Boston University women's basketball coach, Kelly Greenberg, resigned Wednesday, about a month after several former players complained that she was so verbally and emotionally abusive that she drove them off the team.
Greenberg, a Big Five coach of the year when she was at Penn, was 186-127 in 10 years at BU and led the team to four appearances in the Women's National Invitational Tournament. The Terriers were 13-20 last season. She led Penn to two Ivy League titles in five years before joining Boston University.
A three-member university panel investigated the allegations that four former scholarship players say prompted them to quit last season. The panel found that even though many of the allegations couldn't be substantiated, "a compelling case was made" that the way Greenberg interacted with many of her players "was incompatible with the expectations and standards for university employees," said Todd Klipp, senior vice president.
Greenberg, 46, an Archbishop Wood and La Salle graduate, said in a statement, "I do not agree with some of the findings of the review panel regarding my coaching style, which was intended to produce well-rounded athletes and a winning team."
NFL The Green Bay Packers will open the NFL season Sept. 4 at Super Bowl champion Seattle.
That Thursday game is the first of four prime-time games on opening weekend. Also at night will be a Sunday matchup of AFC champion Denver and Peyton Manning hosting his former team, Indianapolis; and a Monday night doubleheader with the New York Giants at Detroit, followed by San Diego at Arizona.
Three games will be played in London: Miami-Oakland on Sept. 28, Detroit-Atlanta on Oct. 26; and Dallas-Jacksonville on Nov. 9.
GOLF Greg Norman and Joe Buck will call the U.S. Open when it moves to Fox next year.
There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open in this year's event at Hoylake in England.
TRACK AND FIELD Lolo Jones will compete in the shuttle hurdle relay in her hometown meet, the Drake Relays in Des Moines, Iowa.
SOCCER Bradley Wright-Phillips scored twice in the first 24 minutes before converting a second-half penalty to give the New York Red Bulls a 4-0 win over Houston in Harrison, N.J.
Karim Benzema scored in the 19th minute to give host Real Madrid a 1-0 victory over defending champion Bayern Munich in the first leg of their Champions League semifinal.
- Associated Press