College athletes will no longer need permission from their coach or school to transfer and receive financial aid from another school.
The NCAA Division I Council approved the change effective Oct. 15 on Wednesday. The council also decided that D-I football players will be allowed to play in up to four games in a season without losing a year of eligibility if they can no longer play because of injuries or other factors.
The long-awaited transfer reform ended up being a narrow change, but should provide more freedom for athletes to transfer when and where they want.
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