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Chip Kelly's play sheet is an ode to 'The Andy Griffith Show'
The always inventive and esoteric Chip Kelly has confounded the NFL with his play calling. It turns out he learned it all from The Andy...

Mount Airy to Mayberry, Matlock to Manteo: A Look Back at Andy Griffith
Andy Griffith and Hugh Morton go back a long way. All the way back to 1953 when Morton needed an entertainer for a banquet...

Video: William Friday interviews Andy Griffith in 2005
William Friday talks with Andy Griffith in a 2005 interview. Friday and Griffith, North Carolina icons, both passed away in 2012...

University Day With Andy Griffith
Forgotten in all the coverage of the passing of Andy Griffith ’49 in July was a performance I consider one of his finest and most...

Video: Ron Howard pays tribute to Andy Griffith at 2012 Emmys
At the 2012 Emmy Awards, Ron Howard delivers a heart-felt tribute to Andy Griffith, saying Griffith belonged "in the pantheon," and "dang if he didn't...

Andy Of Chapel Hill
It was Feb. 15, 1960, and there, in an episode of Danny Thomas’s television series Make Room for Daddy, Sheriff Andy Taylor and Mayberry were...

"Mayberry" Remembers Andy Griffith
Fans are remembering Andy Griffith today. The television icon and North Carolina native died yesterday at his home in Manteo. But it’s in his boyhood...

Andy Griffith buried shortly after death, source says
The body of Andy Griffith, a North Carolina native and actor who for years won over audiences with his folksy appeal, was buried Tuesday morning...

Video: Andy Griffith Tribute
Celebrate the life of Andy Griffith (UNC '49) with this video set to his famous monologue "What It Was, Was Football."...

Andy Griffith, North Carolina Legend
Andy Griffith’s broad shoulders carried a heavy load for more than 50 years. In 1960, he created an iconic fictional character so noble that today,...

Actor, NC icon Andy Griffith dies
Andy Griffith, who parlayed his youth in rural North Carolina into an award-winning television and film acting career, died Tuesday in Manteo. He was 86...

Bill Friday Confirms To NBC Affiliate That Andy Griffith Has Died
Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that...

Andy Griffith turns 86 years old
Andy Griffith turns 86 years old today. Here's a photo of him, from the 1947 edition of the Yackety Yack yearbook, when he was president...

Video: Andy Griffith's 'What It Was, Was Football'
Andy Griffith's 1953 comedy routine on college football, in honor of his 85th birthday today. The entertainer graduated from UNC in 1949 and is best...

Three famous alums from all 68 NCAA tournament teams
North Carolina: 1. Andy Griffith, actor, director, producer, Grammy Award-winning Southern-gospel singer. 2. Michael Jordan, legendary Chicago Bulls star who won six NBA titles. 3...

Review of 'Celebration of a Century' book
Several things come to mind when North Carolina is mentioned. Among these are, in no particular order, barbecue, Billy Graham, Andy Griffith, NASCAR and Carolina...

Tudor: Heels beat the heat -- and Chanticleers
What it was -- with a tip of my sweat-soaked cap to Andy Griffith -- was bakeball. With temperatures approaching the just-plain-ridiculous level Saturday at...

On a beautiful Autumn Saturday afternoon
I feel confident in saying on October 14 that by December 1, John Bunting will no longer be the Head Football Coach at UNC. How...


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