There’s always something to game.

This genuinely sounds well-intentioned.  (h/t)

The Division I Committee on Academics will recommend to the Transfer Working Group that four-year transfer student-athletes who meet specific grade-point average and progress-toward-degree requirements be able to compete immediately at the second school.

The academic data reviewed by the committee indicated that, on average, sitting out a year of competition following a transfer may not be academically necessary for student-athletes with a strong scholastic foundation. As a result, the committee will recommend benchmarks that align with successful academic progress after transfer.

Committee members agreed those benchmarks should include a GPA between 3.0 and 3.3 and a requirement that students be academically eligible for competition at the time of transfer, based on their progress toward earning a degree within five years of initial enrollment.

So why do I have the feeling that some coaches who will remain nameless might suddenly find it in their best interests to allow their student-athletes to take more challenging courses?


Filed under Academics? Academics., The NCAA

7 responses to “There’s always something to game.

  1. Granthams replacement

    Auburn is in real trouble.


  2. djrichiep

    Nick Saban likes the way you think!


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Why would Saban have to steer players to harder courses, when he already tells the instructors what grade to give and they gleefully comply?


    • Derek

      I just have to ask a simple question: if the new school has admitted the slave/employee/player/student-athlete haven’t they implicitly decided the kid can effectively play AND go to school all at the same time?


      • Hogbody Spradlin

        I was figuring, tongue in cheek, that Saban would command grades good enough to stay eligible at Bama, but not good enough to transfer. Does that respond?


  4. UGA '97

    Or stay put, sit out and sell your likeness to pay for remaining courses and complete a degree.