University of Memphis initiates outside investigation into women's basketball

*In a statement released Wednesday, the University did not specify what the allegations were but it comes after complaints of abuse and harassment. *

“Recognizing that student-athletes are students first, the University of Memphis strives to create an atmosphere that holistically supports their growth and development as a student and as an athlete. Therefore, it is the University’s commitment and responsibility to provide our student-athletes with an opportunity to learn, play and succeed in an environment free from harassment and abuse,” Memphis officials said in a statement. "The University takes complaints of abuse and harassment seriously and investigates when matters are brought to its attention.