Instant Impact: Why Former UGA Standout Cade Mays Will Likely Receive Transfer Waiver to Play in 2020

As astutely pointed out by Rustin Cohle in True Detective, “time is a flat circle.  Everything we have done or will do, we will do over and over and over again – forever.”  For any fans of college football, this certainly rings true as it pertains to NCAA transfers. This week, prominent University of Georgia sophomore offensive tackle Cade Mays entered into the infamous transfer portal, and all signs point to his instant enrollment at the University of Tennessee. Georgia is no stranger to…
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Under a Microscope: NCAA Reviewing Academic Standards of Division I Student-Athletes

On October 13, 2016, the NCAA announced that it opened an overarching review on its academic standards for Division I student-athletes. The target of this investigation is to maintain academic quality for these student-athletes, and the committee has already approved a new transfer policy in its effort to accomplish this goal that retroactively applies to the 2012-2013 academic year. Under the old policy, when a student-athlete would transfer to another school, the transfer sometimes harmed the original school’s academic progress rate, or APR, which is…
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