Duke: Investigation over, McCallie to remain women's coach

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) Duke has completed the investigation of its women's basketball team and says Joanne P. McCallie will remain the coach.

Athletic director Kevin White said Sunday night that McCallie ''is, and will be, our head women's basketball coach and we support her.''

Duke officials said March 12 that the school's human resources department was reviewing the program.

Though the reason for the review was never made public, two players left after the season and one starter transferred midway through last season.

White said the evaluation was ''for Duke women's basketball to get even better'' and that ''we are indeed in a position to improve'' the program.

Duke (20-12) dropped from the AP Top 25 for the first time since 1999 and missed its first NCAA Tournament in 22 years.

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