Transfer, scholarship and redshirt rules aren’t fair for Div. I college athletes

Many young basketball players have big dreams of being awarded a full basketball scholarship to play NCAA Division I  basketball. However, here are some rules they might want to consider before attending a Div. I college.
Are the best interests of Div,. I college basketball players who are recruited and given basketball scholarships taken into consideration in transfer, scholarship and redshirt rules?
If a head coach of a Div. I team changes jobs and moves from College A to College B, then he can coach immediately that next season.
However, if a player who was recruited by this coach wants to transfer to the coach’s new team, then the player has to sit out a year because he is transferring.
This player does not know how he fits in with the new head coach coming to College A. He may fit in, but he may not and might have his scholarship dropped by the incoming coach.
Several years ago the scholarship for a player was for four years as long as the athlete remained academically eligible and was a good team member in good standing.
The NCAA Div. I college presidents changed this rule so that now the scholarships are on a year to year basis at the discretion of the coaching staff. This means that each spring coaches evaluate players and can remove them from the scholarship list.
This can happen especially when a new head coach comes in and did not recruit any of the players on that team.
When some college Div.I coaches were under the four-year scholarship rule and wanted to get rid of a player who didn’t pan out, then many times they would try to help them by encouraging them to transfer. They would even help them transfer to another college, so that they could make the player’s scholarship available.
College athletes are only as good as the next recruiting class and it was bad enough when the scholarships were for four years but it is totally unfair now that the scholarships are for one season at a time.
These two rules are very unfair to the student athlete.
As far as the one-year scholarship, I cannot believe highly educated presidents can make such a rule.
This rule makes it very easy for a coach to make a mistake in evaluating a player and correct it simply by taking away the scholarship at the end of the first year.
Is that really fair, especially at state land grant institutions where taxpayer dollars help pay for these student-athlete scholarships?
Concerning the redshirt rule, when a player asks to be redshirted because of injury, illness or other reasons and the redshirt year is not granted by the coaching staff, then that’s not fair to the player.
Coaches will redshirt a player who they feel is not ready for Div. I  play,however, that is usually a coach’s decision.
Big-time Div. I  basketball is a cutthroat operation at many schools. Players interests are not considered because it is all about the money, coaches and winning.
Many of these Div. I basketball factories are basically farm teams for the NBA.
What is best for the student-athlete should be considered first. However, once a player has signed his letter of intent, he is not in control of his basketball destiny.
Here are some suggestions that would be student-athlete friendly.
1. If a player’s coach accepts a new job and the incoming coach feels that the player does not fit into his plans or doesn’t offer a scholarship renewal, then that player should be allowed to transfer to the school of the coach who recruited him, without having to sit out for a year.
2. Make scholarships for two years instead of one year.
3. Allow the player, if injured before the timeline to redshirt, to make the final decision if he wants to redshirt because of the injury
Instead, the current rules are coach friendly, and not in the best interest of the student athlete.

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