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South Carolina Women’s Basketball Cancels BYU Games After Racial Incident At Volleyball Game


“My job as head coach is to do what’s best for my players and staff,” Staley said in a statement. However, I feel that now is not the right time to join this series.

Richardson said she did not act quickly enough to stop the racist harassment she and other black players were subjected to during last week’s game. “We were targeted and racistly taunted throughout the match. The slurs and comments became threatening and made us feel unsafe,” some tweeted.

BYU issued an apology the day after the game, banned fans.

South Carolina was scheduled to play BYU at home on November 7th. Gamecox said Colonial is looking for another opponent for the season opener at Life in his arena.

BYU said it was “extremely disappointed” with the decision.

The BYU women’s basketball team tweeted, “Very disappointed with the decision by the State of South Carolina to cancel the series and ask for patience with the ongoing investigation.” I believe it is to be together and not to be separated from each other.#LoveOneAnother.”

The two teams were scheduled to meet at the University of Utah next season.

BYU said it has no evidence that banned fans used racial slurs.

BYU’s associate athletic director, John McBride, said in a statement to CNN on Saturday, “Not only are we still investigating fan behavior, but our own response to reported behavior. “What was banned was the person Duke identified as using racial slurs. But we can’t find any evidence that the person used slurs at the match.” We are continuing to investigate that particular situation.”

On Thursday, BYU Athletic Director Tom Holmoe said: deseret news The school has committed to “no tolerance for racism” and says it will be defined by its response to racial incidents.

“Let me clarify BYU’s position on this issue. Racism is repulsive and unacceptable,” he wrote. “We have worked with integrity and continued concern to understand and follow up on Rachel’s experience. To say we are extremely disappointed by her report is not enough words. No. BYU and BYU Athletics are committed to zero tolerance of racism. All fans will be banned from our playing field if found to be involved in racist insults. increase.

Holmo said, “Some people try to define BYU by this incident, but ultimately it’s defined by how we respond. The BYU I know and love is all about race.” I refuse to discriminate.”

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