SEC’s Greg Sankey: Wave of NCAA waivers ‘creates difficulties’

Associated Press
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey says it’s too early to tell for sure if the transfer portal is a net positive for college athletics.

He doesn’t need more data to see that the NCAA is not denying as many waiver requests for athletes wanting to head to another school.

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“That’s a bit of an understatement there,” Sankey said Monday at a regional meeting of the Associated Press Sports Editors at league headquarters. “I think that creates difficulties for everyone involved.

“There are a lot of waivers granted. I have not monitored the percentage.”

It’s just one part of what he calls an “ongoing dialogue” regarding transfer rules, including graduate transfers.

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