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James, AGs force NCAA to end transfer rule

NEW YORK – New York Attorney General Letitia James, the U.S. Department of Justice, and a multistate coalition of 10 attorneys general today announced that the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has agreed to permanently end its transfer eligibility rule, which prohibited Division I college athletes from competing for one year if they transferred schools twice. The NCAA’s transfer eligibility rule forced college athletes to either stay in colleges they wanted to leave or miss out on athletic opportunities, limiting their career potential. The settlement resolves the lawsuit filed by Attorney General James and the multistate coalition, and requires the NCAA to stop enforcing its transfer eligibility rule.