Today, February 28th, is the birthday of our beloved and respected Coach Dean Smith. RIP, dear Coach.
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How many of the basketball players can you name whose have retired or honored jerseys in the rafters in the Dean E. Smith Center? Here’s a neat game to test your memory. It needs an update to include the players since 2009, but it is still a fun way to test your Tar Heel knowledge.
This is a wonderful article by Andrew Carter. Yes, it’s related to basketball, but it’s about so much more. It’s about decades of friendship, teamwork, and devotion between two of the men that I respect most in this world. And it’s about disease, aging, and death.
This is an exciting weekend for the fans of the Louisville Cardinals, Kentucky Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes, and Kansas Jayhawks. All four teams will play in the NCAA National Semifinals this evening in New Orleans. The North Carolina Tar Heels lost to Kansas in the Elite Eight of this year’s NCAA tournament and didn’t make the trip to New Orleans.
At least four members of the current Tar Heel squad have decided to enter the upcoming NBA draft; only one has exhausted his college eligibility. And the exodus to the NBA may not end there. James Michael McAdoo is still deciding whether to make the leap with his teammates — Harrison Barnes, John Henson, Kendall Marshall, and Tyler Zeller — or to return to UNC for his sophomore season.
Not only will UNC fans miss the opportunity to watch the 2011-2012 Tar Heel hard court edition reach their dream of winning a National Championship for themselves, their coaches, and all of Tar Heel Nation, but also, we have this entire weekend to ponder what might have been if this talented team could have avoided the unusually high number of serious injuries they suffered this season. And then there’s this little issue concerning our frontcourt for the 2012-2013 season.
Instead of worrying about McAdoo’s decision and moping around while the Cardinals take on the Wildcats and the Buckeyes take on the Jayhawks, maybe you Tar Heels would enjoy watching a few of Carolina’s previous NCAA National Semifinals.
The UNC Tar Heels will face the Maryland Terrapins on Saturday, February 4th in College Park. Regardless of team rankings, with the support of one of the most rowdy collegiate fan bases out there, the Terps seem to always play well against the Heels in the Comcast Center.
To get you Tar Heel fans fired up for Saturday, here’s a little trip down memory lane from the ACC Vault: