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New transfer rule leads to fast turnarounds for hoops teams  

By Editor - Thu Nov 25, 7:54 pm

BOULDER, Colo. (AP) When Richard Pitino took over the downtrodden University of New Mexico men's basketball program last March at the start of the pandemic, he couldn't hit the recruiting trail to improve a team rich in tradition and light on recent success. Less than a month after he took the Lobos job, the NCAA approved a plan allowing all college athletes to transfer one time as an undergraduate without having to sit out a season. ''We won six games last year, so we needed to make major changes,'' Pitino said after a hard-fought 87-76 loss at Colorado this month.

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New transfer rule leads to fast turnarounds for hoops teams

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