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Texas Tech Fires Women's Basketball Coach Marlene Stollings Amid Accusations of Abuse

Texas Tech athletic director Kirby Hocutt announced Thursday the firing of women's head basketball coach Marlene Stollings, effective immediately. The school will hold a press conference Friday afternoon.

Stollings had recently come under scrutiny when a group of current and former Texas Tech players alleged that Stollings and her staff created a culture of abuse within the program. Since taking over the program in 2018, 12 players have departed the team.

According to a report from USA Today's Jori Epstein and Daniel Libit, among the issues the players brought up was Stolling's commitment to keeping players' heart rates over 90% capacity during play, which players described as a "torture mechanism.