Basketball Museum Adds Sat. Hours

Chapel Hill -- The University of North Carolina Basketball Museum will be open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., beginning on July 12, 2008. The museum, located on the first floor of the Ernie Williamson Athletics Center adjacent to the Smith Center, has attracted nearly 25,000 visitors since it opened in January.

Starting the week of July 7, the museum will be open each Tuesday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Saturday mornings, except for University holidays. Admission remains free. (Note: The museum will be closed on Monday, July 7.)

The museum chronicles the history of UNC Basketball and includes nearly 500 authentic artifacts, hundreds of photographs, and videos of various players, coaches, championships and historic moments.

Museum hours on home football Saturdays and home basketball games will be announced at a later date and posted on

Groups of 20 or more people should contact Clara Andrews at (919) 843-9921 to coordinate scheduling.

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