introduced a proposal for a one-time transfer exemption, but the NCAA's board of directors in November implemented a moratorium on transfer-related proposals for the 2019-2020 legislative cycle. A Big Ten athletic director said the league hopes the moratorium is lifted and the proposal could be considered as early as this spring, with a potential vote at the 2021 NCAA convention. A one-time transfer exemption currently is allowed in all but five Division I sports: football, men's basketball, women's basketball, baseball and men's ice hockey. Athletes transferring in those sports must sit out a year of competition unless they graduate from their original institution or obtain an immediate-eligibility waiver from the NCAA. 'I'm supportive of [the one-time exemption],' Smith said. 'I think it was almost unanimous. At the end of the day, we need to provide those kids in those five sports the same opportunities as those in the other sports have. At the end of the day, everybody else has choice. Why can't they have a choice?' Many football and basketball coaches have opposed a transfer exemption, likening it to free agency. But others cite an increase in transfers, the implementation of the NCAA's transfer portal, and a rise in immediate-eligibility waivers being granted as reasons for a one-time exemption." I concur with this proposal and believe that it will eventually be passed. If I'm not mistaken, 6 players during the Paulsen era have been required to sit out a season under the current rule. They include 5 who transferred out (Porter, Jackson, Abram, Dixon, & Newman) and Reuter who transferred in. Would Coach Paulsen, who appears to be averse to accepting transfers, be more willing to do so if the proposal is passed?