Player suicides lead to tough set of questions for coaches

Northwestern women's NCAA college basketball players, all wearing the jersey number of teammate Jordan Hankins, take part in a pregame ceremony at the Welsh Ryan Arena in Evanston, Ill., Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017. Hankins, 19, a sophomore from Indianapolis, was found dead in her room earlier in the week. (Jim Young/Chicago Tribune via AP)

NEW YORK (AP) A suicide at Northwestern brought back painful memories for Penn track coach Steve Dolan.

It was three years ago that one of his athletes, Madison Holleran, killed herself. He could empathize with what Northwestern coach Joe McKeown and his team were going through when Wildcats guard Jordan Hankins took her own life last week.

"My heart goes out to the students of the team on Northwestern and her family and friends," Dolan said in a phone interview with The Associated Press. "In our society at large, and on college campuses, it's a real problem and we're concerned. It's hard to fathom and deal with it."

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