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UNC sets up site for Sylvia Hatchell well-wishers

University of North Carolina women’s basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell is temporarily stepping away from her on-the-court coaching responsibilities due to a recent diagnosis of leukemia. Please leave your well wishes and encouragement for Coach Hatchell.

Coach Calder: Tar Heels Will Fight For Coach Hatchell

A teary-eyed Andrew Calder discussed his assumption of the lead on-court coaching role in lieu of Sylvia Hatchell stepping away for an indefinite period to receive treatment for her leukemia diagnosis. Coach Calder is now entering his 28th season as the right-hand man for Coach Hatchell. Much like Dean Smith’s Bill Guthridge, Calder has been alongside Hatchell every step of the way.

Longtime assistant Andrew Calder on Sylvia Hatchell, his new role, and the team's mood

Andrew Calder spent the past 27 years as Sylvia Hatchell’s assistant for the North Carolina women's basketball team. Now he's taking over temporarily for the Hall of Fame coach, who was recently diagnosed with leukemia. Calder spoke with the media before practice today. Here is a partial transcript:

Sylvia Hatchell will tackle cancer head-on

That's Sylvia Hatchell: She's thinking ahead to work after work. It's the way she was raised in the textile-mill town of Gastonia, N.C. It's how she has operated for the past 40 years as a coach. And, as everyone who knows her would tell you, it's how she'll deal with cancer. She'll tackle it head-on, with a commitment to a game plan and her trademark relentless optimism.

Player's Parents Speak of Sylvia Hatchell's Impact

Megan Buckland's mom told WFMY that Coach Hatchell uses an expression, "holding the rope". She tells her players to hold the rope for one another during adversity. "We know that she has a battle to face in front of her but each and every one of us whether it's a player, a coach, a supporter of UNC women's basketball, a parent, we all are holding the rope for you Coach Hatchell."

Sylvia Hatchell Temporarily Stepping Away After Leukemia Diagnosis

University of North Carolina women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell is temporarily stepping away from her on-the-court coaching responsibilities due to a recent diagnosis of leukemia. "I am going to be involved in a treatment plan established by Dr. Pete Voorhees, medical oncologist, and his team from the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center," says Hatchell.

UNC To Host NCAA Women's Basketball Tournament 1st and 2nd Rounds

North Carolina has been selected as a host site for the first- and second-round of the 2014 NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Championship, as selected by the NCAA Division I Women's Basketball Committee. The four selected regional sites are Lincoln, Neb.; Louisville, Ky.; Notre Dame, Ind., and Stanford, Calif.

UNC Women’s Basketball Begins Season of Promise

The UNC women’s basketball team held their first fall practice in Carmichael Arena Monday. And Head Coach Sylvia Hatchell is off and running on her preparations for a season ripe with excitement for a couple reasons. For one, the Tar Heels have the pleasure of welcoming the much-anticipated group of four freshmen that made up the top recruiting class in the country last year.

Video: Sylvia Hatchell's Hall of Fame Introduction

The introduction of North Carolina head women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell at the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Sylvia Hatchell Enshrined Into Naismith HOF

Sylvia Hatchell officially took her place alongside the greatest names in the sport of basketball when she was enshrined in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday afternoon at Symphony Hall. Hatchell joins Tar Heel men's coach Roy Williams in the Hall of Fame, marking UNC as the only school in the nation to have both active basketball coaches in the most exclusive club in the sport.

Sylvia Hatchell Continues HOF Weekend Celebration

UNC women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell took part in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame press conference on Saturday as part of the 2013 12-member class Enshrinement weekend. Hatchell opened her brief remarks by saying, "I can scratch this off my bucket list," which earned a round of applause from the capacity crowd on the Hall of Fame's main court.

Sylvia Hatchell to be enshrined in basketball Hall of Fame Sunday

Looking up at the walls of the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass., on Saturday, North Carolina women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell could see the plaques of the people who have already been enshrined. Hatchell will join that group this afternoon, when she and the other 11 inductees are enshrined during a 2 p.m. ceremony that will be televised by NBA TV.

Capital One Cup to be presented to UNC women

UNC will be presented the Capital One Cup, symbolic of the nation’s best overall women’s sports program in 2012-13, at Saturday’s home football against Middle Tennessee. The Tar Heels, on the strength of national championships in both soccer and lacrosse and top-10 finishes in field hockey and tennis, totaled 140 points to beat out perennial champion Stanford, Oregon, Texas and Penn State for the honor.

Sylvia Hatchell Heads To The Hall Of Fame

University of North Carolina women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell will be inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Sunday in Springfield, Mass. The enshrinement ceremony, which will be televised live by NBA TV, will start at 2 p.m., from the Springfield Symphony Hall.

Sylvia Hatchell carves place in history

Quirky and competitive, maternal and intense, Sylvia Hatchell has carved out her own place in the history of the women's game. She is currently only one of two active coaches in women's basketball with 900 career wins. She has coached teams that have won national titles in the AIAW (Francis Marion, 1982), NAIA (Francis Marion, 1986) and the NCAA (North Carolina, 1994).

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