Archive for February 9th, 2015

Remembering Dean Smith, Soccer Riot In Egypt


Dean Smith and Michael JordanOver the weekend, the legendary former University of North Carolina men’s basketball coach, Dean Smith passed away at age 83. Smith led the Tar Heels for almost 40 years and retired as one of the winningest coaches of all time. He was also the coach and mentor to Michael Jordan who refers to him as a second father. To those that knew him or knew of him, he will be remembered for so much more. He was a mentor, an active proponent of desegregation, and a true teacher and competitor. Here’s a wonderful piece from  the Washington Post that gives us a glimpse of Smith’s personality and legacy.



In Egypt, at least 5 soccer (football) fans were killed and dozens more injured when security forces barred them from entering the stadium. Security has been tight ever since 74 fans died three years ago during the deadliest riot ever recorded in the country. Egypt has now suspended the national soccer league pending further investigations.

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