UNC women's basketball places entire staff on leave to examine 'issues raised by student-athletes'

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UNC will review the culture surrounding its women's basketball team. (Getty Images)
UNC will review the culture surrounding its women's basketball team. (Getty Images)

The University of North Carolina women’s basketball team will be reviewed and assessed by an outside firm due to “issues raised by student-athletes and others.” While that review is going on, the university has placed the team’s entire coaching staff on leave, according to a statement.

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The full statement does not describe specific issues, but mentions that the “culture” and the “experience of our student-athletes” will be assessed.

The school added it does not know when the review will be completed, but expects it to be “thorough and prompt.”

The Tar Heels went 18-14 this season. The team’s season ended with a loss to Cal on March 23.

UNC is not the only school to deal with culture-related issues. Georgia Tech coach MaChelle Joseph was fired after an investigation into her behavior.

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