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Would this work that if put in to place, if Nick lost a year he could get it back?

I'm not sure it is much different than what is happening now. I guess it says "sits out a year of competition" not "forfeit a year of eligibility."

 

There needs to be a clarification in my mind over losing a year of eligibility and a year of competition. To me they are different but the Big Ten seems to apply them as the same.

 

Nick Suriano will be graduated before the NCAA acts on a recommendation of the student athlete committee.

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In football if a student athlete graduates they can transfer anywhere for their last year of eligibility. Is that not true in all sports? The article seems to suggest that it is not.

 

Yep, I think so. It's rampant in college basketball. 

 

I believe there are some restrictions to the grad transfer rule - like if an athlete completes their undergraduate degree and still has eligibility, he or she can transfer and compete elsewhere, but I think only if the grad (or second degree) program they're interested in is not offered at their current school. 

 

The article may also have been referring to reforms to grad transfers under consideration by the NCAA. There was a report not long ago that showed, not surprisingly, that a significant % of athletes who utilize the grad transfer option don't actually complete their graduate degree once their remaining semester/year of eligibility is utilized.  They usually end up competing and then dropping out. So, I guess the NCAA and the universities want to be sure it isn't abused. Only a small fraction of D1 athletes exercise this option though.

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This wouldn't necessarily override the B1G rules since current B1G rules are stricter than current NCAA rules anyway.

So this might not change the Suriano issue at all but is still more athlete centrric. Less needing to ask permission first.

And waivers/releases wouldn't be needed out of conference.

Hopefully, it would also align the graduate student transfer rules across the country.

B1G doesn't seem to differentiate in-conference and yet Ivies (and some other schools like F&M) don't allow grads to compete same school.

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Seems like the rule changes proposed will really have a significant impact on football and basketball.

 

I suspect the motivation is basketball. The one and done college players has resulted in some new issues in college basketball. If you get a high impact star, they are gone in one year. And if you bring in a transfer they are required to sit a year (unlike in wrestling). This rule would allow the top programs to recruit mid-major or minor conference stars to their programs as transfers that can compete immediately.

 

Transfers are already rampant in college basketball, even with the mandatory year that transfers have to sit out a year. Without having to sit-out, there is really no deterrent to transferring. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14390188/college-basketball-transfer-list

 

Not only can guys transfer to top programs without penalty, but they can talk to coaches without seeking permission from their current school.

 

I assume schools can still have the ability to block transfers, but with the new emphasis on road games, I see the buy-out for a transfer being a home/home contract.

 

LSU signs a basketball star from Winthrop and Winthrop agrees to the transfer in exchange for LSU going to Winthrop for a game.

 

At the end of the day, the top programs (and conferences) get even stronger.

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Seems like the rule changes proposed will really have a significant impact on football and basketball.

 

I suspect the motivation is basketball. The one and done college players has resulted in some new issues in college basketball. If you get a high impact star, they are gone in one year. And if you bring in a transfer they are required to sit a year (unlike in wrestling). This rule would allow the top programs to recruit mid-major or minor conference stars to their programs as transfers that can compete immediately.

 

Transfers are already rampant in college basketball, even with the mandatory year that transfers have to sit out a year. Without having to sit-out, there is really no deterrent to transferring. http://www.espn.com/mens-college-basketball/story/_/id/14390188/college-basketball-transfer-list

 

Not only can guys transfer to top programs without penalty, but they can talk to coaches without seeking permission from their current school.

 

I assume schools can still have the ability to block transfers, but with the new emphasis on road games, I see the buy-out for a transfer being a home/home contract.

 

LSU signs a basketball star from Winthrop and Winthrop agrees to the transfer in exchange for LSU going to Winthrop for a game.

 

At the end of the day, the top programs (and conferences) get even stronger.

Wouldn't Winthrop make more money from playing LSU in Baton Rouge (and receiving a guarantee) than Winthrop hosting LSU? (although at 6,100 seats, Winthrop Coliseum is pretty large for a mid-major basketball arena)

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Wouldn't Winthrop make more money from playing LSU in Baton Rouge (and receiving a guarantee) than Winthrop hosting LSU? (although at 6,100 seats, Winthrop Coliseum is pretty large for a mid-major basketball arena)

 

No, because there is competition for the game in LSU.  If Winthrop doesn't agree to the game at LSU for $80k, then LSU will just get Fort Wayne, Missouri State, or Loyola-IL to come in for the $80k.  There is competition that drives down the cost of guarantees. 

 

On top of that, Winthrop would have to pay for their travel and lodging.  So it is about a $60-70 payday for them after expenses to go to LSU and give up home court advantage.

 

A game at the Winthrop Colliseum would yield more money for the program.  Not only would it increase demand for tickets, but they would see more engaged students, attract more alumni giving from the game, and build more of a basketball and campus culture that would carry over to other games.

 

There is no competition for teams to go in to play Winthrop which is why they had to bring in two D3 teams last year to fill out their schedule.  They simply don't have any leverage in negotiations.  Once you get to teams outside of the top-100 or top-150, there is no real leverage.

 

The transfers would give them the leverage to help elevate the program some but they would have to do it by selling off their best players which then relegates them to a second tier program that continues to lose their best players.  That is a rock and a hard place...

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I wonder what would happen to the schools that mainly have only 1 or 2 AA candidates on their team.  If Edinboro keeps losing guys like Lugo to the top team, how long before some of these schools drop the sport?  And Edinboro isn't the best example because they have had some success lately. 

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I never understood why athletes that had had completed their degrees were considered transfers when enrolling & competing as a grad student at another institution.

 

 

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The only comparison I could give is juco kids getting Associates degrees...

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I wonder what would happen to the schools that mainly have only 1 or 2 AA candidates on their team.  If Edinboro keeps losing guys like Lugo to the top team, how long before some of these schools drop the sport?  And Edinboro isn't the best example because they have had some success lately. 

 

I think you would see Boro drop to DII before canning the program.  The PSAC has 4 DI teams I believe.   Some DI's have bounced back to DII which is better than dropping all together.  It will be interesting, but I don't see wrestling shifting from DI or dropped all together as long as Bruce is AD

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