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A Case For The Naismith HOF: Sam Perkins?
Sam Perkins was a 3-time first-team All-America at UNC, won a national championship, played in two title games, was UNC’s all-time leading rebounder for 25...

Sam Perkins Named To Collegiate Basketball Hall Of Fame
Three-time All-America Sam Perkins, a standout on some of Dean Smith's greatest UNC teams, is one of six players elected to the National Collegiate Basketball...

Video: UNC beats Houston in 1982 Final Four - March 27, 1982
Sam Perkins scores 25 points and grabs 10 rebounds. Michael Jordan drops in 18 as North Carolina beats Houston, 68-63, in the Final Four semifinal...

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...

Sam Perkins Joins UNC Fundraising Boycott
Former UNC forward Sam Perkins has joined a protest by African American alumni, aiming to boycott UNC's $4.25 billion fundraising campaign. The protest is in...

Tar Heels Today: Berry's kind gesture, Hollins heads to the Super Bowl, recruiting notes, & more
Joel Berry makes a young fan's day, Roy Williams does not make a scheduled recruiting trip, Chase Rice performs for NHL fans, Wayne Ellington is...

James Worthy, Sam Perkins among NBA greats moved by National Civil Rights Museum and legacy of MLK
Penny Hardaway motioned to Sam Perkins. “Hey, Perkins, look,” he said. Hardaway pointed to a photo of a black man hanging from a noose, along...

Memphis Grizzlies to honor Sam Perkins, James Worthy as part of MLK Jr. Celebration game
On Monday, Jan. 15, the Memphis Grizzlies, National Civil Rights Museum, and City of Memphis will host the 16th Annual Martin Luther King, Jr. Celebration...

Tar Heels Visit Virginia Saturday
Carolina (12-3, 1-1 ACC) plays its second consecutive ACC road game at Virginia (13-1, 2-0) on Saturday, Jan. 6th, at 1 p.m. Luke Maye (18.1...

Photos: Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins spend a day on the UNC campus in Oct. 1983
In Nov. 1983, Sports Illustrated's Curry Kirkpatrick wrote a cover story about Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins, who at the time were stars of the...

The great Sam Perkins is giving back in Chapel Hill
Every final week in June, former UNC star and NBA great Sam Perkins spends his time in Chapel Hill teaching kids the fundamentals of the...

November 29, 1982: Frank Deford's Sports Illustrated article on Dean Smith
Most everybody assumed that the ball would go to James Worthy or Sam Perkins, but Dean Smith figured that Georgetown would try to deny the...

Meet Sam Perkins' Daughters, China and Chyanne, volleyball’s winning twins
Chyanne and China Perkins are Texas Christian University seniors and daughters of NBA legend Sam Perkins and Kimberly Sanders. Identical twins, China and Chyanne stand...

North Carolina's 6 national championship teams, ranked from worst to first
1. 1981-82: It’s hard to argue against a team led by the Michael Jordan and James Worthy. Not to mention Sam Perkins, Buzz Peterson and...

Sam Perkins reflects on 'personal' USO trip to Afghanistan
Sam Perkins was the one who, minutes after arriving in Afghanistan, so soon that he was still basically a 3-pointer away from the chartered 737...

Sam Perkins, Ivory Latta Visit Troops in Afghanistan
Sam Perkins, Caron Butler and Ivory Latta sat in the first row, Bob Delaney in the second, members of the U.S. military were fanned out...

Special Olympics breaks stereotypes, says Sam Perkins
Former NBA player Sam Perkins is going around the world spreading the word to accept people with intellectual disabilities. He is also a member of...

Sam Perkins says Bobby Knight made Michael Jordan cry at 1984 Olympics
It looks like U.S. head coach Bobby Knight, known for his tantrums on the sideline, brought Michael Jordan to tears during the 1984 Olympics. Sam...

Sam Perkins stomps for NBA, finds common ground with USO troops
Tracy is a military contractor, currently stationed on one of the United States’ four Kuwait bases while her husband and daughter await her return?. Tracy’s...

A look back at UNC's 1984 NCAA Tournament game versus Indiana
UNC meets Indiana in the Sweet Sixteen on Friday night. It will be the first postseason meeting between the two teams since 1984. That season...

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