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How you can support Woody Durham, the former ‘Voice of the Tar Heels,’ in his fight against aphasia
It was the phrase that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC’s men’s basketball and football teams, often repeated during a game’s most dramatic moments,...

Go Where You Go & Do What You Do: Durham family raises money for Aphasia research
Chapel Hill Sportswear is working with the Durham family to help raise money for Aphasia research and programs. The business is selling t-shirts with former...

Gov. Roy Cooper evokes Woody Durham in declaring June Aphasia Awareness Month
Gov. Roy Cooper was among the thousands in this state who came of age to the familiar soundtrack of Woody Durham’s voice on the radio...

Video: Michael Jordan UNC Highlights Narrated by Dean Smith
Watch some of Michael Jordan's best plays during his 1983-1984 National Player of the Year season at North Carolina. Dean Smith and Woody Durham narrate...

Jack Hilliard reminisces about his classmate Woody Durham
On April 22, 2017, UNC’s Woody Durham received the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award at the University of Tennessee spring football game in Knoxville. Woody’s son...

Woody Durham to Receive Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award
Legendary North Carolina play-by-play announcer Woody Durham is this year’s recipient of the Lindsey Nelson Broadcasting Award. The award presentation will be held Saturday, April...

Audio: Jones Angell - Joel Berry is UNC’s tone-setter
Tar Heel Sports Network play-by-play man Jones Angell joined The David Glenn Show on Tuesday as UNC prepares for its Sweet 16 matchup against Butler...

The voice of the Tar Heels, Woody Durham, lives with a painful silence
Woody Durham's final football game was Dec. 30, 2010, the Music City Bowl remembered for its ending. Casey Barth’s 23-yard field goal beat Tennessee in...

Want to write to Woody Durham? Here’s how
One of the things Woody Durham has enjoyed most after his retirement in 2011 is talking to ACC and UNC fans who remember his broadcasting...

Chansky’s Notebook: Forever’s Voice
Like other legends we know, Woody’s voice will always be with us. The way Woody Durham and his family handled his recent diagnosis is like...

Open Letter From Woody Durham
Letter from Woody Durham (audio): "Last winter, I was diagnosed with a neurocognitive disorder, primary progressive aphasia, that affects my language expression. I want to...

Lucas: What Woody Says
Today’s meeting is because Woody Durham has primary progressive aphasia, and he felt an obligation to tell Tar Heel fans why they would no longer...

There will be a Durham on the call for national championship game
It seems fitting that there will be a familiar voice doing the play-by-play for Monday’s NCAA championship game between UNC and Villanova. Wes Durham, a...

Video: Woody Durham Honored in Smith Center for Gowdy Award
Longtime 'voice of the Tar Heels' Woody Durham was honored on the Smith Center floor after receiving the Gowdy award for his contributions to the...

Now retired, Woody Durham could remain anonymous — until he opens his mouth
Woody Durham could remain anonymous — until he opened his mouth. Inevitably, someone would recognize his voice. “It happened enough that I kind of got...

Video: Woody Durham's Memorable Basketball Moments on the Mic
In honor of legendary broadcaster Woody Durham receiving the Curt Gowdy Media Award at the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame on Thursday, September 10th...

Woody Durham, longtime UNC announcer, will be emcee for public memorial to Dean Smith
Woody Durham, the former voice of the North Carolina Tar Heels who broadcast most of Dean Smith’s career, says he'll feel a little pressure as...

Woody Durham Named Recipient of Basketball Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Media Award
Famed photographer Rich Clarkson and broadcaster of more than 40 years Woody Durham are the 2015 Curt Gowdy Media Award recipients. The two will be...

Bond between Dean Smith, Woody Durham went beyond basketball
Woody Durham has called more than 1,800 basketball and football games at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, including all but 10 years...

Wes Durham on Dean Smith: ‘He was a larger-than-life figure for me because of what my dad did’
“Dean Smith was a larger-than-life figure for me because of what my dad (Woody Durham) did. He was this iconic thing. “Here’s Dean Smith about...

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