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Women's basketball in trouble at Oregon State in trouble

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The women's basketball team at Oregon State is in shambles after head coach LaVonda Wagner, a former assistant at both Illinois and Duke, was fired June 1, and a mass exodus of players.

Reports are that the program lost more than 16 players in five years. After a rash of transfers this spring, athletic director Bob De Carolis started an investigation into the program. Media reports said that there was a controlling, abusive environment. The school is still paying Wagner more than $1 million.

If the season were to start, the Beavers would be sure of having just two returning players and  two incoming freshmen. NCAA rules require a minimum of five players.

A new coach  is supposed to be names this week,


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