Are Recent Firings at Iowa Sign of Gender Bias?

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The University of Iowa has lost five female coaches in five years to resignation or firings. In August, the school fired field hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum just days before the start of the season. The details surrounding Griesbaum's firing are mysterious. She was the most successful coach at the school with 169 wins and 12 winning seasons in 14 years.

Her firing, coupled with the firings of other female coaches at the school, has prompted Griesbaum β€” and other former Iowa coaches β€” to speak out about what they say is unfair treatment toward female coaches.

This detailed report from ESPNW titled, "What the Heck is Going on With the Iowa Athletic Department?" has more details:

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