Complete coverage of North Carolina Tar Heels Women's Basketball.
Diamond DeShields discusses transfer from UNC
Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields says she played much of her freshman season at UNC knowing there was a good chance she'd transfer afterward. "It was pretty early on I really knew that, but I didn't let that stop me," said DeShields, who did not say specifically why she wanted to leave Chapel Hill. "I didn't let that make me become less of a player or less of a teammate."
Carolina Rundown: October 31
CBSSports.com ranks Marcus Paige the No. 3 player in college basketball. Brandan Wright had 14 points for the Mavericks. Mentioned earlier this week the reception Roy Williams got in Lawrence, and here's the video of both the fan reaction and his speech (note his tie). Women's basketball begins the season ranked 13th in the preseason AP poll.
Carolina Rundown: October 29
ACC Basketball Media Day is today, so expect the usual assortment of polls and preseason picks. Danny Green had 13 points and four rebounds as the Spurs won. Brandan Wright had six points and five rebounds for Dallas. Ed Davis had 11 points for the Lakers. Miami is having a "greenout" on Saturday to support Jim Kelly, and the Hurricanes will be without its starting left tackle.
Fueling Up The Tar Heels
Carolina football fans know the third floor of the Loudermilk Center for Excellence as the Concourse Club of The Blue Zone, home to premium seating on football Saturdays. But on weekday mornings, the third floor of Loudermilk is home to the Fueling Station, a new nutritional offering for Carolina student-athletes.
Carolina Rundown: October 23
Tyler Zeller had 11 points and nine rebounds. Wayne Ellington also scored 11. John Henson had five points and eight rebounds. Danny Green scored five. Ed David had four and four off the bench for the Lakers. Reggie Bullock and Tyler Hansbrough each had a bucket. Baseball America ranks UNC's freshman class sixth in the country and has some very kind words about the Diamond Heels.
Sylvia Hatchell's back and Tar Heels are smiling
Sylvia Hatchell has begun her 40th season as a college basketball head coach and, given what she’s been through the last year, it may be her most satisfying preseason camp. The Naismith Hall of Fame head coach at North Carolina, Hatchell is coaching the Tar Heels again after missing last season while receiving treatments for leukemia.
Sylvia Hatchell Stresses Key Elements To Success In '14-15
When it comes to her team this year, four things stand out to Sylvia Hatchell. "We have leadership, we've got experience, we've got depth, and great chemistry," the Hall of Fame coach told reporters Wednesday at ACC Women's Basketball Media Day in Greensboro. Hatchell returns to the sidelines after stepping away in October of last season to treat her diagnosis of leukemia.
UNC’s Sylvia Hatchell stared down cancer, won
“You don’t have the choice that you have cancer, but you have the choice in how you deal with it.” Sylvia Hatchell recounted her journey Friday morning at the 10th annual Fast Break against Cancer breakfast at the Smith Center. The event, hosted by UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, has raised almost $1.6 million for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center, where Hatchell received her treatment.
Video: Sylvia Hatchell Speaks At Fast Break Against Cancer
UNC women’s basketball head coach and cancer survivor Sylvia Hatchell serves as the headline speaker at the 10th annual Fast Break Against Cancer with UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Friday, October 3, 2014.
Pink Heals Tour Visits Coach Hatchell
South Road on the UNC campus became a make-shift parade stop Tuesday as the Pink Heals National Tour rolled into town for a day-long celebration to raise awareness to help battle cancer. The fleet of trucks - a couple in pink paint and a few in Carolina blue - stopped outside Carmichael Arena to honor UNC Hall of Fame basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, who battled leukemia last season.
Sylvia Hatchell's return provides boost for veteran UNC
Things finally seem normal for Sylvia Hatchell and UNC after a year that was anything but. In that time, the Hall of Fame coach was diagnosed with leukemia and missed the season, her freshman-led team pushed all the way to an NCAA regional final in her absence, then star freshman Diamond DeShields abruptly transferred. Now Hatchell is back, along with a roster stocked with talent and experience.
New Jersey high school girls basketball team travels to UNC
Members of the Ridgefield Park High School girls basketball team, the Lady Scarlets, recently traveled to the University of North Carolina (UNC) to play in the famed Dean Smith Center and the Carmichael Arena. The summer trip partnered 12 Lady Scarlets with the River Dell and Paramus High School varsity basketball teams, for a four day trip no one will soon forget.
Video: Ivory Latta Discusses Recent Health Scare
In this Mystics Magazine special interview, Washington point guard and North Carolina assistant coach Ivory Latta bravely shares her story of a recent cancer scare.
Q&A with North Carolina guard Megan Buckland
Junior guard Megan Buckland missed the North Carolina women’s basketball team’s 2013-14 season after undergoing surgery to repair her third ACL tear. Senior writer Danielle Herman talked to Buckland about her most recent stages in her rehabilitation process this summer and her desire to get back playing 100 percent at practice.
LaToya (Pringle) Sanders Eyes FIBA World Championship
For LaToya Sanders, the 2014 FIBA World Championship for Women in Turkey presents an opportunity to add another line to her already impressive resume. The forward led Kayseri KASKI to the EuroLeague Women Final Eight in the club's debut season in Europe's most elite competition.