Phil Ford: Tar Heel Trailblazer

Two-time ACC Male Athlete of the Year. Three-time All-America. National Player of the Year. Gold medalist. Phil Ford was already a legend. Now, the University of North Carolina is proud to officially recognize Ford as a Tar Heel Trailblazer. A native of Rocky Mount, Ford came to epitomize Carolina basketball under Dean Smith. (

Ranking the ACC's Football Rosters for 2016

Fear the Heel? The Tar Heels went 8-0 in the ACC last fall and it gives North Carolina the third-best ACC record over the last five years (24-16). With the fifth-ranked roster in the league — despite being third in the Coastal Division — North Carolina appears to have as good a shot as anyone in the conference of knocking off either the Tigers or the Seminoles. (Athlon Sports)

Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Bronco. Super Bowl Champion.

It's a story of overcoming the odds. A story of hard work, perseverance, and pursing dreams. A man who played one year of high school football enters the workforce at a truck factory. With a dream still alive he goes to community college with the hopes of playing at the next level. Sylvester Williams. Tar Heel. Denver Bronco. Super Bowl Champion. (Carolina Blue)

Video: Matt Harvey on 'Late Night with Seth Meyers'

Heroes are defined by their villains. If not for the Joker, Batman would just be a dude LARPing around Gotham in the middle of the night. So, Matt Harvey went on Late Night with Seth Meyers Wednesday night and answered the question all of New York -- and MLB, for that matter -- has been asking itself since the Mets' ace was christened the Dark Knight. (

UNC School Of Denstistry Classmates Remember Shooting Victim Through Food Drive

The UNC School of Dentistry has been living by one motto – “Live Like Deah.” “Everything since we’ve done since then has been living like Deah,” said his classmate Kaushal Gandhi. “Every time we think about doing a service project we think about what would Deah have done. The obvious answer is Deah would’ve provided service and given himself selflessly.” (

Harrison Barnes Shows Us How Large Steph Curry’s Shadow Looms In This Hilarious Video

Being a good athlete on a team that features the league MVP is probably a weird experience. Sure, you’re an important player and have a major role in the success of your squad, but all of the eyes are on your teammate who lights the world on fire on a nightly basis. Thanks to the Instagram account of Harrison Barnes, we got a look into the life of one of those types of athletes. (UPROXX)

A year later, Dean Smith's story lives on

The Four Corners offense. The rapport among former players. The $200 checks to lettermen. They never get old. Some stories are worth hearing over again, though. Dean Smith’s is one of them. It’s been one year since a university, a state, a sport and a nation gathered to mourn the death of the legendary North Carolina men’s basketball coach. (Daily Tar Heel)

Dean Smith's legacy grows, one year after his death

The most central measure of a life is found in its impact on other people. By that standard, Dean Edwards Smith mastered the art of being human. Smith’s greatness as a man transformed lives. His coaching acumen certainly led to significant advancements in the way basketball was taught and studied, but its greatest value is that it enabled Smith to have a platform in the integration of North Carolina.... (The Comeback)

Remembering Dean Smith One Year Later

Sunday marked one year since the death of legendary Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith. Word began to spread early the morning of Sunday, February 8, 2015, that the Coach Smith had passed away late the night before. Memorials poured in over the next few days as many people who had varying levels of interaction with Coach Smith remembered the man responsible for so many successes on and off the court. (

UNC Fan Super Bowl Viewing Guide

The Carolina Panthers meet the Denver Broncos in the 50th iteration of the NFL's Super Bowl will kick off at 6:30 PM on CBS at Levi Stadium in Santa Clara, CA. The Tar Heels have representation on both teams with a pair of recent defensive players. Sylvester Williams starts for the Broncos at nose tackle. For the Panthers, safety Tre Boston has carved out a nice NFL career since leaving Chapel Hill. (Tar Heel Blog)

Sylvester Williams: I just wanted more out of life

That's where we find Sylvester Williams, the 27-year-old, 142-kilogram, 188-centimetre Broncos defensive tackle sitting alone....And he has a story to tell, from the fat kid who was kicked out of high school, who then worked at Taco Bell, who then worked at Walmart, who then worked in a radiator factory making $11 an hour, who then went on to become one of the biggest hitters in the renowned Denver defence.... (Sydney Morning Herald)

Hillary Summers' Career Day Leads UNC Past BC

Hillary Summers scored a career-high 23 points to lead North Carolina to an 86-78 victory at Boston College Sunday afternoon at Conte Forum. Summers’ career day featured an 11-of-12 performance from the field and nine rebounds in 34 minutes of action. Jamie Cherry helped the North Carolina (13-12, 3-7 ACC) cause with 21 points and six assists. (

Tre Boston, mom's journey hasn't been all hugs and kisses

A few minutes before the Super Bowl starts, Iris De Hoyos will blow a big kiss to her son, Carolina Panthers safety Tre Boston. And the former North Fort Myers High star will blow one back, from the world's biggest stage. It’s a tradition that goes back about 17 years. Before Pop Warner games, De Hoyos would give him a hug and kiss on the cheek. He’d return the favor. (The News-Press)

Dean Smith's impact still felt at UNC one year after his death

Today is the one-year anniversary of Dean Smith's death. On Friday, UNC coach and former Smith assistant Roy Williams discussed his mentor's continual impact on the program. "Everything we do, it's 85 percent Coach Smith, 14 percent Bob Knight, John Thompson, Jerry Tarkanian. And one percent Roy Williams. And that may be giving me too much credit." (Fayetteville Observer)

College Football's 10 Best Returning Running Backs for 2015

7. Elijah Hood (North Carolina): Hood was a tremendous big-play threat for a North Carolina offense that led the country in yards per play last season. As Jared Shanker of noted, Hood was only one of two players who averaged more than 100 yards per game last season while getting fewer than 16 carries per contest. (Bleacher Report)

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February 12, 1795
Hinton James becomes the first student to enter the University of North Carolina, arriving from Wilmington, NC on foot.

February 12, 1925
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North Carolina point guard Phil Ford runs Dean Smith's "Four Corners" offense to perfection in a 78-70 win over Duke in Chapel Hill on February 12, 1975 (Video).

February 12, 1997
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