ACC to allow transfers within conference

Dec 2, 2017; Charlotte, NC, USA; A view of the ACC logo on the field prior to the game between the Clemson Tigers and the Miami Hurricanes in the ACC championship game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

The Atlantic Coast Conference’s board of directors voted unanimously Monday to eliminate the league’s intraconference transfer rule.

Created in 1996, the rule required student-athletes without a degree to sit out one year if they were moving from one ACC school to another.

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Monday’s vote was not surprising, as the NCAA is expected to grant all student-athletes a one-time transfer with immediate eligibility in all sports.

“The time has come for all student-athletes to have the opportunity to transfer and be permitted to compete immediately,” ACC commissioner Jim Phillips said in a statement Monday. “This decision is in the best interest of our student-athletes as it allows greater flexibility during their collegiate career.”

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