Nell Fortner to resign after season

Updated: February 21, 2012, 6:24 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn women's basketball coach Nell Fortner, who led the U.S. national team to an Olympic gold medal in 2000, is resigning after the season.

She has gone 143-105 in eight seasons at Auburn, but the Tigers (11-16, 3-11 Southeastern Conference) have lost five straight games and struggled since winning the 2008-09 league title.

"I love Auburn and have absolutely loved my time here during the course of the last eight years," Fortner said in a statement. "I have dedicated ...

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