Excerpt: Redemption: Carolina Basketball’s 2016–2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History

Today marks the official publication of Redemption:  Carolina Basketball’s 2016–2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History by Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers.  We’re celebrating the Tar Heels’ national championship with the official companion book. Redemption is a behind-the-scenes look at the Tar Heels’ ride to the 2017 national title. Featuring some never before published,… Continue Reading Excerpt: Redemption: Carolina Basketball’s 2016–2017 Journey from Heartbreak to History

ACC Tourney Time: Have Patience, Tar Heel Fans

It’s important for Heels fans to remember what Lucas tells us in ‘Carolina Basketball’: while the ACC tournament is important to fans and programs for many reasons, winning on Sunday doesn’t necessarily lead to ultimate success at end of season. Of the last three Tar Heels’ NCAA championship runs, none started by winning the ACC tournament. Continue Reading ACC Tourney Time: Have Patience, Tar Heel Fans

Tar Heel basketball season kicks off with book sale and giveaway

Get your copy of Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence at Bull’s Head Bookshop on the UNC campus and enter to win a Carolina basketball prize package. Continue Reading Tar Heel basketball season kicks off with book sale and giveaway

Listen: Author Adam Lucas talks Carolina Basketball

Recently, Adam Lucas, author of Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence, sat down with UNC Press editor Mark Simpson-Vos and discussed the many different elements that went into the making of a book that has met the approval of former Carolina players, coaches, and fans alike. Besides penning his column on TarHeelBlue.com, Lucas also publishes… Continue Reading Listen: Author Adam Lucas talks Carolina Basketball

Interview: Adam Lucas Reflects on a Century of Tar Heel Basketball

Here comes Tar Heel basketball! Tonight the Tar Heels hit the court in a pre-season exhibition game against Barton College. To get you warmed up, we’re sharing a conversation we had with Adam Lucas, publisher of Tar Heel Monthly and Tar Heels Today and a columnist on TarHeelBlue.com. He is author of six books on… Continue Reading Interview: Adam Lucas Reflects on a Century of Tar Heel Basketball

One Fantastic Ride: An Interview with Adam Lucas

It’s a big night for sports fans in Chapel Hill–the Tar Heel basketball team, rebuilding after winning their fifth NCAA championship last year, is hosting that other blue team in the state: Duke, owners of a paltry three national championships. Historically, the Heels have a 130-97 lead in the series and have won the previous… Continue Reading One Fantastic Ride: An Interview with Adam Lucas

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

One Fantastic Ride with the Champs

For everyone associated with North Carolina Tar Heel basketball, the 2008-2009 season was as good as it gets. Key players returned when they could have easily picked up paychecks in the NBA. Records were broken by individuals and team alike. Starters picked up conference and national awards in droves. Best of all, the Heels won… Continue Reading One Fantastic Ride with the Champs