Women's College Basketball

                  === Brett Frank to lead Ole Miss program ===
 Oxford,  MS  (Sports Network) -  Brett Frank has  been named Ole Miss's acting
 women's basketball coach for the upcoming season.
 Wednesday's announcement comes four days following the dismissal of head coach
 Adrian  Wiggins and two other staff members, assistant coach Kenya Landers and
 director of basketball operations Michael Landers.
 The  change in  personnel was made after the athletic department revealed that
 an   investigation   over  impermissible   recruiting  contacts  and  academic
 misconduct was being conducted.
 "We  believe Brett is the leader and stabilizing presence our team and program
 needs  during this difficult time," Ole Miss athletic director Ross Bjork said
 in  a  statement. "I  have been impressed  with how our  team has responded to
 Brett  and the  staff  during the  past  few days.  In  addition, our  players
 expressed  great  support for Brett, and  we are confident he has the strength
 and  love  for  our  student-athletes necessary  to  lead  them  athletically,
 academically  and socially. I want to thank the entire Ole Miss family for the
 support expressed for our team and program."
 Frank has been part of five NCAA Tournament appearances during his 17 years in
 coaching.  Prior  to arriving  at Ole  Miss, Frank spent  nine years on Fresno
 State's staff.
 10/24 16:50:05 ET

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