Wolfpack women fall to Lady Tar heels; Hatchell remains mum on scandal

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For decades, NC State’s women’s program was the premiere program in the ACC. Then, about 20 years ago, the Lady Tar heels started challenging the Pack (and Virginia) for ACC supremacy. Gee, I wonder what happened then? Oh wait…how could I have forgotten.

Sylvia Hatchell ran from questions about the Wainstein report as quickly as her players transitioned down the court in Carmichael Arena Wednesday.

“I don’t want to talk about that tonight,” Hatchell said. “I mean, I don’t really know what to say about it to be honest with you.

“It’s really hard for me to believe.”

That was all the North Carolina women’s basketball coach had to say.

Instead, Hatchell — who missed the 2013-14 season battling leukemia — spent her first night back coaching answering questions about her recovery, her team and Wednesday’s 88-27 win over Carson-Newman. In his report, Wainstein said women’s basketball players enrolled in fake classes 114 times beginning in 1986. Hatchell remained tight-lipped.

“You know, I had no clue about any of that, and it’s just really hard for me to even believe it,” Hatchell said after the game. “I’m not saying it’s not true, but it’s hard for me to read it because I didn’t know any of that.”

Hatchell said in the report that she knew Jan Boxill, the former academic adviser for the women’s basketball team, was working closely with secretary Deborah Crowder to enroll players in African and Afro-American studies classes. Though she was aware many of her players were enrolling in African and Afro-American studies classes, Hatchell didn’t see the extent of the ongoing academic fraud.

“She believed that they required attendance, just like any other regular class,” Wainstein wrote in the report.

The report said Hatchell was unaware the classes were managed by a secretary. A footnote said Hatchell thought Crowder was faculty.

Whether Hatchell knew about the classes or Boxill’s involvement, she didn’t linger on the facts for long.

Instead, the coach ranted. She started with general praise.

“Until Saturday, we had three weekends where nobody lost at all,” Hatchell said. “We were 13-0-1 in every sport.”

“I bet you there’s not a school in the country that can say that except (UNC).”

Suddenly, she brought up her team’s mouth swabs for bone marrow transplants.

“Three weeks ago, we hosted, on campus right out here in front of Carmichael, Be the Match. I didn’t make them, they all went and did it on their own,” Hatchell said. “Three of them have already gotten calls that there’s a great possibility that they will be perfect matches for somebody.”

“That’s pretty special.”

That was the end of the rant. No more Wainstein, no more questions.

“Alright, thanks guys,” spokesman for the women’s basketball team Mark Kimmel said.

And then she was done.

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  • #68169

    StateFans
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                    For decades, NC State’s women’s program was the premiere program in the ACC. Then, about 20 ye
    [See the full post at: Wolfpack women fall to Lady Tar heels]

    #68173

    McCallum
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    I must admit that I always saw the inner beauty of Summer Erb.

    McCallum

    #68176

    Pack Mentality
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    It seems that she is using the tried and true “cancer defense” that was used successfully for years by Lance Armstrong. Anytime someone asks a hard question about you bring up all the good you have done in the cancer fight and act as if the person doing the questioning is against fighting cancer because they are asking you tough questions.

    *As an aside, Lance Armstrong’s foundation did virtually nothing on the cancer fight and it was all a front for publicity for him. So it was a complete sham just like he was…and just like UNC-Cheat is.

    #68203

    MrPlywood
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    It appears they can have it both ways. Either they knew, which is cheating, or they didn’t know which is LOIC. Unless the NCAA is going to completely surprise me I fully expect nothing more to happen.

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    wolfbuff
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    “As an aside, Lance Armstrong’s foundation did virtually nothing on the cancer fight and it was all a front for publicity for him. So it was a complete sham just like he was…and just like UNC-Cheat is.”

    Now that we’re off on that tangent, to be fair, fighting cancer was never the mission of the Livestrong Foundation. The Livestrong Foundation states that its mission is ‘to inspire and empower’ cancer survivors and their families. The foundation also aims to provide support to guide people through the cancer experience. As of 2005, the foundation began phasing out its support of cancer research, and as of 2010, it no longer accepted research proposals.

    I’m not defending Lance in any way, but let’s stick to the facts.

    As for Sylvia, I see she’s perfected the art of the “Did I mention I have cancer?” bob and weave.

    #68209

    Pack Mentality
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    Now that we’re off on that tangent, to be fair, fighting cancer was never the mission of the Livestrong Foundation.

    Not true. Whether it was stated in the Livestrong mission or not it was definitely implied and verbally stated by Lance Armstrong during the time frame of his rise in popularity.

    The Livestrong Foundation states that its mission is ‘to inspire and empower’ cancer survivors and their families.

    It does now.


    As of 2005, the foundation began phasing out its support of cancer research, and as of 2010, it no longer accepted research proposals.

    His title run was from 1999-2005. During the height of his winning he used this as a platform for bigger publicity. And hid behind it when facing tough questions. They did not readily publicize that they did little to no research until the whole thing blew up on them. Many donations were made to this “charity” thinking that they were going to cancer research.

    As for Sylvia, I see she’s perfected the art of the “Did I mention I have cancer?” bob and weave.

    That was my point the whole time. Lance hid behind his cancer, just like it seems that she is doing.

    #68229

    mak4dpak
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    Young team, with not much size to match up against the taller competition, but nevertheless had a good showing in the Hill, considering they are a top 10 team. Hopefully we continue to improve and find a remedy to offset the size issue. Maybe we can get them back in Reynolds. Go Pack!

    #68234

    StateFans
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    I don’t have any concern about the future of the Wolfpack women’s program. Wes Moore and his staff breed more confidence in me than I could imagine. Moore is a stud who will absolutely make it happpen.

    #68237

    bill.onthebeach
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    Why are Wolfpack girls called “Women” and…
    Tarheel girls called “Ladies” ???

    #NCSU-North Carolina's #1 FOOTBALL school!
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