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Growing up to appreciate Dean Smith's greatness
In his memoir, Smith recounted that his father told him to "value each human being." Dean Smith made the basketball world, and his father, proud...

Injuries force Roy Williams to adjust practice tactics
Roy Williams no longer has the luxury of turning his practice sessions into teachable moments made memorable by their cruelty. Too many Tar Heels are...

From UNC to Hall of Fame under Dean Smith
UNC has honored the jerseys of 35 former players in the rafters at the Dean E. Smith Center. Among that group, five who played for...

NBA's Harrison Barnes Shines on Court and Social Media
It's not every day that an NBA star tweets at me, but this level of one-on-one engagement is what makes Harrison Barnes unique. I asked...

Roy Williams Radio Show Quotes
Roy Williams: "It was tough. I think all of those things pale in comparison to the sadness that we had around here with coach Smith’s...

Remembering Dean Smith, a great coach and an even better man
He had one of the best teams in the country when I put in an interview request that I never expected to be answered, much...

Tar Heel Basketball in the Polls Update
North Carolina is ranked No. 15 in this week’s Associated Press top 25 poll, falling three spots after two weeks at No. 12. The Tar...

Monday Roy Williams Quotes
Roy Williams: "It’s certainly a nice week for us, to say the least. We get killed at Pittsburgh. We cured all of their shooting woes...

Dean Smith crafted championship culture
Long before "branding" became essential, you could spot North Carolina's basketball team a thousand miles away. The Tar Heels of Dean Smith were a law...

Dean Smith, Jerry Tarkanian, and the murkiness of right and wrong in college basketball
In an era where basketball coaches are now reminded early and often that they aren't employed to be spokespeople for their universities on social issues,...

William and Mary coaches Tony Shaver, Jonathan Holmes shared special bond with Dean Smith
The timing of the memorial presented William and Mary head coach Tony Shaver, one of Smith's disciples, and Tribe assistant coach Jonathan Holmes a dilemma...

Short takes on Dean Smith
For a period in the 1990s, Dean Smith pledged to eat healthy foods. He had one weakness, though, and Chris Leevy Johnson, a team manager...

ESPN takes Dick Vitale off UNC-Duke basketball this week
Since joining ESPN in 1979, Dick Vitale has called every single Duke-North Carolina game the network has aired. More than any other college game or...

1957 title team member Danny Lotz recognized for athletics, faith, service to state
A fire burns deep within Danny Lotz. Call it the flame of second chances – whether grabbing rebounds on UNC’s 1957 national championship basketball team,...

Dean Smith proved it's really, really hard to win the NCAA tournament
So what does this prove about Dean Smith, the coach? Nothing. All it proves is that winning the NCAA tournament is really, really hard. For...

Basketball Schedule at a Glance
Last Game:
North Carolina: 81
Georgia Tech: 49
Tue, Mar 3 Box Score

Upcoming Games:
UNC vs. Duke
Sat, Mar 7 9:00 PM ESPN Tickets

Full UNC Basketball Schedule

Radio/TV Affiliates (pdf file)

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