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The NCAA approved changes to the DI transfer rule and football red-shirt restrictions

The NCAA made some announcements on Wednesday about a few rule changes that will affect all DI athletics this fall including for the 2018 college football season. For the most part, they are welcome additions, including eliminating the need to get permission to transfer to a new school, and new rules for football players to claim a red-shirt season.

“Beginning in October, Division I student-athletes will have the ability to transfer to a different school and receive a scholarship without asking their current school for permission.” — NCAA

The Division I counsel agreed this week to allow students to transfer without having to get their current school’s permission.