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Bill Friday News & Bio


Name:Bill Friday
Hometown:Dallas, NC
High School:Dallas
Born:July 13, 1920
Died:October 12, 2012
Notes:UNC System President

Woody Durham Weighs In On Bill Friday
Former “Voice of the Tar Heels” Woody Durham was a personal friend of the late Bill Friday—and while he’s appeared as a guest on Friday’s...

Bill Friday turns 92
Bill Friday turns 92 years old today. Here is photographed with his wife, Ida, and Frank Porter Graham in 1949...

Bill Friday Confirms To NBC Affiliate That Andy Griffith Has Died
Former UNC President Bill Friday says Andy Griffith died this morning in Dare County. Friday, who is a close friend of the actor, confirmed that...

Why Bill Friday Calls College Football ‘Manipulated’
After serving as UNC System president for 30 years and having a building on campus named after him, Bill Friday is one of UNC's biggest...

Time to officially welcome back the UNC, NCSU football programs
The first season of re-energized football at UNC and NC State is complete. And it was a success, albeit a qualified one. Butch Davis and...

UNC criticized for Butch Davis' pay raise
Former UNC system President Bill Friday criticized a college athletics "arms race" Friday, two days after UNC-Chapel Hill announced a $291,000 raise for football coach...

Roberts: Are coaches salaries out of control?
Bill Friday quoted the chairman of the UNC Board of Trustees who limply said the university must employ the best coach it can because "the...

Former UNC President, Others Criticize High Coaching Salaries
When former NFL coach Butch Davis was introduced as the new head football coach at the University of North Carolina earlier this week, his $1.7...

On a beautiful Autumn Saturday afternoon
I feel confident in saying on October 14 that by December 1, John Bunting will no longer be the Head Football Coach at UNC. How...


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