UNC Women's Basketball
UNC Coach Sylvia Hatchell: "Cancer Is Gone"
In mid-October, Sylvia Hatchell announced that she was diagnosed with leukemia and was temporarily stepping down. Since then, Hatchell has been through chemotherapy and now her illness is in remission. "I'm great and it's over. I just got to keep working hard and get my strength built back up," said Hatchell. Hatchell said she relied on her faith and mental strength to fight the disease.
DeShields's mom talks for first time about why Diamond is leaving UNC
Tisha DeShields said there wasn’t "some huge, dramatic” reason or “one identifying factor” why her daughter, Diamond DeShields, is transferring from North Carolina after scoring an ACC freshman record 648 points. Instead, Tisha DeShields said Thursday that it was a combination of things that caused DeShields to make the shocking decision to leave UNC.
Diamond DeShields to leave UNC on 'good terms'
North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields released a statement on twitter Thursday regarding her decision to transfer. "I would like the thank my coaches, teammates, professors, fans, alumni, athletic department, the community and everyone that has supported me here at UNC," DeShields tweeted. "I would also like to add that after meeting with Coach Hatchell on several different occasions over the course of this year, I have decided to transfer from the University of North Carolina."
Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"
UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014.
WCHL: Tennessee A Done Deal For DeShields
Sources close to WCHL confirm that Diamond DeShields is going to Tennessee. Speculation has pointed to DeShields going with her friend from Georiga, Te’a Cooper, who is leaning toward being a Volunteer. Cooper decommitted from UNC at the start of this season.
DeShields Following Friend To Tennessee?
Nearly 24 hours after news broke that Diamond DeShields is leaving Carolina, only speculation of where can be drawn at this point. The National Freshman of the Year has not yet spoken out about where she’s going to play next year. WCHL tried to reach DeShields again Friday, but her phone was turned off and her voicemail was full.
Diamond DeShields to transfer from UNC
National freshman of the year Diamond DeShields is transferring from North Carolina. DeShields scored 648 points this past season, more than any freshman in ACC history, and led the Tar Heels to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields is leaving.
Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards
UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show.
Three From UNC Women's Basketball Named Freshman All-America
Three North Carolina women's basketball players were named to Full Court's Freshman All-America teams. Diamond DeShields was placed on the first team, Allisha Gray landed on the second team and Stephanie Mavunga was an honorable mention selection. No other team had more than one player named among the group of 21 players selected.
Diamond DeShields Hauling In The Accolades
North Carolina women’s basketball star Diamond DeShields has been honored as the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. The announcement was made at the Bridgestone Arena, prior to the Women’s Final Four. DeShields and the Tar Heels fell just short of a trip to Nashville, falling to Stanford in the Elite Eight.
UNC women's postmortem: No tears, optimism reigns
The most devastating scenes in college sports are often the losing locker rooms at the NCAA Tournament, when seniors realize their careers are over and their teammates wonder if they just missed their best chance to achieve their ultimate goal. Yet there were no tears from the players after North Carolina lost to Stanford 74-65 on Tuesday night.
UNC women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell in complete remission after leukemia diagnosis
Sylvia Hatchell cut off her hair herself rather than let it fall out during her treatment for leukemia. Now it’s growing back, a physical sign of her recovery. “I don’t mind showing you,” she said in her office on Tuesday afternoon while she reached for her wig.
Young Tar Heels accomplish plenty, aim for more
North Carolina's talented youngsters thrived all season despite never playing a game with their Hall of Fame head coach on the sideline. With another year of maturity and the return of Sylvia Hatchell, the Tar Heels are poised to do more next year. The Tar Heels (27-10) reached an NCAA regional final for the first time in six years before falling to Stanford 74-65.
Cardinal crushes UNC women’s basketball title dreams
The tears trickled down his face, the gut-wrenching emotion evident in his quavering voice as he spoke between gasps of air. Associate head coach Andrew Calder didn’t want to accept it. Didn’t want to believe that his No. 4 seeded North Carolina women’s basketball season was over after a 74-65 loss at the hands of No. 2 seeded Stanford. The tears kept coming. “I want to first thank coach Hatchell.”
Tar Heel Women Fall To Stanford In Regional Final, 74-65
Chiney Ogwumike had 20 points and 10 rebounds as second-seeded Stanford beat North Carolina 74-65 on Tuesday night in the regional final on the Cardinal's home floor. Allisha Gray scored 19 points for No. 4 seed UNC, which couldn't pull off a Final Four reunion with Sylvia Hatchell after the coach's season-long battle with leukemia.