Pacific Forfeits Volleyball Match at BYU Over Duke Racism Allegations

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The University of the Pacific became the latest school to pull out of a women's sports commitment at Brigham Young based on allegations made more than two months ago that a Duke volleyball player was verbally harassed with racist taunts during a BYU-hosted tournament.

Pacific's women's volleyball team, which handed BYU one of only five losses this season Oct. 15 in Stockton Calif., will forfeit Thursday's scheduled match, improving the Cougars record to 19-5.

“The team expressed concerns following reports of racist and hostile comments during an August 26 match,” said Mike Klocke, Pacific’s senior director of communications, as reported by the The Salt Lake Tribune. “Pacific stands with our student-athletes.”

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