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Dean Smith Receives Naismith Sportsmanship Award

Video via WRAL. Also check out the other interviews with Charlie Scott and Phil Ford posted there.

The very beginning of the video is quite frankly enough to bring any Tar Heel fan to tears or close to it. Dean Smith looks so frail and the outpouring of applause from the crowd is incredible. [...]

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Rare Moment

At the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame on Wednesday night via WTVD’s Joe Mazur.

Dean Smith was on hand to receive the Naismith Sportsmanship Award. Roy Williams accepted the award on Dean’s behalf in what was described as a very emotional speech for the Tar Heel head coach. Roy at one point, [...]

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NCAA Clears Coples[UPDATED]

UPDATE: Via WTVD’s Mark Armstrong, here is a statement from Coples’ attorney Bob Orr on the NCAA’s findings.

For the past 6 weeks, I have assisted UNC football player Quinton Coples and other individuals in responding to an inquiry by the NCAA staff pertaining to circumstances surrounding several parties that took place in early May [...]

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Lorenzo Charles, 1963-2011

We want to take a moment to put aside partisanship and extend condolences to the NC State basketball family and to Wolfpack Nation on the untimely death of the hero of the 1983 national championship team, Lorenzo Charles.

Charles died on Monday afternoon when the tour bus he was driving crashed on I-40 in west [...]

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Jones Angell Named To Replace Woody Durham

Here is the official announcement via Tar Heel Blue.

Jones Angell, host and color analyst for the Tar Heel Sports Network the past six years, will call radio play-by-play for University of North Carolina football and men’s basketball broadcasts beginning in the 2011-12 season. Learfield Sports general manager Gary Sobba and UNC director of athletics [...]

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Eddy Landreth: Hey, You Know Who’d Make A Good Sacrifice For The NCAA?

Always consider the motivations.

Via Tar Heel Illustrated

The NCAA, as with religions of antiquity, requires a sacrifice in cases such as the one that lay before Carolina with the official Notice of Allegations released this week.

This would be the ideal time for UNC to make that sacrifice and render a strong statement that [...]

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Oh Yeah, Roy Williams Had A Press Conference This Week

Unfortunately this happened the same day as UNC releasing the notice of allegations concerning the football program so it got put on the back burner.


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The Two Reasons Butch Davis Isn’t Going Anywhere

The same two reasons why anything is what it is in this world: money and power.


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How UNC Avoided Lack of Institutional Control Charge

Despite plenty to chew on in a 42-page notice of allegations from the NCAA, the University of North Carolina avoided the scarlet letter(s) of NCAA violations, lack of institutional control. Although ABCers and many national media types who have not followed this story from the beginning have been bloviating about how UNC escaped LOIC given [...]

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Vanderbilt 5, UNC 1

A few key stats tell you all you need to know about UNC’s trip to the College World Series in 2011:

In three games in Omaha, Carolina left 34 men on base and batted .157 (6-for-38) with runners in scoring position while scoring only seven runs.

And with that, the Tar Heels fell to Vanderbilt for [...]

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CWS: #3 UNC vs #6 Vanderbilt

Where: T.D. Ameritrade Park, Omaha, NE When: Wednesday, June 22nd, 7:00 PM TV: ESPN2 Records: UNC 51-15; Vanderbilt 53-11 CWS Results: UNC lost to Vandy 7-3, def. Texas 3-0; Vandy def. UNC 7-3, lost to FL 3-1

Ah, here’s something to take your mind of that nasty letter the NCAA sent on Tuesday.

UNC faces [...]

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