vegassports-odds.com
vegassports-odds.com June 21, 2018


Redshirts now allowed to play in four games

14 June 2018, 08:33 | Joan Schultz

NCAA announces change to transfer policy, schools will no longer have ability to block transfers

NCAA announces transfer redshirt rule changes

Per Hosick, starting with the upcoming 2018-19 academic year, the council also ruled athletes can play in up to four games each season without losing a season of competition.

For the first time, college football players will be able to participate in part of a season, not miss time due to injury, and still be able to redshirt.

Nicholas Clark, a former football player at Coastal Carolina and a member of a student representative on the council, said the change promotes fairness and the well-being of college athletes.

Under the new rule, athletes only must tell their school's compliance director that they wish to transfer - essentially with no questions asked - and must see their names put into the NCAA's national transfer database.

With the rule change, schools can't prevent specific programs from contacting a transferring student-athlete.

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 transfer rule will generate the most buzz, though.

The new rule was passed with players that are struck down by early-season injuries in mind, but will also allow players that are used sparingly to prolong their college careers, creating more opportunity for athletes to contribute on the field of competition.

De Gea wants Spain's PM to offer public apology
Manchester United star David de Gea has insisted he has no time for the Real Madrid rumours as he hopes to avoid any distractions that can hurt his World Cup campaign.

Meghan Markle has been submitted for Emmy consideration for 'Suits'
She also wore pink for her very first royal outing on May 22, as well as an nearly identical hat. No matter where she stands, Meghan Markle surely has a seat at the table as the newest royal.

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen expected to cooperate; legal team leaving
McDermott, Will & Emery LLP, the law firm representing Cohen, "is not expected to represent him going forward", according to ABC . Attorneys Stephen Ryan and Todd Harrison from NY firm McDermott, Will & Emery LLP had previously been representing Cohen.

"The membership showed today that it supports this significant change in transfer rules", said Justin Sell, chair of the Division I Transfer Working Group and athletics director at South Dakota State.

The Division I Student-Athlete Experience Committee will look at how a similar ruling could apply to other sports and what number of games should be considered.

Over the past few months, CBS reported multiple other transfer proposals, including one that would force all student-athletes to sit out a year after transferring, and another that would lessen the mandated time out for students who meet a certain GPA threshold. After two business days, opposing coaches are free to contact that athlete.

The change in policy is also a major win for coaches at the FCS level (63-scholarship limit), especially at private schools that don't draw many walk-ons and commonly have depth issues as coaches have tried to redshirt as many true freshmen as possible.

Herman has said previously it's his belief athletes should get to play five years without any restrictions.

"I understand the rationale of why", Del Conte said.

"Even if some senior players decide it's not in their best interest to play in a bowl game, what a wonderful thing it would be to play some of the freshman in that bowl game and not lose their redshirt year".



Other News

Trending Now

Britain's Queen Elizabeth takes Meghan by train on first solo royal trip
The Duchess of Sussex opted for a pale pink off-the-shoulder dress by Carolina Herrera with a matching hat by Philip Treacy.

After arrest, Farrah Abraham insists there's more to the story
Abraham was booked in 2013 for a DUI in Omaha, Nebraska, after the police report indicated that she was swerving on the road. Abraham, who reportedly "displayed signs of intoxication", was booked for battery and trespassing at around 2 a.m.

Federation Internationale de Football Association picks referee Pitana of Argentina for World Cup opener
China is widely expected to bid to host a future World Cup , and is planning to build 70,000 soccer pitches by 2020. Sixty matches will take place in the U.S. , while Canada and Mexico will host 10 games each.

Trump and Kim Jong Un will begin summit with one-on-one meeting
The deal collapsed in 2002, when US officials accused North Korea of covertly running a nuclear program using enriched uranium. Trump, who is going to face the elections in 2020, will be able to tout this summit as a big victory under his presidency.