Could Intraconference Transfer Rules Be Almost Over?

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Intraconference transfer rules — which place special conditions on student-athletes looking to transfer to a new school within the same conference — could soon become a thing of the past, as leagues are considering allowing their players more freedom of movement.

CBS Sports reports that Oklahoma head football coach Lincoln Riley is using the Big 12 Conference’s intraconference transfer rule to block Chandler Morris from competing at conference rival TCU. Currently, Morris is practicing with the Horned Frogs, but has not yet been released from his scholarship with the Sooners — which could cost Morris a year of eligibility and require him to sit out the 2021 football season if nothing changes. 

However, CBS Sports reports that the Big 12 is “heavily leaning” toward getting rid of the rule stymying Morris — a move which some say is indicative of where collegiate athletics is headed.

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