Lucas: An Afternoon with a Legend
|High School:||Saint Augustine|
|Born:||September 23, 1936|
|Died:||June 8, 2012|
|Notes:||1957-58 ACC Basketball Player of the Year|
It’s not entirely true to say that my main reason for writing a book about the 1957 Carolina basketball team was to meet Frank Deford...Monday May 29, 2017
Joe Quigg, '57 Tar Heels to relive perfect season
Joe Quigg says he still gets goose pumps anytime the '57 champions are recognized for their season under Frank McGuire, the New Yorker who brought...Friday February 3, 2017
The Primary Break: UNC-Pitt Quick Takes
With 20 points, Justin Jackson moved past Pete Brennan and Rusty Clark into 39th place in UNC history with 1,344. Danny Green’s 38th with 1,368...
Tuesday January 31, 2017
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Part of Carolina’s senior class has already accomplished something that hasn’t been done by a pair of Tar Heel seniors in nearly 60 years. Marcus...
Thursday September 24, 2015
Lucas: Lotz Played Role On Legendary Team
Danny Lotz, who died Wednesday at the age of 78, loved to joke about his role on the 1957 Carolina national championship team. At 6-foot-7,...
Thursday August 20, 2015
Remembering true champ Pete Brennan
Pete Brennan, member of the 1957 national championship Tar Heels, the 1958 ACC player of the year and a member of the N.C. Sports Hall...
Sunday June 24, 2012
Friends And Family Say Goodbye To Pete Brennan
Friends and family of UNC basketball legend Pete Brennan gathered to celebrate his life Friday at St. Thomas More Catholic Church. Brennan died of prostate...Friday June 15, 2012
Who belongs on UNC’s version of Mount Rushmore?
With the recent passing of football great Mike Voigt and basketball star Pete Brennan, a member of UNC’s undefeated 1957 national championship team, I began...
Saturday June 9, 2012
Recalling Incalculable Joy
For most dedicated Tar Heel fans, thoughts of the 1957 season are never very far from our minds. Easy to recall this week with the...
Friday June 8, 2012
Former UNC star Pete Brennan dies at 75
Former UNC basketball star Pete Brennan, whose crucial shot in the semifinals helped the Tar Heels win the 1957 national championship, died Friday after a...
Friday June 8, 2012