Indiana's controversial high school transfer rules draw scrutiny

Monday, August 11, 2014

Eron Gordon wasn't the first transfer ruled ineligible by the Indiana High School Athletic Association and certainly won't be the last.

But the IHSAA's determination that Gordon, a junior basketball star, transferred from North Central to Cathedral for athletic reasons opened the door for many to question how the organization arrives at its decisions regarding transfers.

An Indianapolis Star study of all 50 state high school athletic associations shows that Indiana's stance on transfers falls in the middle compared to both the toughest and most lenient restrictions. But even IHSAA commissioner Bobby Cox admits the process, in comparison to other states, can be construed as murky or confusing and at times leaves the association open to second-guessing.

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