Lee Shaffer, a western Pennsylvania great you probably don't know
Lee Shaffer said it was easier going to the basket against Wilt Chamberlain than Bill Russell. Shaffer was talking about that NBA All-Star Game when...Friday April 28, 2017Chansky’s Notebook: Charter Member
Perfect. John Thompson is the first Dean Smith Award winner. Dean Smith’s relationship went back to John Thompson’s days as a high school coach at...Thursday September 10, 2015Bill Chamberlain, UNC's second black recruit, says Dean Smith championed equality
Bill Chamberlain was the second black player that Dean Smith recruited to UNC, and he played for the Tar Heels at a time when he...Monday February 9, 2015Five Final Fours that Changed March into March Madness
1957: The Tar Heels finished 32-0 to give the event its second straight unbeaten national champ. San Francisco, with Bill Russell, had gone 29-0...Monday March 18, 2013The last time UNC won the NIT
In 1971, Richard Nixon was president, the United States was involved in a massively unpopular war in Vietnam and on March 27, North Carolina beat...Tuesday March 30, 2010Catching up: Bill Chamberlain
North Carolina's Bill Chamberlain looked Massachusetts' Julius Erving in the eye and never flinched. On that day in 1971, in Madison Square Garden, Chamberlain outshone...Saturday February 23, 2008Can MJ make the Cats claw?
Michael Jordan is undoubtedly the best player to ever lace ‘em up. Or if you want to count a Bill Russell or a Wilt Chamberlain...Wednesday October 17, 2007