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  • Capitol Broadcasting Adds Content Providers for Football & Basketball

    99.9 The Fan & WRALsportsfan.com gain three content providers to cover college sports in the Triangle 99.9 The Fan & WRALsportsfan.com are pleased to announce the addition of Triangle College Sports content providers Ben Swain, Turner Walston and James Curle
  • Last UNC Men’s Basketball Game in Carmichael Auditorium

    The last UNC Men’s Basketball game in Carmichael. UNC vs NCSU. January 6, 1985.

    Carmichael was known as one of the loudest arenas in the country while the Tar Heel men played there. The architecture of the building had a low roof and a student section that ringed the court.

    UNC Men’s Basketball coach Dean Smith led North Carolina to its arena-opening 82-68 victory over William & Mary in 1965. UNC player, Bob Lewis, made the first shot in Carmichael.

    On January 6, 1986 North Carolina Coach Dean Smith led his Tar Heels to finish its 20-year stay in Carmichael Auditorium the way it started – with a victory. The No. 1 and undefeated Tar Heels defeated rival North Carolina State 90-79. A few weeks later, January 19, the Tar Heels started playing in the Dean Smith Center, AKA “The Dean Dome.” That first game was against Duke.

    The Tar Heels record Carmichael Auditorium, AKA “Blue Heaven” was 169-20.

    Who made the final basket at Carmichael? *Spoiler Alert*
    NCSU basketball coach Jim Valvano made a lay-up basket after the game. He claimed bragging rights to be the last one to make a basket in Carmichael.

  • WRAL presents “Attack Of The Cardiac Pack” NCSU 1983 Champs

    1983 “March Madness” resulted NC State winning the NCAA National Basketball Championship. The team was tagged with the nickname “Cardiac Pack” after winning games that ended in heart-stopping, buzzer beater baskets.

    Watch this 30 minute program, complete with vintage commercials, that captures the excitement on campus and in the community. GO PACK!

  • Rocky Mount Mills Hands Over the Keys to Nash Community College’s Brewing Program to Finish Their Space

    On Thursday, February 9, 2017, Rocky Mount Mills welcomed leadership from Nash Community College as they took the next step in welcoming students in their 360 Degree Brewer Program to The Brewmill on Rocky Mount Mills campus. Students in the
  • 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four tournament Compilation of WRAL Sports Coverage

    Enjoy watching a compilation of newscasts featuring coverage of the 1992 NCAA Basketball Final Four and championship game. Spoiler alert! Duke University won the championship.

    WRAL sent a news and sports team to cover the excitement of the event. You’ll meet the student who was the Duke Blue Devil in 1992.

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