Tar Heel Times
Your comprehensive source for Tar Heel sports news
Mobile Site | Contact | RSS | Search

Medal of Freedom honors Dean Smith's legacy on and off the court

While at Topeka High School, Dean Smith lobbied the principal to desegregate the varsity basketball team. As the Tar Heels’ coach, he recruited the first black scholarship athlete to UNC, Charlie Scott, in 1966. “Coach Smith coached 36 years and won two national champs but I think he was given the award for the type of person he was and the impact he made on society,” Scott said Thursday. (Durham Herald-Sun)


Recent Basketball Articles:

Los Angeles Lakers Sign Wayne Ellington

Fast Break Breakfast Returns Oct. 3

Ball Don’t Lie! Here Are 8 ‘Sheedtastic’ Rasheed Wallace Moments

Tyler Zeller eager to earn starting center role for Celtics

Your annual reminder that Rasheed Wallace is a national treasure


© 2005-2014 Tar Heel Times | Contact | Privacy Policy | Site Map | Did UNC Win?

Tar Heel Times is an unofficial resource for UNC fans and is not affiliated with the University of North Carolina.