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Timothy Peeler
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He Made ACC Basketball A Weekly Appointment
Note: This story was originally published on March 8, 2003, in the Greensboro News and Record as a kickoff to the 50th Atlantic Coast Conference men's basketball championship. If you grew up in the 1970s, you knew the name C.D. Chesley and you could hum the...

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When NC State Canceled its Senior Day Game
College
students were throwing rocks at an elected official, shouting him down when he tried
to talk, cursing as a heavily armed police escort whisked him away into the
cold, dark night. In
their eyes, the arrogant official had overstepped his bounds and un...

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When NC State's Senior Day Game Was Canceled
College
students were throwing rocks at an elected official, shouting him down when he tried
to talk, cursing as a heavily armed police escort whisked him away into the
cold, dark night. In
their eyes, the arrogant official had overstepped his bounds and un...

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Greatest Collection of Basketball Pioneers Ever Assembled?
In honor of today’s
125 th anniversary of the birth of basketball, I dug out some stuff
that has been loitering in the notebook for a while about what may be one of the
greatest gatherings of basketball pioneers in the history of the game. It was a
two-day ...

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A Turkey Day with Chicken Pox
  Thanksgiving, 1974. I had been looking forward to it for weeks. NC State was defending national champions in basketball and David Thompson was back for his senior year. Dave and Don Buckey were still playing for the Wolfpack, along with Stan Fritts and Ro...

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Lessons From a Slingshot Marine
A sunrise from Mill and Lucy's front yard. When we were kids, my cousin Scott and I often were
volunteered to be unpaid labor for our grandparents, Mill and Lucy
Peeler. It was rarely easy work, especially when our Wprld War II Marine
grandfather had a p...

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When UNC-CH and UNC-R meet...
Sunday's pregame scoreboard at Carmichael Arena (Photo from PackPride.com) In 1963, when NC State College expanded its graduate school offerings, it wanted to change its name to NC State University. The UNC Consolidated System, which governs all state-suppo...

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Characters from Sportswriting Past
No. 10 tee, Augusta National, April 11, 1994. Secretly, I always hoped one day my name would be a minor character
in a Ken Burger book like my friends Scott Michaux, Bob Gillespie and the late
Furman Bisher. In my heart, though, I always knew that I was far...

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Skipping Father's Day
There was a good reason I was rolling around on the ground
in a suit and tie, in so much pain on that Father’s Day afternoon 10 years ago. We had come from church and were waiting for my wife’s
parents to join us for brunch. Both my kids are impatient, so w...

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A Five-Day Tour of NC Oddities
Headed to the mountains, near Asheville, N.C. (near) SHIT BRITCHES
CREEK, North Carolina— Ever since reading William S. Powell’s book, The North Carolina Gazetteer , I’ve
wanted to write this dateline, named for a river where a Native American once
cleaned ...
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