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Sylvia Hatchell: ‘It’s great to be back’

That familiar scowl returned to the bench of the UNC women's basketball team. It belonged to head coach Sylvia Hatchell. Like tears of joy, Hatchell's frowning was a good thing, representing the grit with which she fought cancer. And won. Hatchell returned to the bench for an exhibition against Carson-Newman in Carmichael Arena on Wednesday. The Tar Heels won the tune-up 88-27. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Carolina Rundown: November 5

It'll require at least a 2-1 finish to become bowl eligible, and this projection thinks UNC will do it and then head to St. Pete. Tyler Hansbrough had 12 points and seven rebounds off the bench for Toronto. Marvin Williams had nine points and five rebounds, and P.J. Hairston scored his first NBA basket. Eight points for Wayne Ellington, while Ed Davis grabbed nine rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: November 4

Reggie Bullock had 12 points in his first action of the season, and the Clippers might be ready to give him more playing time. Nine points and 12 assists for Ty Lawson, but Denver lost. Vince Carter had nine points off the bench in a Memphis win. Tyler Zeller had six points in eight minutes. Brandan Wright had six points and six rebounds. (GoHeels.com)

Hatchell says she was unaware of academic fraud, lauds Boxill

Sylvia Hatchell says that she was unaware of academic fraud at North Carolina and that “no one had more academic integrity” than Jan Boxill, her top academic counselor and a former faculty chair who was heavily implicated in the scandal. “I really don’t know anything about it, to be honest with you,” Hatchell said Friday. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Diamond DeShields discusses transfer from UNC

Tennessee guard Diamond DeShields says she played much of her freshman season at UNC knowing there was a good chance she'd transfer afterward. "It was pretty early on I really knew that, but I didn't let that stop me," said DeShields, who did not say specifically why she wanted to leave Chapel Hill. "I didn't let that make me become less of a player or less of a teammate." (WRAL Sports Fan)

Carolina Rundown: October 31

CBSSports.com ranks Marcus Paige the No. 3 player in college basketball. Brandan Wright had 14 points for the Mavericks. Mentioned earlier this week the reception Roy Williams got in Lawrence, and here's the video of both the fan reaction and his speech (note his tie). Women's basketball begins the season ranked 13th in the preseason AP poll. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: October 29

ACC Basketball Media Day is today, so expect the usual assortment of polls and preseason picks. Danny Green had 13 points and four rebounds as the Spurs won. Brandan Wright had six points and five rebounds for Dallas. Ed Davis had 11 points for the Lakers. Miami is having a "greenout" on Saturday to support Jim Kelly, and the Hurricanes will be without its starting left tackle. (GoHeels.com)

Fueling Up The Tar Heels

Carolina football fans know the third floor of the Loudermilk Center for Excellence as the Concourse Club of The Blue Zone, home to premium seating on football Saturdays. But on weekday mornings, the third floor of Loudermilk is home to the Fueling Station, a new nutritional offering for Carolina student-athletes. (GoHeels.com)

Carolina Rundown: October 23

Tyler Zeller had 11 points and nine rebounds. Wayne Ellington also scored 11. John Henson had five points and eight rebounds. Danny Green scored five. Ed David had four and four off the bench for the Lakers. Reggie Bullock and Tyler Hansbrough each had a bucket. Baseball America ranks UNC's freshman class sixth in the country and has some very kind words about the Diamond Heels. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell's back and Tar Heels are smiling

Sylvia Hatchell has begun her 40th season as a college basketball head coach and, given what she’s been through the last year, it may be her most satisfying preseason camp. The Naismith Hall of Fame head coach at North Carolina, Hatchell is coaching the Tar Heels again after missing last season while receiving treatments for leukemia. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Sylvia Hatchell Stresses Key Elements To Success In '14-15

When it comes to her team this year, four things stand out to Sylvia Hatchell. "We have leadership, we've got experience, we've got depth, and great chemistry," the Hall of Fame coach told reporters Wednesday at ACC Women's Basketball Media Day in Greensboro. Hatchell returns to the sidelines after stepping away in October of last season to treat her diagnosis of leukemia. (GoHeels.com)

UNC’s Sylvia Hatchell stared down cancer, won

“You don’t have the choice that you have cancer, but you have the choice in how you deal with it.” Sylvia Hatchell recounted her journey Friday morning at the 10th annual Fast Break against Cancer breakfast at the Smith Center. The event, hosted by UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams, has raised almost $1.6 million for the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Center, where Hatchell received her treatment. (Durham Herald-Sun)

Video: Sylvia Hatchell Speaks At Fast Break Against Cancer

UNC women’s basketball head coach and cancer survivor Sylvia Hatchell serves as the headline speaker at the 10th annual Fast Break Against Cancer with UNC men’s basketball coach Roy Williams on Friday, October 3, 2014. View Video...

Pink Heals Tour Visits Coach Hatchell

South Road on the UNC campus became a make-shift parade stop Tuesday as the Pink Heals National Tour rolled into town for a day-long celebration to raise awareness to help battle cancer. The fleet of trucks - a couple in pink paint and a few in Carolina blue - stopped outside Carmichael Arena to honor UNC Hall of Fame basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell, who battled leukemia last season. (GoHeels.com)

Sylvia Hatchell's return provides boost for veteran UNC

Things finally seem normal for Sylvia Hatchell and UNC after a year that was anything but. In that time, the Hall of Fame coach was diagnosed with leukemia and missed the season, her freshman-led team pushed all the way to an NCAA regional final in her absence, then star freshman Diamond DeShields abruptly transferred. Now Hatchell is back, along with a roster stocked with talent and experience. (WRAL Sports Fan)

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ACC Women's Basketball Standings
(4) Louisville0-011-0
(13) Florida State0-010-0
(3) Notre Dame0-09-1
Virginia Tech0-09-2
Georgia Tech0-08-1
(14) Duke0-08-2
NC State0-08-2
North Carolina0-08-2
Wake Forest0-06-5
Boston College0-04-6

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