Dennis is a national reporter for The Washington Post. He was a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for a series on the financial crisis and received a 2006 Ernie Pyle Award for human-interest writing for a series of stories called “300 Words.” He is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
In our state, the ACC isn’t about one school or one player or one game. To name one brings memories of another, and then another. Collectively, those performances and those people and those institutions from North Carolina form the heartbeat of a sport that expands well beyond our boundaries.