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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...

UNC Basketball Ticket Buyers Advised To Check Tickets
Fans looking to buy tickets to the University of North Carolina’s remaining men’s basketball home games this season at the Dean E. Smith Center against...

Louisville at North Carolina: Who ya got? Media picks
No. 6 Louisville basketball plays at eighth-ranked North Carolina on Wednesday, and it's shaping up to be the Cards' biggest game of the season. Since...

Dick Vitale, Seth Greenberg break down Louisville-UNC showdown
The stakes for a regular-season game couldn't be much higher when sixth-ranked Louisville (22-5, 10-4 ACC) takes on No. 8 North Carolina (23-5, 11-3) at...

Jerry Stackhouse: Passion Project
Jerry Stackhouse became a mentor, drawing from his playing experience and what he learned from a long line of legendary coaches—Dean Smith, Doug Collins, Rick...

UNC fencing coach Ron Miller: A man of hard work and dedication
As the start of coach Ron Miller’s 50th season nears, the fencing room at Fetzer Gym rings with the same booming voice that once echoed...

UNC Honors Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige at Halftime of Virginia Game
Two of the most beloved Tar Heel basketball players in recent memory had their jersey numbers honored on Saturday night during halftime of UNC’s game...

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,...

A Dean's Influence
The influence Dean Smith had on Derrick Phelps as a player, a person and the coach he aspired to be was tremendous. "He was definitely...

Video: An ACC Tournament, A Power Outage, and an Old Story About Dean Smith
Cory Alexander explains that an ACC Tournament game that he played in as a star at Virginia when the lights went out in the arena...

ACC basketball's aging lions still ruling the room
Mike Krzyzewski turned 70 on Monday, but the Duke icon isn’t the oldest head basketball coach in the ACC. At 72, Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim has...

Chansky’s Notebook: Part 2 — Get On The Back Boards!
How Roy Williams can even his UNC record at Cameron Indoor: For Carolina to square ol’ Roy’s record in that overrated barn, his guys have...

Heels coach Roy Williams speaks out — and up — over HB2
I worked for a short while as a sportswriter. That job required a few brief conversations with Dean Smith, a man unafraid to speak his...

Remembering Dean Smith
Two years later, we revisit Inside Carolina's coverage of the passing of former Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith...

Dean Smith Remembered Two Years After Death
Tuesday marked two years since the death of legendary UNC men’s basketball coach Dean Smith. Smith coached UNC for 36 years while amassing 879 wins...

Video: Greensboro Coliseum Welcomes UNC Basketball
About 22,000 fans traveled to the Greensboro Coliseum on Sunday afternoon for a UNC men's basketball game versus Notre Dame. The game was moved from...

UNC Honors Standout Scholar-Athletes And Leaders
The UNC Department of Athletics recently recognized the winners of two prestigious department awards, the Athletic Director’s Scholar-Athlete Award and the Leader of Distinction Award...

UNC's Roy Williams Live: Tracking Points Per Possession
Dean Smith, who majored in mathematics at Kansas, was one of the pioneers of in-depth statistical analysis that has grown increasingly popular in recent decades...

UNC too much for Va. Tech
Maybe Tar Heels big man Kennedy Meeks does go out there and pad his stats by intentionally missing shots so he can do a little...

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