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McKendree basketball coach just 1 victory away from college record
McKendree University basketball coach Harry Statham received a hand-written note from Pat Summitt when he joined her in the 1,000-win club in 2009. He got...

Video: Remembering Dean Smith One Year After His Passing
Dean Smith's legacy not only includes his accomplishments on the basketball court, but also encapsulate the love, loyalty and family atmosphere of the UNC basketball...

Andrew Miller's No. 33 Retired Saturday
Former UNC pitcher Andrew Miller became the third player in program history to have his number retired, with Chancellor Carol Folt and Senior Associate A.D...

James Worthy Named to 2016 ACC Basketball Legends Class
North Carolina's James Worthy is among 14 former standout players and a three-time Atlantic Coast Conference Coach of the Year who headline this year’s class...

UNC Flashback: Smith Center's Grand Opening
Hollywood couldn’t have scripted the scene any better. It was Saturday afternoon, January 18, 1986 and the North Carolina Tar Heels were hosting the Duke...

Lucas: Where It Began
It’s hard to imagine now that the Dean Smith Center could ever have opened against any opponent other than Duke. Of course the Blue Devils...

Video: Dean Smith Center Opening - UNC vs. Duke (Jan 18, 1986)
Relive the opening of the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill, NC as North Carolina hosted Duke 30 years ago on January 18, 1986...

Pedestrian Bridge, Stairs To Help Smith Center Traffic
The University of North Carolina has installed a new set of stairs and a pedestrian bridge in the Bowles parking lot to improve the traffic...

Bad News for NC State: Roy Has Been Talking About Last Year's Loss to the Wolfpack
On February 24th, 2014, UNC lost to NC State 59-46 at home. It was the first home loss to NCSU during the Roy Williams era...

Art’s Angle: Happy Birthday, Dean Dome
N.C. State’s visit to Chapel Hill on Saturday marks the 30th birthday of the Dean Smith Center, which opened on the third Saturday in January,...

UNC's history in the Carrier Dome
But historically, UNC has handled whatever scenarios the Carrier Dome has presented. Well, since its first trip. That came in the NCAA East Regionals in...

Tar Heels Basketball: 2015 Year in Review
Legendary UNC coach Dean Smith passed away on February 7, 2015. Smith coached the Tar Heels from 1961 to 1997. His philosophy continues to permeate...

Top ACC stories of 2015: No. 1, The Dean of coaches bids farewell
No embellishment was needed in the case of Dean Smith, who died at the age of 89 on Feb. 7, just a few weeks shy...

Can Clemson end the losing streak at North Carolina?
How much will UNC miss Kennedy Meeks against Clemson? Andy Katz: The game is at the Dean Smith Center, so not that much. The Tar...

How Dean Smith and Phil Jackson are helping shape Rick Fox's new eSports team
Three-time NBA champion Rick Fox is now the owner of a professional League of Legends team, and on Monday Echo Fox’s website went live with...

Fayetteville Observer's Top 10 local sports stories of 2015
1. (tie) Dean Smith dies at 83: On the morning of Sunday, Feb. 8, North Carolina woke up to news that left many crushed. The...

Year in review: Dean Smith began civil rights legacy while attending Topeka High
Charlie Scott was the first black athlete placed on scholarship at North Carolina. Dean Smith saw to that when he recruited the future ABA and...

Scott Cherry finds coaching home at High Point
Scott Cherry could be among the most talked-about former Tar Heels this winter and perhaps even next spring, as the hiring-and-firing season begins anew. The...

UNC's Roy WIlliams has nothing but praise for King Rice
UNC coach Roy Williams has known Monmouth head coach King Rice since he was a teenager at Binghamton High School. As a Tar Heels assistant,...

Lucas: Generations
Shammond Williams loves, really loves, North Carolina basketball. He loves Dean Smith. He loves the blue. He loves the Smith Center. Before he got into...

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