Friday, September 02, 2022

South Carolina Women's Basketball cancels games with BYU after racial taunts to Black Duke player

The University of South Carolina’s women’s basketball series with BYU, with games scheduled for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons, has been canceled.The Gamecocks are working on finalizing another opponent for their Nov. 7 season opener at Colonial Life Arena.

Statement from South Carolina Head Coach Dawn Staley:

“As a head coach, my job is to do what’s best for my players and staff. The incident at BYU has led me to reevaluate our home-and-home, and I don’t feel that this is the right time for us to engage in this series.”

Statement from South Carolina Athletics Director Ray Tanner:

“Dawn and I have discussed her thoughts on the situation. I support Dawn and all of our coaches in their right to schedule games and opponents that are best for their teams.”

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