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With all eyes on Baylor, and what they knew when about Sam Ukwuachu and his past before transferring from Boise State, there’s some news coming out of the Big 12. The Austin American-Statesman is reporting that the conference is in favor of establishing a new transfer rule similar to the rule the SEC passed this year.

The SEC’s rule made waves across the college football landscape earlier this year. It’s taking a stand. The rule prevents the transfer of a player with a history of “serious misconduct” into the conference, and goes on to define serious misconduct as sexual assault, domestic violence, and/or other forms of sexual violence.

The Big 12 might be considering an even more hardlined stance if Patterson and Plonsky get their way. At this point it’s unclear as to what that could mean, but the Big 12 may wish to expand on the definition of “serious misconduct” by including things like other violent crimes, DUI’s, and/or drug arrests.

The proposal won’t be submitted to the Big 12’s board until late October, but it sounds like it’s just a matter of when the new rule will come about, not if, and they’re just working out the details.

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