How Raleigh's Dixie Classic fueled interest in basketball in NC
Wed Jan 11, 2012
Most Division I basketball coaches were quick to accept an invitation to play in the prestigious Dixie Classic. The tournament had been started in 1949 by Everett Case three years after he became the head coach at North Carolina State, and it quickly became a phenomenon. Each year the four major North Carolina basketball schools—N. C. State, the University of North Carolina, Duke, and Wake Forest—hosted four of the top national teams for a three-day holiday tournament at William Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh.
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