CHAPEL HILL– Friday night marks the start of another Carolina basketball season. And it all starts with a little fun and games at Late Night with Roy.
Scheduled to begin at 7 p.m. and proceeded by 18-1 UNC volleyball’s match against the Maryland Terrapins, this Late Night will be jam-packed with music, dancing, and of course, some basketball.
Head Coach Roy Williams even promises to show off some dance moves at the event. And what’s more, a lost tradition is being revived as well. The Blue-White Scrimmage will certainly electrify fans in attendance and give them a nice opportunity to conjecture on the state of this year’s team.
Admission is free, so head on down to the Dean Dome. But if you can’t make it to campus, all the festivities can be viewed on GoHeelsTV.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/late-night-with-roy-welcomes-new-season
WASHINGTON, D.C.– The date has been set for legendary Tar Heel basketball coach Dean Smith to receive his Presidential Medal of Freedom.
On Nov. 20, President Barack Obama will present the honor to Smith and 15 others, the White House announced on Wednesday.
On the court, Smith won two national championships and when he retired, he was the winningest coach in college basketball history. But it is the humble man’s work away from the sport that truly set him apart and deems Smith worthy of the United States’ highest civilian honor.
Taking a stand in a time period when many high-profile figures sat on the sidelines, Smith used his position to advocate for civil rights. In fact, Smith recruited UNC’s first black scholarship athlete and helped in Chapel Hill’s desegregation process in the 1960’s.
Many of his players called Smith a “second father” and his leadership of these young men led to an impressive 96 percent graduation rate.
It is still unknown who will represent Smith at the medal ceremony, says Steve Kirschner from the UNC athletic department.
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 a student athlete) and then lead Final Four team as head coach. Guthridge was named National Coach of the Year in the same season.
UNC great, running back Kelvin Bryant joins Guthridge in the 2013 inductee class.Bryant won the 1988 Super Bowl with the Washington Redskins.
Other inductees include Ron Francis, Wade Garrett, Tommy Helms, Marion Kirby, Rich McGeorge, Hugh Morton (deceased), Bob Quincy (deceased), Marty Sheets and Mildred Southern.
The 50th annual induction banquet is set for tomorrow evening at the Raleigh Convention Center.
For ticket information, contact 919-845-3455.http://chapelboro.com/sports/unc-sports/bill-guthridge-to-be-inducted-in-north-carolina-sports-hall-of-fame