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This Day In History
- 1951 The Board of Trustees voted 61-14 to consider potential medical school students' qualifications "without regard to color or race." At the same time, they reaffirmed their policy that "equal" facilities were available for potential African American law students at the North Carolina College for Negroes (now North Carolina Central University).
- 2005 The University's men's basketball team won the NCAA Division I national championship by defeating the University of Illinois 75-70. The victory brought head coach Roy Williams his first national championship and the University its fifth.
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Category Archives: Basketball
“March Madness” is only a week away when the 64th annual Atlantic Coast Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament takes place starting today, March 7, through March 11, 2017 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Officially, it’s the “New York Life … Continue reading → Continue reading
UNC’s ascent to the 1982 NCAA Men’s Basketball National Championship included a confrontation with Villanova in the East Region Final won by the Tar Heels, 70 to 60. In 1991 the two universities squared off again in the East Region bracket, an 84 to … Continue reading → Continue reading
Walking to my office from the bus stop this morning while talking with a fellow bus rider, I wondered if Duke and UNC ever won national titles back-to-back. Checking the records books (okay, Wikipedia), I learned that the answer is yes! … Continue reading → Continue reading
It was his last college game. An upset that still rankles a quarter-century later, like a large pebble in his Air Jordans. —Mike Lopresti, sportswriter, March 3, 2009 This coming Friday night, the UNC Tar Heels will face the Indiana … Continue reading → Continue reading
The image of Rameses the ram sneers out from all manner of University of North Carolina memorabilia. His angry glare can be spotted on shirts, hats, keychains and bumper stickers. Of course, most Tar Heels know that there are really … Continue reading
Four years ago today, my fellow co-worker Bill Richards passed away while watching the Tar Heels play their “Sweet Sixteen” game against Creighton in the 2012 NCAA tournament. In addition to being an avid UNC football and basketball fan, Bill … Continue reading → Continue reading
Prolog It’s a curious malady that sweeps the ACC nation just before most of us catch spring fever. Many of us deal with the disorder by sitting in front of our TV sets for hours listening to basketball announcers and … Continue reading → Continue reading
The basketball rivalry between the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Duke University is one of the most contentious and well-known in America. One of the earliest and fiercest displays of this rivalry was an on-court fight on … Continue reading → Continue reading
Carolina will kick off its 2015 home football schedule on Saturday, September 12th when Head Coach Rod Broadway brings his North Carolina A&T Aggies to Kenan Stadium. It will be the first meeting between the two schools on the gridiron; … Continue reading → Continue reading