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Tommy Kearns News & Bio


Name:Tommy Kearns
Hometown:Bergenfield, NJ
High School:Saint Ann's Academy
Born:October 6, 1936 (82)
Height/Weight:5-11, 185
Position:Guard
Notes:Basketball

Video: Tar Heel Legend Tommy Kearns Gives Back with Leadership Gift to Carolina Basketball
Sixty-one years after Tommy Kearns was the starting point guard on UNC's 1957 basketball team, the first Tar Heel team to win an NCAA championship,...

Lucas: Making His Point
Sixty-one years after Tommy Kearns was the starting point guard on the 1957 UNC team, the first Tar Heel team to win an NCAA championship,...

UNC Basketball's Top 100 Players: 41-50
50. Brendan Haywood (1997-2001, C, 7-0, Greensboro, N.C.) With apologies to John Henson’s shot-blocking brilliance in 2011 and 2012, Haywood’s senior season (2001) is still...

Lucas: Seniors Ready For Responsibility
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...

Lennie Rosenbluth & Pete Brennan: Kansas and Wilt Go Down!
We really thought coach McGuire was joking when he mentioned Tommy Kearns jumping against Wilt Chamberlain at breakfast that morning. But when (assistant coach) Buck...

Plenty of star power in UNC's traveling party
Among those in UNC’s traveling party, which toured the USS Carl Vinson on Wednesday evening, were a bevy of former Tar Heel starters and standouts,...

Lucas: Newark Notebook
The Tar Heels had an abbreviated open practice Thursday afternoon at the Prudential Center before traveling to Seton Hall for their "real" practice. Taking some...

Triangle trio can relate to Patriots' journey
Somewhere on the Chapel Hill campus all those years ago, who knows, Tommy Kearns may even have spotted a small boy at play, a toddler...

Nostalgia: The halftime ceremony was day's highlight
No basketball player remains forever young, but North Carolina players saw yesterday how youthful exploits can live forever. The 1957 national champions and 1982 national...

Lucas: Cunningham Loved Being A Tar Heel
Bobby Cunningham, who passed away Tuesday morning, was that quintessential Carolina player: the glue guy. Lennie Rosenbluth was the star of the '57 team. Pete...


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