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How Dean Smith's Push For Civil Rights Transformed Chapel Hill
Dean Smith is known as a legendary basketball coach at UNC. His teams won 879 games and two NCAA national championships. But one of Smith's...

Q&A with ex-UNC star Brad Daugherty: Michael Jordan never played it safe
What’s the most important thing you learned from Dean Smith? Brad Daugherty: The biggest thing is humility. Basketball was important, but he used it as...

How Charlie Scott chose UNC and became the Tar Heels' first black scholarship athlete
When word got around that Lefty Driesell had a black recruit all lined up at Davidson, the rest of the college basketball world, at least...

How to Beat the Line at Sunrise Biscuit Kitchen
Some of the most notable people to pull up to the drive-thru: Michael Jordan, Dean Smith and some of the UNC basketball players. Julius Peppers...

Vertical Pod with Woj: Donnie Walsh
NBA legend Donnie Walsh joins The Vertical Podcast with Woj to discuss one of the NBA's legendary executive careers. Walsh also covers fascinating territory in...

Chansky’s Notebook: If Dean Were Here
I remember like yesterday when Dean Smith was asked about UNC being known as a basketball school. Smith flashed that wry smile and said, “We’re...

UNC vs. Chattanooga Preview
No. 6 North Carolina returns to Chapel Hill for its home opener against a dangerous Chattanooga team on Sunday. Tip-off at the Dean E. Smith...

Art Chansky discusses his book about Dean Smith, Charlie Scott
In his latest book, Game Changers: Dean Smith, Charlie Scott, and the Era That Transformed a Southern College Town, Art Chansky takes a closer look...

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and how they changed more than a game at UNC
In 1966, Chapel Hill was still a town rooted in the Old South, UNC was a rather conservative campus and Dean Smith was no more...

One on One: Taking a Knee and Remembering Dean Smith and Charlie Scott
Roy Williams’ comments reminded old-timers of an earlier time when another UNC basketball coach took unpopular stands on racial matters and supported his black players,...

Tom Izzo Named Recipient of 2016 Dean Smith Award
Tom Izzo is adding another award to a growing list of honors as the Michigan State coach. The U.S. Basketball Writers Association announced Thursday it...

What would Dean do about HB2?
March Madness came early in North Carolina on Monday night, and arrived with perhaps the state’s most significant NCAA tournament defeat in history. And so...

Chansky’s Notebook: The Game Of His Life
Larry Brown is serious about coaching high school basketball. The Hall of Fame coach, the only man to win NBA and NCAA championships and the...

Fan Town Hall addresses social responsibilities of athletes
Do today's African-American athletes bear any responsibility to commenting on social issues? George Lynch, who played for Dean Smith, said the legendary coach encouraged them...

Bret Strelow: Kris Jenkins' shot also my cue to exit stage
I was fortunate to cover Hall of Fame coaches, star players and incredible games. I'll remember helping hold open the Smith Center doors as a...

Late Night with Roy set for Oct. 14
UNC has announced that Late Night with Roy will be held on Oct. 14 in the Dean E. Smith Center on North Carolina's campus. Late...

Photo: Dean Smith and his "Olympic Cartoon"
A photo by Hugh Morton of Dean Smith autographing a cartoon honoring his role as coach of the gold medal-winning 1976 USA Men's Basketball Olympic...

Lucas: Dean Smith's Only Must-Win
On exactly one occasion in his decorated career, Dean Smith coached for the sole purpose of winning. Smith, of course, is famous for reminding his...

Quentin Thomas tosses shade at former UNC teammate
The Carolina basketball family is a tight knit group of players bound together by a university and a shared experience. When head coach Roy Williams...

Michael Jordan is only most recent of Dean Smith's former players to give back to their community
Five different men. Five very different charitable causes. With the exception of 1983-84, when Dean Smith and Michael Jordan shared a backcourt, these men represent...

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