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NCAA D-I Eases Up On Transfer Restrictions and Redshirt ruling

Things are looking up for some college athletes.  The NCAA division one council has approved changes that shift more power from schools to athletes.  The organization officially adopting what's called a "Notification of transfer" model.

The change gives athletes more control over where they play.  They'll no longer have to ask permission from their university or coach to transfer schools.  Schools will be required to promptly enter an athlete's name into a national transfer database.

Another big change will help players get the most out of their red-shirt year.  The NCAA will now allow players to participate in up to four games in a season without losing a year of eligibility.

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