What hath Thomas Mars wrought?

The NCAA decides to take a deep breath.

After a recommendation from the Division I Transfer Working Group, the Committee for Legislative Relief this week began a holistic review of the membership-created guidelines used when reviewing waiver requests for students seeking immediate eligibility after transferring from one Division I school to another.

The review, which began during the committee’s Feb. 11-12 meeting in Indianapolis, will be comprehensive and review each category of waiver guidelines. The review will include feedback from Division I Council members and other stakeholders and would update the guidelines to ensure they are aligned with current membership philosophies.

Holistic =  damn, those coaches are whining a lot.


Filed under The NCAA, Transfers Are For Coaches.

7 responses to “What hath Thomas Mars wrought?

  1. Gravidy

    Holistic = adjective I use when my butt is in a crack, and I’m trying to get it out by any means necessary.


  2. I’ll be honest … I find it ridiculous that a family has to engage a lawyer for this.


  3. Hogbody Spradlin

    Is ‘holistic’ gonna become the next word used every time someone wants you to think they’re an insider on the subject du jour?


  4. Go Dawgs!

    The transfer rules are outdated and they’re clearly no longer even being enforced. Time to update them or just do away with them.

    Who is paying Mars’ fees in these cases. I think the Fields family can afford a lawyer, but some of his clients are probably less well-off. Does he do this work with some sort of understanding that the bill won’t come due until after the athlete makes it to the pros or goes pro in something other than sports? Just another guy lining his pockets on the plight of the unpaid student athlete… which is just another reason they need to do away with this rule and let him chase someone else’s ambulance.


    • Governor Milledge

      There would not necessarily be anything impermissible with Fields being the client but the prospective university paying the legal fees.


  5. Mayor

    NCAA backing away from the edge of the cliff.