UNC Women's Basketball
Complete coverage of North Carolina Women's Basketball.
One-on-one with Sylvia Hatchell
In October 2013, just three days before UNC Coach Sylvia Hatchell was given her diagnosis of Leukemia, I was honored to moderate a panel discussion with of all four Triangle division one NCAA women's coaches. It's one of my favorite events. As usual, Coach Hatchell was funny, engaging, insightful and never seemed the slightest bit sick. At the time, she didn’t know.
Basketball camp at UNC provides extraordinary opportunity
North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell stood in Carmichael Arena addressing the team prior to its big game — one it had practiced all week for. But Hatchell was not motivating the 13 members of her UNC squad. Instead, she spoke to the 23 campers participating in the Extraordinary Ventures Spectrum Skills Camp, who were concluding the week-long camp with a scrimmage at Carmichael.
Sylvia Hatchell attributes beating cancer to faith, friends
Sylvia Hatchell and her family's outlook on life is much brighter now. Her cancer is in remission and Maddie, their golden retriever, stays close. As it is with so many people who receive this life-changing news, success is about relationships. For Coach Hatchell, it's her relationship with faith, family and friends that kept her strong when she was feeling so weak.
Best Games Of 2013-14: No. 15-No. 11
No. 13: Carolina 4, Virginia 2 - Baseball, April 20, 2014: A young Carolina squad had gone toe-to-toe with the top-ranked Cavaliers in the first two games of a midseason ACC series, falling 3-2 and 3-1 before entering the Easter Sunday finale with hopes of avoiding a sweep. The Tar Heels did just that due in large part to their two most consistent performers of 2014 - Michael Russell and Reilly Hovis.
UNC Finishes Fourteenth in Director's Cup Standings
UNC finished fourteenth in the final 2013-2014 Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings, the National Association of College Directors of Athletics announced Friday. Carolina compiled a total 976 points, led by the women’s tennis team with a second-place finish of 90 points.
WNBA Summer Update
The latest installment of the 2014 WNBA update finds five former UNC players thriving as the league continues into June. The Washington Mystic, featuring Tar Heels Ivory Latta and Tierra Ruffin-Pratt take on Atlanta on Wednesday at 12 p.m., on NBA TV. And don't forget to cast your 2014 WNBA All-Star ballot. There are only 15 days left to vote for Jessica Breland, Erlana Larkins, Camille Little and Latta.
Diamond DeShields transferring to Tennessee, per Mother
The mother of former UNC star Diamond DeShields says her daughter is transferring to Tennessee. Tisha DeShields confirmed via text message Thursday that Diamond has committed to the Lady Vols. DeShields, the 2013-14 ACC freshman of the year, averaged 18 points per game this past season. Under NCAA rules, DeShields would have to sit out a year before being eligible to play for Tennessee.
Video: Sylvia Hatchell Interview
North Carolina's Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell recently gave an extended interview for Game On, a daily sports show created by the Liberty Flames Sports Network (LFSN).
Tar Heels In The WNBA Summer Update
North Carolina assistant coach Ivory Latta is enjoying arguably her best season in her seventh campaign in the WNBA. She leads Washington and ranks 13th in the league with 15.0 points per game. Latta is shooting a sparkling 50.0 percent from beyond the three-point arc. She is second in the WNBA in three-pointers made (17) and attempted (34).
It's Official: UNC Didn't Win an ACC Title in 2013-14
If you are keeping score at home this year marks the first time in UNC's ACC membership a team didn't win at least one ACC championship. UNC last chance to snag a title dissipated Friday night in Greensboro when the Tar Heel baseball team was officially eliminated from ACC Championship contention via a 3-2 loss to Virginia.
Tar Heels Excel In Latest APR
UNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution.
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports Video
The All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
Sylvia Hatchell completes chemo treatments
University of North Carolina head women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has completed her chemotherapy treatments for leukemia and is back to her normal schedule involving recruiting, speaking engagements and running her national-championship level program. “I’m happy to report that Coach Hatchell has completed chemotherapy for her acute myeloid leukemia,” said Dr. Pete Voorhees.
Hatchell: "I wish I knew" why DeShields left UNC
UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said she still hasn’t figured out why star player Diamond DeShields is leaving UNC, but the freshman has received an unconditional release to transfer to another school. When DeShields’ decision was first publicized on April 17, Hatchell said she didn’t “know or understand” why the nation’s top freshman wanted to transfer. Thursday night, Hatchell said she was still in the dark.
Odds and Ends: Man It's Quiet Around Here Edition
If you were wondering what the real reason for James Michael McAdoo's decision to turn pro, it may be because he got married. McAdoo tied the knot with UNC volleyball player Lauren Adkins on April 2nd which was a Wednesday and the day before his NBA Draft entry announcement. Adkins, whose Twitter account now reflects her married name, is a junior outside hitter.