Is this the end of the Broyles era at Pittsburg State?

Pittsburg State University will host a news conference regarding PSU athletics at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 2, in the lower level of the Wilkinson Alumni Center, Ford and Joplin Streets.

-Kenneth R. “Ron” Womble/Pittsburg State University Director of Public Relations

So that’s what I got earlier today — and I believe, from talking to multiple sources, that the purpose of this news conference is for Pittsburg State football coach Chuck Broyles to announce his retirement as head football coach, and possibly as athletic director, although that’s not as certain. All of this comes on the heels of PSU’s first losing season under Broyles, an internal investigation led by new PSU prez Dr. Steve Scott and Broyles’ arrest for DUI last week in Galena. My belief is that if this decision hadn’t already been made by the time Broyles got hit with the DUI, then that was the final straw. I also believe they’ll name an interim coach tomorrow and likely take their time in hiring their next head coach, which doesn’t necessarily mean recruiting will suffer this year if they bring in the right guy.

Didn’t mean to turn this into Page Six on you, but this is kind of a crazy deal. More on this tomorrow afternoon after the presser.

TA