Jim Calhoun Remembers Dean Smith: 'Father Figure'
As a a young coach at Northeastern, Jim Calhoun was always looking for the best college basketball minds. In the early 1970s, he made a trip to Chapel Hill, N.C. "I had studied Dean Smith like crazy," Calhoun recalled, looking back on his career in 2012. "They took us in, and Roy Williams was an assistant, Eddie Fogler was an assistant, Bill Guthridge was an assistant, and [Smith] said, 'we don't have a team here, we have a program.'"
Art’s Angle: Happy Birthday, Four Corners!
This week, 35 years ago, Four Corners opened on Franklin Street. I know because I was there as one of the original owners, along with then-UNC assistant basketball coach Eddie Fogler and about six other limited partners who “always wanted to open a sports bar.” Four Corners was always, as it remains today, the eatery most associated with UNC Sports.
Coaching Michael Jordan
Roy Williams: "The first time I ever saw (Michael Jordan) was the summer before his senior year in high school. I told Eddie Fogler, our other assistant coach at that time, that I had just seen the best 6'4" high school player I’d ever witnessed. None of us had any idea that he was going to develop into the greatest player who’s ever played the game. You know, we’d like to say we knew, but we didn’t."
Tar Heels Visit Hokies Saturday
North Carolina (21-7, 11-4 ACC) will try to win its 11th game in a row when it hits the road to play at Virginia Tech (9-18, 2-13) on Saturday in Blacksburg, Va. The Tar Heels and Hokies will tip off at 2:30 p.m. in Cassell Coliseum. The ACC Network of stations will televise the game with Tom Werme (play-by-play) and former Tar Heel player and assistant coach Eddie Fogler (analyst) on the call.
15 Best Teams That Never Won the NCAA Tournament
5. 1984 North Carolina Tar Heels (28–3, 14–0 ACC) Lost to Indiana in Sweet 16; On paper, this was Dean Smith’s most talented team. National player of the year Michael Jordan, Sam Perkins, Brad Daugherty and freshman Kenny Smith headlined a loaded roster, while Roy Williams, Bill Guthridge and Eddie Fogler served as assistants coaches for a group of Tar Heels that couldn’t even make it to the Final Four.
Eddie Fogler advises Penn State on coaching search
Penn State is getting advice from former Vanderbilt and South Carolina coach Eddie Fogler on the search for Ed DeChellis' replacement. DeChellis resigned this week after eight seasons as Penn State's coach to take the same job at Navy.
Playing 18 holes with Big Ten commish Jim Delany
He's known as "The Commish" in Big Ten circles, but Jim Delany sometimes sounds more like Tom Izzo or Joe Paterno. Give him a chalkboard and whistle, and he'd fit right in. He was good enough to play for Dean Smith at North Carolina, serving as a captain of the 1969-70 Tar Heels. He teamed with Charlie Scott and Eddie Fogler on the freshman team, which was coached by a Carolina alum named Larry Brown.
Fogler named to NIT Selection Committee
Eddie Fogler, former head coach at Wichita State University, Vanderbilt University and the University of South Carolina, has been named to the NIT Selection Committee. Fogler led all three teams to the NCAA Tournament and the NIT, winning the NIT with Vanderbilt in 1989. Fogler, who was twice named the National Coach of the Year, replaces legendary North Carolina men's head coach Dean Smith, who served on the committee since its inception in 2005.
Memories of Jordan from 1982
They came across the time line with 30 seconds, thought the players looked a little unsettled and Eddie Fogler said call timeout. (UNC coach) Roy (Williams) was asked about it last week. He even said when they came over he saw the look in their face, which worried him. He thought for the first time that Carolina might lose; they didn't look confident. Coach Smith was marvelous in the way he calmed them down.