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OT: Proposed One-time Transfer Exemption

Discussion in 'George Mason Basketball' started by Pablo, Jan 31, 2020.

  1. allhailme

    allhailme Preferred Walk-On

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    Meh. As has been pointed out most players will probably just apply for hardship waivers and dare the NCAA to deny them to avoid sitting out. If a global pandemic isn’t a hardship then I don’t know what is.
  2. gmujim92

    gmujim92 Hall of Famer

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    Conversely, if the NCAA wanted all of these transfers to be immediately eligible, they could have done that. They chose not to.
  3. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    http://www.ncaa.org/about/resources/media-center/news/di-council-approves-transfer-resolution:

    "The Division I Council approved a resolution Wednesday that outlined its intention to adopt by January a comprehensive legislative package creating uniform, modernized rules governing eligibility after transfer for student-athletes in all sports.

    The resolution was recommended by the Transfer Waiver Working Group, which earlier this year had proposed a change to waiver guidelines that would have accomplished the same goal but through the waiver process instead of through a legislative change. Last month, the Division I Board of Directors indicated it preferred a legislative change and lifted the moratorium it had placed on transfer eligibility proposals last fall."

    "The Council committed to work with conferences, schools, the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, the Division I Committee on Academics and other committees to form a permanent legislative solution.

    Currently, Division I rules permit student-athletes in all sports except baseball, men’s and women’s basketball, football and men’s ice hockey to immediately compete after a first transfer. Reliance on the waiver process for student-athletes in those five sports has put enormous strain on a historically collaborative process built to handle extenuating circumstances.

    The resolution called the waiver process 'an unsustainable method to achieve lasting stability, consistency and transparency within the transfer environment' and declared it was 'never designed to accommodate sustained requests for relief from a rule without actually changing the rule.'

    The comprehensive package will address issues that impact transfer, including academic requirements, roster management considerations, transfer notification dates, accountability measures for schools that accept transfer students, and additional education on the transfer rules and process. The Committee on Academics will provide its guidance to any academic aspects of the package."
  4. Pablo

    Pablo Hall of Famer

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    https://www.espn.com/mens-college-b...g-happen-college-basketball-transfers-2020-21:

    "The immediate focus now shifts to "sit-out transfers" who will have to apply for waivers in order to play in 2020-21. What percentage of these players do you expect to apply for waivers, and what is your sense of whether the NCAA will grant these waivers?

    I expect a massive increase in waiver applications. One, plenty of student-athletes who entered the portal were likely under the impression they wouldn't have to sit out next season. Some of those players are likely to apply for a waiver. Two, there will be coronavirus-related waiver requests, with players choosing to play closer to home or simply leave a certain state. That's in addition to the usual waiver requests from players who saw their coaches leave or felt they were forced to leave.

    It's hard to gauge whether the NCAA is going to be more lenient in granting waivers; there has been no indication one way or the other."
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  5. GMUgemini

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    Why would you even want to waste a season of eligibility on a year that might be played without fans, or cut short by a worse than foreseen second wave? I'd take the red-shirt and get that year back. The calculus of this of course changes if you are a legit pro-prospect, but how many of them have transferred this season?
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  6. Quentin Daniels

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    Does more waivers impact the incoming class though?

    If the number of scholarships a program can have doesn't change but more hardship waivers are granted, does that force programs to either take fewer recruits from the current class as the Seniors have been extended or tell a Senior who has been extended that his scholarship won't be honored.
  7. GMUgemini

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    There will be the same number of scholarships overall as there always have been, but guys who were mid-major recruits might be pushed down to low major (looking to transfer up after a year), and low-major recruits might prep or go JUCO or go D2 is what I would guess.

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