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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...

Charlie Scott: ‘It’s A Sad Day For Society’ (audio)
On Sunday, Feb. 8 former University of North Carolina basketball player Charlie Scott stopped by CBS Sports Radio to discuss his memories of his former...

Video: UNC Legend Charlie Scott on Breaking Down Racial Barriers
On Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, we look back at a man who helped desegregate sports in the South, Charlie Scott. Scott became UNC's first...

Charlie Scott on Dean Smith
After Dean Smith was honored with the Presidential Medal of Freedom, Inside Carolina spoke with one of Smith's biggest stars - and certainly his most...

Dean Smith, beyond the Medal of Freedom
Dean Smith recruited UNC's first black scholarship athlete, a basketball player named Charles Scott, who said years later that one thing he liked about Smith...

Charlie Scott on Dean Smith: An interview
You were the first black scholarship athlete at UNC, and it goes without saying that you endured some harsh times. What was coach Smith’s role...

Medal of Freedom honors Dean Smith's legacy on and off the court
While at Topeka High School, Dean Smith lobbied the principal to desegregate the varsity basketball team. As the Tar Heels’ coach, he recruited the first...

Carolina’s Greatest Players of the ACC Era: 70-61
As a sophomore, Dedmon was the top frontcourt reserve on Carolina ‘s’69 Final Four team (backing up seniors Rusty Clark and Bill Bunting). While Charlie...

Preseason Roundtable, Part I
Which of these is the bigger question mark going into fall camp, Bryn Renner, UNC’s running game, or the secondary? Scott Lenahan: No doubt about...

Dean Smith and a civil rights legacy
America was never the same after the Brown decision, but the young Dean Smith's civil rights advocacy did not end in Topeka. He signed Charlie...

Harrison Barnes sets new freshman standard at ACC Tournament
Lennie Rosenbluth. Charlie Scott. Now Harrison Barnes has something in common with those two North Carolina legends. Barnes' 40 points in Saturday's 92-87 semifinal victory...

Charlie Scott: 'It was more of a relief I didn't fail'
Charlie Scott accepts his place in history, but he had no intention of becoming the first African-American to earn an athletic scholarship at North Carolina...

Paul Grier one of the forgotten stars of segregated basketball in North Carolina
Paul Grier says he didn't think much then about chances he missed - until Charlie Scott went to UNC. "That kind of hit my mind,"...

In good hands
Four weeks ago, Jim Delany reminisced about his days as a college basketball player for North Carolina. He started only a few games for Dean...

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