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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...

Phil Ford helps raise money for close friend Carl Fox
On Tuesday July 6, Bean and Barrel restaurant located in Governors Village in Chapel Hill held a bone marrow donor registration drive in hopes that...

Donald Williams to raise money for his basketball camp with celebrity fundraiser
Tonight at City Kitchen, Donald Williams is hosting his second Carolina Blue and White Celebrity Mixer as his week-long basketball camp comes to a close...

A look at 1993 UNC basketball
Dean Smith never revealed who his favorite this or that was, they were all in the same place in his heart and mind, or so...

A look back at 1976 UNC basketball
Dean Smith was the U.S. Olympic basketball coach and four of his players - Walter Davis, Phil Ford, Tommy LaGarde, and Mitch Kupchak - made...

Guthridge was more than loyal to Dean Smith
Roy Williams called Bill Guthridge the “perfect sidekick” for Dean Smith. “The book on loyalty and friendship was written by Coach Guthridge,” Phil Ford said...

Video: Roy Williams, Phil Ford on Bill Guthridge's passing
Roy Williams and Phil Ford address the media and give their thoughts on the recent passing of former North Carolina head basketball coach Bill Guthridge...

UNC basketball legend Phil Ford and Kenan-Flagler team up to fight obesity
Just minutes after North Carolina basketball legend Phil Ford spoke Tuesday about his newest life passion, the sound of shoes squeaking and basketballs bouncing filled...

Former Tar Heel great Phil Ford reflects on Dean Smith
Former UNC basketball great Phil Ford continues to heed the words of the late coach Dean Smith. And that’s why the three-time All-American and Olympic...

For Dean Smith, team was more important than talent
Phil Ford’s watch may read 4:18 p.m., but your clock will tell you the time is really 4:08 p.m. “I’m 59 now, but that’s still...

Video: Phil Ford running UNC's Four Corners offense
Freshman 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...

Speakers For Dean Smith Celebration
UNC will celebrate the life of Dean E. Smith Sunday (Feb. 22) at 2 p.m. at the Smith Center. Speaking on behalf of the Carolina...

The UNC-Duke rivalry, from the court to the bench
Duke and North Carolina renew their storied rivalry tonight in Cameron Indoor Stadium. ESPN.com spoke with several participants in each shade of blue about both...

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