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Scott Cherry recalls mentor Dean Smith
Tournament time is the most popular part of college basketball season. When the lights are the brightest it can seem like every shot is life...

Basketball Recruits Scheduled to Attend UNC-Duke Game
It will be the regular season finale and rematch for North Carolina and Duke on Saturday in Chapel Hill and some big recruits will be...

Sportswrap Vault: 1981, Dean Smith vs. Lefty Driesell (video)
With the recent passing of legendary basketball coach Dean Smith, we felt this was a good time to dig into the vault and look for...

Former Kansas senator initiates Topeka High scholarship fund to honor Dean Smith
Sen. Nancy Kassebaum Baker, a high school classmate of the late college basketball coaching legend Dean Smith, has established a scholarship fund to honor Smith’s...

Willie Cooper's story as UNC's first black basketball player began in Elm City
The story of Willie Cooper Jr. neither begins nor ends with him becoming the first black basketball player at the University of North Carolina at...

Tar Heels’ basketball fading as ACC, national power?
This is Blue Heaven, where Dean Smith built a program of unparalleled success that went 37 consecutive years without finishing outside the ACC’s top three,...

A conversation with Brad Daugherty
Born in Black Mountain, NC, Brad Daugherty rose to basketball stardom at UNC and in the NBA. Since 1994, he has covered both basketball and...

Art’s Angle: Bad And Getting Worse
You saw two teams going in opposite directions Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the team trending downward is Carolina, which suffered its fifth defeat in the last...

Loud And Clear At The Dean E. Smith Center
Almost an hour before tip off at the Dean E. Smith Center, an elderly man, probably in his late 70's, walked into the arena and...

Black History Retold: Charlie Scott Becomes UNC’s First African-American Scholarship Hoops Player
When legendary University of North Carolina coach Dean Smith wanted his basketball team to get better back in the early 1960’s, he decided to open...

Execution eludes UNC against Wolfpack
The Tar Heels didn’t have their wits about them and didn’t adequately execute in the clutch, and NCSU won in the Dean Dome for the...

Turner's Take: Go Out and Do Something
Go out and do something. Dean Smith did more than coach winning basketball, he did something with his life. As a college basketball coach, Smith...

Wolfpack, Barber scratch Tar Heels
North Carolina coach Roy Williams got the loud crowd he ordered, and for all of the talk about there no longer being much to these...

Recap & Analysis: NC State 58 UNC 46
Forty six points. In the nearly 30 year history of the Dean Smith Center, North Carolina had never scored as few points as the Tar...

In Perspective: UNC’s Home Winning Streak Against NCSU
North Carolina’s home winning streak against NC State is also on the line. This streak is significant and often pointed to by Carolina fans as...

Video: Dean Smith Breaks Down 1989 UNC vs NC State Game
In this ACC Hidden Gem, legendary Tar Heels coach Dean Smith breaks down UNC's big win over NC State during an episode of his weekly...

Dean Smith allowed NCCU’s LeVelle Moton into UNC family
LeVelle Moton didn’t play basketball for Dean Smith at North Carolina. Moton’s name was never stitched on the back of a baby blue jersey. His...

Jim Boeheim, Syracuse basketball send North Carolina flowers after Dean Smith's death
Jim Boeheim and the Syracuse basketball team sent North Carolina flowers on Monday in honor of coaching legend Dean Smith who passed away two weeks...

Dean Smith wouldn't want memorial, but we needed one
Ten men and two women walked onto a large stage Sunday afternoon. The lights dimmed, a video played on the giant screens and the sound...

UNC vs NCSU, Part II
Ever since Dean Smith died, there has been a national celebration of the basketball excellence he developed in the ACC. A letdown — and that’s...

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