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Report: NCAA Now Saying Transfers Can Lose Eligibility During TRO



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The NCAA is now saying that now-eligible multi-time transfers could lose their eligibility, according to The Athletic’s Nicole Auerbach.

The NCAA sent out a guidance to members, clarifying any confusion.

Question No. 4: Does the season of competition legislation apply if a student-athlete competes during the 14-day TRO?

Answer: Yes. The 14-day TRO only enjoined Bylaw and does not change the season of competition legislation.

On Thursday morning, WVU interim HC Josh Eilert spoke with the media and talked about the unknown of RaeQuan Battle and Noah Farrakhan’s eligibility, despite them being eligible. Eilert added that the unknown of burning eligibility is his biggest concern.

“We’re still in limbo. I think there are a lot of schools out there still in limbo trying to get those questions answered,” he said.

“I’m not going to make a rash decision to affect a kid’s future,” Eilert added.

Battle has been one of the faces leading this fight for multi-time transfers. Battle took the stand in Wheeling, testifying for about 37 minutes. Eilert and West Virginia have beat the bush that Battle needs basketball in his life for the past couple of months. Judge John Preston Bailey’s orders include that the NCAA can’t retroactively punish teams for playing the players during this two-week period.

There’s still a chance for Battle and Farrakhan to play if they want to roll the dice and hope that the ruling remains.

West Virginia and UMass will tipoff in the Basketball Hall of Fame Classic on Saturday at 6:30 p.m. in Springfield, Mass.

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