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A Tar Heel tradition in blue & white
Thirteen days after UNC Head Football Coach Carl Snavely got his Valentine wish that Charlie Justice would “come out for the team,” a practice game...

Former UNC Football Player and Local Golf Pro Mike Rubish Passes Away
After World War II, Rubish chose a football scholarship at UNC over playing baseball for Duke. He was a member of the 1946-49 Tar Heels...

On the creation of the Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice statue
Shortly after Charlie Justice’s death on October 17, 2003, teammate Joe Neikirk approached Hugh Morton with an idea for a statue. Morton, who had...

Memories of Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice and Doak Walker
When UNC played Wake Forest on October 15, 1949 my dad and I were there. We arrived in Chapel Hill that Saturday and visited Franklin...

Choo-Choo Justice was always his best against Duke
Prior to my arrival here 11 years ago, I had already heard the name Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice, arguably the best football player to come...

Happy Birthday, Rameses!
He saw Gio’s punt return. He saw Connor’s kick. He saw Dre’ Bly and Julius Peppers, Chris Keldorf and T.J. Yates, LT, Charlie Justice, Chris...

Reactions: Carolina 28, Virginia 27
Marquise Williams' total yardage numbers are absurd when you consider that he really hasn't even been the acknowledged starting quarterback for more than a handful...

UNC-Virginia Postgame Notes
Marquise Williams' 52-yard touchdown run in the first quarter was the longest rush of his career. It was the 14th rushing touchdown of his career,...

Jack Fitch, backfield teammate of Charlie Justice, passes away
Jack Fitch, who played on UNC’s nationally ranked football teams of the 1940s, died Wednesday at the age of 90. Fitch, a backfield teammate of...

Column: Recapturing The Carolina Way
As Charlie Justice’s statue silently watches from its post outside Kenan Stadium, the university has an opportunity to emerge again as a national leader in...

Home for the Holidays . . . 1947 UNC Football
Many old time-Tar Heel-fans, as well as coaches and players from 1947, have considered the ’47 team to be the best of the “Charlie Justice...

UNC Football All-America Art Weiner Passes Away
Art Weiner, former UNC football star and member of the College Football Hall of Fame, died Christmas evening at Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital in...

Brewer: Special 50th Anniversary
Some of North Carolina's finest players will be on hand Saturday when the 1963 Gator Bowl team celebrates its 50th anniversary. The Tar Heels posted...

Tudor: For Tar Heels’ Bernard, a moment of Justice
Very few, if any, of the 62,000 people in Kenan Stadium on Saturday were around when Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice played football for North Carolina...

Video: 1949 Sugar Bowl, UNC vs Oklahoma
Methodical and safe was the way to describe Oklahomas 14-6 victory over North Carolina and renowned halfback Charlie Justice, also known as "Choo Choo", in...

Video: UNC Gridiron Glory
Historic North Carolina Tar Heel Football clips from the University archives (1934-1980), featuring such UNC all-time greats as Charlie Justice, Bob Lacey, Amos Lawrence, and...

From Fetzer To Finley: Norm Sper & The Victory Bell
Norm Sper was best known as the head cheerleader during the Charlie Justice era and the first UNC swimmer or diver to ever be named...

"Voice of the Tar Heels" conjures memories with Belmont trip
Woody Durham will resume a relationship with Gaston County next week that has long roots. They include his connection to two of biggest names in...

From Fetzer To Finley: Norm Sper--A Life Well Lived
Norm Sper's was a name that from time to time came up in the history of Carolina athletic lore. One of the most multi-faceted collegians...

Johnny White Back Home at RB
It was five long years ago that Johnny White broke Charlie "Choo-Choo" Justice’s rushing record at Asheville High School. The fifth-year senior’s career has taken...

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