After an Alleged Racially Charged Incident, University of South Carolina Basketball Team Cancels Games Against BYU
The University of South Carolina Basketball team has cancelled two games against BYU, one this year and one next, after racial slurs were allegedly directed toward a Duke volleyball player by a fan during a game against BYU.
Duke’s Rachel Robinson said that someone in the crowd used racial slurs throughout the match against BYU. The match was not stopped after the alleged slur was said. The BYU officials have not confirmed whether a slur was spoken during the match.
“Various BYU Athletics employees have been reviewing video from BYUtv and other cameras in the facility that the volleyball team has access to for film review. This has been ongoing since right after the match on Friday night,” BYU associate athletic director Jon McBride said in a statement. “The person who was banned was the person identified by Duke as using racial slurs. However, we have been unable to find any evidence of that person using slurs in the match.”
Dawn Staley who is the head coach of South Carolina’s basketball team is very satisfied with the decision to cancel their game vs Duke on November 7th.
“As a head coach, my job is to do what’s best for my players and staff,” Staley said in a statement released by South Carolina on Friday. “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.”
South Carolina are the defending NCAA women’s basketball champions. Coach Staley also won a national title with the gamecocks in 2017. The team will now start its season on November 11th at Maryland.
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