The dramatic comebacks, buzzer beaters, and upsets of March Madness have introduced generations of North Carolinians to a host of iconic college basketball players and coaches.
Most Improved Sports Fan
Sometimes, when his house full of Tar Heel fanatics huddles up around the TV, the Ramblin’ Man gets to feeling a little sidelined. Hard as he tries, “tackle” and “net” conjure visions of mountain streams, even during football and basketball seasons.
The 1980s: Michael Jordan Changes the Game
Before he was the greatest of all time, Michael Jordan was an athletic kid from Wilmington. In 1981, he heads to Chapel Hill to hone the skills and competitive spirit that launch him to superstardom.
The 1980s: The Decade of Local Heroes
After a period of radical change, North Carolinians enter the 1980s with renewed energy and optimism. The time is right for men and women of passion and talent to step up and make their mark on our state.
Quiz: Roads Scholar
North Carolina’s turn-of-the-century nickname “The Good Roads State” still rings true: Our state has the second-largest state-maintained highway system in the country.