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Gamecocks rally around McCray

South Carolina assistant coach was diagnosed with breast cancer last November

Originally Published: February 14, 2014
By Mechelle Voepel | espnW.com

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Dawn Staley and Nikki McCray were in the coaches' lounge at South Carolina on Sunday, watching the closing minutes of Washington's upset victory over Stanford.

Both expressed empathy for what Stanford's players might be facing the next day in practice with a perturbed coach Tara VanDerveer. They recalled one particularly grueling workout when they were playing on the U.S. national team coached by VanDerveer in 1995-96, when she was displeased with the squad.

"Did ...

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