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Phil Ford: Dean Smith ‘treated us fairly’ and ‘cared for all of us’
Triangle Business Journal recently announced that Dean Smith, the former UNC men’s basketball coach who led the Tar Heels from 1961-1997, will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award as part of TBJ’s inaugural Leaders in Diversity Awards. Reflecting on the honor,...

Michael Jordan can still dunk at age 50
So, apparently, "this still happens." Yep, that's Michael Jordan — who, as you might recall, turned 50 years old back in February — raising up and throwing down at his Flight School basketball camp on Thursday. Not the most ferocious...

GoHeels Weekly Primer
Carolina will play three times on ESPN's Big Monday next season. Former head coach Dean Smith won the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday. Lucas writes that it was a fitting honor. Check out the sampling of reactions to the...

A Forgotten Man In Brooklyn: The Coach Who “Cut” MJ
He approaches his dilapidated light blue house on Cowan Street, and the collective attention of the group sitting in stained plastic lawn chairs in his grassless yard shifts to him. “He’s not in the right state of mind,” one of...

Reactions To Coach Smith's Honor
Coach K on Smith award announcement: "An amazing honor for a truly amazing man! How appropriate for Dean to be given this honor. He has done so much for the game of basketball and for the human race. I am...

Rental tied to P.J. Hairston gets 12 parking tickets
A rental car driven by suspended North Carolina basketball player P.J. Hairston also had a dozen campus parking citations over a two-month period, according to records released by the university Friday. There were no citations for vehicles registered to Hairston...

Charlie Scott on Dean Smith: An interview
You were the first black scholarship athlete at UNC, and it goes without saying that you endured some harsh times. What was coach Smith’s role in helping you through some of those times? Charlie Scott: What he did more than...

Video: UNC proud of Dean Smith's Medal of Freedom
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill community reacted Thursday night to the news that legendary basketball coach Dena Smith will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom...

Candid Coaches: Can star players be stopped from rule-breaking?
"I think you use these moments as teaching moments. You try to show the kids that even a player like P.J. Hairston at North Carolina or [Johnny] Manziel [at Texas A&M] can end up with their eligibility at risk. But...

Medal of Freedom honors Dean Smith's legacy on and off the court
While at Topeka High School, Dean Smith lobbied the principal to desegregate the varsity basketball team. As the Tar Heels’ coach, he recruited the first black scholarship athlete to UNC, Charlie Scott, in 1966. “Coach Smith coached 36 years and...

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Last Game:
North Carolina: 83
Iowa State: 85
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Fri, Aug 15 5:00 PM

UNC vs. Bahamas All-Stars
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UNC vs. Fayetteville State
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