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Posted: Saturday November 3, 2012 7:40PM ; Updated: Saturday November 3, 2012 7:40PM

NCAA tweaks transfer guidelines

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Former Duke and Memphis guard Elliot Williams is one recent NCAA player who transferred to be closer to a suffering family member.
Former Duke and Memphis guard Elliot Williams is one recent NCAA player who transferred to be closer to a suffering family member.
Al Tielemans

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) -- The NCAA is putting a restriction on athletes who want to play immediately after changing schools to be closer to an ailing or injured family member.

The NCAA said Friday that the athlete must choose a new school within 100 miles of the family member if they want to play right away. Otherwise, they will need to sit out a year as usual.

The NCAA said it was making the changes amid concerns that waiver decisions were not consistent from case to case.

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