Wednesday was a busy day for the NCAA Division I Council.
Not only did it waive bowl eligibility requirements for the 2020 college football season, but it also granted an extra year of eligibility for winter sport athletes, and formally proposed new rules for the one-time transfer exemption and how college athletes can be compensated for the use of their name, image and likeness.
Let’s start with the eligibility portion. The NCAA back in August approved giving all spring and fall sport athletes “an additional year of eligibility and an additional year in which to complete it” via a blanket waiver. It is now doing the same for athletes who participate in winter sports like men’s and women’s basketball.