The Houston Cougars have granted their top two scorers releases to transfer to new schools, but with certain conditions attached.
Per a story from the Washington Post, Sophomore guard Danuel House and junior forward TaShawn Thomas have agreed to Houston’s conditions that will bar them from transferring to any school in the American Athletic Conference or schools who are on the Cougars’ schedule for the next two seasons.
However, the players plan to appeal an NCAA ruling that prevents them from transferring to a school within the state of Texas, as well as the stipulation requiring them to sit out an entire season.
It seems that the NCAA’s rules on transfers are being challenged — successfully challenged even — far more often than in the past. One more indication that the power of the ultimate overreaching organization might finally be crumbling.