Lennie Rosenbluth suspected midway through the 1957 college basketball season that North Carolina was leading a charmed life and was headed to a remarkable season. He was right on both counts.
REUNION: Heels will honor, '57, '82 teams
The Winston Salem Journal
Black and his teammates from North Carolina's 1982 NCAA championship men's basketball team have returned to town, along with the surviving members of UNC's 1957 NCAA title team, for a reunion. Both groups will be honored today at halftime of UNC's home game against Wake Forest in a ceremony to recognize the 25th and 50th anniversary, respectively, of those championships.
Two title teams to be honored today
The Durham Herald-Sun
Today at the Smith Center, Quigg and his teammates from that 1957 team will be honored at halftime of UNC's game with Wake Forest. Joining them will be members of the 1982 national championship team, celebrating the 25th anniversary of their triumph.
UNC to honor legends of 1957
The Fayetteville Observer
He was listed in the 1981-82 North Carolina media guide as "Mike Jordan," a skinny freshman from Wilmington who was only regarded as the second-best high school basketball player in the state the season before.
After a few practices, though, his teammates understood that Jordan was going to play. A lot. He turned into one of the primary reasons that 1982 North Carolina team will gather today, 25 years later, to be honored at halftime of the Wake Forest-North Carolina game.
Shot in 1982 put Jordan `on map'
The Charlotte Observer
Teams with one leader on the court, one player who can steady a sinking ship in times of distress, can make life easier on a coach. That much North Carolina coach Roy Williams acknowledges.
But he said he doesn't think championship-quality teams need one leader.
That might be a good thing for Williams' Tar Heels, who have looked to several different players to fill that role.
Tar Heels look to varying sources for leadership
The Burlington Times-News
Thousands watched the championship game on television, the first commercially produced telecast in the area by C.D. Chesley, a Washington, D.C., area businessman. Before that, WUNC-TV in Chapel Hill offered games via "Broadvision," whereby fans got the picture -- sometimes snowy -- on the TV screen while listening on radio to the gravley voice of legendary announcer Ray Reeve.
Today, when the Tar Heels play Wake Forest at 1:30 p.m., members of that 1957 team led by All-America Lennie Rosenbluth will join UNC's '82 national champs for a reunion at the Smith Center.
UNC's first NCAA title legitimized ACC hoops
The News and Observer
Mack Brown, Carl Torbush, John Bunting and Butch Davis share more in common than experience as head football coach at North Carolina. They all know the value and versatility of Ken Browning.
Browning to coach RBs under Davis
The Durham Herald-Sun