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Video: Charlie Scott's 'game-changing' impact still felt 50 years later
Five decades after becoming the first black scholarship athlete at North Carolina, Charlie Scott's impact is still felt on the campus and across the ACC...

Video: Charlie Scott Played in Greatest New York City Streetball Game Ever
Charlie Scott returns to Rucker Park and reunites with fellow NYC playground legend, Joe Hammond. The two reminisce about the early days of basketball in...

Chansky’s Notebook: Charlie Scott - A Deserving Pioneer
This basketball season marks the 50th anniversary of Charlie Scott’s enrollment at UNC as the first black scholarship athlete. Recruited by Dean Smith out of...

Video: Interview with Art Chansky about Dean Smith-Charlie Scott book
Among many legendary episodes from the life and career of men’s basketball coach Dean Smith, few loom as large as his recruitment of Charlie Scott,...

Video: Charlie Scott Wants his ACC Record Broken
Charlie Scott reflects on what it means to have the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn and hopes that a player from New York can break his...

Charlie Scott and the integration of varsity sports at UNC
When Charlie Scott took the court on Dec. 2, 1967, he became the first African American to play on the varsity basketball team at Carolina...

Art Chansky to discuss Dean Smith-Charlie Scott book on UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Bookwatch'
Author Art Chansky will be on an upcoming episode of UNC-TV's 'North Carolina Bookwatch.' He'll be discussing his latest book, 'Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie...

Audio: Art Chansky - "Game Changers" tells the story of UNC basketball and the Civil Rights Movement
Art Chansky, veteran sportswriter and author of several books on UNC basketball, joins the Sports Shop crew to discuss his new book "Game Changers." The...

Chansky's "Game Changers" much more than a sports book
Chapel Hill author Art Chansky’s “Game Changers” has to rate as one of the most insightful and intriguing books ever written about college sports, but...

How Dean Smith's Push For Civil Rights Transformed Chapel Hill
Dean Smith is known as a legendary basketball coach at UNC. His teams won 879 games and two NCAA national championships. But one of Smith's...

Art Chansky discusses his book about Dean Smith, Charlie Scott
In his latest book, Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town, Art Chansky takes a closer look...

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and how they changed more than a game at UNC
In 1966, Chapel Hill was still a town rooted in the Old South, UNC was a rather conservative campus and Dean Smith was no more...

One on One: Taking a Knee and Remembering Dean Smith and Charlie Scott
Roy Williams’ comments reminded old-timers of an earlier time when another UNC basketball coach took unpopular stands on racial matters and supported his black players,...

Year in review: Dean Smith began civil rights legacy while attending Topeka High
Charlie Scott was the first black athlete placed on scholarship at North Carolina. Dean Smith saw to that when he recruited the future ABA and...

Charles Scott Joins College Basketball Hall Of Fame
It never occurred to Charlie Scott that he would make history when he accepted a scholarship offer from Dean Smith to play basketball at UNC...

Friends in High Places
“As soon as you try to describe a close friendship, it loses something.” – Dean Smith (1931-2015) Smith coached the basketball team at the...

Chansky’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...

Dean Smith’s Pardon Letter for Wilmington Ten Revealed
While many know of how Dean Smith recruited Charlie Scott as the first African-American to play ACC basketball in the ‘60’s, it has never been...

Dean Smith was a man of letters. Literally.
In 1988, former North Carolina guard Charlie Scott — the Tar Heels’ first black scholarship basketball player — and wife Trudy welcomed daughter Simone into...

Video: Former Friends and Opponents Share Stories of Dean Smith
Raycom Sports brings you more perspective on the life of Dean Smith. Charlie Scott, Phil Ford, Mike Krzyzewski, Mike Gminski, Bill Guthridge, Reverend Robert Seymour...

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