March 23, 2005 |
North Carolina coaches and players get lively while discussing freshman forward Marvin Williams, challenging each other for top-cheerleader status. Few freshmen have made a bigger difference at Chapel Hill, and players say they're better off for having been his teammate. This season might have been their only chance. Williams, who considered turning pro after high school, could be among the top three players selected in June's NBA draft, according to talent evaluators.
March 21, 2005 |
The fans' mandate has been clear since Coach Roy Williams returned home to North Carolina: Bring back the glory. He's working quickly. North Carolina on Sunday took another significant step, returning to the Sweet 16 with a 92-65 victory over Iowa State in the second round of the Syracuse Regional at the Charlotte Coliseum.
March 17, 2005 |
North Carolina was missing its leader, but a goal still was obtainable when Sean May took charge. The All-American junior center provided an even bigger inside presence while standout junior swingman Rashad McCants sat out the last four games of the regular season because of an intestinal disorder.
February 27, 2005 |
It seems like the good old days for North Carolina, or at least much better than recent times. The second-ranked Tar Heels are again atop the Atlantic Coast Conference, among the nation's elite and united under Coach Roy Williams, who in less than two years has helped to heal the "Carolina Family" after the brief and stormy reign of former coach Matt Doherty. North Carolina is positioned to win its first outright ACC title since Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith still worked at the Dean E.
May 23, 2004 |
There were no seasons in Paradise. Even in the Golden Age of classical mythology -- when, under the care of the harvest god Saturn, the Earth itself, untouched by hoe or ploughshare, yielded an ample sufficiency of everything -- the Roman poet Ovid tells us ver erat aeternum: Spring was everlasting. And so it was, implicitly, in Eden: Renaissance poets, conflating the two in various visions of an earthly paradise, delighted in elaborating on this.
November 30, 2003 |
Playwrights and pop singers -- from Luis Valdez ("Zoot Suit") to the Cherry Poppin' Daddies ("Zoot Suit Riot") -- have elevated the 1942 slaying known as the Sleepy Lagoon murder and the so-called Zoot Suit Riot of 1943 to mythic status in the popular culture.
November 22, 2003 |
It'll be pop and circumstance at the University of North Carolina-Charlotte's graduation ceremony next month, with Clay Aiken among the graduating class. The "American Idol" runner-up will pick up his diploma Dec. 20, his publicist said. And for only the second time in the school's seven-year history, graduation guests must have tickets to attend. Each ticket will be printed with a bar code and scanned at the door to prevent the use of counterfeits.
November 16, 2003 |
Roy Williams sat in his office in the Dean E. Smith Center and remembered how he had anxiously scanned a third-floor hallway at the Los Angeles Athletic Club in April, searching for a pay phone. The way Williams tells it, if he had found it -- it is tucked away in the business center next to the bar -- he would still be the coach at Kansas.