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...Wednesday October 26, 2016One 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,...Monday October 24, 2016Tom 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...Thursday October 13, 2016What 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...Thursday October 13, 2016Chansky’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...Wednesday September 21, 2016Fan 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...Tuesday August 30, 2016Bret 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...Tuesday August 23, 2016Late 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...Monday August 22, 2016Photo: 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...Sunday August 21, 2016Lucas: 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...Wednesday August 17, 2016Quentin 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...Wednesday August 10, 2016Michael 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...Friday July 29, 2016Which ACC basketball venue is the toughest place to win?
4. North Carolina: Dean E. Smith Center; When it's the annual game against Duke or a marquee matchup with a top-ranked opponent, the nation's fourth-largest...Monday July 25, 201640 years ago, U.S. Olympians - coached by Dean Smith - played, beat the Allentown Jets
As a run-up to the '76 Olympics in Montreal, the U.S. team, coached by UNC coach Dean Smith, came to Bethlehem to take on the...Wednesday July 6, 2016UNC's Smith Center Receiving Offseason Improvements
The UNC men’s basketball team will open the 2016-17 season with a renovated locker room suite at the Dean E. Smith Center. The $4.2 million...Friday July 1, 2016Chansky’s Notebook: Vinsanity of Teammates
Dean Smith was a master of tough love, and he stayed on Vince Carter to play harder, play smarter and be a better teammate. Two...Thursday June 9, 2016Illinois State names Brian Reese assistant basketball coach
Brian Reese learned from one of college basketball's coaching legends in the late Dean Smith. He knows what it's like to reach the top, too,...Wednesday June 1, 2016UNC to host King Rice's Monmouth team in 2016
Under sixth-year head coach King Rice, Monmouth has played 20 high-major programs. That number will grow by four next winter when the Hawks play at...Tuesday May 24, 2016Johnson, Paige Claim Top Honors At UNC Awards Ceremony
Senior forward Brice Johnson won the Dean Smith Most Valuable Player Award and senior guard Marcus Paige became the first Tar Heel men’s basketball player...Tuesday April 26, 2016UNC fans: Family even in defeat
Organizers estimated about 10,000 people packed the Dean E. Smith Center to watch UNC fall, 77-74 to Villanova, and most of them lined up on...Tuesday April 5, 2016