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FILE - In this Sept. 27, 2014, file photo, Vic Koenning, at the time the defensive coordinator at North Carolina, watches during the first half of the team's NCAA college football game against Clemson in Clemson, S.C. West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged the assistant coach made a series of inappropriate comments. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone, File)

WVU coordinator apologizes after player's accusations

Jun. 24, 2020 7:01 PM EDT

Suspended West Virginia defensive coordinator Vic Koenning apologized Wednesday after a player alleged he made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. Koenning was placed on administrative leave Tuesday after safety Kerry Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account about Koenning....

FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2019, file photo, Texas Tech's Erik Ezukanma (84) catches a pass as West Virginia's Kerry Martin (15) defends during the third quarter of an NCAA college football game in Morgantown, W.Va. West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after Martin alleged the assistant coach made a series of inappropriate comments. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday, June 23, 2020, after Martin posted the allegations on his Twitter account. (AP Photo/Chris Jackson, File)

West Virginia DC Koenning on leave after player accusations

Jun. 23, 2020 11:14 PM EDT

West Virginia has placed defensive coordinator Vic Koenning on administrative leave after a player alleged in a social media post that the assistant coach made a series of insensitive remarks, including against Hispanics. West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons announced the move Tuesday after safety Kerry...

FILE - In this Sept. 15, 2018, file photo, Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst, left, talks to athletic director Barry Alvarez before an NCAA college football game against BYU in Madison, Wis. Wisconsin announced Saturday, May 9, 2020, it is asking 25 of its highest-earning employees to volunteer for a 15% pay cut over the next six months. That group includes athletic director Barry Alvarez, football coach Paul Chryst and men's basketball coach Greg Gard. There won't be any reduction of work hours.
 (AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

Colleges thrown for big losses in sports budget crunch

May. 9, 2020 12:51 PM EDT

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — With the end of this virus-disrupted school year drawing nearer, a predictably bleak financial outlook for major college sports has emerged from the budgeting process. The West Virginia athletic department announced Friday a projected $5 million shortfall, with pay cuts for coaches and...