Dean Smith, Bones McKinney, Vic Bubas helped put ACC basketball on the map
Bones McKinney, among a handful of military veterans who played basketball for the Wolfpack and Tar Heels straddling World War II, became Wake’s head coach...Monday April 30, 2018Chansky’s Notebook: Real Dean of ACC Basketball?
So was it Everett Case, Frank McGuire, Vic Bubas or Dean Smith who is most responsible for this treasure we call ACC Basketball? Each man...Thursday April 19, 2018How Roy Williams' Scheduling Philosophy Differs From Dean Smith's
Normally, a team at the level of Elon will never get a home game against a P5 opponent, let alone one that is in their...Tuesday April 17, 2018Woody Durham and Bill Hoover: Friendship of a lifetime
Woody Durham, Bill Hoover, and their wives were preparing for a cotillion in which there would be a costume contest. “Woody got the warm-up suits...Monday April 16, 2018Pacers' 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...Monday February 12, 2018Larry Brown, Art Heyman and a brawl: Classic moments abound in UNC vs. Duke rivalry
Art Heyman and Larry Brown started throwing punches, fans poured out of the stands and joined in, and later Heyman even claimed he was kicked...Wednesday February 7, 2018As Case dominated at NC State, McGuire's arrival at UNC helped ignite a rivalry
Everett Case enjoyed his supremacy for five years, until UNC convinced a fiery Irishman named Frank McGuire to leave St. John’s in 1952 to take...Friday January 26, 2018The long climb from 1-2 in ACC play
The late Frank McGuire once told me “In a coach’s life, you’ve got to be good and you’ve got to be lucky.” The head coach...Tuesday January 16, 2018Frank McGuire's Mind Games
Frank McGuire was all about winning the mind game with Kansas prior to the 1957 NCAA championship game, which was played in Kansas City. McGuire’s...Tuesday July 4, 2017How UNC stacks up to past college basketball champions
8. North Carolina Tar Heels, 1957 (32-0): Famed for winning what's reputed to be the greatest NCAA title game of them all, North Carolina became...Tuesday April 4, 2017South Carolina-Marquette matchup rekindles memories of super '70s series with Al and Frank McGuire
Having left the ACC and needing games to fill his schedule, Gamecocks head coach Frank McGuire called on a protege: Marquette’s Al McGuire, who though...Thursday March 16, 2017Bobby Cremins tells the stories that bind New York, ACC, Georgia Tech
Frank McGuire grew up in New York, played and then coached at St. John’s before taking the job at UNC in 1952, the year before...Monday March 13, 2017Lucas: Brooklyn Boys
This weekend’s ACC Tournament won’t be Carolina’s first foray into Brooklyn. Sixty years ago, the Tar Heels had a very productive tie to the borough...Wednesday March 8, 2017UNC’s All-New York City team could play with anybody
For UNC, the ties to New York perhaps run deeper than any other ACC school. There's the connection to the city through Frank McGuire, who...Wednesday March 8, 2017ACC to visit the city that helped fuel its rise
“Frank McGuire, he’s the key guy,” former Georgia Tech coach Bobby Cremins said. “We all know Everett Case is the godfather of the ACC, but...Sunday March 5, 2017Video: Frank McGuire's New York City Pipeline Led To 1957 Undefeated Season
Frank McGuire brought players from New York to North Carolina and changed the culture of basketball at UNC. Hear Lennie Rosenbluth, Tony Konchalski and Joe...Thursday March 2, 2017Joe Quigg, '57 Tar Heels to relive perfect season
Joe Quigg says he still gets goose pumps anytime the '57 champions are recognized for their season under Frank McGuire, the New Yorker who brought...Friday February 3, 2017Remembering a perfect team of Tar Heels
UNC's Dec. 4 meeting with Radford coincides with the date 60 years ago that the 1956-57 UNC basketball season began with a decisive Tar Heels...Tuesday November 29, 2016Dean 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, 2016So, where does Roy Williams really compete?
The North Carolina Tar Heels return to the NCAA Championship title game tonight against Villanova, where Roy Williams hopes to do at UNC what neither...Monday April 4, 2016