South Carolina women’s basketball coach Dawn Staley has announced that the Gamecocks will not face BYU in the home-and-home series that was scheduled to begin this year. was scheduled to start the 2022 season against the BYU and move to BYU the following season.
“My job as head coach is to do what’s best for our players and staff,” Staley said in a statement Friday night. I feel that now is the right time to join this series. “
Blue Devils sophomore outfielder Rachel Richardson Argued with her and her black teammates Heckled throughout the team’s games at BYU and officials, coaches and officials took too long to respond to their allegations.BYU eventually identified the fans they said were not students. , banned. They claimed to have yelled slurs at Richardson and her teammates, but police later said the fans were not hecklers.
Either way, Staley didn’t think it was wise to play for BYU so soon after the incident, and specifically didn’t want to go to Utah in 2023. Her staff decision.
BYU Women’s Basketball Team murmured After the team announced it was “extremely disappointed” by South Carolina’s decision and “preferred patience with the ongoing investigation.”
“We believe the solution is to work together to eradicate racism, not separate from each other,” the team added in a tweet.
Staley and Gamecox are looking to finish their second championship since 2017 after beating UConn 64-49. Since she became head coach in 2008, she’s been 366-105, making her 10th straight appearance in the NCAA Tournament.