Good article, and if I’m reading this correctly, what it means is that if a grad transfer doesn’t complete his grad school requirements in Year One, that scholarship slot will count against the school in Year Two, even if he’s out of playing eligibility.
They frame this, as the article suggests, as enforcement against the schools and as pro student-athlete, that it eliminates “sham” grad transfers where the player takes just a few courses and then bails well short of a graduate degree. I don’t read it that way. How is ANY additional education, especially of a graduate nature, a bad thing? Why would we want to discourage it at all? If this gets passed, that’s what will likely happen, as schools wouldn’t want to run the risk of having a scholarship tied up as an empty slot for a year in almost every case.
The NCAA got some pro student athlete enlightenment in regard to non grad transfers, as the article notes.Strange that they are seemingly cutting back the other direction in this case.