Oct. 31, 2006
A student-athlete transferred to Baylor from another institution after his/her previous coach quit. After serving a year of residence (i.e., sitting out of competition for two terms), the student-athlete suffers an injury that will prevent him/her from competing for another year. Can this student-athlete get an extension of the five-year clock?
No. Waivers of the five-year clock are granted only when a student-athlete misses at least two seasons for reasons beyond his/her control. According to Bylaw 30.6.1, sitting out a year due to transfer regulations is a circumstance within the student-athlete's control.