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NCAA shrinks window to enter transfer portal

The window for Division I college athletes to enter the transfer portal is shrinking from 60 to 45 days.

The NCAA Division I Council voted Tuesday to approve the reduction for all sports.

“Council actions are not final until meetings conclude today,” the NCAA posted Wednesday on social media.

In football, a 30-day window will open after the season and a 15-day window will be available in the spring.

In basketball, the 60-day window that followed Selection Sunday last year will now be trimmed to 45 days.

Exact dates for the upcoming calendar year have not been announced.

The Division I Council had previously proposed slashing the windows to 30 days before settling on 45.

Graduate students can still enter the transfer portal at any time.

–Field Level Media