Monday, March 28, 2011

UIS coach disputes discrimination complaint

University of Illinois Springfield women’s basketball coach Marne Fauser and a former player have their own versions of what transpired over the course of the 2009-10 season.

One thing is certain. Six players and the coach parted ways after the 2009-10 season, when Fauser opted not to renew the athletic scholarships of Jeanell Randolph, Natalie Bertucci, Susan Coryell, Rachael Follmer, Erin Glogovsky and Kelly Thompson.

Barbara Hayler, a former UIS criminal justice professor, filed a federal gender discrimination complaint about the UIS sports program in August. UIS has agreed to revamp the way it handles discrimination complaints and to investigate allegations of unequal treatment of male and female athletes.

The story was published in a March 26, 2011, edition of The State Journal-Register.

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