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Chansky’s Notebook: The New Carolina Way

Bubba Cunningham has continued redefining the Carolina Way. With his hiring of new women’s basketball coach , Cunningham has reaffirmed his commitment to make UNC athletics as good as it can be, regardless of where his administrators and coaches come from. “We were looking for absolutely the best coach we could find,” he said. (

UNC hires new women’s basketball coach, but Hatchell’s influence remains

UNC wasted little time moving on from the controversy that ended the 33-year career of Hall of Fame women’s basketball coach by naming Princeton’s as its new coach Tuesday. But the Tar Heels haven't completely divorced themselves from Hatchell’s legacy, which included 751 victories and the 1994 national championship. (North State Journal)

Courtney Banghart is Teaching, Coaching, and Living Her Truth

's résumé won’t tell you that she talks wickedly fast, and her passion for the game, and life, lies just under her skin. You want to test her three-point shot? She’ll take you on, right now. Her bio won’t mention that she bungee-jumped in Switzerland or hitchhiked in Alaska or that she’s funny and warm and self-deprecating. (Article from Jan 2017) (

Courtney Banghart To Lead UNC Women's Basketball Program

North Carolina is adding another great leader to its family of championship-winning head coaches. , the winningest women's basketball coach in Princeton history who was named one of Fortune Magazine's Women's 50 Greatest Leaders in 2015, has been hired as the University of North Carolina's new head women's basketball coach. (

UNC expected to name Princeton's Courtney Banghart next women's basketball coach

UNC is expected to name Princeton's as its next women's basketball coach, a source has told WRAL. The UNC Board of Trustees will hold an emergency meeting Tuesday. Banghart was the 2015 Naismith Coach of the Year after she led the Tigers to a 30-0 regular season. In 12 years at Princeton, she has record of 254-103, 137-31 in the Ivy League. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Janelle Bailey to Compete in USA Basketball 3-on-3 National Championship

UNC forward Janelle Bailey will compete at the 2019 USA Basketball Women’s 3-x-3 National Championship event, which will be held in Las Vegas from May 3-4. Bailey previously has won a gold medal at the 2017 FIBA 3-x-3 U18 World Cup playing under the same rules, which led to her being named USA Basketball’s 2017 Female Athlete of the Year. (

UNC Celebrates Year Of Successes At Rammy Awards

North Carolina Athletics celebrated the success of the past year Monday night at the seventh-annual Rammy Awards. Each spring, the evening highlights student-athlete achievement in athletics, academics and outreach, with plenty of laughs and cheers. This year's hosts included field hockey junior Marissa Creatore and men's basketball sophomore . (

With Sylvia Hatchell out, what's next for North Carolina?

People will evaluate what happened with very differently. Some might see it as players and staff standing up to abuses from a coach. Others might see it as millennials and their parents leading the charge against a coach for being tough on them. There are always gray areas, but there's no doubt that coaches must adjust to the times in which they are working. (

Sylvia Hatchell Steps Down as UNC Women's Basketball Head Coach

University of North Carolina Head Women's Basketball Coach has resigned, Director of Athletics Bubba Cunningham announced Thursday evening. "The University commissioned a review of our women's basketball program, which found issues that led us to conclude that the program needed to be taken in a new direction." (

Paris Kea Selected By Indiana Fever In 2019 WNBA Draft

North Carolina guard Paris Kea was selected by the Indiana Fever in the third round (25th overall pick) of the WNBA Draft on Wednesday. An honorable mention All-America with the Tar Heels, Kea was first team All-ACC as a junior and senior and will graduate as the second all-time scoring average leader in UNC history at 18.0 points per game. (

Former players: UNC's Hatchell 'like my second mom'

UNC women's basketball coach and Hall of Famer and her staff are on paid administrative leave as a Charlotte law firm looks into questions of culture. On Monday, and , All-Americans at UNC who played in the WNBA, said they were drawn to Carolina because of its storied basketball history and because of Hatchell. (WRAL Sports Fan)

Report: UNC Women’s Basketball Investigation Focused on Hatchell Racial Comments

The investigation into the University of North Carolina women’s basketball coaching staff stems from “a series of racially offensive remarks” made by head coach , according to the Washington Post. Thursday’s Washington Post article also indicates players were asked to play through injuries or that the severity of injuries were not taken seriously. (
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