Wednesday, June 13, 2018 1:10 pm
NCAA eases rules on athlete transfers
RALPH D. RUSSO | Associated Press
College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.
The NCAA Division I Council approved the change Wednesday. It takes effect Oct. 15.
The long-awaited transfer change ended up being narrow, but should provide more freedom for athletes to transfer when and where they want.
Under the new rule, athletes would be permitted to be contacted when they notify their current coaches, who have two days to enter the names into a database created and managed by the NCAA that will alert schools who can be recruited.
The change will come with stricter tampering rules to help appease coaches who worry illegal recruiting could rise.