Late Night with Roy + One Fantastic Ride = Tar Heel Basketball Heaven

It’s official! The University of North Carolina Tar Heels kick off their 2009-2010 Men’s Basketball season tonight with the annual “Late Night with Roy” festivities at the Dean E. Smith Center in Chapel Hill. And that means UNC Press is off and running with the publication of One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball’s 2009 Championship Season!  As the Tar Heels kick off their effort to defend last year’s national title, One Fantastic Ride is a perfect way to relive the excitement of last season’s championship run. With 200 color photographs and countless behind-the-scenes stories of the team’s journey to Detroit, it’s a book for everyone who loves Carolina Basketball.

Authors Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers will be appearing several times in the Chapel Hill-Raleigh-Durham area in the coming months to sign copies of One Fantastic Ride. Keep an eye on our events calendar for the latest information about a book signing near you.

As an added bonus today, check out the official UNC Athletics web site,, for Adam Lucas’s video preview of the 2009-2010 season and tonight’s “Late Night with Roy” events.

–Mark Simpson-Vos, Editor