How Transfer Rule Affects Earning Potential

April 20, 2021 – Media Mention
Front Office Sports

Irwin Kishner, co-chair of Herrick's Sports Law Group, was quoted in Front Office Sports in an article addressing the groundbreaking NCAA Transfer Rule. Kishner noted that the rule “gives players more control over their own destiny… and to hopefully capitalize on some of the economic value that they’re bringing to these programs.” 

"Another benefit? The change may invite more second-string players at top programs to seek out less competitive programs where they can play more," Kishner said. "Meanwhile, players at 'second-tier' programs who have breakout seasons may try to transfer to more prestigious teams."

Kishner further elaborated that "[e]ither scenario would allow players new opportunities to improve their draft stockHowever, it may create complications for some teams worrying about better programs picking off their players."