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number two in the nation, skeptics across
the country laughed. Even a few Carolina
fans chuckled as it was revealed that Coach
Smith was a friend of the editor.

But the team from Chapel Hill soon
forced the sports world to sit up and open
its eyes. Ranked number nine at the start
of the season, the Heels never left the na-
tional polls, hovering around third place.
The ticket lines got longer and longer, and
wherever they went, the U.N. C. team packed
the house. All nine home games in brand
new Carmicheal Auditorium were advance
sell-outs. When the hardwood men were on
the road, avid Tar Heel fans all over the
Hill sat on the edges of their seats, tuned to
the determined but somewhat confused
voice of Bill Currie. as the drama of the
typical Tar Heel squeakers unfolded.

In their debut against Clemson, the
Heels were not great, but in spurts gave
some indication of what was to come. The
first game of the season ended with an
eleven-point victory and a first place posi-
tion in the A.C.C. for Carolina — a slot
they never relinquished. Two weeks and
two victories later, the team travelled to the
home court of last year's runner-up for the
N.C.A.A. Title. Kentucky, and achieved a
convincing 64-55 victory, knocking Rupp's
Wildcats out of the national ratings. In
the next five games, the Heels outscored
their opponents by 23 points or more each
time, and soon sat at number two with an
unblemished 9-0 record.

Returning from Christmas vacation,
Carolina was handed a crushing ten-point
defeat by Princeton University in Chapel
Hill. The red-hot Tigers shot 65.5% from

the floor in a game which saw Bob
Lewis take a fourth foul in the first
half, a rare occurrence. Princeton
stretched the margin at the end as
U.N.C. was forced to foul, an ironic
circumstance which Van Breda
Kolff's boys would later find them-
selves in.

Carolina Coach Dean Smith is a 1953
graduate of the famed school of basketball,
the I'niversity of Kansas. (The first coach
there. Dr. James Nacsmith, invented the
sport.) A mathematics major, he played on
the 1952 national championship team and
1953 runner-up squad. .Appointed coach in
1961 under difficult circumstances. Smith
has gradually improved his teams' show-
ings until this year's climax, when he was
named ACC Coach of the Year. An excel-
lent strategist and recruiter, he is the proud
owner of a 92-55 record.

Tom Gauntlett grabs a rebound from Maryland. Sign in the background on Carmicheal
wall reads, "Our Heels are Red HotI"

The Starters




76 Clemson


93 Penn State


92 Tulane


64 Kentucky


95 N.Y.U.


98 Columbia Univ.


81 Florida State


101 Furman


105 Ohio State


— 81 Princeton


76 Wake Forest


59 Duke


79 N.C. State


103 Virginia


85 Maryland


79 Virginia


75 Wake Forest (OT)


— 80 Georgia Tech


77 N.C. State


80 South Carolina


— 88 Clemson


79 Maryland


1 10 Virginia Tech


— 57 South Carolina


*92 Duke


56 N.C. State


89 Wake Forest


**82 Duke


78 Princeton (OT)


***96 Boston College


— • 62 Dayton


— 62 Houston


Final Record: 26-6

Jubilant Tar Heels hoist Coach Smith above the crowd and carry him off the court
victory, a 92-79 trouncing of DOOK University.

*A.C.C. Regular- Season Title
**A.C.C. Title won in Tournament
***N.C.A.A. Eastern Regional Title

Guard Gerald Tullle gets off a shot against Virginia Tech. Tuttic played an important role as
'. guard this year.

Carolina rebounded from' defeat to take Wake Forest
and Duke on their home court.s, no easy task by any means.
For. the Blue Devils, it was their first home defeat in twen-
ty games (The last one was by Billy Cunningham and Co.).
A change in momentum there prompted Coach Smith to
employ his four-corner offense to maintain a lead, which the
Heels calmly executed while 9.000 hostile fans chanted un-,
pleasantries. In both the Wake and Duke matches, it was
Larry Miller with the ball at the crucial time that brought
victory. The State game before exam break was anything
but well-played; the Heels must have been thinking of
other things as they barely edged past last-place State,

Upon return at the end of January, the team wa? back
in form to stomp Virginia, 103-76. Then followed a fair
game against Maryland and two poor ones against Virginia
and Wake Forest, both of which were won by close margins.
Against Georgia Tech in Atlanta, Carolina suffered another
narrow loss, despite a valiant Comeback attempt. Top re-

serves Mark Mirken and Tom Gauntlett were out for that

The rematch game against State in Raleigh was executed
far better than the first one. Bob Lewis led the Heels
through the zone to win, 77-60. At the Charlotte Double-
header, U.N.C. blasted South Carolina by 25 points, and
was even able to take out Lewis and Miller with nine min-
utes to go. But the next night a hot Clemson club caught
Carolina off-guard, as the Heels came out on the short end,
92-88. However, it was not the fault of Dick Grubar, who
pulled off several clever steals and scored a season-high of
25 points.

Following another squeaker victory at Maryland, the
Tar Heels played one of their finest games against Virginia
Tech, roasting the Gobblers, 1 10-78. V.P.L had earlier de-
feated Duke by 14 points. Then followed the low point of
tile regular season, an apparently impossible 13-point loss
to South Carolina. U.N.C. was unable to .score a field goal
before the wild Columbia crowd for almost ten minutes.



"All right:*

The Heels hoist trophies and net in celebration of the ACC Tournament victor>.

1966-67 FRESHMAN BASKETBALL TEAM — BACK ROW: Randy Forehand (Manager), Al Ar-
mour. Jimmy Folds, Lynn Orr, Charlie ScotI, Gra Whitehead, Don Gowan, Burke Archer, Harold Pol-
lard, Charlie Shaffer. FRONT ROW: Bob Coleman {.Manager), Fred Ranlings, Bob Gersten, Jim
Delaney, Eddie Fogler, Jeff Joyce, Bob Bode, Coach Larry Brown.

Freshman Coach Larry Brown. A for-
mer Tar Heel hardwood man and Olym-
pic basketball star. Brown has led two
freshman teams for a combined record
of 28-4. This year's squad fielded a 13-3
record despite its relative lack of height.
Only losses were to Wake, State, and
Duke, teams which the Tar Babies also

From that point on, it was victory all the way. The Heels
again dealt the Devils from Durham a crushing blow, by
92-79, in one of Rusty Clark's finest games. This earned
Carolina the A.C.C. regular-season title and top seeding
in the tournament.

The first game of the tourney shook the Heels badly as
they barely defeated State in a night plagued by ice-cold
shooting. In the second game, against Wake Forest, only
Bill Bunting's great play helped to keep Carolina in the
game during the first half. The Heels were eight points be-
hind in the second half when Ail-American Larry Miller
decided to "dominate" the game and exploded for 29
points in the final period as the Baptists gasped in horror.
The Tar Heels again fittingly faced Duke in the finals, and
again showed their superiority, taking the Title, 82-73, for
the first time in ten years. A long season's effort had come
into fruition.

After a hurried celebration, it was on to bigger and bet-
ter things. A banner on Old West Dorm that week advised,
"Put a Tiger in Your Tank and Head for Louisville," re-
ferring of course to the N.C.A.A. Regional opener against
Princeton, a team which had already dealt the Heels a dcr
feat. The squad, however, was again up for the occasion.
Leading during most of the game, Carolina blew its cool

at the end to send the game into overtime. There Dean
Smith's four-corner offense worked to perfection; Bob
Lewis pumped in seven as U.N.C. outscored Princeton 15
to 7 in the overtime period, eliminating the Tigers and
avenging defeat, 78-70. The following evening, the Tar
Heels had another slow start against Bob Cousy's Boston
College team, but came on strong in a beautiful second
half to take the Regional Title, 96-80, and head for

We wish we could stop here, but good journalism, for
which the Yack is famous, binds us to continue. At the
nationals nothing seemed to go right. The Heels showed
little of the great talent on the court that has made Caro-
lina fans so proud of them. Dean Smith summed up defeat:
"I don't want to take anything away from Dayton," he
said, "but I would have to say that it was not one of our
better games." Yes, we would have to say so. The anti-
climactic consolation match against Houston was even
worse. Yet, the finale only slightly tarnished a brilliant sea-
son for which the players and coaches deserve a great deal
of credit. The thrill of winning 26 games and taking the
conference championship will not soon be forgotten in
Chapel Hill. And we still have something to look forward
to again next winter.

dk — ^•^.'^"^




61 Clemson


64 South Carolina


65 Duke


83 East Carolina

21 —

54 Navy

41 —

— 45 Army


64 Wake Forest


65 Virginia Tech


— 45 Florida State


53 Florida


— 40 N.C. State


57 Maryland


ACC Meet: 2nd Place

Final Record: 9-3

ACC Meet Scores:

N.C. State








FRONT ROW. LEFT TO RIC;H I : Sam Hall, Uouc Itthrman, Ja> .StailLryoud, .liiii Edwards. Alan Spcit.
SECOND ROW: Hamilton Gadd. Russ Sleeper. Phil Riker, Joe Sanders. Dave Ball. Jack Hajden. Jim
Cavalaris (.\ss't. Mgr.l. THIRD ROW: Greg Meehan. Fred Dannemann. Robert Foreman. Randy Wade.
Ross Spencer, Steve Hildenbrand, Pete Worthen, Don L bell (Mgr.).

E. Intercollegiate Scores:
Yale " 389

U.N.C. 241

Army 222

Princeton 198

Doug Bchrman holds the I .N.C. record for the 400-.vard individual medley at

.\II-Anierican Olympic swimmer Phil Riker won (he N.C.A.A. title in the 100-
yard butterfly last season.


North Carolina's dolphins this year had one of
their most successful seasons in recent history.
They made good on a drive to place in the top ten
in the nation, coming in at the ninth slot at the
N.C.A.A. Championships at Michigan State, and
taking seven AU-American honors. This avenged
defeat from N. C. State, which placed eleventh.
Posting a 9-3 record in dual-meet competition, the
team came on strong at the end and was only nar-
rowly edged by State for the A.C.C. Title. The Tar
Heels surprised the swimming world on March 1 1
by placing second in the Eastern Intercollegiate
Championships at Yale University, beaten out only
by the Elis themselves. A half-dozen university
records were shattered as U.N.C. topped the likes
of swimming powers Army and Princeton. The
400-yard medley relay team was clocked at 3:33.6,
but could not repeat the feat at the nationals. AU-
American Pete Worthen's time at Yale in the 50-
yard freestyle was :21.0, the fastest time in the na-
tion this year. Phil Riker set two A.C.C. records in
the 100 and 200-yard butterfly, conference records
were also broken by the 800-yard and 100-yard
freestyle relay teams.

Coach Pat Earey was justifiably proud of the
team's performance this season. He felt that his men
were swimming fully up to their capabilities, indi-
cating the success of the program here. A great
deal of that success should, of course, be attributed
to Earey himself. Although the Heels will miss
graduating seniors, freshmen Frank McElroy and
Brad Langdon, among others, should fit in nicely
in the right places, adding to the sophomore
strength. Prospects, then, appear to be bright again
next season.

This is tlie 400-yard medley relay team that placed first in the Eastern Inter-collegiate cham-
I pionships with a 3:33.6. Left to right are Fred Dannemann, backstroke; Hamilton Gadd, breast-
I stroke; Phil Riker, butterfly; and Jim Edwards, freestyle.

I Coach Pat Karey with his two co-captains, Steve Hildenbrand (left), and Pete Worthen, whose
winning 50-yard freestyle at Vale was only a tenth of a second off the national record.

Sophomore Rob Carney

one of the diving

Sophomore Jim Edwards is a freestyler of na-
tional merit, another part of the winning com-
bination in the 400-yard medley relay.


Wrestling Coach Sam Barnes

Jay Jacobson (160), senior, against >Villiam and Mary,

The U.N.C. grapplers posted a winning season this year,
although Coach Sam Barnes was somewhat disappointed
by their showing. The team had a 6-5 season and won third
place in the A.C.C. Three boys were runners-up for con-
ference titles: junior Fred Priester (177), and sophomores
Phil Wanzer (167) and Keith Lyons (145). All of these, of
course, will return next year. Six sophomores from last
year's strong freshman team won varsity letters this season
and the squad will- lose only three seniors. As the sopho-
mores gain experience, the team will undoubtedly improve
next season.

Wanzer and Priester were the top scorers. John Stacy
(137), a junior, lost only one dual meet, as did Priester.
The team placed ten out of eleven men in the A.C.C. tour-

The freshman squad was a little unbalanced, being es-
pecially strong in the lightweights. Outstanding frosh in-
cluded Paul Ogburn (167). Carver Rudolph (160), Craig
Miller ( 1 23), and Pat Reighard ( 1 37).

John Slacy (i 37), junior, in control against VMI.


leani captain, Peter Batke. Jack Keller, Richard Wilson. SECOND ROW: Dwight Fields, Rich-
ard Betis, Jeffrey McKay, Carl Thompson, Marvin Freiberg, Richard Worster, Russell Nelson,
Robert Koeblitz.

Last year the U.N.C. Fencing
Team placed eighth in the nation
in the N.C.A.A. Tournament. This
season they started out with a new
and inexperienced squad. Victories
were harder to come by and the
fencers ended up in fifth place in
the final conference standings.
However, Coach Caldwell looks
forward to next year with the re-
turn of many varsity fencers, and
feels that the more experienced
squad should perform better. There
are three classes of fencers: sabre,
epee and foil. This season's sabre
team was undefeated. The epee and
foil teams will probably show im-
provement next season. Captain
Bill Teague is the Southeastern Di-
vision Conference Champion. He
placed in the N.C.A.A. Tourna-
ment at Los Angeles. Freshman
Richard Betts obviously has a
promising future, as he was the
team's leading scorer with seven-
teen wins and only two setbacks.

Bill Teague takes a straight thrust at .lacks(Mi of N'irginia. 'league, (left), defeated Jackson, who
was the 1966 Southeastern Divisiuii cliauipioii.

Fencing Coach Caldwell




— 9



— 13



— 13

N.C. State


— 13









Final Record:


league, (left), makes a slop thrust at Al Moretz of Duke.


Prospects for this year's golf team appear very promis-
ing. A strong, deep squad includes seven returning varsity
lettermen: Dave Robbins, Steve Robbins, Stan Thompson,
David Owen, Brooic Carter, Dick VanLeuvan and Brooks
Carey. Last year's team placed third in the A.C.C.. but this
season's squad looks to better that record. Coach Kenney
feels that all positions are solid and there are several bright
prospects. Optimistic expectations seemed to be borne out
as Carolina easily took its first two matches against David-
son (I61/2 to 4V2). and Clemson (19 to 2). The schedule
includes ten matches plus two tournaments: the Cape
Coral Collegiate Invitational in Florida and the annual
A.C.C. Tournament at Pinehurst.

1957 VARSn V GOl I TKAM — FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT; Dave Owen. Sieve Rob-
bins. SECOND ROW: Dave Robbins, Brooke Carter, Stan Thompson, Dick Van Leuvan,
Gene Phillips, Coach Ed Kenney.

Coach Ed Kennev


1966 Spring Results





8 —

— 10

South Carolina







3 —



1 —


Ohio Univ.

6 —



8'/2 —

— 10'/2




Wake Forest

8 —


N.C. State

10 —


Virginia Tech

51/2 —




Final Record: 10-2

Steve Robbins was selected for hon-
orable mention in All-Anierican hon-
ors last season.

Dave Robbins was the low man in the A.C.C. for Carolina
last year.


Carolina's indoor track season was success-
ful again this year. The young team had more
depth than last season's squad. Most of the
team was already in shape from cross country,
and the field events men had been working out
through the fall. The Tar Heels were undefeat-
ed in dual competition and took the Big Six
Meet, which includes Duke. Wake, State,
Davidson, and North Carolina College. In the
field events, outstanding performers were Gary
Iverson in the broad jump, Dave Lassiter in
the high jump. Rick Davila in the pole vault,
and Jon Levin in the sprints. Mike Williams
and Bill Bassett were the big men in the run-
ning events. Bassett beat out Stenburg of Duke,
who had previously defeated him, with a 4:14
mile, and has shown steady improvement. Wil-
liams copped the Weil Mile in the A.C.C. In-
door Games here in Chapel Hill with a final
spurt that brought the crowd to its feet in
cheers. Gary Iverson came in second in the
broad jump with a 22'7" mark while Bill Bas-
sett narrowly lost the 1000 yard run in a photo
finish. Mike Williams placed in the N.C.A.A.
Meet at Detroit and ran the mile against com-
petition the likes of Jim Ryun in a 4:07.6 time,
the finest of his young career. The freshman
team gave Maryland a scare with a close second
place finish in the A.C.C. Meet.

Freshmen Bob 1 rLdtritk and kcniiy
Helms are good prospects for next

Mike >Mlliams took the
Mile at 4:1J.5, and later rai
the nationals.


1 it at

. Indoor
4:07.6 in

1967 V.4RSITY TRACK TEAM — FRONT ROW, l.F.FT TO RIGHT: Truett Good»in. Bob Lock, Gary
Iverson, Charles Worlev, Jeffrey Kurth, Jon Levin, Steve Williams. SFXOND ROW: Joe Hilton, Head
Coach, Richard Perry, Hal Wansley. Kent .\utrey. Felix Alley, F.d Daw, Rick Davila, Ron Lowry. Boyd
Newman (Ass't. Coach). THIRD ROW: Richard Smith. Dave Lassiter, Nat Farrington (Trainer), Heath.Whit-
tle (Ass't. Coach). ABSENT WHEN PHOTO WAS TAKEN: Bill Bassett, Tilden Bridges, David Cannady,
Wayne Franklin, Frederick Heaton, .\rchie Hicks, Jim Hotelling, Lector Hjder, \> illiani Kelly, Walter King,
.Sonny Kornegay, Joe Lasich. John Liles, Danny Lowman, Rich:ird Ludington. Bill Mitchell, Trip McPherson,
Richard Perry. Ron Short, Grant \ arner. Mike Williams, Pete Worthen.


1966 Spring Results





60 —


N.C. State
Florida Relays
Carolina Relays

55 —


South Carolina

64 —






50 —


Wake Forest

42 —



Final Record: 5-2


Bill Bassett has shown steady improve-
ment in the mile and half-mile.

Tniett Goodwin will be an impor-
tant asset in the two-mile event.

Mike Williams
(center), and
Trip McPher-
son, (right),
will be impor-
tant men this

Dave Lassiter has Rood prospc

The Varsity Track Team did fairly well last season
in outdoor competition, placing third in the A.C.C.
with a 5-2 record in dual meet competition. Strong
sophomore prospects from last year's. good freshman
team are expected to improve the varsity this year.
Mike Williams has Tar Heel fans excited with his drive
to break the four-minute mile. Bill Bassett is also de-
veloping strongly in that event. Jon Levin should do
well in the 100-yard run and the 220, in addition to
the 440 relay. Dave Lassiter is a good performer in the
high jump, and sophomore Rick Davila has a good shot
at fifteen feet in the pole vault. Ron Short is the man in
the discus, while Gary Iverson and Sonny Kornegay
are expected to perform well in the broad jump and
triple jump. The last two are also high hurdlers. The
Carolina freshman team looks forward to an even more
successful season outdoors than they had indoors this


till high

Gary Iverson looks to be a good man in the broad jump.

Indoor Track —






N.C. State






V.M.I. Relays

no score

Big Six Meet:




29 '/2

N.C. Col.

23 '/2

N.C. State


Wake Forest













A.C.C. Indoor Games











N.C. State


Wake Forest





Pete Moister
Grass! passes to Morrison (62) in an extra-man attack.

John Ward (34) and goalie. Jim Kenan (23).
Lacrosse Coacli Jim Bisciioff

1967 VARSITY LACROSSE TEAM — FRONT ROW, LEFT TO RIGHT: John Callan. John MacNaushton. Bill Biclis!»r. Dick Frank,
Tim Balch, Bob Morrison, Pete Grauer. Stuart McLean. Burch Williams. SECOND ROW: Stan Claypoole (Mgr.). Godfrey Kauffman (Asst.
Coach), Jim Kenan, Bob Moister. Bob Wood. Larry Roadman, Doug Holladav, Tom Ragsdale, John Gussenhoven, Jeff Perry, Loring Swasey.
THIRD ROW: Jeff Parker (Asst. Coach). Chris Hcrler, George Brown, Sandy Reider. Rick Inderfurth, John Harris, Bill Brooks, John MacCor-
kle, Havnood Davis, John Ward, Temple Grassi, Jim Bischoff (Head Coach).

Temple Grass!

Bub Morrison

liiii Bulch (361 pussvs li> Hill llickslir (421 in :i cu^il jKiiiipl. Olh
a^:iinst Wushington C'ulleuc- in an curl> si-json ^unie.

Rick Indcrfurll)

Last year's lacrosse team was ranked nineteenth
in the nation at the start of the season and ended
up with a 2-6 record. However, they suffered some
tough breaks, including the loss of the brilliant
Jeff Parker, who was injured in the first game and
never returned. Gone from this year's squad under
the direction of the new coach, Jim Bischoff, will
also be AU-American goalie Harvey Stanley.

This is the fourth season for lacrosse as a varsity
sport here at Carolina. The fast game has drawn in-
creasing interest on campus and has become pop-
ular among Tar Heel fans. Leadership this season
will be provided by co-captains Bob Morrison of
Wellesley, Mass., and Tim Balch of Palo Alto,
California. In addition to Balch, the attack will be
led by George Brown and Jim Callan, assisted by
Dick Frank, Doug Holladay and John MacNaug-
ton. The Heels have considerable depth in the mid-
field with MorrLson, Sandy Reider, Temple Grassi,
Bill Bicksler and Loring Swasey. Junior goalies Jim
Kenan and Bob Wood will be protected by varsity
lettermen Rick Indcrfurth and John Ward, along
with sophomore John Gussenhoven.

A tough schedule this season includes an opener
with lacrosse power Washington College, as well

as A.C.C. tilts with Maryland,
Virginia and Duke (The other con-
ference schools do not play la-
crosse). Coach Bischoff looks for-
ward to further improvements in
his first season with the stickmen
here. Strong freshmen are expected
to aid the varsity squad next year.


1966 Spring Results



— 5 Yale


— 6 Cornell


— 4 Dennison


6 Washington & Lee


— 5 Virginia


— 10 Maryland


— 2 Washington Coll.


6 Towson


Final Record: 2-6


This year's seasoned, well-experienced tennis squad
has great ambitions. Coach Don Skakle feels that this
is one of the strongest teams he has ever coached, and
his coaching record already includes the A.C.C. Title
in seven out of the past eight seasons. Five men in the
top eight are veteran seniors, who own part of the
team's phenomenal 39-1 record during the past two
years. Spirit and morale have blossomed on the squad
this year and should help overall performance. The
coach feels that his men are playing like a real team,

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