Event DateEvent Name
03-09-1957The men's basketball team won its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament championship, defeating the University of South Carolina 95-75 in Raleigh.
03-23-1957Coached by Frank McGuire, the men's basketball team defeated the Wilt Chamberlain-led University of Kansas. In a triple overtime thriller, the Tar Heels beat the Jayhawks 54-53 for the national championship, and UNC finished the season a perfect 32-0.
05-08-1957The Consolidated University of North Carolina inaugurated William Clyde Friday as president. In 1972, he was selected to head the newly formed University of North Carolina (multi-campus system).
10-12-1957William B. Aycock was installed as chancellor of the University.