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Penn State's Portland makes 'difficult' decision to quit

Updated: March 25, 2007, 2:50 AM ET
Associated Press

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State women's basketball coach Rene Portland resigned, ending a 27-year tenure that included 606 wins and allegations she discriminated against lesbian players.

Portland resigned Wednesday night, the university said in a statement.

The coach faced a series of discrimination allegations during her tenure. Most recently, Portland and Penn State settled a lawsuit in February by former player Jennifer Harris, who claimed Portland had a "no-lesbian" policy ...

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