It was a Thursday afternoon in 1984 when Woody Durham got an invitation to play golf.
“Woody?” Dean Smith asked from the other line. “Can you play golf tomorrow? 1 p.m. at Chapel Hill Country Club.”
Following the death of former North Carolina men's basketball coach Dean Smith on Sunday, many of his former players as well as members of the college basketball community have been at a loss for words.
The North Carolina football team might be a few months away from putting on pads and taking the field for the 2015 season. But on Thursday, the season suddenly became much closer.
After three seasons with North Carolina, Oysten Steiro — a 6-foot-6 senior hailing from Norway — is taking on a leadership role for the Tar Heels.