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NY Private Schools To Overturn Athlete Transfer Rule

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Nine private schools have sued to overturn the new rule for scholastic athletics in upstate New York that would make many students ineligible to play sports for a year when they transfer to a new school. 

The group says the rule revised in October by the 783-member New York State Public High School Athletic Association will apply to thousands of athletes in grades seven through 12,  in the 2015-2016 school year.

They have asked a state court to annul the rule that will eliminate waivers for students transferring to a school that offers at least three academic courses their old school doesn't offer.  Association officials didn't initially reply to requests for comment.

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Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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