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Chansky’s Notebook: March 17 Memories

The Tar Heels have played 13 games on St. Patty’s Day. Tonight, they will play for the 14th time on St. Patrick’s Day, the global holiday to honor the patron saint of Ireland that has since turned into a celebration of dancing, eating and drinking, mostly drinking. Roy Williams is 2-0 on St. Patty’s day at UNC, beating Murray State in the 2006 NCAA Tournament and Michigan State the next year in the game that Tyler Hansbrough played with a broken nose and mask that he ripped off in the second half. Bill Guthridge was 1-0 on March 17,...

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Art’s Angle: Imagined Conversations

Since the University is in shut-down mode over the ongoing athletic and academic scandal (and the NCAA won’t make its announced return to campus until the fall), somebody has got to say something. So I will. This is what I imagine of the various conversations between Federal prosecutor Ken Wainstein and Julius Nyang’oro, Deborah Crowder and Wayne Walden, and how they will go with the NCAA. I can’t even imagine what Rashad McCants will or won’t say to anyone at this point, and UNC has officially requested an interview with the lone ranger of revenge. Nyang’oro and Crowder, the...

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Bill Guthridge, Kelvin Bryant To Be Inducted In NC Sports Hall of Fame

CHAPEL HILL – Former UNC men’s basketball coach Bill Guthridge will be inducted into the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame Thursday. Guthridge was Dean Smith’s assistant coach for 36 years. He repeatedly declined head-coaching offers from other universities—electing to stay with Smith and the Carolina basketball program. When Smith retired in October of 1997, Guthridge became the head coach of the Tar Heels. He led UNC to an ACC championship and two Final Four berths during his three years as head coach. In 1998, Guthridge became the sixth person to play on a Final Four team (played for Kansas State as...

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