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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...

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...

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...

Video: Sam Perkins remembers moments at UNC with Michael Jordan
On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins revisits his college days with pictures from Sports Illustrated's photo vault and shares special memories of his time...

One Last Gift From Coach Smith
Sam Perkins: "I got back in town this week and saw the $200 check from Coach Dean Smith in the mail. Actually, I’m looking at...

After surviving out-of-state start, UNC makes rare NCAA trip to California
During the final media timeout last week, with North Carolina clinging to a small lead in the closing minutes of a 67-65 win against 13th-seeded...

Recent wave of sports deaths all too real for Sam Perkins
The calls have become disturbingly normal. Too many times this year, Sam Perkins has answered his phone, learned of a death from his basketball past...

Sam Perkins: Dean Smith did everything the right way (video)
On SI Now, NCAA champion Sam Perkins discusses Dean Smith's personable nature, immense knowledge and the way he cared for his team on and off...

Sam Perkins Now International Ambassador for NBA
Sam Perkins is now an ambassador for the NBA and recently traveled to China with the Brooklyn Nets and to Spain with Team USA for...

‘Big Smooth’ didn’t gripe about 82-game season
Sam Perkins ranks 19th all time in games played (1,286) and 55th in minutes (36,598). The sweet-shooting forward/center known as “Big Smooth” played at least...

Sam Perkins Talks About His Charity Work and Life After Basketball
Sam Perkins, who was a member of UNC's 1982 NCAA championship basketball team, was selected with the fourth pick of the 1984 NBA Draft by...

The Best That Never Was?
The 1983-1984 Tar Heels were arguably the best team Dean Smith put on the floor in his 36 years in Chapel Hill. That UNC team...

The Strange Tale of Patrick Ewing’s Recruitment to UNC
Patrick Ewing's college decision would shape basketball history, and his claim that the KKK precluded him from committing to North Carolina — where he would...

15 Best Teams That Never Won the NCAA Tournament
5. 1984 North Carolina Tar Heels (28–3, 14–0 ACC) Lost to Indiana in Sweet 16; On paper, this was Dean Smith’s most talented team. National...

NCAA Tournament at 75: Ranking the Champions
6. North Carolina, 1982 James Worthy, Sam Perkins, Michael Jordan. Does much more need to be written? The junior-sophomore-freshman trio combined to give coach...

Michael Jordan: An oral history
The first time I saw him, the summer before his freshman year, we were playing pickup games on campus. We all knew about him, but...

Sam Perkins Alumni Camp Tips Off Next Week
Sam Perkins is brining his Alumni Basketball Camp back to Chapel Hill next week. Perkins says he wants to get back to the fundamentals because...

Michael Jordan's ascent to stardom started with winning shot in 1982
Before Michael Jordan became a tongue-wagging legend, whom many regard as the best basketball player to ever play the game, he visited the Superdome as...

John Henson swatting up career chart
With 1:38 left in last Sunday night’s first half, John Henson went airborne in the lane to swat away Georgia Tech guard Jason Morris' shot...

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