The North Carolina Tar Heels basketball program is widely considered to be among the best and most dominant programs of all time. Many great college and NBA players have played for the Tar Heels, but only a select few have had their numbers retired.
One player that has had is number retired is Michael Jordan. Jordan is best known for his amazing success in the NBA, but he was also an All-American player at UNC. In the NBA, Jordan was nothing short of dominant his entire career. Jordan was the best Read the rest of this entry »
Basketball is just one of those sports that millions of people love. It’s something that truly inspires people to play the sport and get involved in this activity. When you watch games regularly, you might notice that a lot of players retire after a little while of playing. There are a few different reasons why basketball players need to retire after awhile. This particular sport can be very taxing on the body and the joints in general. Because of this, someone who is only considered in their middle ages will have to retire because they cannot continue to play. Read the rest of this entry »
On February 18th, 2012 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, the University of North Carolina Tarheels Men’s basketball team defeated the Clemson Tigers, 74-52. In an otherwise non-competitive game, what marked this one as special, is that it extended the longest home winning steak by one team over another. The Tarheels have now won 56 straight games at the Dean Smith Center against Clemson. So why exactly have the Tarheels dominated the Tigers for such a long period Read the rest of this entry »
In the old days, when UNC and Wake Forest would get together, there would be some passion and emotion. Fans would get into it, and the game would usually be close. Lots of great players have made their name in the rivalry. From Michael Jordan to Sam Perkins to Tim Duncan and Chris Paul, the Wake versus UNC matchup has brought some of the ACC’s best basketball to the court. The rivalry might just be dying though, and this is happening for a couple of different reasons.You Read the rest of this entry »
The ACC rivalry between the University of North Carolina and North Carolina State is one of the oldest, and well respected rivalries in all of college sports. Separated by only 25 miles, both school were charter members of the Atlantic Coast Conference, and remain fierce adversaries every single year. These two schools make up two-thirds of the Tobacco Road triumvirate, with Duke University being the third school.
The two state universities of North Carolina have won a combined total Read the rest of this entry »
When eight miles separate two of the most celebrated college basketball programs in history, things are going to be intense. The Battle for Tobacco Road between the University of North Carolina and Duke University is one of the great rivalries in all of sports, not just college basketball. Each program has had their moments when they’ve gotten the best of the other. Both programs have Hall of Fame coaches in Dean Smith and Mike Krzyzewski, Directtv, and both programs have had some of the most memorable moments in NCAA Tournament history, such as Michael Jordan’s buzzer beating shot to propel UNC to a national title and Duke’s Christian Laettner’s miraculous shot off of the Grant Hill full court pass to complete a shocking comeback on Kentucky. UNC and Duke are members of of the Atlantic Coast Conference, where they battle for both regular season and conference tournament supremacy. The teams have battled through the rivalry since 1920, and since, the teams have combined to win nine combined national championships, with UNC holding a 5-4 edge in that department, something that the marketing department doesn’t let go unrecognized. This intense rivalry was ranked #2 all-time by an ESPN fan poll in 2000.