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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...

PG Shannon Scott considering Northwestern
Then there’s the trio of Class of 2011 prospects from Milton High School in Alpharetta, Ga., who are seriously considering Northwestern. Point guard Shannon Scott...

Playing 18 holes with Big Ten commish Jim Delany
He's known as "The Commish" in Big Ten circles, but Jim Delany sometimes sounds more like Tom Izzo or Joe Paterno. Give him a chalkboard...

From The Vault: The ACC’s Vital Tradition With U.S. Basketball (I of III)
Charlie Scott sometimes is remembered as the ACC’s first black player. He’s not — Maryland’s Billy Jones earned that honor — but the former UNC...

Willie Cooper helped pave the way for blacks
Charlie Scott twice led UNC to the NCAA Final Four. He was a dazzling guard, a two-time All-America and the school's first black scholarship athlete...

Tar Heels get the calls and the win
"Car-olina refs." ABCers (Anybody But Carolina) have been screaming it for decades. Charlie Scott got all the calls, Michael Jordan never walked, Tyler Hansbrough drew...

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