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Poll: Does the NCAA Clear RaeQuan Battle’s Waiver?



RaeQuan Battle
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RaeQuan Battle’s waiver has been the latest dilemma in West Virginia’s chaotic offseason. Battle, who transferred for the second time this offseason, needs a waiver cleared by the NCAA to participate in the 2023-24 season. Battle has one year of eligibility left but is not a graduate transfer.

In recent years, the NCAA has been lenient in dealing with student-athletes and their waivers. The NCAA granted players one free transfer without having to sit out as the popularity of the transfer portal rose. In the summer, the NCAA announced that they would be more strict with multi-time transfers this go around.

Most recently, North Carolina WR Tez Walker transferred from Kent State to UNC to take care of his ailing grandmother. Walker began his career at NC Central, making him a multi-time undergraduate transfer. Walker’s waiver was denied by the NCAA earlier this month and now is ineligible to play this season. Oklahoma transfer G Joe Bamisile was recently denied as well. Bamisile transferred to VCU as his father had open heart surgery and he wants to be closer to home. VCU would become Bamisile’s fourth school after playing at Virginia Tech, George Washington and Oklahoma.

Battle transferred from Montana State this April after averaging 17.7 points on 47% shooting for the Bobcats. Battle led Montana State to the NCAA Tournament, giving 3-seed Kansas State a game in the first round. Battle and the Bobcats fell short but the current Mountaineer scored a game-high 27 points.

Do you think the NCAA clears RaeQuan Battle’s waiver?

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  1. Karl Warner

    September 14, 2023 at 4:39 pm

    How about detailing the basis for Battle’s waiver request so an intelligent prediction can be made?

  2. WVU vs everyone

    September 14, 2023 at 7:58 pm

    It’s WVU of course not.

  3. Mountaineer Paul

    September 15, 2023 at 7:30 am

    Karl Warner, because it’s extremely personal. Trust me, I’ve tried to find out.

  4. Fred Zara

    September 15, 2023 at 8:30 am

    No … name must start with a “K” …..i.e., Kentucky ….Kansas ..

  5. Preston man

    September 15, 2023 at 10:01 pm

    I agree Fred Z. Add D as in Duke to the list. NCAA has no love for WVU.

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