Only found a few. Just sharing in case anyone else finds interesting. I think Robert Marve's (the last one on this post) provides the most information. Some of these are about eligibility, waivers for additional year, etc. Marve's story is more about a voluntary transfer and the limitions a university can put on a potential transfer or receiving school Transfer Stories Trying to figure out what to expect from Josh Smith's request to Transfer, CU's decision to limit him to USC, and the appeal process. NONE of these stories are "just like" Josh's, but maybe some of you will find them interesting, as I did. Each one is another clue to the way things go between colleges, scholarships, LOI contracts, appeals, etc. Brandon Warren (Left Florida State, Wanted to Transfer to Tennessee to be nearer an ailing mother; Florida State attempted to block his transfer.) http://www.govolsxtra.com/news/2008/aug/02/waiting-is-the-hardest-part/ The outcome (link here): http://blogs.orlandosentinel.com/sports_college_fsu/2007/04/warrens_last_tr.html Moe Thompson left South Carolina to go to Grambling, after he'd been suspended by USC ... then sued South Carolina because he claimed they were blocking his transfer to Grambling. The case went up to Federal Court, Thompson lost. Court rejects ex-Gamecock's appeal Federal court upholds Thompson ruling http://www.thestate.com/591/story/756640.html Michigan Quarterback Ryan Mallett equested waiver to play immediately after transferring to Arkansas. (2008) The NCAA has denied an appeal filed by the University of Arkansas on behalf of football student-athlete Ryan Mallett seeking a waiver to grant eligibility for competition in the 2008 season after transferring from the University of Michigan. http://www.arkansasrazorbacks.com/V...30726&SPID=2419&DB_OEM_ID=6100&ATCLID=1456236 (note: Michigan did not prevent the transfer. However he was brought in under one coach, and then R Rodriguez came on board, a situation with historically the most sympathy for the athlete caught in middle of a coaching change.) Vidal Hazelton requests release from USC to be closer to home, (no evidence that USC limited choices.) http://articles.latimes.com/2008/dec/03/sports/sp-uscfyi3 NCAA denies Hazelton request for eligibility (June 2009) (Vidal Hazelton left Southern California for Cincinnati, requested to play right away. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/20...ncinnati.hazelton.ap/index.html?eref=si_ncaaf Miami Hurricanes QB leaves for Purdue Purdue offers scholarship to Robert Marve, will play in 2010. http://www.sun-sentinel.com/sports/sfl-robert-marve-transfers-purdue-s052009,0,917789.story Sounds like Marve wanted to play at Tennessee, but “Marve would've had the same opportunity under Lane Kiffin at Tennessee, but only as a walk-on. Miami wouldn't release Marve from his scholarship to play at the SEC school.” Interesting quote: once Marve told them he wanted to leave, he was limited from transferring to ANY of 27 named schools. Wow. . (Rivals premium article: Block on Marve Transfer Out of Bounds) http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/news?slug=dw-marve010308&prov=yhoo&type=lgns That included all 11 of the other teams in the ACC, all 12 in the SEC and four others in the state of Florida. Later Miami softened the ban to allow Marve to transfer on scholarship to any SEC school other than Florida, LSU and Tennessee – and NO schools within Florida, no matter the conference. Since Marve was from Tampa, and wanted to transfer because his father had prostate cancer, understandably wanted to stay in the Southeast, if not in state. Speculation in the article was that Miami’s coach wanted to use Marve’s situation to intimidate his other players who might consider transferring. Oklahoma’s Stoops says the opposite: http://www.palmbeachpost.com/sports/content/sports/epaper/2009/01/10/0110marve.html When a University of Oklahoma football player wants to transfer, there's very little drama that comes along with it. Stoops says, if you aren't happy here, go and good luck to ya. (He was interviewed about Marve's situation.) "''Let him go where ever he wants to,' is pretty much all I can remember saying," Sooners coach Bob Stoops said. "I don't much care where they go." Interesting point – details about the university appeal process: Didn't find any articles that supported an athlete in this type of battle. Apparently, the ncaa tends to support the coaching decisions, courts tend to uphold the LOI that was signed (it is a contract, after all), the appeals process through a university panel typically sided with institution ... in the VERY few articles I could find that mentioned it at all.