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Nov. 6, 2017 — A new sheriff in town?

This blog was one of the few to keep following the story of continuing discontent at the University of Louisville’s women’s lacrosse team.

But with the program hemorrhaging players and with a new athletic administration in place after the many scandals befalling the football and men’s basketball teams the last few years, the next athletic shoe dropped today, as head coach Kellie Young was relieved of her duties this afternoon.

Responding to the media was interim athletic director Vince Tyra.

“We will forever be appreciative for the effort that she put forth to start the University of Louisville lacrosse program from scratch,” he said in a news release.

The final straw for Young, after four years of small transgressions, was a lawsuit filed by Madeline Beck, a former member of the lacrosse team, who alleged a lack of proper medical care after overworking herself during a conditioning activity, leading to hospitalization.

The Beck lawsuit by itself was not the only accusation having to do with Young’s coaching methods. But the most damning occurrence had to be the fact that members of the team have been transferring out of the school in droves, with two more leaving school this past weekend.

And I think that’s what caught the attention of the powers-that-be at the school. Makes you wonder if there will be more house-cleaning at Louisville soon.


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