SEC reportedly expected to vote on intraconference transfer rules later today

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The SEC's current transfer rules could come to an end as soon as today. According to Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports, the Southeastern Conference is expected to take a vote this afternoon on changing its intraconference transfer rules to allow the immediate eligibility of transfers from one SEC program to the next. As of right now, transfers from within the conference must apply for an immediate eligibility waiver or sit out a full season. This rule change is especially important to Kentucky, as incoming point guard Sahvir Wheeler recently transferred from Georgia. https://twitter.com/JonRothstein/status/1400520436681695232 It feels inevitable at this point that the intraconference transfers rule will ultimately change for the SEC. Considering how many student-athletes have already transferred within the conference, it would do far more damage and cause too much stress to keep the rule in place as opposed to eliminating it altogether. Kentucky head coach John Calipari noted during his first media appearance of the offseason last week that he "can't imagine" the SEC doesn't go through with the change. Also, earlier on Thursday, the Big East went ahead and announced that it would eliminate the intraconference transfer rule it had in place, effective immediately. Will the SEC follow suit by the end of the day? We sure hope so...

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