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What the NCAA Should Do About College Basketball Transfers

This is the third and final installment in a three-part series looking at college basketball’s transfer issues. In the first, I looked at whether college basketball really has a transfer “epidemic” (answer: not really). In the second, I explored why college basketball has such high transfer rates (answer: not sure but the NBA is a […]

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Why Are College Basketball Transfers So High?

In the first installment of this miniseries on college basketball transfers, I looked at whether the sport had an actual “epidemic”, i.e. whether the high rate of transfers was some recent phenomenon. The numbers suggest that college basketball transfer rates have always been high, are comparable to the general student population, but are accelerating in […]

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Is College Basketball Facing a Transfer Epidemic?

Dick Vitale has the latest in the never-ending series of articles decrying college basketball’s “transfer epidemic”. Most of Vitale’s complaints are in the same vein as others who have remarked on the issue. Too many players are taking the easy way out. The graduate transfer rule is being abused. Movement by coaches is fueling the […]

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Untangling the SEC’s Graduate Transfer Mess

Contrary to popular belief and a headline that I will not blame CBS’s Jon Solomon for, the SEC never “banned” graduate transfers. The SEC rule passed back in 2011 and likely prompted by Jeremiah Masoli’s transfer from Oregon to Mississippi after being dismissed from the Ducks football team was that transfers who had graduated were […]

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Cooperation May Save Early Signing Period

When the ACC announced its preference for an early signing period starting on August 1 for football players, I was ready to take the idea apart. The combination of the terms of the NLI and current football recruiting rules made a big mess likely. Transfer rates and release requests would have gone up without coaches […]

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Which Power Conference Basketball Teams Need to Worry About the APR

Earlier today I looked at which power conference football teams have to sweat it out leading up to the NCAA’s release of the 2012–13 Academic Progress Rate (APR) numbers next week. Now it is basketball’s turns. The biggest difference between football and basketball is that basketball’s smaller scholarship limit (13 vs. 85) means smaller APR […]

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Which Power Conference Football Teams Should Worry About the APR

When the NCAA’s annual Academic Progress Rate numbers are released next week, it will be something of a watershed moment. The APR benchmark for postseason eligibility will rise from 900 to 930 (with one more year of an exception). That change is expected to catch out a significant number of teams, enough so that there […]

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A Simple Solution to the Cost of Attendance Debate

Dan Wolken of USA Today: The reason athletics directors are still in a guessing game, even after such a prolonged discussion about the stipend/cost of attendance issue, is that the definitions involved are highly variable and extremely delicate relative to the current wave of lawsuits being pursued against the NCAA and its members. But there […]

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NCAA Governance Proposal Needs Changes to Give Everyone What They Want

Dennis Dodd of CBS Sports: Some Big Five commissioners and other stakeholders were initially surprised at the NCAA’s super majority concept. The association’s board of directors asserted Thursday that the 65 Big Five schools will have to pass legislation with at least a super majority (at least two-thirds in favor). In addition, four of the […]

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Governance Reform Will Cause Division I to Shrink, Not Split

While this week’s Board of Director’s meeting is not the main event and there is still plenty of time for it to change, in all likelihood what is adopted will look very close to the steering committee’s proposed model and it will happen in August. Anything else, including major changes or a delay, will almost […]

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