Coming off a bye week, the Hokies were handed a blowout loss at home by Duke. Needing watch unc chapel hill basketball wins to reach bowl eligibility this season due to having two FCS teams on the schedule, it was hard to look at the eight games remaining on the schedule and find where those five remaining wins could come from.
WTVD -- North Carolina has placed Hall of Fame women's basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell and her three assistants on paid administrative leave amid player concerns and is reviewing the program amid player concerns. School spokesman Steve Kirschner said Monday in a statement that the review is "due to issues raised by student-athletes and others.
The entire women's basketball coaching staff is suspended while the review takes place, UNC-Chapel Hill said.
Due to issues raised by student-athletes and others, the University has initiated a review of our women's basketball program," the university said in a statement. North Carolina head coach Sylvia Hatchell and her staff are on paid leave while the investigation takes place.
UNC officials did not give a timetable for the investigation, but said the "review will be thorough and prompt. My goal has always been to help them become the very best people they can be, on the basketball court and in life," Hatchell said in a statement.
They are like family to me. I love them all.
Of course, I will cooperate fully in this review. I look forward to a prompt conclusion of this matter and the continuation of our very successful women's basketball program. The women's basketball team went this season and finished in the ACC.
Surprised seemed to be the most common emotion among Tar Heel faithful as word spread about Coach Hatchell and her coaching staff.
I mean I know Sylvia Hatchell's one of the most winningest coaches of all time and I know she does a lot for the community. So I was really surprised to hear about the suspension.
She has a career record of 1, and is mark in 33 years at UNC with a national title in She was diagnosed with leukemia in , underwent chemotherapy through March and returned the following season to lead the Tar Heels to a finish.
The program also spent several seasons under the shadow of the school's multi-year NCAA academic case dealing with irregular courses featuring significant athlete enrollments across numerous sports, a case that reached a no-penalty conclusion in October Hatchell received a contract extension in September that runs through the end of next season.
The Tar Heels finished their season with a first-round loss to California in the NCAA women's tournament, their first tournament appearance since The Associated Press contributed to this report.