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Eilert Says NCAA Could Reconsider RaeQuan Battle’s Waiver Again



WVU Basketball Kobe Johnson and RaeQuan Battle
Kelsie LeRose / WVSN

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — WVU interim HC Josh Eilert was asked about RaeQuan Battle following West Virginia’s 66-60 win over Drexel on Saturday. Eilert said that the NCAA could reconsider WVU G RaeQuan Battle’s waiver once more.

“You can bring new information to the table and try to ask for a reconsideration,” Eilert said.

When asked if that’s the path that West Virginia is taking, Eilert was short-answered.

“Yeah,” he said. “Reconsideration is in play. It’s up to them what they do with it.”

Battle was ruled ineligible twice by the NCAA this semester as he’s a multi-time transfer. Most recently, Battle filed a complaint vs. the NCAA on Friday, challenging their transfer rules as that’s affected his NIL earnings. Battle is also a student-athlete mentioned in the multistate suit vs. the NCAA that was announced by Ohio AG Dave Yost on Thursday. West Virginia AG Patrick Morrisey is also involved in the case with Colorado, Illinois, New York, North Carolina, Ohio and Tennessee.

Eilert mentioned that he has no timetable on how long the case could last or if the judge calls for an injunction.

WV Sports Now will continue to update on Battle’s eligibility status throughout the month.

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