Tar Heels Excel In Latest APRUNC had 18 sports with a four-year Academic Progress Rate of 980 or higher according to figures released today by the NCAA. The 18 sports include six programs that scored a perfect 1000 and another half dozen that scored 990 or higher. The NCAA tracks classroom performance of student-athletes through the APR. The score measures eligibility and retention each semester at every NCAA institution. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC 2013-2014 All Sports VideoThe All Sports video celebrates UNC athletics over the past year. The video highlights some of the best moments during the 2013-2014 Tar Heel sports calendar.
Sylvia Hatchell completes chemo treatmentsUniversity 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 UNCUNC 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 EditionIf 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 UNCTisha 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.
WCHL: Tennessee A Done Deal For DeShieldsSources 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 UNCNational 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 AwardsUNC 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-AmericaThree 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 AccoladesNorth 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)