Podcast: A long conversation about possible changes to Division I transfer rules
Gary Parrish and Matt Norlander also discuss the NCAA's handling of Houston and Marvin Bagley
The possibility of the NCAA someday allowing basketball and football players to transfer from one Division I university to another without penalty has been a big topic of conversation the past week. So, naturally, Matt Norlander and I opened this episode of the Eye on College Basketball Podcast with a conversation about that.
The idea that amateurs are often restricted and penalized for changing schools has never made sense to me. And though I acknowledge it likely would increase the number of transfers and complicate the jobs of coaches, I still insist the good for the student-athlete outweighs the bad for the college coach. And I'm not convinced the bad for the college coach will be that bad or even bad at all. And, for what it's worth, I talked to a couple of college coaches this weekend who agree.
Simply put, it's the right thing to do.
So here's hoping the NCAA eventually does it.
After that conversation we discussed thethat went viral Saturday morning, and . A proactive/smart approach could have avoided the entire mess. They would be wise to learn from their mistake. And, finally, we closed on at Duke. Did it happen more quickly than expected? Yeah, definitely. But, either way, it's great for college basketball to have a prospect like this in uniform. And this season.
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