100 Years of UNC Basketball

UNC-Chapel Hill celebrates 100 years of basketball this year. I found this photo in the 1911 Yackety Yack, the student yearbook, showing the first varsity “Basket Ball Squad.”


There wasn’t anything else about them in the yearbook – no comments, no scores, not even a list of their names. UNC was still very much a football school at the time.

The team has worn throwback uniforms a couple of times this season. I hope, before the year is over, they bring back the sashes.

4 thoughts on “100 Years of UNC Basketball”

  1. I’ve identified every UNC team picture from 1911-2011 for a book on which I have been working covering the history of UNC basketball. The book will have lots of never seen before photos and memorabilia. Identifying the team pictures was especially difficult.

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