West Virginia Athletic Director Wren Baker responded to a post as the frustration about the lack of clarity regarding the RaeQuan Battle and WVU’s appeal to have his waiver approved to play this year.
“We have spent a lot of time and resources including using a law firm that specializes in waivers & NCAA related issues to assist. Saying that we haven’t “done enough” is pretty uniformed and off base when you don’t have any experience on how the process works and what goes into it,” Baker said.
Baker’s response was prompted when a WVU fan talked about Cincinnati head men’s basketball coach sounding off prior to one of his players getting their waiver approved.
Baker later added, “I know it’s frustrating for everyone. But the waiver process has become more difficult because the membership (schools) asked the NCAA to be more stringent… Once rules changed allowing a grad transfer, a one time undergrad transfer & the portal, coaches generally felt less waivers should be granted to help keep rosters intact. So the process is more rigorous.”