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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...

Chancellor Folt receives 12th Person Award from North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center
From the moment she first learned about the North Carolina Jaycee Burn Center three years ago, UNC Chancellor Carol L. Folt has been an avid...

UNC-Duke basketball rivalry set aside to help raise money for Teen Cancer America
Though Nolan Smith was the headliner for Saturday's event, Duke wasn't the only Triangle program represented. Former UNC players Brice Johnson, Nate Britt and Phil...

Q&A: North Carolina’s Phil Ford and Duke’s Nolan Smith
It’s not often that two ACC men’s basketball players of the year are in Gastonia to visit. Monday, 1978 John Wooden Award winner, Phil Ford...

Former UNC Players Remember Final Four Experiences
On Thursday, we sat down with Tar Heels legend Phil Ford and some of his teammates from the 1977 team -- that made it all...

ACC Barnstorming Tour Coming to Stokes County
On April 19 the ACC All-Stars will appear in Walnut Cove, NC for the ACC Barnstorming Tour. This year’s roster is highlighted with players from...

How UNC alum Chris Blue became Chapel Hill's police chief
I try to get out to Franklin Street at least once a week. Often, I am transported back to my time as a UNC undergraduate,...

Greatest Roy Williams-Era Performances vs. Duke
Let’s count down the 10 greatest Roy Williams-era individual performances against Duke. This obviously throws out a big chunk of pre-2003 UNC history, so apologies...

Lucas: One To Remember
One of the most fun things about attending a Carolina Basketball game in the Smith Center is picking out the former Tar Heels in the...

Ty Lawson 2009 vs. Joel Berry 2017
Although Joel Berry’s been great this year, his season pales in comparison to Ty Lawson’s sublime 2009 campaign—the G.O.A.T. point-guard statline in UNC history (with...

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...

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