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Why NC State’s AD tweeted about Braxton Beverly’s eligibility fight

N.C. State’s Braxton Beverly prepares to shoot during the Wolfpack’s practice on Nov. 1.
N.C. State’s Braxton Beverly prepares to shoot during the Wolfpack’s practice on Nov. 1. ehyman@newsobserver.com

N.C. State athletic director Debbie Yow took to Twitter Thursday to assure the school’s fan base that she hasn’t given up on seeing Braxton Beverly play for the Wolfpack this season.

“All: We are committed to exhausting every possible appeal to see Braxton become eligible, since he has done nothing wrong,” Yow wrote.

However, the university would need to have new or additional information to file another appeal, school spokesman Fred Demarest said Thursday.

The NCAA denied N.C. State’s request for a waiver and an appeal filed for Beverly, a 6-foot freshman guard.

Beverly accepted athletic aid and started classes at Ohio State last May. He left Ohio State when coach Thad Matta and his staff were fired in June and enrolled at N.C. State. The NCAA considers him an undergraduate transfer, meaning he can’t play in games for one year following his move from one school to another.

Coach Kevin Keatts suggested on Wednesday that Beverly could pay back the aid he received from Ohio State as a way to convince the NCAA to make him eligible.

Steve Wiseman: 919-419-6671, @stevewisemanNC

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