Well, there’s this as a starting point.
The Division I Transfer Working Group affirmed its strong support for a proposal that would eliminate the ability of schools to influence athletics scholarships provided to student-athletes after they transfer.
That’s nice, but as you read through the release, there are a ton of proposals, some of which conflict, that give me the impression they’re still a ways away from a final consensus. One thing I do like a lot is that they’re looking to stiffen the penalty for coaches tampering with a college athlete at another school. If you have a problem with players being recruited when they shouldn’t be, that should be on the coaches doing the recruiting.
On the other hand, if you want to see something that ought to make Nick Saban’s head explodes, check out the tail end of the release.
The working group is interested in membership feedback on a proposal that would require schools that accept graduate transfers to offer aid — and count it against team limits — for the duration of the graduate program in which the student enrolls. With this concept, even if a student leaves after the first year of a two-year graduate program, the school could not re-award that aid, and it would continue to count against team limits.
You lose a grad transfer, but still have to take the scholly hit for him? Ouchy-ouch. (As bad as that might be for Saban, merely on general principle, imagine the havoc it would wreck on basketball rosters.) No wonder the report goes on to note “membership opinion was deeply divided”. Hunh, imagine that. Yet for some reason, they’ve put it out there again to see if those opinions have changed. Somebody at the NCAA has a sense of humor, I guess.