Deion Malone

I understand Deion Malone is in the transfer portal. Malone plans on transferring and requesting a sixth year. Question is the NCAA planning on changing the five year rule, because as the rule is now he isn’t eligible for a sixth year.

12.8.1.7.1
https://web3.ncaa.org/lsdbi/

I think he is eligible for a sixth year because he redshirted one season and missed another because of injury. The rule change earlier this year pertains to that exact scenario. It’s how Kevin Richardson was given a sixth year.

Matt, you didn’t bother to read the rule. Kevin Richardson redshirted his freshman year, Malone redshirted his third year. Read paragraph (A) of NCAA rule 12.8.1.7.1

The LINK below is to the Search Engine of NCAA Manual. Type in the number. The top link is the most recent rule.

12.8.1.7.1
https://web3.ncaa.org/lsdbi/

I bet he gets it.

I hope he gets another year. The question is who will let him play for them?

But Malone redshirted his initial season in the NCAA, which I think falls under:

(a) The student-athlete did not use a season of intercollegiate competition in his or her initial year of full-time, collegiate enrollment due to an institutional decision to redshirt the student-athlete;

His first two years were in junior college. Like Clay said, I think he’ll get a sixth year.

Come on Matt, I expect better of you. Deion may very well receive a sixth year, but NCAA rule 12.8.1.7.1 (a) will have to be revised before this happens for him

(The student-athlete did not use a season of intercollegiate competition in his or her initial year of) As for this sentence, they are speaking of NCAA rule 12.8.1 which is the Five Year Rule. meaning you have five years to play four years of competition. Meaning the initial year of the five year rule, for the individual student-athlete who is seeking the sixth year of competition.

For the record I hope Deion Malone does receives another year of eligibility.

If anyone should want to read five year rule, you can read from 12.8.1. to 12.8. 6.3.1.1.1

type in the number
12.8.1
https://web3.ncaa.org/lsdbi/

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