College Hockey

NCAA could vote on new transfer rule as early as this summer


The NCAA membership did not vote on new transfer rules at the recently-concluded annual convention, but did adopt a new rule that would allow it to vote as soon as this summer rather than wait until the next round in September.

The proposed new transfer rules being discussed involve the ability of players to change schools without having to sit out one year, as they currently must. Reportedly, there will be an academic component tied into this, the specifics of which are still unclear. This legislation could include the creation of a national database, visible to all schools, where players must report their intention to transfer.

The concern is that any such new rule would create open season on transferring, with players being plucked away from “smaller” programs to larger ones. The upside is more freedom of movement for players often stuck in what they deem bad situations.

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About Mike McMahon

Mike McMahon is in his 13th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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