NCAA – The Tale of Two Transfers

Why is a 1,000 yard rusher released from his scholarship, allowing Michael Dyer to transfer from Auburn to Arkansas St., however a bench warming center cannot freely transfer from St. Joseph’s to Alabama Birmingham?

O’Brien averaged 1.0 points and 1.3 rebounds in 7.2 minutes last season for Saint Joseph’s. He missed four games while the university investigated his potential role in a teammate’s theft of a computer laptop. That investigation cleared O’Brien of any wrongdoing.

Clearly O’Brien, much like Dyer, had a falling out with his head coach. Unlike Dyer, O’Brien is not all that, but his former school is going to make him sit out a full year. Just because. Why?

I understand that the NCAA is deferring to St. Joseph’s wishes, but this is clearly wrong. Once again the NCAA shows it has its collective head stuck up its ass. Just amazing.


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