UNC Women's Basketball To Host Minnesota In 2017 B1G/ACC ChallengeThe 2017 version of the annual Big Ten/ACC Women's Basketball Challenge will feature North Carolina hosting Minnesota on Wednesday, Nov. 29 at Carmichael Arena. Game time will be announced at a later date. The Tar Heels own an impressive 7-3 record in the challenge. However, Carolina and the Golden Gophers have never matched up in the series. (GoHeels.com)
Ivory Latta Publishes Children's BookIvory Latta will always be closely associated with the game of basketball. A collegiate All-American at UNC and later a two-time WNBA all-star with the Washington Mystics, Latta recently added a new line to her career biography as the writer and publisher of a children's book. Earlier this month, Latta's autobiographical book “Despite the Height” went on sale. (GoHeels.com)
Tar Heel Blog Podcast: Ivory Latta SpecialOn this week’s show, Ivory Latta discusses starting her 11th season in the WNBA. We will also look back on and discuss her playing and coaching career at North Carolina. In addition to playing for the Washington Mystics, Ivory recently published her first children’s book. We’ll talk about the book, Despite the Height, and what inspired her to write it. (Tar Heel Blog)
Mystics’ Ivory Latta has a children’s book and a message: ‘You can be whatever you want to be’The germ of an idea was first planted in Ivory Latta’s mind during a 2008 visit to the White House, when children’s book author Charles R. Smith leaned across the table he and the WNBA player were sharing with first lady Laura Bush and said, “Have you ever thought about writing your story?” The idea sparked almost a decade ago will come to fruition Friday. (Washington Post)
Video: Rammys 2017 - Bad Joke TellingCoaches from North Carolina's athletic teams try to keep a straight face in a corny jokes battle in this video which first aired at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards.
Video: UNC All Sports Highlights 2017Relive North Carolina athletics highlight-worthy moments from the past year, including spectacular individual performances, dramatic come-from-behind victories, clutch plays, and national championships in a highlight video shown at UNC's 2017 Rammy Awards celebration.
After 10 seasons in the WNBA, Ivory Latta remains Washington Mystics’ bundle of energyEntering her 10th season in the WNBA, Ivory Latta’s enthusiasm remains a constant on an overhauled roster that Coach Mike Thibault has shaped into a championship contender. Latta’s place in that equation is as a veteran reserve, a shift the two-time all-star has handled with professionalism, when other players may not have been as accepting. (Washington Post)
Tar Heels Celebrate At Rammy AwardsUNC Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year at the fifth-annual Rammy Awards Monday at Memorial Hall in the center of campus. The ceremony highlighted leaders in athletic performance, academic achievement and community service, recognizing both individual student-athletes and teams, as well as the department’s longest-tenured coach. (GoHeels.com)
Paris Kea Named Top Player At UNC Women's Basketball Season-Ending BanquetThe end of season banquet for the UNC women’s basketball team put a wrap on the 2016-17 campaign. Sophomore guard Paris Kea was named the team’s overall champion for receiving the most cumulative points in all statistical categories throughout the season. Kea also garnered most improved athlete honors and the Strength and Conditioning Award. (GoHeels.com)
40 years later, Small-Toney recognized for breaking UNC athletics’ last color barrierLast month in an emotional ceremony at Carmichael Arena, Rochelle Small-Toney was honored alongside other black pioneers during a Tar Heel women’s basketball game. It was the first time she had been so publicly recognized for her feat since breaking the team’s color barrier 40 years ago. “It was just a wonderful reception. This was very special.” (Fayetteville Observer)
UNC Women's Basketball Falls To Syracuse In ACC Second RoundUNC had its run through the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament end on Thursday after an 83-64 second-round setback at the hands of No. 21 Syracuse. Jamie Cherry and Paris Kea continued their torrid scoring for the Tar Heels. A night removed from scoring a career-high 32 points, Cherry scored 24 points, Kea had 17, and Olivia Smith added 12. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Looks To Squeeze The Orange In ACC 2nd Round14 seed North Carolina fancied an upset on Tuesday over 11 seed Pitt at the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament behind a career-high 32 points from junior Jamie Cherry. Up next, the Tar Heels will face sixth seed (21st ranked) Syracuse on Thursday at 8 p.m. in a second round matchup from HTC Center on the campus of Coastal Carolina. (GoHeels.com)
Vanderbilt transfer Paris Kea embraces role with UNC women's basketballParis scored 22 in her Tar Heel debut, topping the career high from her lone year at Vanderbilt. After the buzzer, droves of children from hours away stormed the court, demanding hugs and autographs from UNC’s newest star. But it was nothing new to Paris — she’s been doing it since ninth grade. A year away from family and another from basketball had taken their toll. At last, she's back where she belongs. (Daily Tar Heel)
Jamie Cherry's Career High 32 Leads UNC Past Pitt in ACC Women's Basketball TournamentJamie Cherry scored a career-high 32 points to lead 14-seed North Carolina to a 72-60 victory over 11-seed Pitt on Wednesday evening at the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament at HTC Center (Highlights). North Carolina (15-15) will take on sixth-seed Syracuse in the second round on Thursday at 8 p.m. (GoHeels.com)
UNC To Face Pitt Wednesday In ACC Women's Basketball TournamentNorth Carolina and Pitt face off in the final game of the first round on Wednesday of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament at the HTC Center. Tip off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Three-time defending champion Notre Dame will be the No. 1 seed. The tournament will feature all 15 ACC teams and 14 games, beginning with three first-round matchups on Wednesday. (GoHeels.com)