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Sylvia Hatchell completes chemo treatments

University of North Carolina head women’s basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell has completed her chemotherapy treatments for leukemia and is back to her normal schedule involving recruiting, speaking engagements and running her national-championship level program. “I’m happy to report that Coach Hatchell has completed chemotherapy for her acute myeloid leukemia,” said Dr. Pete Voorhees. (GoHeels.com)

Hatchell: "I wish I knew" why DeShields left UNC

UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said she still hasn’t figured out why star player Diamond DeShields is leaving UNC, but the freshman has received an unconditional release to transfer to another school. When DeShields’ decision was first publicized on April 17, Hatchell said she didn’t “know or understand” why the nation’s top freshman wanted to transfer. Thursday night, Hatchell said she was still in the dark. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Odds and Ends: Man It's Quiet Around Here Edition

If you were wondering what the real reason for James Michael McAdoo's decision to turn pro, it may be because he got married. McAdoo tied the knot with UNC volleyball player Lauren Adkins on April 2nd which was a Wednesday and the day before his NBA Draft entry announcement. Adkins, whose Twitter account now reflects her married name, is a junior outside hitter. (Tar Heel Blog)

UNC Coach Sylvia Hatchell: "Cancer Is Gone"

In mid-October, Sylvia Hatchell announced that she was diagnosed with leukemia and was temporarily stepping down. Since then, Hatchell has been through chemotherapy and now her illness is in remission. "I'm great and it's over. I just got to keep working hard and get my strength built back up," said Hatchell. Hatchell said she relied on her faith and mental strength to fight the disease. (WFMY)

DeShields's mom talks for first time about why Diamond is leaving UNC

Tisha DeShields said there wasn’t "some huge, dramatic” reason or “one identifying factor” why her daughter, Diamond DeShields, is transferring from North Carolina after scoring an ACC freshman record 648 points. Instead, Tisha DeShields said Thursday that it was a combination of things that caused DeShields to make the shocking decision to leave UNC. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Diamond DeShields to leave UNC on 'good terms'

North Carolina freshman Diamond DeShields released a statement on twitter Thursday regarding her decision to transfer. "I would like the thank my coaches, teammates, professors, fans, alumni, athletic department, the community and everyone that has supported me here at UNC," DeShields tweeted. "I would also like to add that after meeting with Coach Hatchell on several different occasions over the course of this year, I have decided to transfer from the University of North Carolina." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Video: UNC Coaches Dance to "Happy"

UNC Coaches made a music video to Pharrell Williams "Happy". Originally aired at the 2014 Rammy's on April 14, 2014. View Video...

WCHL: Tennessee A Done Deal For DeShields

Sources close to WCHL confirm that Diamond DeShields is going to Tennessee. Speculation has pointed to DeShields going with her friend from Georiga, Te’a Cooper, who is leaning toward being a Volunteer. Cooper decommitted from UNC at the start of this season. (Chapelboro.com)

DeShields Following Friend To Tennessee?

Nearly 24 hours after news broke that Diamond DeShields is leaving Carolina, only speculation of where can be drawn at this point. The National Freshman of the Year has not yet spoken out about where she’s going to play next year. WCHL tried to reach DeShields again Friday, but her phone was turned off and her voicemail was full. (Chapelboro.com)

Diamond DeShields to transfer from UNC

National freshman of the year Diamond DeShields is transferring from North Carolina. DeShields scored 648 points this past season, more than any freshman in ACC history, and led the Tar Heels to the Elite Eight of the NCAA Tournament for the first time since 2008. Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell said in a statement that she did not “know or understand” why DeShields is leaving. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Tar Heels Honor Outstanding Performances At Rammy Awards

UNC Athletics celebrated a year's worth of outstanding performances on and off the field at the second-annual Rammy Awards Monday evening. Student-athletes from all 28 Carolina varsity squads joined with coaches, athletics staff, Rams Club members, the UNC Marching Tar Heels band, members of the spirit squads and other supporters to pack Memorial Hall for the two-hour show. (GoHeels.com)

Three From UNC Women's Basketball Named Freshman All-America

Three North Carolina women's basketball players were named to Full Court's Freshman All-America teams. Diamond DeShields was placed on the first team, Allisha Gray landed on the second team and Stephanie Mavunga was an honorable mention selection. No other team had more than one player named among the group of 21 players selected. (GoHeels.com)

Diamond DeShields Hauling In The Accolades

North Carolina women’s basketball star Diamond DeShields has been honored as the USBWA National Freshman of the Year. The announcement was made at the Bridgestone Arena, prior to the Women’s Final Four. DeShields and the Tar Heels fell just short of a trip to Nashville, falling to Stanford in the Elite Eight. (Chapelboro.com)

UNC women's postmortem: No tears, optimism reigns

The most devastating scenes in college sports are often the losing locker rooms at the NCAA Tournament, when seniors realize their careers are over and their teammates wonder if they just missed their best chance to achieve their ultimate goal. Yet there were no tears from the players after North Carolina lost to Stanford 74-65 on Tuesday night. (Durham Herald-Sun)

UNC women’s coach Sylvia Hatchell in complete remission after leukemia diagnosis

Sylvia Hatchell cut off her hair herself rather than let it fall out during her treatment for leukemia. Now it’s growing back, a physical sign of her recovery. “I don’t mind showing you,” she said in her office on Tuesday afternoon while she reached for her wig. (Charlotte Observer)

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