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Name:Bobby Gersten
Hometown:Long Beach, NY
High School:Long Beach
Born:August 26, 1920
Died:October 18, 2019
Notes:Basketball, Baseball
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Chansky’s Notebook: Circles of Influence
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...

‘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 —...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...


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