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UNC Releases Women's Basketball Schedule
UNC released its 2015-16 women’s basketball schedule on Wednesday. The Tar Heels begin the season at home against Gardner-Webb on Friday, Nov. 13 to tip-off a 31-game regular season schedule. Carolina will play a 16-game ACC slate, featuring home-and-home games against long-standing rivals Duke and NC State. Louisville will visit Carmichael Arena for the first time.
UNC In The WNBA Update
The 2015 WNBA regular season has less than two weeks remaining. Let’s check in with UNC’s six former standouts in the league. Camille Little has started all 30 games in her first season with the Connecticut Sun, and is averaging 8.3 points and 3.7 rebounds per game. Little scored a season-high 22 points against Atlanta on Aug. 23.
Editorial mistaken about Hatchell
As a women’s basketball season ticketholder, a faculty member and a female, I felt compelled to respond to the misleading Daily Tar Heel editorial from Thursday on the women’s basketball situation. Many recent articles and letters have touted claims that women’s basketball is being offered up as the sacrificial lamb in our scandal to save the revenue sports.
A Life Inspired: Jessica Breland's heart-stirring ascension
Chicago Sky forward Jessica Breland has had to overcome a lot in her lifetime, from overcoming Hodgkin's lymphoma to placing her career on hold; all on the path of becoming an WNBA All-star. Breland's story is for basketball fans worldwide, in hopes that they will find strength in her struggle to overcome.
Refusing to Argue With Stupidity
The fact that the N&O editorial board has resorted to throwing the kitchen sink at the UNC scandal in hopes that by throwing around inflammatory terms like “sexism” they may just catch the eye of some national hot-take artist. That or their target audience is literally PackPride. Either way it’s truly a recklessness that reeks of desperation.
No One Scapegoating Hatchell
Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell’s contract extends three more years, to 2018. Three other UNC coaches, including women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy, received contract extensions earlier this summer, but Hatchell did not. Her supporters and other commentators have subsequently claimed UNC is denying her an extension because they are scapegoating her for the paper-class scandal.
Former UNC women's basketball player Stephanie Mavunga announces transfer to Ohio State
The final domino fell on Friday in what’s been a summer of depletion for the North Carolina women’s basketball team. All-ACC forward Stephanie Mavunga, who was granted her release by UNC to purse a transfer on June 19, took to Twitter to announce she is transferring to Ohio State. She is the third Tar Heel to transfer this summer.
UNC Announces 2015-16 Women's Non-Conference Basketball Schedule
Matchups with Gonzaga, Northwestern, Oklahoma State and Oregon highlight the non-conference schedule for the UNC women’s basketball team during the 2015-16 season. Carolina opens its season by hosting Gardner-Webb on Friday, Nov. 13 in Chapel Hill. The Tar Heels will also welcome Oregon (Nov. 15) and Florida A&M (No. 17) for early season contests at Carmichael Arena.
Ex-North Carolina player: Women's basketball being made a 'scapegoat'
Even though North Carolina likely won't respond to the NCAA's Notice of Allegations for another few weeks, one of the school's former women's basketball players fears she knows what's coming. Meghan Austin expects the Tar Heels athletic department to sacrifice its tradition-rich women's basketball program in hopes of avoiding serious punishment for its two biggest revenue producers, football and men's basketball.
Stephanie Watts committed to UNC, East-West All-Star Game
Stephanie Watts could have walked away from her commitment to play at UNC when the Tar Heels’ program went through the turmoil of coach Sylvia Hatchell’s health issues, the departure of assistant coaches, an NCAA probe into academic fraud and the loss of the entire four-player 2013 recruiting class to transfers. But she stayed firm and is already enrolled in summer classes in Chapel Hill.
Art’s Angle: Hatchell Should Go Gracefully
Hiring Sylvia Crawley as an assistant coach is the right play for Sylvia Hatchell. Getting her friends and colleagues in the university to lobby for an extension to her contract is the wrong play. Crawley, a star player and captain of the 1994 Tar Heels, will be seen by many people as Hatchell’s successor after she resigns following the 2016 season or is fired.
339 Tar Heels Earn ACC Academic Honor Roll Spots
A total of 339 North Carolina student-athletes have earned spots on the 2014-15 ACC Honor Roll, announced Wednesday. The Honor Roll is comprised of student-athletes who participated in a varsity-level sport and registered a grade point average of 3.0 or better for the full academic year. The conference recognized a record 4,143 student-athletes for their hard work in the classroom.
UNC Welcomes Back Sylvia Crawley As Assistant Coach
Sylvia Crawley, the captain and coaches finals MVP of the 1994 North Carolina NCAA Championship team, has returned to her alma mater as an assistant coach for the Tar Heel women’s basketball program, announced on Tuesday by head coach Sylvia Hatchell. “This is a tremendous hire for our women’s basketball program,” said Hatchell. “Sylvia is a former ACC head coach and a true Tar Heel.
Best Games Of 2014-15: No. 5
No. 5: Carolina 86, Ohio State 84 (NCAA Second Round) - Women's Basketball, March 23, 2015: With 5.1 seconds remaining, freshman Jamie Cherry took an inbound pass in stride at the OSU free throw line extended. The speedy guard needed just four dribbles to get to the right wing, and her floater was pure. It gave Carolina an 86-84 lead, and the Buckeyes were unable to get a desperation shot off.
Hatchell supporters push UNC administration
Several people have sent letters to the University’s administration accusing the program of not supporting UNC women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell. On June 19, the University and UNC men’s basketball Coach Roy Williams agreed to extend his contract through 2020. UNC also extended the contracts of women’s tennis coach Brian Kalbas and women’s lacrosse coach Jenny Levy.