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Pac-12 announces task force to examine college basketball issues

Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott announced the conference will form its own task force to address issues in college sports in the wake of an FBI investigation that resulted in the arrests of assistant basketball coaches at Arizona and USC. Scott said the committee would include UCLA AD Dan Guerrero, Utah AD Chris Hill, former Stanford and Cal coach Mike Montgomery, ex-football player Charles Davis and former NCAA administrator Tom Jurnstedt.

Wilson Library opens exhibit on integration of varsity sports at Carolina

When Charles Scott took the floor for the men’s basketball team on Dec. 2, 1967, he became the first African-American to play on the varsity basketball team at Carolina. When Dean Smith was hired as head basketball coach in 1961, one of his goals was to recruit African-American players for Carolina.

Greatest Roy Williams-Era Performances vs. Duke

Let’s count down the 10 greatest Roy Williams-era individual performances against Duke. This obviously throws out a big chunk of pre-2003 UNC history, so apologies to Phil Ford (34 on Senior Night in 1978), Larry Miller (32 in the ’67 ACCT title game), Charles Scott (40 points in ’69 ACCT title-clinching comeback win), Joe Forte (24/16/7 in 2001), and Antawn Jamison (35 in 1998).

How Charlie Scott chose UNC and became the Tar Heels' first black scholarship athlete

When word got around that Lefty Driesell had a black recruit all lined up at Davidson, the rest of the college basketball world, at least in the South, quickly discovered Charles Scott. Dean Smith first found out about Scott through UNC radio announcer Bill Currie, while on the bus ride back to Chapel Hill following a 70–69 loss at Virginia on Jan. 15, 1966.

UNC avoids repeating past at Scott Stadium

The University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium has been the scene for some of the most heartbreaking defeats in North Carolina football history. Take, for instance, the 1993 contest decided with 1:18 left when Virginia’s Charles Way scored on a 1-yard plunge to give the Cavaliers a 17-10 upset of the No. 12-ranked Tar Heels.

A look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels

I decided to take a look back at some of the best speeches given by Tar Heels (either athletes or those associated with Tar Heel athletics). Charles Kuralt's Bicentennial Speech, Roy Williams' 2009 Locker Room Speech, Marcus Paige’s Senior Speech, Stuart Scott’s Jimmy V Award Speech, Anson Dorrance's Speech on Mia Hamm.

Charlie Scott to be inducted into National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame

Kansas State’s Rolando Blackman, Quinn Buckner of Indiana, Ohio State’s John Havlicek, Long Beach State’s Ed Ratleff and Charles Scott of North Carolina headline the National Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame induction class of 2015. A two-time All-America and the ACC athlete of the year in 1970 playing for coach Dean Smith, Scott was the first African-American scholarship athlete for the Tar Heels.

Dean Smith, Charlie Scott turned page for ACC to thrive

Everett Case at North Carolina State University gave birth to what would become the phenomenon of Atlantic Coast Conference basketball in the 1950s, but it wasn’t until Dean Smith signed Charles Scott to a UNC scholarship in the mid-1960s that the league was able to solidify itself as a long-term national sensation.

Know Your Opponent: Ohio State

The two Ohio State players you’ve probably heard the most about in the run-up to Saturday’s contest are senior Shannon Scott and freshman D'Angelo Russell, and for very good reasons. Scott is the son of Carolina great Charles Scott and is having a career year as one of the nation’s most prolific assist men. Russell is one of the best freshmen in America.

Tar Heels vs. Buckeyes a bittersweet battle for Charles Scott

Most UNC players could give a brief rundown on what they know about Ohio State guard Shannon Scott heading into Saturday’s game with the Buckeyes. The significance of his father? That was a bit harder for the young Tar Heels to remember, even though Charles Scott’s journey is extremely significant. Scott was the first black scholarship basketball player at UNC in 1966.

Carolina Recognizes Tar Heel Trailblazers

In recognition of Black History Month, UNC honored four African-American pioneers - Courtney Bumpers, Robyn Hadley, Ricky Lanier and Charles Scott - as its inaugural Tar Heel Trailblazers, the first in an ongoing program to celebrate those who have shaped Carolina athletics.

Tar Heel Trailblazer: Charles Scott

Charles Scott doesn’t think of himself as a pioneer. More than 40 years after he enrolled in Chapel Hill, Carolina’s first black scholarship athlete simply thinks of himself as an alumnus. “I’d never put a label on myself when I went out there, to think I was playing as a pioneer or a trailblazer,” he said. “That was never my frame of mind as a player at North Carolina.”

Dean Smith, beyond the Medal of Freedom

Dean Smith recruited UNC's first black scholarship athlete, a basketball player named Charles Scott, who said years later that one thing he liked about Smith was that he always showed him respect by calling him “Charles” instead of Charlie. And so Dean Smith, coach of coaches, is deserving of the latest high honor not just for wins and losses, but for being a man of conviction and humanity, who didn’t just talk about freedom but fought for it.

Larry Drew, Sr. hires Scott Williams to coach John Henson

The Milwaukee Bucks have added a former player from the team's most recent deep playoff run as an assistant to head coach Larry Drew. The Journal Sentinel's Charles Gardner tweeted this Tuesday: "Drew also announced today that former Bucks and NBA player Scott Williams has been hired as the team's "big man" coach." Williams started 31 regular season games and all of the Bucks' playoff contests in 2001.

Tyler Zeller is building a special place in Tar Heels fans’ heart

There’s a secret chamber inside the hearts of UNC fans that few players get to reside in – perpetual appreciation. Tyler Hansbrough has a condo there. So do Lennie Rosenbluth, Charles Scott, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan and a few others. Tyler Zeller isn’t in there yet. But if the Tar Heels can win the NCAA championship, Zeller’s accomplishments may never be duplicated by a UNC player.

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