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Mike O'Koren named assistant basketball coach at Rutgers
Rutgers University head men’s basketball coach Eddie Jordan announced today that Mike O’Koren and Greg Vetrone will serve as assistant coaches. A collegiate All-American at...

Video: The Life and Legacy of Dean Smith
The class of '64 witnessed the beginning of Dean Smith's head coaching career, the legacy and impact of which still reaches far and wide today...

Multiple Coaches scout Brandon Ingram in Dallas
2015 small forward Brandon Ingram was in Dallas this weekend for an AAU tournament. The 247Sports Composite five-star told CarolinaBlue that the following coaches watched...

Maryland's ACC farewell vs. Virginia nostalgic for Gary Williams
No one understands or relishes the link between Maryland basketball and the ACC like Gary Williams. He played for the Terps against Billy Cunningham and...

Art’s Angle: Unfathomable Journey
When you think about the millions of rags-to-riches stories in American history, there may not be a journey quite like that of Mike Krzyzewski. Yes,...

Previewing Duke
The Tar Heels take their five-game winning streak into Wednesday night’s matchup against the hot-shooting Blue Devils. Tip-off at the Smith Center is set for...

Tar Heels To Welcome Davidson
North Carolina (7-3) will host Davidson (4-7) in the Smith Center on Saturday as the Tar Heels look to bounce back from Wednesday night's loss...

Antawn Jamison reaches 20,000 points
Antawn Jamison of the Los Angeles Clippers entered Wednesday night's game in Boston against the Celtics with 19,997 career points. When he hit a three...

Mike Krzyzewski describes close friendship with Dean Smith
Duke University coach Mike Krzyzewski said Thursday that Dean Smith receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom speaks loudly about Smith as a coach and the...

How vulnerable are major programs to a coach leaving?
Roy Williams is a bit younger than either Jim Boeheim or Mike Krzyzewski, so this transition could be a little farther off, but it doesn’t...

UNC-Florida State Postgame Notes
Carolina is now 21-8 overall, 11-5 in the ACC and 14-1 at the Smith Center. The win is #696 for head coach Roy Williams, who...

Mike O'Koren: ACC Legends Class 2013
Looking back, what are the main things you took away from playing for Dean Smith? Mike O'Koren: "You learned to be unselfish, you learned to...

Michael Jordan's legacy began with one single, fateful shot
Mike Jordan and I both arrived in Chapel Hill among UNC's class of 1985. Yes, he was Mike then. But Tar Heel coach Dean Smith,...

Mike O'Koren Named ACC Legend
Former Tar Heel forward Mike O’Koren (1976-80) was named UNC’s 2013 ACC Tournament Legend, the ACC announced on Jan. 31. O’Koren, one of the most...

Weekend Watch: December 28-30
Men's Basketball is back in action tomorrow for a 2 pm tilt with UNLV at the Smith Center. UNLV will be without star Mike Moser,...

Packers C Jeff Saturday 'disappointed' in his Pro Bowl selection
Green Bay Packers center Jeff Saturday was named to the 2012 NFC Pro Bowl roster on Wednesday, but it would be hard to argue that...

UNC opponent preview: UNLV
Opponent: UNLV; Date: Dec. 29, 2 p.m.; Location: Smith Center, Chapel Hill; Series results: UNC leads 3-1 (last game was last November, when UNLV beat...

DeCock: Ex-UNC star Tommy LaGarde builds career around unexpected
A big man on some of the best UNC teams of the ’70s, his No.?45 is one of the honored numbers hanging from the roof...

WR Keeon Johnson commits to Virginia
One week and one day ago, the University of Virginia scored a commitment from state of North Carolina 3-star linebacker LaChaston Smith. Mike London has...

OLB LaChaston Smith commits to Virginia
South Iredell (Statesville, N.C.) linebacker LaChaston Smith verbally committed to the University of Virginia today, almost three weeks after he, his mother, and his sister...

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