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College football news: NCAA could change the transfer portal window

These changes would change the inner workings of the college football transfer portal window.



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The college football transfer portal has rocked the landscape of the sport, changing how both coaches and players approach recruiting and offseason moves. In the case of Jim Harbaugh and Michigan football, the transfer portal has been quite beneficial, as the Wolverines have patched all roster holes heading into the 2023 season. At the end of June, the NCAA announced that it is reviewing some changes to both the spring and winter portal windows, which could impact Michigan, the Big Ten, and college football as a whole.

New changes proposed to the college football transfer portal by the NCAA

According to recent announcements from the NCAA, the winter and spring transfer portal windows are being reviewed for future changes. Currently, the window is set at 60 days, but in the coming months, the NCAA will review this window and consider shortening transfer portal activity from 60 days to 30 days.

As things stand at the moment, the college football transfer portal is active for 45 days during the winter window and another 15 days during the spring window. However, all of this could be cut in half depending on how the NCAA votes in October, which would be a massive change for the sport.

“Now that the proposal has been formally introduced, respective oversight committees and the Division I Student-Athlete Advisory Committee will gather additional feedback and offer potential amendments to the proposal over the summer,” the NCAA said in a June announcement.

According to reports from ON3, the NCAA will hold a final vote on a new college football transfer portal window in October, which is undoubtedly a major topic to watch for all college football fans.

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