On April 4, 2013, Boise State Track and Field Head Coach JW Hardy was released by the administration, for reasons not known publicly until today: two female track and field athletes say they reported sexual assault by a fellow male track and field athlete in 2012 on independent occassions to Coach Hardy, but that he did not respond in a proper manner.
The student athletes allege Coach Hardy, "refused to take any action and told them he 'could not help". These student athletes have subsequently filed suit against the University.
Boise State's Associate Vice President for Communications and Marketing, Greg Hahn said, "Boise State University leaders have taken these disturbing allegations seriously since they first heard them, and feel they have taken timely and appropriate steps from when they became aware of the issue. We cannot comment further at this time."