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Mixing hoops with hits


When Mike Fox was hired in 1998 to revive North Carolina's baseball program, former basketball coach Dean Smith was one of the first to call and welcome him back to Chapel Hill. That was fitting. Because without Smith, Fox -- whose third-seeded team begins play in its second consecutive College World Series tonight against Mississippi State -- may never have become a coach in the first place. (Raleigh News & Observer)


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