Florida's Syndey Moss, daughter of NFL star Randy Moss, is facing challenges in her effort to transfer. - USA TODAY Sports

Sydney Moss' odd journey from Florida to DIII

Sydney Moss, daughter of NFL star Randy Moss, eventually got her release to transfer from Florida to Thomas More College (NCAA DIII). But it was a much more difficult process than it should have been.

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Former Florida star Sydney Moss on the NCAA's transfer rules

Moss did not want to sit out a year. With less stress of playing, a smaller campus and being closer to home, she chose Thomas More in late June.

When asked about a college system that allows coaches to go from school to school without repercussions, Moss said she understands some of the transfer rules but wishes there was some leniency.

"If you had no transfer rules then you would have a ton of powerhouses," Moss said. "I think there should be reasons why you shouldn't have to sit out a year -- family death, getting closer to home. But if you are transferring to a school that just won a national title and it is for that reason then there should be rules."

From "More to Sydney Moss' story than just last name" by Joe Reedy of FOX Sports Ohio
The quote above is just one part of a great article that discusses Sydney Moss' relationship to her father, Randy Moss, as well as providing some more context for her decision to transfer from Florida. The entire article is worth a read, but seeing what Moss had to say about the NCAA's transfer rules is particularly interesting in light of broader discussions about the "shortcomings", as Reedy phrased it, of the NCAA's rules for student-athletes. For more on Moss' journey from Division I to Division III, check out our storystream following her path.
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Thomas More's Sydney Moss scores 63 in D-III game

Sydney Moss, the daughter of former NFL wide receiver Randy Moss scored 63 points for Thomas More College in a 106-88 win over Waynesburg University in a Division III game yesterday. It is an NCAA record for single game scoring in the division.

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Sydney Moss transfers to DIII Thomas More

"We are excited that Sydney is joining the Thomas More women's basketball program," said head coach Jeff Hans. "It is especially nice to have local student-athletes at Thomas More to play in front of their family and friends. It is always good to have quality student-athletes in the Thomas More community and our women's basketball program that are looking to complete their academic degrees."

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Sydney Moss gets her release

Earlier this week, we reported along with Phil Heilman of The Alligator that Sydney Moss wasn't being released to any BCS schools. As of today Moss has received a release to every school on her list except SEC counterpart Kentucky.

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On Butler's bad handling of Moss' transfer request

Florida Gators coach Amanda Butler has told Sydney Moss that she will not be allowed to play for another BCS program, an extreme measure in response to a player's desire to transfer.

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Update: Sydney Moss want to transfer; Florida will not release her to any BCS school

Earlier we wrote about how Sydney Moss was leaving Florida and looking to transfer, preferably to a school closer to home. Well that transfer has hit an "ugly" snag. As of right now, Florida will not release Moss to any BCS school per Phil Heilman of the The Alligator. This is unheard of in college athletics, as most schools won't release you to any programs within their conference -- but most schools never go to this extreme of no BCS program whatsoever. This situation could become very invidious.

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Sydney Moss to transfer from Florida

2013 All-SEC Freshman team member Sydney Moss has decided to transfer. This is a devastating blow for the Gators as she figured to be their star for the future. Moss averaged 11.8 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.9 assists. During Florida's five game run during the WNIT, Moss averaged 19.6 points, 9 rebounds and 4.2 assists while shooting 57.1 percent from the field.

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