So, Dennis Dodd is reporting that Proposal 2018-106, which would require any program accepting a graduate transfer in football, men’s basketball or women’s basketball to commit to a scholarship for two years rather than one, is meeting some resistance.
Color me surprised. After all, how could anyone object to its noble concerns?
“This [proposal] has been in the works for a while,” said Gregg Clifton, a Phoenix-based attorney. “The concern, frankly, is you’re seeing kids not doing it for the right reason. They’re not doing anything to pursue a degree…”
Pay no attention to those one-and-done youngsters dribbling over there.
This is a joke, of course. The concern isn’t over academics. It’s the mid-majors pissed off by bigger programs raiding their kids that are driving this. I don’t know who wins this fight ultimately, but you can bet that whoever emerges victorious will label it a big win for student-athletes.