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FILE - In this March 21, 2010 file photo, Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan directs her team during the second half of an NCAA first-round college basketball game against Wisconsin-Green Bay in Ames, Iowa. Ryan, who built Virginia's fledgling women's basketball program into a perennial NCAA tournament team and then overcame pancreatic cancer to continue her Hall of Fame career, has resigned after 34 years and 736 victories. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File))
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FILE - In this March 21, 2010 file photo, Virginia head coach Debbie Ryan directs her team during the second half of an NCAA first-round college basketball game against Wisconsin-Green Bay in Ames, Iowa. Ryan, who built Virginia's fledgling women's basketball program into a perennial NCAA tournament team and then overcame pancreatic cancer to continue her Hall of Fame career, has resigned after 34 years and 736 victories. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall, File))

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