I can't see how this wouldn't lead to even more transfers—particularly in men's and women's basketball—but John Infante reports here on a proposed new transfer model, with the most important change being that student-athletes could transfer to a new school and be immediately eligible if they have a GPA of at least 2.6. Infante outlines this new model this way:
- Athletes would still need to get permission to contact another school before transferring. But permission would be tied to practice and competition, not athletics aid. So even if permission was denied, the student-athlete would still be able to receive a scholarship.
- Athletes who qualify for the transfer exemption in the APR would be permitted to play immediately at the new school. That would make a 2.600 GPA the magic number to play immediately.
- Athletes who do not qualify to play immediately at the next school would still receive an extension of their five-year clock so they can use all their eligibility.
- Tampering with an athlete by another school would be considered a severe breach of conduct, a Level I violation, the highest in the NCAA’s new enforcement structure.