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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...

ACC Black History Month: Charlie Scott
A brief profile of Charlie Scott and other black basketball players who integrated the ACC...

Scott hopes to create own legacy
It is 1994, and the jersey-clad hopeful waits to hear his name. “At guard,” a voice says, “From the University of North Carolina…” Hearing his...

Shaun Scott hopes to create own legacy
With one more year of eligibility on the J.V. squad, Shaun Scott hopes to try out for varsity his junior year. He is averaging 6.1...

A century of Carolina basketball: 1960-80
In the 1969 East Regional Final, Charlie Scott, UNC's first African-American player, hit a jumper with 1:49 left to tie the game, and then sank...

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