Chaney has been granted a waiver by the NCAA:
That is awesome for him. Really glad to see him eligible quickly.
I’m happy Chaney can benefit from this and get 2 years, but I’m totally baffled by why the NCAA grants waivers for some and not for others.
Why was he granted immediate eligibility? Did he have a valid reason?
My guess is if everyone is getting a extra year of eligibility anyway…why not just pass that along to transfers.
That would certainly cover the part of getting 2 years, but that should not effect the “imediate eligibility”. Generally that happens if there is some strong reason the player had to leave. Something like a coaching change or some reason to be closer to home, etc. But having played a year under Muss kills the coaching angle, and no way Houston is closer to home that Fayetteville for a Tulsa Native.
Will be interesting to see if Jalen Harris gets immediate eligibility at Georgetown.
Now with all that being said, I am pretty sure Arkansas tends to be very supportive with the process and paperwork for its departing athletes, so I have to wonder if that goes a long way in helping them get quick eligibility. And if so, does that mean places like Cal / Vanover were not cooperative?
Still just totally confused on how the NCAA decides to grant or deny these request. It seem as logical as just tossing a coin or rolling the dice.
The NCAA is a joke! With waivers and infractions.
This tweet by Jon Rothstein tells about what is going on with waivers this year. Maybe it is the pandemic, but I remember reading that there have been only 3 rejects so far.