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Woody Durham Provided Memories To Cherish
Woody Durham called nearly 2,000 UNC football and basketball games, including the 1982, 1993, 2005 and 2009 national championships, in 40 years as the Tar Heel play-by-play announcer. "But to relegate his impact to just numbers," said Jones Angell, UNC's current play-by-play announcer, at a celebration service Sunday for Durham, "would be a disservice."
Extra Points: The Match Game
Among candidates to provide crunch plays for UNC when needed is junior safety Myles Dorn, who's matured physically and mentally into the player the coaching staff felt he could be when he committed out of Charlotte in 2015. "Give me 20 like him," says first-year safeties coach Tommy Thigpen. "If he stays healthy, he can be as good as anyone in the country."
Tar Heels radio man touched many: Service for Woody Durham brings fond memories
Woody Durham’s impact on University of North Carolina athletics and fans of Tar Heels near and far was often felt by students and athletes in Chapel Hill. It spread for years to follow. That was clearly evident Sunday afternoon as hundreds gathered to celebrate the life of the legendary broadcaster at Carmichael Arena. Durham died March 7 at age of 76.
UNC honors late broadcasting icon Woody Durham
Family and friends of late UNC broadcasting legend Woody Durham gathered in Chapel Hill Sunday afternoon for a celebration of the longtime voice of the Tar Heels. Durham, who did play-by-play for UNC from 1971-2011, died last month at the age of 76. Hundreds came to Carmichael Auditorium Sunday to hear from those closest to Durham.
Carolina blue sky, lovely crowd a fitting tribute to say 'Hey Woody' one more time
It was the type of blue sky that, on a game day, former voice of the Tar Heels Woody Durham would have been sure to point out when setting the scene. And so if that fan, or any other, thought the Carolina blue sky was a sign of something and then felt silly for thinking it, Woody would have been the first to tell them it wasn't silly at all. Because he was one of them.
Woody Durham's legacy honored, character remembered in memorial service
In Carmichael Arena on Sunday — where Woody Durham turned moments into memories — the 13-time North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year, who died at 76 last month, couldn’t speak for himself. So instead, in a memorial service celebrating Durham's life, others spoke for him. Among them were UNC administrators, state leaders and others close to him.
Lucas: Hey Woody
All of us believed Woody Durham was talking directly to us during his 40 years as the Carolina radio play-by-play man. What we found out on Sunday at Carmichael Auditorium (it's Carmichael Arena now, but it should be Auditorium for today, because that's what it was when Woody was calling the action) was that everyone else believed exactly the same thing.
UNC to honor late broadcasting legend Woody Durham Sunday afternoon
The family of late UNC broadcasting legend Woody Durham will hold a celebration of life event for him Sunday in Chapel Hill. Durham, the voice of the Tar heels from 1971-2011, died last month at the age of 76, The service, which is open to the public, begins at 2 p.m. at Carmichael Arena. Seating will be first-come, first-served, and doors open at 1 p.m.
Service for Woody Durham set for Sunday in Chapel Hill
The family of former Tar Heels play-by-play announcer Woody Durham and the University of North Carolina will hold a celebration of life at 2 p.m. Sunday at Carmichael Arena on campus. Durham, the Voice of the Tar Heels for 40 years from 1971-2011, died at the age of 76 on March 7. The memorial service is open to the public and is expected to last an hour.
New Lions DT Sylvester Williams excited 'to build something' in Detroit
The Denver Broncos had one of the best run defenses in the NFL with Sylvester Williams starting at nose tackle three seasons ago. Now, the Detroit Lions are hoping Williams can have a similar impact on their defense. The Lions signed Williams to a one-year contract on Wednesday, adding a 313-pound run-stuffing presence to the middle of their defensive line.
Des Lawrence Waived by Detroit Lions
Former North Carolina cornerback Des Lawrence was waived by the Detroit Lions on Friday. Lawrence spent the 2017 season on injured reserve after suffering an undisclosed injury during training camp. He's since recovered from the injury but will need to find a new club in 2018. He'll be looking to catch on as a depth secondary option and special teams player.
Catching Up with Cowboys WR Ryan Switzer
Rookie receiver Ryan Switzer proved to be a consistent bright spot in the Dallas Cowboys' return game. Picked 133rd overall in last April’s draft, Switzer stepped into the return specialist role for the Cowboys and made an immediate impact. Switzer talks about preparing for 2018, being a Belieber, and why Special Olympics is a cause so close to his heart.
Jordon Brown's Quiet Strength
During Larry Fedora tenure at North Carolina, his offenses have been highlighted by players whose boisterous personalities almost equal their output on the field. That may be why running back Jordon Brown sticks out from the bunch. Brown, who is entering his junior season, doesn’t need to be loud in order to play his best football.
Tar Heels put in solid work at pro day
The pro day session at Kenan Stadium was in large part about former UNC football players showing they’re in good health. And in linebacker Andre Smith’s case, perhaps still growing. “The biggest thing I want to do is show I can move,” Smith said after Tuesday’s workout for scouts. He was one of 15 former Tar Heels taking part in some form during the session.
Podcast: Buck Sanders, Mike Ingersoll Discuss Spring Practice, Team Leadership
Inside Carolina's Buck Sanders and Mike Ingersoll join host Tommy Ashley to give their thoughts on North Carolina's spring football practice, how important leadership is to a team, and who are some players that should improve for the Tar Heels in 2018.