In Reply to: Interesting article on NCAA athlete transfer rule posted by traprh on June 13, 2018 at 13:46:15
The way things are set up now, the only fair way to handle student/athlete's transfers is to set no bounds - a student/athlete should be able to transfer anytime, anywhere, for any reason no questions asked.
If the NCAA wants to be fair, which is something I believe is highly questionable, then if they are setting transfer restrictions on players then they are going to have to set accompanying restrictions on coaches and schools as well.
I don't think we will ever see the day that a coach, if he wants to change jobs will have to sit out a year or be restricted from changing his employment to an in conference school. Not will we ever see if a player transfers from one school for another both schools will lose a scholarship for a year.
The NCAA wants to keep promulgating the notion that these kids are amateur student/athletes but keep wanting to treat them as employees/indentured servants. The hypocrisy just doesn't fly.
I'm all for reforming the whole system, but simply tweaking some aspects of the players' plight is equivalent to rearranging the Titanic deck chairs IMO. I would like to see the days come back where student/athletes stay four years at one school and then move on, but that train left the station long ago. It can no longer be disputed that big time college athletics is a business venture and the players are partners in this thing but are not treated as such because the illusion is important to maintain for the sake of the bottom line of some - specifically, everyone involved except the players.
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