NCAA changes redshirt rule in college football

13 June, 2018, 22:09 | Author: Suzanne Horton
  • NCAA President Mark Emmert speaks during the NCAA Convention in January in Indianapolis

Currently, Division I student-athletes have five years to play four seasons.

Under previous NCAA rules, programs could deny student-athletes permission to seek transfers to schools for any reason, no matter how inconsequential.

The NCAA has passed a rule that allows college football players to play up to four games without burning their redshirt.

The new "notification-of-transfer" model will take effect on October 15, 2018.

To address one specific concern, the Council specified that midyear enrollees can not use the exception to play a bowl game before their first academic term.

The previous transfer rule, which required student-athletes to get permission from their current school to contact another school before they can receive a scholarship after transfer, was meant to discourage coaches from recruiting student-athletes from other Division I schools.


Last season, this opportunity may have led to redshirts like quarterback Tommy DeVito and cornerback Ifeatu Meliufonwu seeing playing time as they prepared to step into larger roles.

The NCAA has approved a massive change to transfer rules as student-athletes will no longer be required to gain permission to contact schools once they decide to leave their current institution, essentially ending the practice of blocking transfers by schools.

"This change promotes not only fairness for college athletes, but also their health and well-being", Miami AD Blake James said in a statement to the NCAA on the redshirt rule change.

According to the NCAA's release, student-athletes who wish to transfer will notify their current school of their desire to transfer. Schools would often block permission to conference opponents, rivals or programs that recruited prospects out of high school, which would often force student-athletes to transfer down to junior college before landing at their school of choice.

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.

Early playing time won't be kept just to the above group, of course, as the rest of the signees arrive soon, and the days of a player working his way into near playing status without playing due to outdated rules are over, meaning many first-year players could get some run this fall. The so-called autonomy conferences will consider two different proposals to allow schools to cancel the aid.

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