MORGANTOWN, West Virginia — Moments ago, West Virginia’s director of athletics, Wren Baker, took to social media to respond to a critic who claimed that West Virginia University has not done enough in terms of helping to get WVU guard RaeQuan Battle eligible this season. An account called “Get WVU Baseball Chartered Flights” intially said, “Wren Baker and Gordon Gee need to do more. WVU has been way too quiet!”
Baker responding by saying the following: “I don’t usually respond to social media experts this one I’m going to. The committee doesn’t have Twitter comments in their packet so none of the public comments people actually make a difference. It does not get to the committee and it does not have an impact.”
Baker went on to say, “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. Our compliance team, University general counsel and outside counsel have done everything possible on both the initial waiver and the appeal.”
See the full conversation below:
I don’t usually respond to social media experts but this one I’m going to.
The committee doesn’t have Twitter comments in their packet so none of the public comments people make actually make a difference. It does not get to the committee and it does not have an impact.
— Wren Baker (@wrenbaker) November 20, 2023