As Loyola investigates, Swoopes says she did nothing wrong

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CHICAGO — Loyola women’s basketball coach Sheryl Swoopes says she did nothing wrong as the school investigates her treatment of players.

Swoopes said Thursday in an emailed statement that “I stand proudly in my values, actions and intent of representing the best interests for students.” Swoopes said she is confident facts will show she acted only out of concern for her players.

Loyola said in April that it would investigate the allegations. One former player, Cate Soan, has said Swoopes humiliated her and created a hostile environment.

Swoopes has been at the private Chicago university for three seasons with a record of 31-62.

Swoopes was elected to the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame this year. She was the first player signed by the WNBA and won three Olympic gold medals.