NCAA Football Freshmen Ineligibility Considered by the Big Ten Conference
The Big Ten Conference has been a rather fascinating report lately, which considers that freshmen may not be able to compete in competitive athletics. Of course, one conference would not make such a drastic move without the other conferences being on board.
It creates a very fascinating debate, which may take off in the next few months. Time can say if this transition is going to happen, but if it does, it will transition the college athletic world, as we know it in the near future.
What the Big Ten calls the “year of preparation” will encourage new students to concentrate on their studies and adapt to college lives rather than becoming heroes when they step on the campus. The additional academic help would really set them for success in their first year, leading to a higher degree average.
It has been revealed by the NCAA that they do not want a minor professional athletics scheme. The point of college is to obtain a successful training and a degree. Athletes in this sport are less likely to remain at college until they graduate, since they will go to college for a year and play professional basketball.
Football players are more likely than any other student athlete to benefit from this transition in the long term. As an environment of recruitment and the national day of signing are so famous, cops will automatically experience the pressure to do so. Education plays secondary role in athletics when this occurs, which defeats the aim.
The expert of NCAA picks insiders who say that it would be a good thing for those involved to be able to sit out of athletics for a year in order to meet demands in the classroom.
Fans will like the change or not because they want rookies to have an impact on the court or field immediately. Conferences are more concerned with student-athletes’ health than about friendly fans.
The freshmans ineligibility discussions are still in the very early stages, but I would expect the discussions to take more seriously over the coming months with most of the power five conferences involved.
The new rule does not change too much for athletes who play basketball who are using the one-and-done rule. We saw some players after high school in foreign countries because they didn’t want to go to school.
If this rule change takes effect, we will see even more of it. But the NCAA will not think about the players again. You just want to help the student-athletes succeed in the court and in the classroom. It’d be an immense change, but I believe it’d be great for everyone concerned.
Experts on sport forecasting confirm that this rule never will be the rule of majority. Indeed, the Big Ten will be in a disadvantage when schools all over the country start to hire the best freshwomen in college basketball, including Kentucky.