NCAA recruiting and transfer updates

I was able to listen to a conference call recorded yesterday afternoon in which NCAA Division I representatives provided updates and answered questions for a group of Division I athletic directors and conference commissioners. 

Based on input from the NCAA’s Chief Medical Officer and the NCAA COVID-19 Advisory Panel, we can expect that the current NCAA “Dead Period” prohibiting in-person recruiting activity will be extended beyond the current imposed date of April 15.  We should learn more about that after another NCAA conference call scheduled for April 1. 

Also, discussion of a possible Transfer Waiver which will allow scholarship athletes in Baseball, Basketball, Football and Men’s Ice Hockey a one-time opportunity to transfer and be eligible the following year at another Division I program has been pushed back from the NCAA Division I Council’s April meeting to their June meeting.  Based on comments made on this call, if it's approved in June, the waiver will be available for athletes transferring this summer to have an opportunity to be immediately eligible next year.  

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