Friday, September 2, 2022

South Carolina canceled their games with BYU, and sounds like they haven't identified the screaming man yet

CBS (Dawn Staley has gold medals as a player and head coach):

The University of South Carolina women's basketball team has cancelled its scheduled home-and-home series with BYU for the 2022-23 and 2023-24 seasons

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"As a head coach, my job is to do what's best for my players and staff," said Gamecocks head coach Dawn Staley in a statement. "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."

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the Salt Lake Tribune reported on Aug. 30 that the man might not be the person who yelled racial slurs because there was no video evidence found, and he was not in the student section when Richardson said the incident began. Richardson also said that someone approached her after the match and told her to "watch her back."

Per reports, the man who was banned did say he approached Richardson, but he told the police that it was because he confused her with one of his friends.  Based on the Salt Lake Tribune report, the investigation is still ongoing as BYU continues to look for a culprit. 

From the Tribune article:

the police department is no longer looking at the video.

He said the task of reviewing the footage has been taken over by BYU athletics and the school’s communication administration.

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It also raises questions about what in the investigation will be public. BYU’s police department is subject to public records requests. Other departments, including athletics, at the private school operated by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, are not.