Seven weeks after Chuck Love was suspended as associate head coach for the Nebraska women’s basketball team, he continues to be paid and no timetable is set to resolve his employment status.
Jeffery Griesch, the senior associate communications director for the women’s basketball team, told UNLimited Sports that Love’s suspension “is a legal and human resources matter at UNL,” and he knows of no timeline to settle the issue.
“The announcement of any change in status won’t occur until the human resource/legal issues are resolved,” he said in an email.
Ashley Scoggin, a redshirt sophomore on the basketball team, left the team the same day as Love was suspended, though no information has been released connecting those two actions.
Shortly after the suspension, head coach Amy Willams declined to comment on a connection between the disciplinary actions.
“That’s something that a lot of people have been involved in and I think we’ll leave it at that,” Williams said.
Griesch told UNLimted Sports that while Scoggin is no longer a part of the roster, she still remains on scholarship. Scoggin is able to access all of UNL’s academic resources as well.
Griesch’s response was the first comment from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln about Love’s status since he was suspended.
In early March, UNLimted Sports asked Deb Fiddelke, chief communication and marketing officer of UNL, about the process to review Love’s employment. UNLimted Sports made clear the questions were about the resolution of the situation, not the specific behavior being reported.
Fiddelke responded with the initial statement from the University of Nebraska Athletic Department regarding the matter.
“Nebraska women’s basketball associate head coach Chuck Love has been suspended with pay effective immediately,” the statement said. “This is a personnel matter and there will be no additional comment at this time.”
Asked later in the month what the process of a hypothetical suspension would look like if a university staff member got suspended, Fiddelke said, “As a personnel issue, that’s not a process we would talk about. And many situations are different.”
Greisch confirmed that Love is still on the UNL payroll because that is part of the human resource process. Since being promoted to associate head coach, Love has been receiving a salary of $175,270 per year.
Love has not been part of the team since the Feb. 17 game against Penn State.
Greisch said Love “does not have access to any of our facilities and is in no way involved with our team.”
Love did not respond to an email seeking comment.