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Neb. Wrestling Coach Said Suspended

April 18, 2000

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) _ Tim Neumann, Nebraska’s wrestling coach for 15 years, was suspended for undisclosed reasons, the Lincoln Journal Star reported.

The newspaper, citing sources close to Nebraska’s wrestling team, said he has been suspended with pay since April 6.

``I’m not going to say anything about it right now,″ Neumann told The Associated Press on Tuesday.

Athletic director Bill Byrne did not return a telephone message left at his office.

Husker wrestlers, who are working out on their own in the offseason, said they had heard of Neumann’s suspension.

``I don’t want to talk about it yet,″ said Brad Vering, who won the NCAA 197-pound title last month. ``After it’s all over with, I’ll talk about anything you want to hear. But that’s the word right now.″

Neumann is the winningest coach in school history with a record of 199-76-6. He led Nebraska to its highest NCAA finish when the Huskers placed third in 1993 and conference titles in 1993 and 1995. The Huskers’ eighth-place finish at the NCAA meet this season was their highest in four years.

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