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Wilson Library opens exhibit on integration of varsity sports at Carolina
When Charles Scott took the floor for the men’s basketball team on Dec. 2, 1967, he became the first African-American to play on the varsity...

Greatest Roy Williams-Era Performances vs. Duke
Let’s count down the 10 greatest Roy Williams-era individual performances against Duke. This obviously throws out a big chunk of pre-2003 UNC history, so apologies...

How Charlie Scott chose UNC and became the Tar Heels' first black scholarship athlete
When word got around that Lefty Driesell had a black recruit all lined up at Davidson, the rest of the college basketball world, at least...

Charlie Scott to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame
Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman, Quinn Buckner of Indiana, Ohio State’s John Havlicek, Long Beach State’s Ed Ratleff and Charles Scott of North Carolina headline the...

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott turned page for ACC to thrive
Everett Case at North Carolina State University gave birth to what would become the phenomenon of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball in the 1950s, but it...

Know Your Opponent: Ohio State
The two Ohio State players you’ve probably heard the most about in the run-up to Saturday’s contest are senior Shannon Scott and freshman D'Angelo Russell,...

Tar Heels vs. Buckeyes a bittersweet battle for Charles Scott
Most UNC players could give a brief rundown on what they know about Ohio State guard Shannon Scott heading into Saturday’s game with the Buckeyes...

Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers
In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural...

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Charles Scott
Charles Scott doesn’t think of himself as a pioneer. More than 40 years after he enrolled in Chapel Hill, Carolina’s first black scholarship athlete simply...

Dean Smith, beyond the Medal of Freedom
Dean Smith recruited UNC's first black scholarship athlete, a basketball player named Charles Scott, who said years later that one thing he liked about Smith...


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