Dwight Clark, one of Charlotte's greatest pro athletes, has died
Dwight Clark, who starred at Charlotte’s Garinger High before scoring an iconic touchdown immortalized as “The Catch” for the San Francisco 49ers, died Monday of complications from ALS. He was 61. Along with Steph Curry, Bobby Jones, Jim Beatty, and Walter Davis, Clark ranks as one of the most famous former Charlotte high school athletes to ever make it really big.
A Case For The Naismith Hall Of Fame: Bobby Jones
An All-American and first-team All-ACC in 1974, Bobby Jones was a great college player, but it’s his NBA resume that will get him into the Hall, if he’s to get in. He made five all-star teams (4 NBA, one ABA), was on the All-Defensive team 11 times (8 in the NBA), won the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award in 1983, and played on an NBA champion in 1983.
Philadelphia 76ers to Honor NBA, UNC Great Bobby Jones with Sculpture on ‘76ers Legends Walk’
The Philadelphia 76ers will reveal the fifth sculpture on “76ers Legends Walk” in honor of NBA champion and 76ers legend Bobby Jones. Jones was named to eight straight NBA All-Defensive first teams from 1977-84 and won the first-ever NBA Sixth Man of the Year award in 1982-83. A four-time NBA All-Star, Jones had his number 24 retired by the 76ers in 1986.
UNC-Boston College Quick Takes
With his 22 points, Justin Jackson passed Raymond Felton (1260), Ed Cota (1261), Bobby Jones (1264), and Vince Carter (1267) to move into 46th place on UNC’s all-time scoring list with 1277. Kennedy Meeks, who scored 20 against the Eagles, is now tied with Ademola Okulaja for 50th in Carolina history with 1254 points.
John Calipari, Kentucky Players Post-UNC Press Conference Transcript
Justin Jackson had 34. How well do you think he played? Calipari: He knew, as soon as he saw Isaiah was on him, he said, okay, we'll take him inside. The minute I put one of those other guys on him, he took him outside, and Roy kept going back at him, just like I kept going at Malik. And that's what it became. But he is what I've always said, he's like a Bobby Jones.
For one North Carolina legend, Wells Fargo Center can provide a history lesson
Brice Johnson didn’t come to Philadelphia for the sightseeing. So focused was he that he didn’t even take a peek at the rafters, where Billy Cunningham’s retired 76ers No. 32 hangs, not far from Bobby Jones’ No. 24. “You definitely notice it up there in the Smith Center,” he said. Alerted that Cunningham’s number was retired, too, in the building in which he was sitting, Johnson was intrigued.
Six Tar Heels make ESPN's top 100 NBA players
ESPN ranked the 100 top NBA players of all time and six North Carolina players made the list. #1 - Michael Jordan (UNC: 1981–1984), #43 - James Worthy (UNC: 1979–1982), #52 - Bob McAdoo (UNC: 1971–1972, #69 - Vince Carter (UNC: 1995–1998, #88 - Billy Cunningham (UNC: 1962–1965), #96 - Bobby Jones (UNC: 1971–1974)
Bobby Jones to be inducted into FCA's Hall of Champions
Bobby Jones, a retired NBA star who played with the Philadelphia 76ers, has served as an FCA banquet speaker around the Carolinas region, as well as a counselor and connector for FCA area staff. His wife, Tess, has also been instrumental in leading FCA’s Women’s Roundtable in an effort to effectively reach high school girls with the FCA ministry.
Defense put Bobby Jones on 1972 Olympic basketball team
One day, while in summer school at the University of North Carolina, Bobby Jones was tracked down by Tar Heels coach Dean Smith. "Coach Smith said some of the guys are protesting the war and declining invitations, and I think I could get you an invitation if you want to go there for two weeks and get some good experience," Jones recalled last week at the 40-year reunion for the 1972 Olympic team.
Video: Bobby Frasor, Tyler Hansbrough play "Texas-Style" ping pong
Tyler Hansbrough and Bobby Frasor play "Texas-Style" ping pong on the Roy Williams Coach's Show as Jones Angell calls the action and joins in.
Top-rated fan experiences in all of sports
4. UNC-Duke basketball: Eight miles and two shades of blue separate rivals who can deliver anything, be it a brawl (Art Heyman and Larry Brown in 1961) or eight points in 17 seconds (Carolina's, to force overtime in a 1974 victory). From Walter Davis and Bobby Jones to Gene Banks and Austin Rivers, the stars shine;
Golf legend Bobby Jones once said of a young Jack Nicklaus, "He is playing a game with which I am not familiar." The North Carolina defense could have said the same thing about the Missouri offense at Monday's Independence Bowl. That, however, will change under new UNC head coach Larry Fedora.
Paul Grier one of the forgotten stars of segregated basketball in North Carolina
Paul Grier says he didn't think much then about chances he missed - until Charlie Scott went to UNC. "That kind of hit my mind," he says. And now there's no way to know how opportunities would have played out. On this day, in this gym, he and Richard Vinroot talk about the best players they've seen - including Charlotte's and UNC's Walter Davis and Bobby Jones, names this basketball state will forever celebrate.
Alumni get a shot at Dean Dome
Phil Ford, Walter Davis and Bobby Jones never played in the Smith Center during their careers at North Carolina. They will today. The three are among 65 former UNC players who are scheduled to play in a reunion alumni game at 8 p.m. in the school's celebration of its 100th season of basketball. The game is sold out.
ACC Coastal Football Preview
North Carolina: Who is going to catch the ball? With the exit of Hakeem Nicks, Brandon Tate and Brooks Foster, the Tar Heels’ leading returning receiver is fullback Bobby Rome (31 catches). Of the 21 touchdown catches North Carolina had last season, the players who accounted for 19 of the scores are gone. Sophomore Dwight Jones, freshman Joshua Adams, and junior Greg Little, a former tailback, look like the guys.