AP sources: NCAA dumps requirement that transfers sit a year

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College athletes will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year

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Credit: AP Keith Srakocic

INDIANAPOLIS, Indiana (AP) – Major college football and basketball players will be permitted to transfer one time before graduating without being required to sit out a year of competition starting next season.

The NCAA Division I Council voted to change the long-standing rule, which has helped deter players in high-profile sports from switching schools, two people with knowledge of the council’s decision told The Associated Press.

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