News archive from 9 February 2015

Beyonce wins Grammy, up for 5 more, including top album

Beyonce wins Grammy, up for 5 more, including top album

LOS ANGELES Beyonce was an early winner at the Grammys — not for singing, but for producing. Her self-titled album won best surround sound album, an award for an album's surround mastering and mix engineers as well as surround producer....

 

David Chadwick on Dean Smith: ‘To him, it was always about the team being first.'

David Chadwick, player for Smith at UNC from 1968 to 71, senior pastor at Forest Hill Church in Charlotte since 1980 and the author of “The 12 Leadership Principles of Dean Smith”: “I found out about coach Smith just...

 

Mark Price on Dean Smith: ‘He was the standard that everyone was trying to get to ...'

Mark Price, Hornets assistant coach and former Georgia Tech star (1982-86): Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price first met Dean Smith as a high school player in Oklahoma. Smith traveled to one of Price's practices, eventually delivering the...

 

Fans remember Dean Smith: ‘He couldn't have been more gracious'

When he was 8 growing up in Lenoir, Kent Barlow watched North Carolina beat Michigan for the 1993 national championship and from that day forward he's been a Tar Heel – but mostly Dean Smith – fan. The win and how Smith...

 
Grammys creating advocacy coalition

Grammys creating advocacy coalition

LOS ANGELES — Recording Academy president Neil Portnow will use his speech during tonight's 57th Grammy Awards to announce a Creators Alliance designed to bring the nation's music professionals together to lobby for copyright reform. "One of the...

 
Sci-Tech awards honors tech storytellers

Sci-Tech awards honors tech storytellers

The storytellers behind-the-scenes in Hollywood got their recognition Saturday night at the Scientific and Technical Awards. Actors Miles Teller and Margot Robbie hosted the Academy of Motion Picture Art and Sciences event which featured 59 cutting...

 

Four lessons we can learn from Dean Smith’s life

Dean Smith made his name as a basketball coach, but his 879 wins and two national championships aren’t what made him great. That’s because no one taking the measure of the late UNC-Chapel Hill coach’s life can confine his...

 

College gameday capsule for 02.09.15

UNC Asheville (12-11, 8-4) at Gardner-Webb (16-9, 8-4) 8 p.m., Paul Porter Arena, Boiling Springs This game will partially resolve the logjam atop the Big South standings. … UNC Asheville and Gardner-Webb are among seven teams tied for the...

 
Mike McCarthy may relinquish Packers play calling duties

Mike McCarthy may relinquish Packers play calling duties

In the wake of an NFC championship game meltdown, a change in duties are apparently looming for the Green Bay Packers coaching staff. A league source confirmed Packers coach Mike McCarthy is strongly considering relinquishing play-calling duties to...

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Buzz Peterson on Dean Smith: ‘It was how much he cared for you after your career was over'

“Coach (Roy) Williams called me and let me know this morning, and we were just talking about what a remarkable life coach Smith led. It wasn't so much the coaching. It was how much coach Smith cared for you after your career was over....

 

Key moments in Dean Smith's career

1. Coach Smith takes over Dean Smith became North Carolina's coach in 1961 following the departure of Frank McGuire. Although UNC had won the NCAA title in 1957, an NCAA investigation into excessive recruiting expenses in 1960 and a point-shaving...

 
ISIL, U.S. hostage spur talk of retaliation, 'trap' warning

ISIL, U.S. hostage spur talk of retaliation, 'trap' warning

PHOENIX — The battle against the Islamic State dominated the political talk shows Sunday as guests on the programs spoke about Kayla Mueller, the U.S. hostage from Arizona whom ISIL claimed Friday was killed by a Jordanian air strike. Homeland...

 

George Lynch on Dean Smith: ‘Even when you played for him … he was still a legendary figure'

George Lynch, senior captain of the 1993 national championship team: “He always wanted the guys to be themselves. Other than the press conference (after the 1993 NCAA victory), I didn't see coach Smith around. He wanted us to enjoy the...

 

Dick Vitale: Dean Smith was the Michelangelo of coaching

“I coached against him when I was at the University of Detroit. I'll never forget one of our conversations. “Dean was always looking for that edge. They were North Carolina and we were Detroit. We were recruiting Tommy LaGarde,...

 

Walter Davis on Dean Smith: ‘He treated everybody the same'

Walter Davis, who played for UNC from 1973-77 and now works in community relations for the Denver Nuggets:” “The first time I really met coach Smith was my high school senior year at South Mecklenburg. He had come to our family...

 

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