Basketball http://wunc.org en Do You Recognize This Man? http://wunc.org/post/do-you-recognize-man-1 <p>This wonderful vintage photo was found tucked away in one of the books at the Chapel Hill Public Library. No one knows how long the picture has been there, but librarians would really like to find its owner - and perhaps find out more about this former Blue Devil. <a href="http://chapelhillpubliclibrary.org/txp/?s=About%20CHPL&amp;c=01.+Contact+Us">Contact the library</a> if you have any information. (And <a href="mailto:cjackson@wunc.org?subject=VINTAGE%20PHOTO%20-%20DUKE%20BLUE%20DEVIL">contact us</a> too. We want to know the story behind the photo.)</p><p></p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 17:29:37 +0000 Carol Jackson 39012 at http://wunc.org Do You Recognize This Man? VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble http://wunc.org/post/video-4-year-old-crossover-dribble <p>http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrzseAoa0j0</p> Thu, 03 Jul 2014 15:41:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 38365 at http://wunc.org VIDEO: A 4-Year-Old With A Crossover Dribble Man Versus Science http://wunc.org/post/man-versus-science <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">Can an NFL running back muster the same force as a running bull? Does a nine-foot python squeeze harder than a martial arts star?</span></p><p> Thu, 15 May 2014 16:04:17 +0000 Anita Rao & Frank Stasio 35551 at http://wunc.org Man Versus Science Reactions To NBA's Ban Of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling http://wunc.org/post/reactions-nbas-ban-clippers-owner-donald-sterling Current and former NBA players praised the league's decision to punish LA Clippers owner Donald Sterling with a lifetime ban over racist remarks he made in an audio recording. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:24:00 +0000 Bill Chappell 34656 at http://wunc.org Reactions To NBA's Ban Of Clippers Owner Donald Sterling How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract http://wunc.org/post/how-donald-sterling-violated-nbas-unspoken-social-contract <em>We play for each other, for our fans, and for our families — not Donald Sterling.</em><p>That was the general message that players for the Los Angeles Clippers reiterated, off-mic, when the Sterling fiasco blew up over the weekend. They were being buffeted by questions about how, exactly, they might respond to allegations that Sterling, the team owner, had been recorded saying that he did not want black people to attend his team's games. <em>Would they boycott? Would they be focused enough to be able to play? Tue, 29 Apr 2014 20:16:00 +0000 Gene Demby 34661 at http://wunc.org How Donald Sterling Violated The NBA's Unspoken Social Contract Lady Tar Heels Head To Sweet 16 http://wunc.org/post/lady-tar-heels-head-sweet-16 <p>This photo from Carolina Athletics says it all:</p><p>The photo was first shared on Facebook with a caption that reads: "<span class="fbPhotosPhotoCaption" id="fbPhotoSnowliftCaption" tabindex="0"><span class="hasCaption">How sweet it is! Carolina got the win over Michigan State and is headed to the Sweet 16!"</span></span></p> Wed, 26 Mar 2014 11:07:13 +0000 Carol Jackson 32701 at http://wunc.org Lady Tar Heels Head To Sweet 16 'It's Everything. It's Personal' - NCCU's LeVelle Moton On Coaching In NCAA Tourney http://wunc.org/post/its-everything-its-personal-nccus-levelle-moton-coaching-ncaa-tourney <p><strong>Updated Saturday March 22, 2014:</strong></p><p>LeVelle Moton's Twitter profile says it all:</p><p><em>"Basketball is what I do, not who I am. Child of God, Hattie Mac's Baby boy. Head Coach At North Carolina Central University."</em></p><p>Moton seemed destined to be the head coach at NCCU. He grew up in Raleigh, and lived with his mother in a housing project. He was a McDonald's All American Nominee at Enloe High School, was Wake County Player of the Year, and was selected for All State.</p> Fri, 21 Mar 2014 21:14:09 +0000 Carol Jackson, Phoebe Judge & Eric Mennel 32483 at http://wunc.org 'It's Everything. It's Personal' - NCCU's LeVelle Moton On Coaching In NCAA Tourney The NCAA Tournament Takes On A Distinct Triangle Flavor This Year http://wunc.org/post/ncaa-tournament-takes-distinct-triangle-flavor-year <div>Four North Carolina universities -- all located in the Triangle -- have earned bids to this year's National Collegiate Athletic Association Tournament. &nbsp;The highest seed is Duke. &nbsp;The Blue Devils are third in the Midwest region. &nbsp;But the Atlantic Coast Conference runner-up will open tournament play against Mercer University at PNC Arena in Raleigh on Friday.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div>North Carolina Central University is making its first ever trip to the NCAA Tournament. &nbsp;The Mid Eastern Athletic Conference regular-season and tournament champions are seeded 14th in the East region. &nbsp;They will put a 20-game win streak on the line against third-seed Iowa State Friday in San Antonio. &nbsp;</div><div> Mon, 17 Mar 2014 12:13:42 +0000 Gurnal Scott 32177 at http://wunc.org The NCAA Tournament Takes On A Distinct Triangle Flavor This Year ESPN, Washington Post Honor Dean Smith On His 83rd Birthday http://wunc.org/post/espn-washington-post-honor-dean-smith-his-83rd-birthday <p></p><p>Former UNC-Chapel&nbsp;Hill men's basketball coach Dean Smith's 83rd birthday was last week, and several major news organizations have marked his life and legacy with extraordinary articles. Smith has dementia now, and that makes both of the articles we'll highlight here so moving.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 16:51:44 +0000 Carol Jackson 31791 at http://wunc.org ESPN, Washington Post Honor Dean Smith On His 83rd Birthday The Unexpected NBA MVP Of 1994 http://wunc.org/post/unexpected-nba-mvp-1994 <p>Daniel Vermeer grew up in Iowa with a passion for basketball. When his academic studies took him to Nepal, he discovered an interesting influence of American cable television: local love for the Atlanta Hawks.</p><p>"So you can imagine," says&nbsp;Vermeer, "[I'm] in this little hut in Kathmandu, watching TV and an Atlanta Hawks game came on.&nbsp; With these enormous guys, jumping through the roof, slamming the ball..."&nbsp;</p> Thu, 06 Mar 2014 21:06:25 +0000 Carol Jackson, Laura Lee & Frank Stasio 31553 at http://wunc.org The Unexpected NBA MVP Of 1994