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WV AG Morrisey to ‘Coordinate’ with Attorney of RaeQuan Battle in Next Steps



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West Virginia Attorney General Patrick Morrisey commented on the NCAA denying RaeQuan Battle of immediate eligibility once again. Morrisey stated in a tweet that he will coordinate with Battle’s attorney and other attorney generals on the steps moving forward.

For now, Battle will have to sit out during the 2023-24 season and play his fifth year next season.

“For too long, the NCAA has failed to maintain a consistent and defensible transfer policy. Refusing to let RaeQuan play is only the latest example.

Its approach has placed it in legal peril. The NCAA is not immune from the laws of competition. It cannot continue reaching wildly inconsistent conclusions about students’ eligibility that harm athletic and economic fair play.
This decision is deeply disturbing. I am coordinating with RaeQuan’s attorney and other attorneys general on next steps. But rest assured, my office will vigorously pursue all of our legal options.”

Most recently, Cincinnati big man Aziz Bandaogo was approved on Monday afternoon after the NCAA asked for a three-hour window for extra consideration after pending legal action. By 5 p.m., the NCAA approved Bandaogo for immediate eligibility. Bandaogo, whose initial and appeal waivers were denied, averaged 11.5 points, 10.4 rebounds and 2.9 blocks at Utah Valley. Bandaogo is a multi-time undergraduate transfer who acknowledged having mental health problems to the NCAA.

Ohio Attorney General Dave Yost, who has helped UC with Bandaogo’s situation and Jamille Reynolds, another Bearcat transfer needing of a waiver, commented on the NCAA after the news.

WV Sports Now will keep you up to date on Battle’s eligibility if anything changes.



  1. 412EER

    November 21, 2023 at 5:33 pm

    Blah Blah Blah… WVU got pushed around by the NCAA again. By the time any of this reaches a resolution the team is going to be 3-6 and super low in KenPom anyway.

    Wren Baker is busy arguing with fans on Twitter that dare question how Cinci somehow had the NCAA nervous enough to request a three-hour extension while there’s been absolutely no movement on Battle.

    Again, the school takes their medicine again from the NCAA and says “AHHHHH, thank you corrupt sir, may I have another?”

  2. Duane M White

    November 22, 2023 at 4:09 am

    Well if you pay attention. It’s quite obvious what’s going to happen. The ncaa denied the Cincinnati dude on the appeal as well. They just did the same thing here. It’s pretty obvious we’re going to do the same thing. We will prolly also even have patty Mac bang the drums on ESPN. He loves railing against the ncaa. Firstly they all do because everybody hates the ncaa these days. And the ncaa will find it harder now. Because everytime something happens like this it sets a precedent and whether they like it or not. When they caved on the Cincinnati dude it opened the door for the rest of the players claiming mental health problems. So as long as you push the suite they will cave. Be ause they have to now. It’s just a matter of how quickly we can get it done now.

  3. N. Copeland

    November 22, 2023 at 5:37 pm

    With the transfer portal going full steam, it seems ridiculous to deny these requests. Let them all go where they want and work out their own financial aid.

  4. Mike M

    November 23, 2023 at 10:30 am

    Where is the lawsuit. Why are they waiting. We have played nice. It’s time to make a move. Federal Court is open Friday. Let’s get this guy on the roster for Bellarmine.

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