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UNC Converting Two Sections of Kenan Stadium to Chairbacks
In the late 1940s, Charlie “Choo Choo” Justice’s No. 22 was synonymous with bringing UNC football fans to their feet. Now that number will be...

Former UNC Football Player, Business School Dean, and IBM Executive Paul Rizzo Passes Away
Paul Rizzo, former IBM executive and dean at UNC-Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School, died Thursday at the age of 89. He was initially recruited by...

Rapid Reactions: Georgia Tech
Two more field goals for Nick Weiler, who passed Charlie Justice for sixth on the all-time UNC scoring list with 12 points on Saturday. Weiler...

Former Tar Heel, Justice-Era Kicker Bob Cox Passes Away
Bob Cox, 90, a kicker on the famed Charlie Justice Carolina teams of the late 1940s, died peacefully on Monday following a stroke. After serving...

Picture Day 1946: When Hugh Morton met Charlie Justice
One of the most welcomed lettermen returning to the Tar Heels in 1946 was Hosea Rodgers, a 200-pound fullback who led Carolina to a victory...

How Bill Dooley Rebuilt A Program
Bill Dooley came to Chapel Hill in 1967 and rebuilt a football program that had sputtered since the Charlie Justice teams of the late 1940s...

UNC’s running back depth could be key to repeating ACC success
Elijah Hood enters the season as UNC's unquestioned starting tailback. That's the reward when one begins to reach the heights of Carolina legends Don McCauley...

Most Revered Name in Kenan Stadium History?
Charlie Justice was the most loved. Lawrence Taylor and Julius Peppers were the most feared. Dré Bly had the knack, Eric Ebron the smile and...

UNC's Top 30 Football Players Ever: No. 1 Charlie Justice
Charlie Justice was the only two-time runner-up for the Heisman Trophy until Arkansas’ Darren McFadden fell short twice a decade ago. Justice was UNC’s all-time...

Looking back at UNC's 14-14 tie versus Virginia Tech in 1946
It was September 28, 1946 when VPI (now Virginia Tech) came into Chapel Hill to meet the Tar Heels in a game that opened the...

Tar Heels offense: From a cloud of dust to the fast break
Imagine the culture shock if you were a Tar Heels fan who had not seen a game since the days of Bill Dooley, Dick Crum,...

UNC, Duke will battle for the bell for the 67th time
The Victory Bell was painted half Carolina Blue and half Duke blue before the 1948 UNC-Duke game. That contest was on Nov. 20, 1948, and...

Gene Chizik finds ‘karma’ in fresh start at UNC
Gene Chizik, the Tar Heels' defensive coordinator, never figured coaching would take him back to the state where his father grew up in the mountains,...

Charlie "Choo Choo" Justice at the 1950 Chicago College All-Star Game
It was July 17th, 1950 and UNC’s great all-America football star Charlie Justice was seated behind his desk in the Medical Foundation Building on Pittsboro...

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...

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