The University of Iowa agreed to pay $6.5 million to settle discrimination lawsuits filed by former associate athletic director Jane Meyer and her partner, former Field Hockey coach Tracey Griesbaum. The legal team for Meyer and Griesbaum, Jill Zwagerman and Tom Newkirk joined Murph and Andy minutes after the settlement became public.
Here is Gary Barta's statement:
"We are pleased to have this behind us and looking forward to participating in the external review of our employment practices. As an athletics department we have tremendous coaches, staff and student-athletes who are succeeding at the highest level, both in competition and academic performance. I am very proud of our department’s commitment to our student-athletes and that our outlook remains strong. We are confident the best is yet to come.”