Tommy Kearns News & Bio


Name:Tommy Kearns
Hometown:Bergenfield, NJ
High School:Saint Ann's Academy
Born:October 6, 1936 (84)
Height/Weight:5-11, 185
Position:Guard
Notes:Basketball
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March 23, 1957: UNC beats Kansas for the national title
In a 1982 Sports Illustrated article, legendary sportswriter Frank Deford reflected on the 1957 North Carolina Tar Heels: "Here came Tommy Kearns, 5'10" and change,...

Triangle Timehop: Today in local college basketball history
March 16, 1957: North Carolina knocked off Syracuse 67-58 to get to the Final Four, where the 1957 Tar Heels would finish off an unbeaten...

Long, light-blue line is the selling point for Cole Anthony at Carolina
Point Guard University. Cole Anthony will join the long light-blue line of young men who go to UNC to lead the basketball program, a lineage...

Carolina Insider Podcast: 1957 roundtable discussion, Nassir Little/Coby White NBA decisions
Jones Angell and Adam Lucas discuss Nassir Little and Coby White's NBA decisions, Carolina Blues Brothers, #StoryTime, and a roundtable discussion with the three living...

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,...

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