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Life lessons from basketball, Phil Ford's basketball workshop
Phil Ford’s workshop was incredible. The proceeds from the event and Ford’s book, “The Kid Who Couldn’t Dunk,” went to Ford’s Foundation. The foundation fights...

Audio: Shaun Draughn: UNC football standout hosting 2nd Celebrity Bowling Fundraiser on June 2
Shaun Draughn, a former standout running back at UNC and current NFL free agent who has played for the Redskins, Giants and 49ers, discusses the...

Phil Ford Undergoes Surgery for Prostate Cancer
Phil Ford, North Carolina's legendary former point guard and assistant coach, underwent surgery Tuesday (May 22) for prostate cancer. Ford was recently diagnosed as a...

ACC Barnstorming Tour Brings a Big Crowd to Watauga High School
The team of varsity boys and girls players, as well as coaches and even the school principal suited up for the game to take on...

An Afternoon with Phil Ford
It has been 40 years since Phil Ford ran the legendary Four Corners offense for Dean Smith, but Ford remains perhaps the most popular athlete...

Phil Ford to Serve as Keynote Speaker at ACC Postgraduate Luncheon
UNC and ACC basketball legend Phil Ford will be the keynote speaker at the annual ACC Postgraduate Luncheon presented by ESPN and hosted by the...

Aggies look to overcome North Carolina mystique in second-round matchup
North Carolina’s lineage and history are as rich as any college basketball program in the country. Michael Jordan is among the Tar Heels decedents. So...

Phil Ford and Roy Williams Honor Woody Durham
Phil Ford: When I think of Woody Durham, the Voice of the Tar Heels, so many memories flash though my mind. For UNC fans...

In 1979, UNC-Duke had it all: From 'Air Ball' to 'Black Sunday'
1979 looked promising for UNC and Duke. The Blue Devils returned their starting five from a group that had played for the NCAA Championship in...

Chansky’s Notebook: A Special Tradition
North Carolina’s Senior Night falls between two very special anniversaries. When Joel Berry, Theo Pinson and Aaron Rohlman make their final appearances at the Smith...

Audio: Phil Ford - You don't have to be popular, rich or famous to be nice to someone else
UNC Basketball great Phil Ford joins the Sports Shop in-studio as the newest honoree of the "Salute to Champions" initiative in recognition of Black History...

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...

Tobacco Road Podcast: Episode 7
This podcast was recorded prior to Thursday's UNC-Duke game: Tyler Hansbrough and Gerald Henderson discuss North Carolina and Duke's tough stretch leading into the first...

Carolina Insider Podcast: Duke Preview, Phil Ford
Preview Thursday's home basketball game against Duke, recap the win over Pitt and visit with former Tar Heel National Player of the Year Phil Ford...

Future Tar Heel Jeremiah Francis Looks to Grow His Game
The list of top point guards in North Carolina history is impressive. From Raymond Felton and Phil Ford, to Kenny Smith and Ty Lawson, just...

The best recruiting pitches in college basketball
North Carolina: "The ceiling is the roof." Bob McAdoo and Phil Ford established the Tar Heel brand but what makes the program so unique is...

UNC remains a possibility for Zion Williamson after his official visit
Zion Williamson, the No. 2 recruit of the 2018 class, had his official visit at UNC this weekend. Williamson spent the weekend with coach Roy...

Photos: Five-Star Zion Williamson in the Smith Center
Before UNC tipped off against Barton College on Friday, five-star forward Zion Williamson walked onto the Smith Center floor and took a seat on the...

College basketball starts in 50 days, so here are 50 fun facts to get you ready
8. Even though the Tar Heels lost a lot, they do return Joel Berry II, who could wind up as the most important point guard...

Phil Ford - The Kid Who Couldn’t Dunk - Was Still An All-American
Phil Ford, arguably the greatest point guard to ever play in the ACC, faced a daunting challenge as a young boy growing up in Rocky...

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