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NCAA Grants Division I Transfers Immediate Eligibility For 2020-21 Season

Dec 16, 2020, 4:07 PM | Updated: 4:54 pm
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A NCAA logo is seen on the wall as Yeshiva players warmup prior to playing against Worcester Polytechnic Institute during the NCAA Division III Men's Basketball Championship - First Round at Goldfarb Gymnasium on at Johns Hopkins University on March 6, 2020 in Baltimore, Maryland. On Thursday, Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan announced that Maryland had confirmed three cases of residents with COVID-19, otherwise known as the Coronavirus, prompting Johns Hopkins officials to host the NCAA men's basketball tournament without spectators. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
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SALT LAKE CITY, Utah – The NCAA Division I Council decided to grant a blanket waiver to allow transfer student-athletes in all sports immediate eligibility for the 2020-21 season.

The NCAA announced the decision on Wednesday, December 16.

“We are thrilled at the passing of the blanket waiver as we believe it is in line with DI SAAC, ensuring that all of our student-athletes have the best opportunity to thrive both academically and athletically,” NCAA DI SAAC vice chair Caroline Lee said in response to the decision. “In a time of great uncertainty amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we feel it is in our best interest to grant immediate eligibility for those who have transferred in order to best support their mental health and well-being.”

The ruling will reportedly not impact a transfer like BYU men’s basketball guard Brandon Warr, who transferred to the Cougars from a non-Divison I school in Westminster College.

Warr is currently redshirting this season.

Prior to transferring, Warr played three seasons with the Griffins.

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