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March 5, 1977: UNC Defeats Virginia to Win ACC Championship
The Tar Heels showed up with Walter Davis in uniform but the Olympian from Pineville was forced to the bench with an injury to the...

Video: 8 Points in 17 Seconds, March 2 1974
March 2, 1974: UNC scores 8 points in the final 17 seconds of regulation against Duke, capped by Walter Davis' 30-foot bank shot from the...

15 Colleges That Produce The Best NBA Players
1. North Carolina: Home to the greatest NBA player of all-time, Michael Jordan, UNC has been pumping out All-Stars for over 40 years. Before MJ,...

Ford Corners: A Silver Lining
We won two ACC championships in the Greensboro Coliseum when I played, and the first one was really special because we had to beat N.C...

No way Kentucky-Louisville rivalry better than Duke-North Carolina
If you were a television producer putting together a 30-second highlight montage including the top plays and moments in Kentucky-Louisville history, would you have enough...

Extra Points: The Wall
The Giovani Bernard touchdown now takes its spot alongside Connor Barth's field goal to beat Miami, Bracey Walker's blocked punts in the Peach Bowl, Walter...

Walter Davis Auctioning ’76 Gold Medal
Have you always wanted an Olympic gold medal but don’t have an ounce of athleticism? Here’s your chance to get one. Former Tar Heel standout...

DeCock: Ex-UNC star Tommy LaGarde builds career around unexpected
A big man on some of the best UNC teams of the ’70s, his No.?45 is one of the honored numbers hanging from the roof...

Video: Michael Jordan's first game at UNC
Highlights from Michael Jordan's first game as a Tar Heel against the Kansas Jayhawks in Charlotte, NC November 28, 1981. "Mike" Jordan draws post-game comparisons...

Video: 8 Points in 17 Seconds to beat Duke
Walter Davis banks in a jumper at the final buzzer as North Carolina scores 8 points in the final 17 seconds to defeat Duke on...

Top-rated fan experiences in all of sports
4. UNC-Duke basketball: Eight miles and two shades of blue separate rivals who can deliver anything, be it a brawl (Art Heyman and Larry Brown...

Marshall injury could be final straw for Tar Heels
As UNC’s promising season teeters on the verge of injury-induced collapse, it’s starting to feel like 1977 all over again. First, it was center Tom...

That's why there's nothing better than North Carolina vs. Duke
Duke vs. Carolina is mostly about basketball, but the rivalry is about magic. It’s about Walter Davis banking one in to finish off an 8-point...

Paul Grier one of the forgotten stars of segregated basketball in North Carolina
Paul Grier says he didn't think much then about chances he missed - until Charlie Scott went to UNC. "That kind of hit my mind,"...

Chancellor Thorp Updates Football Investigations
WCHL's Walter Storholt interviewed UNC Chancellor Holden Thorp Monday afternoon about the latest information concerning the investigations into the football program. They touch on whether...

Top 5: Dean Smith's greatest games
4. UNC 96, Duke 92 (1974) » Some believe this was the greatest comeback in college basketball history, with North Carolina rallying from eight points...

All-time greats: The Duke-UNC rivalry's top forwards
1. Walter Davis, UNC: If a single player personifies the rivalry, it’s this star from the mid-1970s. His dramatic long jumper to force an overtime...

Alumni get a shot at Dean Dome
Phil Ford, Walter Davis and Bobby Jones never played in the Smith Center during their careers at North Carolina. They will today. The three are...

Lee Pace: RAMblings 4.7.09 - Franklin Street Frolic
At long last, I finally experience Franklin Street first-hand as the Tar Heels win a national basketball title. In 1977, I was a sophomore at...

The Greatest Programs: #2 North Carolina
North Carolina’s all-time hoops roster reads like a who’s who in college basketball. Michael Jordan. Phil Ford. Walter Davis. Jerry Stackhouse. James Worthy. Bob McAdoo...

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