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Video: John Calipari On What He Learned From Dean Smith
John Calipari says the way he has designed the Kentucky basketball program and develops players follows from what Dean Smith created at North Carolina. Cal...

Chansky’s Notebook: Anniversary Ignored
The 1966-67 team was Dean Smith’s sixth at North Carolina but his most important because it began the unparalleled dominance of the once-embattled young coach...

Stadium Review: Dean E. Smith Center
One of the reasons behind the success of the North Carolina basketball program is their home court, at which they have put together an astounding...

Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down Michael Jordan's Freshman Season - ACC Hidden Gem
Michael Jordan was a freshman on UNC's 1982 National Championship team, and the shot that he hit to help the Tar Heels beat Georgetown is...

Reyshawn Terry reflects on memories of UNC’s 2005 championship squad
Ryukyu Golden Kings forward Reyshawn Terry is part of a special fraternity. As a native of the Tar Heel State, Terry’s identity has been forged...

This Day in UNC Basketball History: Dean Smith Wins No. 877
Dean Smith started the 1996-97 season with 851 wins, 25 behind Kentucky’s Adolph Rupp, who held the all-time mark. It was obvious that if the...

Video: Faces of Fearless - Roy Williams
When legendary North Carolina Basketball coach Dean Smith talks, you listen. Roy Williams discusses the pivotal moment when he decided to accept an assistant coaching...

Wendell Moore helps lead Cox Mill to NC 3A title
Sophomore phenom Wendell Moore Jr. scored 29 points to lead the Cox Mill Chargers to their first state title in their first appearance in the...

UNC’s All-New York City team could play with anybody
For UNC, the ties to New York perhaps run deeper than any other ACC school. There's the connection to the city through Frank McGuire, who...

ACC to visit the city that helped fuel its rise
“Frank McGuire, he’s the key guy,” former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins said. “We all know Everett Case is the godfather of the ACC, but...

UNC's Seniors Play One Last Time at Home
No. 5 North Carolina’s starting five against No. 17 Duke on Saturday will, as traditional dictates on Senior Night, consist of five players that are...

A Golden Anniversary of Success, Pt. 2
UNC’s 1967 basketball season was filled with anticipation. Dean Smith had engineered a building process that was coming to fruition. This is the golden anniversary...

Tar Heels Host Duke On Senior Night
North Carolina and Duke close out the ACC regular season when they play for the 244th time on Saturday at 8:20 p.m. in Chapel Hill...

UNC JV basketball honors Dean Smith by moving game to Carmichael
For the first time since 2010, men’s basketball saw some action in Carmichael Arena. On Feb. 28, 1931, Dean Smith was born, and it was...

How UNC’s offense, one of the nation’s best, went missing at Virginia
The last time North Carolina had as much difficulty scoring as it did on Monday night during a 53-43 defeat at Virginia, head coach Roy...

Chansky’s Notebook: Happy Birthday, Coach!
Dean Smith’s 86th birthday is tomorrow. A special number, too. The legendary Carolina coach would have been 86 tomorrow, and the best present the Tar...

The UNC Business School Student Who Almost Integrated ACC Basketball
Willie Cooper starred on the basketball team at Frederick Douglass High, where the 6-foot-2 forward’s defensive abilities attracted the attention of future Hall of Fame...

UNC runs past Louisville in key matchup
Eighth-ranked UNC used an extended second-half run Wednesday to blow past No. 6 Louisville, 74-63, at the Dean Smith Center and put a stranglehold on...

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...

Wilson Library opens exhibit on integration of varsity sports at Carolina
When Charles Scott took the floor for the men’s basketball team on Dec. 2, 1967, he became the first African-American to play on the varsity...

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