Staley: Worried about possible slurs toward players vs. BYU

(AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

DARLINGTON, S.C. (AP) South Carolina's Dawn Staley said she did not want her players in line for any verbal abuse at BYU, which is why she chose to call off the schools' home-and-home series.

When Staley heard the account of Duke volleyball player Rachel Richardson's experience at BYU - Richardson said she heard a racial slur directed at her - the two-time national championship coach "did not want to put her players in that situation."

Staley, whose team won its latest NCAA title this past April, was at Darlington Raceway on Sunday to serve as the honorary pace car driver for the Southern 500.

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