Get rid of the black market
For those of you living under a college football rock, on October 15th the NCAA opened up what is now being called the “transfer portal.” It is a database of student-athletes who have given notice to their institutions about their intention to transfer. When the institution receives notice of said intent to transfer, the institution is then required to place the student athlete’s name in the portal within two business days.
The NCAA calls it a national transfer database. We get to call it a portal which is awesome.
Prior to October 15th, the student-athlete was required to get permission from their current school in order to contact another school if they wanted to obtain a scholarship after they transfer. It essentially gave all the power to the coaches.