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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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US Special Forces 1 Osama Bin Laden 0

This is a swerve from the normal content of this blog but sometimes there is an event that transcends sports, politics and party affiliation. Nine and a half years ago we stood together as Americans and mourned. Now we can stand together and celebrate a strong measure of justice.

U.S. Navy Seals did the [...]

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Happy Birthday MJ

Today is Michael Jordan’s 48th birthday. Yeah, I just made you feel old didn’t I? Sorry about that.

In recognition of the occasion here is a video(hat tip: @TarHeelWire) from CBS College Sports chronicling Jordan as one of the greatest dunkers of all time. It includes interviews with Vince Carter, Antawn Jamison, Bill Guthridge and [...]

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YouTube Video Of The 1993 UNC-FSU Game

One word: Awesome.

Consider this your break from the tediousness of reading internet tea leaves about what the NCAA is going to do to UNC football.

For those of us who remember this game, this probably rates as one of our top five favorite regular season games.  In fact George Lynch’s steal and dunk to [...]

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Ten Years Ago Today…

In the seminal moments of UNC athletics, where do you place June 30,2000?

Not ringing a bell, you say? It was only the date of the most cataclysmic shift in Tar Heel sports in the modern era - the day Bill Guthridge retired as UNC basketball coach. Who could realize at the time the depths - [...]

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John Wooden, 1910-2010

John Wooden in his last season on the bench, 1975.

Legendary UCLA basketball coach John Wooden passed away Friday in Los Angeles at the age of 99.

Known as the “Wizard of Westwood”, Wooden established a college basketball dynasty at UCLA in the 1960s and 1970s that I am confident will never be challenged [...]

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The SCACC Hoops All Time Tournament

The good fellows over at SCACC Hoops have used their game simulator to put on a tournament of all time great ACC teams. The tournament has run its course and the 2009 Tar Heels beat the 1999 Duke Blue Devils 3-2 in a best of five series.


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Yin meets Yang

“All this has happened before, and it will happen again.” — Cylon proverb from Battlestar Galactica

As the Evil Empire prepares to play for a national championship, it is easy to draw a parallel to a time not all that long ago when the roles of Duke and UNC were reversed.

The time was 1992, [...]

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More Helms hoopla

If you don’t live in Fayetteville, NC, and subscribe to the local newspaper or read it online, you may have missed the interesting seven-part series the Fayetteville Observer did about the 100th anniversary of Carolina basketball.  They chronicled the Tar Heel program decade-by-decade and had a number of features to go along with each highlighted [...]

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Doherty Says He Doesn’t Feel Like A Black Sheep Anymore

Two pieces.

The first is an article in the N&O in which Matt Doherty basically says he has been welcomed back into the Carolina Family following a few years of hard feelings.

Six years after being forced to resign at his alma mater, the starter on UNC’s 1982 national championship team says viewing the artwork [...]

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More Retro UNC Media Guide Covers

UNC has been posting these on Twitter.

The player on the far left is Travis Stephenson. He was a walk-on. He and I attended the same church. When Billy Packer saw this cover he openly questioned why Dean Smith would put Scott Cherry in such a crucial position on the [...]

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