Excerpt: Print News and Raise Hell: The Unknown Early Origins of Basketball at Carolina

Yesterday was Selection Sunday, which officially kicks off March Madness.  Today, we feature an excerpt from Kenneth Joel Zogry’s Print News and Raise Hell:  The Daily Tar Heel and the Evolution of a Modern University, on the early origins of basketball at UNC. For over 125 years, the Daily Tar Heel has chronicled life at… Continue Reading Excerpt: Print News and Raise Hell: The Unknown Early Origins of Basketball at Carolina

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

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