You’ve heard the stories.
You’ve heard the stories.
On Wednesday, Linnea Smith spoke publicly for the first time since the passing of her husband, former UNC basketball coach Dean Smith.
Alexandria Johnston, a graduate student in UNC’s School of Education school counseling program, recently won the first scholarship from the Dean E. Smith Opening Doors Fund.
Members of the U.S. Basketball Writers Association have been talking about an honor for the late UNC men's basketball coach Dean Smith since the Final Four at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament in April.
There are only a few moments in life that cement themselves in the hearts and memories of thousands, only a few that can bring forward laughter, ecstasy and childlike exuberance.
The arc of a life rises, then slopes, then falls, because time is the curvature that ensures nothing is forever. And then there is the exception: the flat line that extends beyond sight, in perpetuity, faithful to its path and resolute in its straight purpose. Dean Smith is the line that flattens the arc.
The real numbers behind hosting a UNC men's basketball game
Students gathered around a makeshift memorial outside of the Dean E. Smith Center Tuesday night. The wind blew through the North Carolina and UNC flags, which were lowered to half-staff in honor of the man after whom the building was named.
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UNC alumnus and basketball fan Dalton Mayo loved living on the 10th floor of Hinton James Residence Hall in the early 1990s.
After months of discussions surrounding renovations to the Smith Center, UNC fans’ dream for a new-or-improved arena have been put on hold.
It would be easy to quantify former North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith’s accomplishments in accolades and statistics — 879 wins, two national championships, 13 ACC titles.
Dean Smith will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, President Barack Obama announced Thursday.
When he retired, legendary coach Dean Smith was the winningest coach in college basketball history.
Throughout his career, legendary North Carolina basketball coach Dean Smith always had six words for his players. Now, decades later, Athletic Director Bubba Cunningham has six similar words for his department — six words that summarize its new strategic plan, which was released today.
Three legends of North Carolina basketball are all in accord when it comes to one thing — they wouldn’t be where they are today without Dean Smith. The Hall of Fame basketball coach has “progressive neurocognitive disorder” according to a letter from his family that was released Saturday.
On Oct. 9, 1997, Dean Smith surprised everyone when he retired as head coach of the North Carolina basketball team. On Saturday, a letter from Smith’s family concerning his health came as no surprise. The legendary coach who led UNC to two national championships and put the University on the map as a basketball school has memory loss at age 79.
Associate Athletic Director Steve Kirschner has confirmed that a rumor that former UNC head basketball coach Dean Smith had died was not true. While Smith has been suffering from severe memory loss, the legendary basketball icon is still alive despite what Kirschner called “vicious rumors” being spread through e-mails and twitter today.
I owe Dean Smith an apology.
Michael Jordan’s shot with 17 seconds remaining. James Worthy’s dunk over Patrick Ewing. Dean Smith’s first ring.The 1982 national championship is the most iconic title in UNC basketball history. But the banner was also accompanied by both a No. 1 national ranking and a 32-2 record — the best record of any North Carolina team since 1957.