Originally posted by ESPN.comAssociated Press GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The Atlantic Coast Conference has proposed making football players eligible to compete for five years, saying the extra season might allow some students to get their degrees rather than leave school early.
The ACC, which proposed the rule to the NCAA earlier this month, suggested that the NCAA eliminate redshirt seasons, when players are on the team but don't play. A redshirt season does not count toward eligibility.
Gotta love how the NCAA has different rules for the haves and have-nots...in this case, Division I and everybody else.
My little brother is going to play Division III football this fall at UW-Stevens Point. His course of study is expected to take five years. Problem is...in D-III, there's no such thing as redshirting. You come in right away, and even if you barely see the field, you can't "redshirt." You use up a year of eligibility right there.
So theoretically, by his 5th year of school, he won't be eligible to play football any more...in his senior year. WAAAAYYYY bogus, NCAA.
Star wipe, and...we're out. Thrillin' ain't easy.
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