BOISE, Idaho (AP) — A 4th District Court judge will allow two former female athletes' lawsuit against Boise State University to go to trial.

The two former students sued the school in 2014, alleging athletic officials ignored their reports of sexual assault and harassment by a star athlete.

The Idaho Statesman reports that Judge Steven Hippler denied BSU's request for summary judgment in a 36-page ruling on Thursday. The women are represented by nationally known attorney Gloria Allred, who has handled similar lawsuits in several other states.

They contend that multiple Boise State University athletic officials knew the athlete who abused them had a record of serially harassing and assaulting fellow students, and that the school's failure to take action spurred the athlete to continue the behavior.