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A Tar Heel Voice

Woody’s new book looks back at his 40-year career as Voice of the Tar Heels.

A Tar Heel Voice

Be the first to own a copy of Woody Durham’s new book, A Tar Heel Voice—and your copy will be signed and personalized. Woody’s new book looks back at his 40-year career as Voice of the Tar Heels, with plenty of stories about the great Carolina games and players he saw first-hand.

Copies are ready to ship immediately. Your price includes a personalized autograph from Woody (please make sure to indicate how you want him to sign it; those without any instructions will simply include his standard signature) and free shipping. 

A Tar Heel Voice $33.00

The Best Game Ever

How Frank McGuire's '57 Tar Heels Beat Wilt and Revolutionized College Basketball

The Best Game Ever

For half a century, this has been the greatest untold story in Carolina basketball history. Now it's being told--the complete story of how Frank McGuire assembled a fast-talking team of New Yorkers who shocked the Atlantic Coast Conference--and the college basketball world--by going 32-0 and winning the 1957 national championship. Their final weekend remains one of the greatest college basketball achievements of all time, as they won consecutive triple-overtime games in the national semifinals and national championship game to claim the title. That last win, in which they vanquished Wilt Chamberlain's Kansas team, remains a signature game in the history of college basketball. Includes a foreword by Roy Williams!


Led By Their Dreams: The Inside Story of Carolina's 2005 National Championship

Led By Their Dreams: The Inside Story of Carolina's 2005 National Championship

The most insightful chronicle of any Tar Heel national championship is now available and ready for shipment. Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner and Matt Bowers take you inside the 2004-05 season in this coffee table-style hardcover book that features over 300 full-color images and over 260 pages. The book includes exclusive interviews with every member of the 2004-05 roster, plus a two-CD set that features the Tar Heel Sports Network (Woody and Mick) call of the national championship game against Illinois.


Going Home Again: Roy Williams, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and a Season to Remember

Going Home Again: Roy Williams, the North Carolina Tar Heels, and a Season to Remember

From the moment Roy Williams arrived at the Smith Center on April 14, 2003, to the moment his first Carolina team lost to Texas in the second round of the NCAA Tournament, Adam Lucas was there to chronicle every step. The publisher of Tar Heel Monthly, Lucas provides an in-depth look at Williams's first season in Chapel Hill in Going Home Again, an exclusive chronicle of the 2003-04 Tar Heels. A candid look at the personalities and talents behind the team, Going Home Again is one of the most complete looks at the Carolina basketball program ever written.

The book is in bookstores now in both paperback and hardback formats. The paperback edition includes an all-new epilogue on the 2005 championship season. By clicking the below link, your copy will be shipped immediately--and better yet, you'll pay absolutely nothing in shipping costs while still getting over a ten percent discount off the cover price.

You'll also receive, for no additional charge, a copy signed by the author, Adam Lucas. If you're giving the book as a gift, make sure to indicate in the "Notes" field of your order who the book should be personalized to. If you do not indicate a personalization the book will not be personalized.

Roy Williams epitomizes what is good about college athletics. He is a genuine superstar in every facet, such as teaching, motivating, and 'X-ing and O-ing.' Roy Williams is awesome, baby, with a capital A!

- Dick Vitale, ESPN

From the practice court to the game floor, from the locker room to the bus rides and chartered plane trips, Adam Lucas takes you behind the scenes with Roy Williams and his young Tar Heels, who took most of the year to buy in to his philosophy.

- Woody Durham, Voice of the Tar Heels

Adam Lucas was in unique position to watch North Carolina's 2004 basketball season and the beginning of Roy Williams' highly anticipated UNC coaching career. He had access other writers did not have for a behind-the-scenes look into the program. He saw, as Williams might say, every frickin' bit of the season starting with the opening of practice in October to March's loss in the NCAA Tournament.

- Bill Cole, Winston-Salem Journal


One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball's 2009 Championship Season

One Fantastic Ride: The Inside Story of Carolina Basketball's 2009 Championship Season

The University of North Carolina won its fifth NCAA basketball championship in 2009. To mark that accomplishment, Adam Lucas, Steve Kirschner, and Matt Bowers provide the only official history that chronicles the players and coaches involved in the championship season.

This is more than just a season-in-the-life book. This is a project that serves as the capstone for a senior class that has represented the quintessential Carolina Basketball experience, not only in their success on the court but their approach to life off it.

In the summer of 2005, five freshmen came to Chapel Hill. Little was expected of them at first; four years later, they will leave Carolina as the most decorated senior class in UNC history. One Fantastic Ride will be published in an oversized format, with eye-catching illustrations and insightful text. Photos include never-seen-before, behind-the-scenes shots. The book also includes sidebars by key figures in the history of the program, including Dean Smith, Michael Jordan, Phil Ford, and Woody Durham. Each chapter includes a "Thought for the Day" that is taken directly from a Carolina Basketball practice plan, which are normally distributed only to Tar Heel coaches and players


Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence

Carolina Basketball: A Century of Excellence

This is the must-have book for Tar Heel fans and college basketball lovers everywhere. Boasting six national championships and scores of Hall of Fame coaches and players, Carolina Basketball has come a long way from the first season--when the campus newspaper published a notice asking an unknown culprit to return the team's basketball. These pages are packed with little-known stories from the program's earliest days and new insights into its best-loved moments. All the greats are here, from Jack Cobb and the "Blind Bomber" George Glamack to Lennie Rosenbluth, Phil Ford, James Worthy, Michael Jordan, Antawn Jamison, and Tyler Hansbrough. Lucas reveals the meaning of the "Carolina family" and the origins and evolution of Tar Heel traditions that have made North Carolina one of the premier teams in men's college basketball.

These stories are brought to life with more than 200 color and black-and-white photos; a foreword by Hall of Fame coach Dean Smith and an afterword by fellow Hall of Famer Roy Williams; and an appendix of records and statistics. Some 30 sidebars feature first-person recollections from prominent players including Rosenbluth, Ford, and Jordan; opposing coaches like Lefty Driesell; and national broadcasters like Dick Vitale.

Forward by Dean Smith. Afterword by Roy Williams.