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Wichita State’s Gregg Marshall defends coaching style as school investigates alleged abuse

WICHITA, Kan. — Wichita State University has ordered an independent investigation of alleged abuse by men’s basketball coach Gregg Marshall, the school confirmed Friday.



Gregg Marshall et al. standing in front of a crowd: Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall on the sidelines at Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on January 18, 2020.


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Wichita State head coach Gregg Marshall on the sidelines at Koch Arena in Wichita, Kansas, on January 18, 2020.

But in the meantime it will be business as usual for the team, as Marshall and the team will continue to prepare for the upcoming season as normal, the school said in a written statement.

Wichita State ordered the investigation into Marshall’s conduct by an outside law firm earlier this year and acknowledged it only after published reports by Stadium and The Athletic, two major sports news outlets.

One of those reports was the result of a six-month investigation by college basketball insider Jeff Goodman outlining a pattern of physical and verbal abuse by Marshall that has driven away some players.

Among the

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