The U.S. Department of Justice, alongside the District of Columbia and states of Mississippi, Virginia, Minnesota, joined seven other states in their antitrust challenge against the NCAA’s transfer eligibility rule.

The rule blocks some student-athletes from immediately competing after transferring between colleges and has been a recent source of contention in the world of college

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) faces a new legal challenge as seven U.S. states have filed a federal lawsuit alleging the NCAA’s student-athlete transfer eligibility rule violates U.S. antitrust law.

Transfer Eligibility Rule

NCAA rules currently permit undergraduate college athletes to transfer once with immediate eligibility to compete at their new university. However, subsequent