Indiana University?officials have fired football coach Kevin Wilson and will announce his dismissal at a Thursday news conference, according to the Indianapolis Star and other media outlets.
Officials have yet announced a reason for Wilson's dismissal, but a former Hoosiers player told ESPN that he and at least five current IU players were interviewed about Wilson's treatment of players in meetings with athletic department officials and university lawyers during the past two weeks.
The university sent out a news alert Thursday saying there would be a major announcement regarding the football program at a 6 p.m. news conference.?Indiana's Board of Trustees met in Bloomington on Thursday, and their meeting included a two-and-a-half hour executive session, according to an agenda on the university's website.
An Indiana football spokesman and university spokeswoman didn't immediately respond to requests for comment. Wilson's agent, Neil Cornrich, also didn't respond to a telephone call and email requesting comment.
A former Indiana player's father told ESPN on Thursday that his son suffered a concussion in practice shortly before the 2015 season and was rushed back to workouts, causing his symptoms to intensify.
"He was out about a week and they started a normal concussion regiment, in which he was allowed to work out for about 20 minutes and gradually increase it," the former player's father said. "But after he worked out for 20 minutes, they had him run about 6 miles. After that, my son was feeling fine. But when he went home, he started throwing up and his symptoms went haywire."
Wilson had a 26-47 record in six seasons at Indiana, including a 6-6 mark this season.
In January, he was rewarded with a raise and a six-year contract extension -- at $2.55 million per season -- through 2021 after guiding the Hoosiers to their first bowl appearance since 2007.