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"Rodriguez has made it clear he plans to apply for a hardship waiver, which, if granted by the NCAA, would allow him to skip the customary transfer season. What are the chances? They depend on information we can't (and shouldn't) know, unless Rodriguez deigns to tell us himself. The hardship waiver is for student athletes who are compelled to transfer because of financial hardship or illness or injury to themselves or a family member. Rodriguez has frequently mentioned his mom and two brothers in Puerto Rico, but we don't know if any of them are ill or if there is a financial component related to the transfer. Surely the flights home will be cheaper."