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UNC Women's Basketball Visits CPALS Family Retreat
The UNC women’s basketball team spent a few hours at the CPALS Family Retreat this past Saturday in Chapel Hill. Carolina Pediatric Attention Love and Support, or CPALS, is a University Organization of Registered College Student Volunteers that help to provide a variety of social and emotional support to pediatric patients and their families as they face cancer or a life-threatening blood disorder.
Video: Sylvia Hatchell Discusses 2015-16 UNC Women's Basketball Schedule
Head coach Sylvia Hatchell discusses the 2015-16 UNC women's basketball schedule which features non-conference games against Northwestern, Gonzaga and Southern Miss as well as an always competitive ACC schedule.
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.