Originally posted by tatdwolf49:
How can a RS sophomores come out now ??? Thought i heard or read somewhere they have to have at least 3yrs in college ??? Dont beat me up to bad dont know how all that stuff workz...
A redshirt = 1 year
Sophomore = 2 year
Therefore a RS sophomore = 3 years
The NCAA has rule that says athletes can set out their first year of a competitive sport without it counting against their scholarship eligibility. This allows high school students to take advantage of the strength and conditioning programs and perfect the technique they'll need to be successful in their sport. It also gives them time to adjust to college without the stress of competing. Any athlete that chooses to set out his 1st year is deemed a red shirt. This red shirt is broken the moment you enter a game. If a red shirt is broken that year counts against your eligibility. Football players have 4 years of eligibility but the red shirt allows them to stretch it out for another year essentially spending 5 years under an athletic scholarship. Hope I got that right anyone can feel free to set me straight otherwise.
[ Edited by eonblue on Dec 2, 2013 at 11:15 PM ]