Charlotte Smith to be inducted into N.C. Sports Hall of FameCharlotte Smith knows she’ll be in good company when she’s inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Friday night. Smith, a former women’s basketball standout at UNC and current coach at Elon, is the niece of NC State legend David Thompson and a former player and assistant coach for Tar Heels coach Sylvia Hatchell. Thompson and Hatchell are Hall of Famers. (Shelby Star)
Famous shot in '94 puts UNC's Charlotte Smith in Hall of FameWay before Paul Pierce supposedly called game the other evening when his shot got the Washington Wizards past the Atlanta Hawks, Charlotte Smith in 1994 knocked down a 3-pointer at the buzzer that gave her North Carolina squad a 60-59 win over Louisiana Tech in Richmond Coliseum and UNC's first national championships in women’s basketball. “I called all net,” Smith said Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)
Video: Sylvia Hatchell Remembers Bill Guthridge as "Giant Man"North Carolina women's basketball head coach Sylvia Hatchell sits down with ACC Digital Network host Jeff Fischel to talk about the recently departed Bill Guthridge. Hatchell refers to Guthridge as a silent leader, but a giant man, and also states he was the "backbone" of the program. (The ACC)
UNC Headlines Naismith HOF Women's ChallengeNorth Carolina will compete in the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame Women’s Challenge during the 2015-16 season. The Tar Heels will host three games on campus, before playing at Mohegan Sun Arena in the featured game against Gonzaga on Nov. 29 in Uncasville, Connecticut. Carolina will host six games over a three-day span on Nov. 20-22 at Carmichael Arena. (GoHeels.com)
Paris Kea Joins UNC Women's Basketball TeamParis Kea [Key], a former member of the USA Basketball U18 National Team who played one season at Vanderbilt University, has signed an athletic scholarship agreement at UNC to play women’s basketball for the Tar Heels. Per NCAA regulations, Kea will sit out the upcoming 2015-16 season and will have three more seasons of eligibility beginning with the 2016-17 campaign. (GoHeels.com)
Sylvia Hatchell's recovery from leukemia incudes blueberry patchLess than two days before her six-month bone marrow biopsy check-up at UNC Hospitals in Chapel Hill, Sylvia Hatchell — the winningest active coach in women's college basketball — was in her blueberry patch in Fairview. In 2000, Hatchell purchased the property and subsequently planted blueberry bushes to benefit the Lineberger Cancer Center at UNC Hospitals. (Hickory Daily Record)
Video: UNC Coaches "Shake It Off"UNC Coaches made a music video to Taylor Swift's "Shake It Off". The video originally aired at the 2015 Rammys on April 20, 2015.
Catch The 2015 Tar Heel TourPlease join emcee Jones Angell, men's basketball coach Roy Williams, football coach Larry Fedora and women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell along with other coaches and fellow Rams Club members for Tar Heel Tour 2015. With dates in Atlanta, Washington D.C., Richmond and across the state of North Carolina in April and May, the Tour is a great way to get closer to Tar Heel athletics. (GoHeels.com)
Video: UNC Athletes Dance to "Uptown Funk"Watch Tar Heel athletes dance to "Uptown Funk" by Mark Ronson featuring Bruno Mars. This video premiered at the 2015 Rammys on Monday night.
Tar Heels Celebrate At RammysThe North Carolina Department of Athletics celebrated the successes of the past year Monday evening at the third-annual Rammy Awards. A full slate of awards recognized outstanding academics, athletics and service. The evening also included student-athlete musical performances, videos and the introduction of UNC’s refreshed logo and other marks. (GoHeels.com)
UNC Women's Basketball Finishes No. 9 In Coaches PollNorth Carolina finished No. 9 in the final ESPN/USA Today women’s basketball coaches poll of the 2014-15 season, released on Wednesday after the conclusion of the NCAA Tournament. This marks the eighth time that Carolina has finished in the top 10 in the final coaches poll of the season. The Tar Heels were seventh in the final poll released last year at the end of the 2013-14 campaign. (GoHeels.com)
Allisha Gray Named All-America Honorable MentionSophomore guard Allisha Gray of the North Carolina women’s basketball team has been selected a 2015 WBCA Division I Coaches’ All-America Team honorable mention. Gray, from Sandersville, Georgia, was a first team All-ACC selection in 2014-15. She led UNC in scoring with 15.8 points per game, a figure that ranks her among the top-10 scorers in the Atlantic Coast Conference. (GoHeels.com)
South Carolina holds off North Carolina 67-65 in Women's NCAAsTiffany Mitchell drove to the basket and scored with 4.2 seconds left and South Carolina edged North Carolina 67-65 on Friday night in the NCAA Tournament's round of 16. Mitchell finished with 18 points for the No. 1-seeded Gamecocks (33-2), who had to fight the entire way to push past UNC in a rematch of last year's Sweet 16 game and advance to the Greensboro Region final. (WRAL Sports Fan)
A New Start for Sylvia Hatchell, a Veteran Tar HeelIn this season of many returns — to health, to basketball, to the N.C.A.A. tournament — Sylvia Hatchell has embraced a saying. “I tell people, ‘This is my 40th year,’ but in a lot of ways, it feels like my first,” Hatchell, the 63-year-old coach of the North Carolina women’s basketball team for the past 29 years, said of her coaching career after her fourth-seeded Tar Heels survived No. 13 Liberty, 71-65, in the first round of the N.C.A.A. tournament on Saturday at Carmichael Arena. (New York Times)
In women’s basketball, battle of Carolinas bigger than one gameShe won two national championships at Francis Marion, she married a man from Florence, and she’s a member of the South Carolina Athletic Hall of Fame. High school coaches from the Palmetto State will comprise much of her camp staff this summer. Sylvia Hatchell may be in her 29th season as head coach of the women’s basketball program at North Carolina, but her ties south of the border remain strong. (Charleston Post and Courier)