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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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Bullock May Miss UVa Game

Freshman SG/SF Reggie Bullock may be unavailable for UNC’s game vs Virginia on Saturday due to the death of his grandmother. Bullock returned to Kinston Friday morning after receiving news his grandmother, with whom he had lived for “a long, long time” had passed away.

Via ACC Now:

“We don’t know about the availability of [...]

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Feinstein on Dean Smith

This was linked on one of the other posts yesterday. Washington Post sports writer John Feinstein revealed on his blog what  has known about Dean Smith’s health since last year having seen it first hand while attempting to put together a biography of the long time UNC coach:

I knew the day would come when [...]

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Dean Smith Having “Good Days and Bad Days”

From Dan Wiederer at the Fayetteville Observer, confirmation of what has been discussed for months: Dean Smith’s health is declining.

But the moment so many inside the North Carolina program cherished also carried a note of awkwardness because of what they all understood about Smith’s health: People close to the coach say his famous memory [...]

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Terrible news at Southern Indiana

Southern Indiana senior Jeron Lewis died after falling during last night’s game at Kentucky Wesleyan.  Lewis’ feet became tangled during play under the basket and he fell hitting his head. The death of a young athlete has always been terrifying to me as it is proof that no matter how big and strong you are, [...]

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Kay Yow Dies

NC State women’s basketball coach, Kay Yow, died this morning after a long and inspirational battle with breast cancer.  She was 66.  For those of us who have been following college athletics in the Triangle area, Yow has been a fixture on the scene having taken the job at NCSU in 1975 when women’s basketball [...]

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Ademola Okulaja Fighting Cancer

Former Tar Heel Ademola Okulaja was diagnosed with cancer back in July and is presently undergoing treatment to battle the disease.  During the run up to the 2008 Olympics, Okulaja was playing with Team Germany when he suffered an injury to his back that would prevent him from playing in Beijing.  It turns out the [...]

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Thoughts and Prayers

For the family of UNC Student Body President Eve Carson who was murdered near campus on Wednesday.

Skip Prosser 1950-2007

I have written often on THF about my father and his passing on the night of the 2005 National Semifinal. Daddy was 54 when he was suddenly taken in an accident. Losing a loved one is hard under any circumstances but I know of no case that it is harder than [...]

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Wake’s Skip Prosser Has Died

UPDATE: Multiple media outlets are now reporting the news.  A very sad day for the Wake Forest community and the ACC in general.

The Winston-Salem Journal is reporting he collapsed during a jog and his condition is unknown.

Fox Sports has reported that he has indeed died which sadly confirms the rumors which began swirling [...]

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Day of Silence

In honor and memory of those lost in Blacksburg.