The Big 12 has eliminated its intraconference transfer rule, conference commissioner Bob Bowlsby said Wednesday, according to Sports Illustrated's Ross Dellenger.
Student-athletes can now transfer between Big 12 schools without losing a year of eligibility. The previous transfer policy barred athletes who moved within the conference from becoming eligible until they served one academic year in residence at their new institution.
The NCAA's division council approved a one-time transfer rule for athletes in all sports Wednesday, according to Nicole Auerbach of The Athletic. All athletes will reportedly be able to transfer once and immediately be eligible to compete. The decision is expected to become official Thursday, reports Auerbach.
The Big 12's move comes one day after the AAC announced it had scrapped its transfer policy, joining the MAC and the ACC in aligning with the NCAA's incoming transfer legislation. The Pac-12 currently requires transfers to sit out their first year after transferring but is expected to eventually eliminate that policy, Dellenger reports.