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Phil Ford Slams HB2, Endorses Roy Cooper for NC Governor
UNC basketball legend Phil Ford slammed the controversial North Carolina law known as HB2 and endorsed Roy Cooper for North Carolina governor in an email...

My Carolina Experience: Phil Ford
Phil Ford: "Who you play for and how you feel about where you play is more important than the exposure you get. I was very...

1976 USA Basketball Team Included Four UNC Players, Was Coached by Dean Smith
Deab Smith’s assistants for the 1976 USA Basketball Team were Bill Guthridge, who later went on to replace Smith at UNC and John Thompson. Smith...

UNC's most influential basketball players of all time - No. 6-10
6. Phil Ford led the Tar Heels to an ACC Championship in 1975 and became the first freshman in league history to win MVP of...

ACC Barnstorming Tour Invades Avery County
Only in the framework of a traveling tour would basketball fans have an opportunity to see big-time collegiate basketball players, such as North Carolina’s Marcus...

ACC Barnstorming Tour stops in Tarboro
Hundreds turned out in Tarboro Thursday night for the second leg of the ACC Barnstorming Tour. The charity basketball event visits nine cities across North...

Marcus Paige, Brice Johnson among ACC seniors to play at Richmond Senior High Wednesday night
Two days after competing for a national championship, UNC’s three seniors — Brice Johnson, Marcus Paige and Joel James — will headline an ACC all-star...

Remembering Final Fours of Years Past
Final Fours can cause nightmares and daydreams. Just ask Phil Ford. Ford has a unique perspective on these Final Four trips. After a career as...

College basketball's All-time Starting Five: North Carolina Tar Heels
UNC’s All-Time Starting Five: G - Michael Jordan, G - Phil Ford, F - James Worthy, F - Antawn Jamison, C - Tyler Hansbrough; Toughest...

Video: Phil Ford, Sharon Couch-Fikes Recognized As Trailblazers
Phil Ford joined former track and field star Sharon Couch-Fikes at center court of the Dean E. Smith Center on Feb. 20 to receive the...

Phil Ford, Sharon Couch-Sikes Recognized As Trailblazers
When Phil Ford was setting scoring and assist records for the Carolina men’s basketball team in the late 1970s, he never imagined he as creating...

Trailblazers Share Coaching Experiences With UNC Students
UNC students who are interested in careers in coaching got the opportunity Thursday evening to discuss the profession with three Carolina graduates who have risen...

Phil Ford: Tar Heel Trailblazer
Two-time ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Three-time All-America. National Player of the Year. Gold medalist. Phil Ford was already a legend. Now, the University...

Phil Ford, Sharon Couch-Fikes To Be Honored As Tar Heel Trailblazers
For the third year in a row, UNC Athletics will honor pioneering former student-athletes with the Tar Heel Trailblazers award. This year’s honorees are Sharon...

Recapping Georgia Tech’s loss to No. 7 North Carolina
The biggest TV timeout hit is a montage of UNC greats (Phil Ford, Tyler Hansbrough and Michael Jordan, among others) Each one says “I’m (name),...

Lucas: Reason To Believe
Some former players are fixtures at the Smith Center. Lennie Rosenbluth is a regular. Phil Ford makes routine visits. Sam Perkins, however, is an unusual...

UNC experience molded Phil Ford’s life
Plenty of college coaches had visited Phil Ford’s home in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, trying to recruit the talented point guard. But when University of...

Photo: Dean Smith, Phil Ford, and Jeff McInnis
Former UNC point guard Jeff McInnis posted a picture of himself, his family, and former UNC coaches Dean Smith and Phil Ford to his personal...

Phil Ford has passion for community service
Of all the lessons he learned from Dean Smith, Phil Ford chose one to share as the guest speaker at the Brigade Boys and Girls...

Marrow donor drive draws young, old, UNC legend
Parents and their children, law enforcement officers, others in the judicial system and a University of North Carolina basketball legend lined up Friday to proffer...

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