Phil Ford

Bright Futures

You hate to end the season the way it did for our team, but when you think about it, only one team is happy when the season is over. Everyone knows we were caught short in some areas with the guys leaving early last year, and...

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Part of 'A Unique Family'

Chapelboro.com has been publishing excerpts from Return To The Top on the 20th Anniversary of Dean Smith’s 2nd NCAA title season in 1993. Check the “Hoop it Up” section for all the excerpts from this fantastic...

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Senior Game Memories

Photo by Sally Sather Senior Night is so special in college basketball. I think Coach Smith started the tradition way back in the 1970s, when his seniors were not only recognized before the game they also got to start even if...

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State "Awfully Tough"

Ford playing defense as a freshman against N.C. State in 1975 They said I wasn’t a very good defensive player my freshman year, although I thought I was trying very hard. Maybe Coach Smith didn’t agree, because we...

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"We Always Have A Chance"

Playing at Miami Saturday is the toughest game we’ve had and may be the toughest game of the entire season. They’re awfully good, very big and talented and, man, can they get out and run. And they’re so...

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'We're Getting On The Same Page!'

I was so impressed and inspired by the first half of our game against Maryland. It showed what kind of a team we can be. We finally got Reggie and James Michael on the same page. Imagine what we can do if P.J. and Marcus get on...

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