Chansky’s Notebook: Circles of Influence
|Hometown:||Long Beach, NY|
|High School:||Long Beach|
|Born:||August 26, 1920|
|Died:||October 18, 2019|
Bobby Gersten graduated from North Carolina in 1942 after serving as captain of the basketball team that featured George “The Blind Bomber” Glamack and the...Wednesday November 20, 2019
‘Great-Granddaddy’ of UNC Athletics dies at age 99
The oldest former UNC athlete — who in the 1950s helped bring New York players to play for former Tar Heel coach Frank McGuire —...Sunday October 20, 2019
Former UNC Multi-Sport Captain Bobby Gersten Passes Away at 99
Bobby Gersten, who was the oldest living UNC athlete, passed away Friday morning. He was 99 years old. Gersten, a 1942 UNC graduate, was captain...
Friday October 18, 2019
Chansky’s Notebook: Oldest ‘Tar Heel’ Shoots for 100
The oldest living Tar Heel athlete has one more goal in mind. Bobby Gersten, whose 99th birthday was Monday, has set his sights on another...
Tuesday August 27, 2019
UNC legend Bobby Gersten celebrates 99th birthday at Old Well
Known as the great-granddaddy of UNC Athletics, Bobby Gersten was on campus Monday to celebrate his 99th birthday. Gersten is Carolina's oldest living athlete. He...
Monday August 26, 2019
Video: Happy 99th birthday to UNC's oldest living athlete, Bobby Gersten
99-year-old Bobby Gersten is known as the great-granddaddy of UNC athletics. Gersten played baseball and basketball for the Tar Heels in the 1940s, and on...
Monday August 26, 2019
He’s 97, and Bobby Gersten’s influence still is being felt
At 97, former Long Beach High School baseball and basketball coach Bobby Gersten remains a renaissance man. He coached future Hall of Fame basketball coach...Sunday April 15, 2018
UNC athletic’s great-granddaddy leads health walk
The great-granddaddy of UNC Athletics, Bobby Gersten (Video), led a fun exercise event called the UNC Health Walk Saturday, April 1. Students and kids walked...
Monday April 10, 2017
UNC's oldest basketball alum to lead Final Four pre-game pep rally/parade
96-year-old North Carolina athletic legend Bobby Gersten will lead a fun exercise event and pre-game Final Four pep rally/parade to promote physical fitness and support...
Friday March 31, 2017
Video: Throwback chat with Bobby Gersten, UNC's oldest living basketball alumnus
Ethan Jordan interviews Bobby Gersten, the oldest living North Carolina Basketball alum. In this episode, Gersten discusses playing in the 1940s, facing Duke 18 times...
Tuesday March 7, 2017