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On Dean Smith Tribute Night, UNC JV basketball wins 75-61 in Carmichael Arena
The reason for North Carolina's JV basketball team still existing is former Tar Heels men’s basketball coach Dean Smith. He believed that every student deserves...

Video: Michael Jordan's Iconic Turnaround Jumper Started at UNC
A look back at the GOAT as Michael Jordan prepares to turn 55 on Saturday. Jordan developed his iconic turnaround jumper at UNC under the...

Chansky’s Notebook: Channeling The Dean
I’m sure Roy Williams will do this when the time is right, but Dean Smith would not have been subtle in his promotion of Luke...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Recapping NCSU & Notre Dame
Recap the big basketball wins over North Carolina State and Notre Dame and take stock of the rest of the season in the latest episode...

Vinsanity: Passion for basketball helping Carter defy Father Time in Sacramento
Vince Carter may be the oldest guy in the NBA, but he rarely acts his age. The 41-year-old has altered his style and fought off...

UNC-Notre Dame Postgame Notes
Tonight's win was the 418th for Roy Williams as coach of the Tar Heels. He also won 418 as coach at Kansas from 1988-2003. Williams...

Video: Phil Ford runs the "Four Corners" to beat Duke - Feb. 12, 1975
North Carolina point guard Phil Ford runs Dean Smith's "Four Corners" offense to perfection in a 78-70 win over Duke in Chapel Hill on February...

Pacers' Donnie Walsh: 'All he's ever wanted to do is basketball'
At Fordham Prep, Donnie Walsh made all-city and player of the year. From there, he earned a scholarship to UNC to play for Frank McGuire...

Rushing Franklin Street through the decades
Alumnus Leigh Wilco rushed Franklin Street for the first time in 1979, after UNC lost to Marquette. “It was bittersweet, I remember thinking we were...

UNC fan battling cancer gets bucket list wish
It was a night to remember for Fayetteville resident Anthony "Tony" Leonard. The 45-year-old cancer survivor received a wish off of his bucket list from...

Inside The UNC Numbers: Second(ary) to None
The secondary break is a staple of Roy Williams' system. Like his mentor, Dean Smith, Williams uses a variety of early-offense sets to create quick...

A look back: Remembering Dean Smith on the anniversary of his death
Legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith died on Feb. 7, 2015. Here’s a look back at the coach, who retired in October 1997 as...

We can all blame "Johnny Appleseed" - Everett Case - for Duke/UNC rivalry
At a first glance, NC State plays a limited role in the Tobacco Road rivalry. But before Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski were big names...

3 years later, we remember Dean Smith
Three years ago today, Dean Smith passed away. He preached selflessness, family, and doing the right thing. For 36 years he coached our team, but...

ESPN’s College GameDay coming to Chapel Hill for UNC-Duke game
ESPN will bring a special edition of College GameDay to Chapel Hill on Thursday when North Carolina hosts Duke for Rivalry Week. The show at...

UNC Basketball and the NC Special Olympics
On Sunday, the North Carolina basketball team hosted 100 Special Olympians from across the state for a basketball clinic. The event included drill work, shooting,...

Carolina Insider Podcast: 1967-69 Reunion, NCSU Recap & More
Go inside the reunion of the 1967-69 Carolina basketball teams, recap the hoops loss to North Carolina State and more in the latest episode of...

Inside The Numbers: UNC's Perimeter Defense
While it’s always been a relative weak spot in the Dean Smith/Roy Williams defensive philosophy, guarding the 3-pointer has proven especially problematic for this year’s...

Rams Club Names Men's Golf Scholarship After Davis Love III
UNC and The Rams Club announced the Davis Love III Scholarship for Men's Golf during the UNC-NC State men's basketball game Saturday at the Dean...

An Oral History Of The 1967-69 Tar Heels
Until his senior year of high school, Roy Williams had watched no more than three UNC basketball games on TV. He joined the freshman team,...

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