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Penn St. finishes Portland inquiry

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. -- Penn State University has finished its
investigation of discrimination complaints filed by a former player
against women's basketball coach Rene Portland.

But school officials didn't release their findings.

School president Graham Spanier said that he has to review the
report and discuss the matter with Portland. He says he hopes "the
matter will be concluded by the end of the month."

The school began its investigation in October after former
player Jennifer Harris accused Portland of discrimination based on
race and sexual orientation. Harris, who is black, left Penn State
last spring and transferred last fall to James Madison University
in Virginia.

Harris has also filed a federal lawsuit against Portland and the
university, contending that Portland wanted Harris to look "more
feminine" and that Harris was treated differently because she was
perceived to be a lesbian. Harris has said she is not gay.

Portland, who is white, has said that Harris' departure was
purely related to basketball.