50th Anniversary of 8 Points in 17 Seconds, N.C. History Series

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Tuesday, March 26 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Carmichael Arena
Tuition: $40; Carolina Alumni members save $15

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Fifty years ago—on March 2, 1974—a finish that inspired Woody Durham to erupt with a one-word radio call, “Unbelievable!” A finish that ranks as one of the greatest comebacks in college basketball history. With eyewitness accounts and anecdotes, we’ll try to capture the magic that was Carmichael Auditorium on that spring-like Saturday afternoon. A game that requires no further description than simply, “eight points in seventeen seconds.”

Guest speakers include: John Bare ’87 (’92 MA, ’95 PhD); Dave Hanners ’76 (’82 MAT), player; John Kuester ’77, player; John Rancke Jr. ’75, team manager; Dickie Baddour ’66 (’75 MA), worked in admissions at the time when Carolina admitted Walter Davis ’77; Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) who was keeping stats courtside.

Photo: From the January/February Carolina Alumni Review, “8 Points. 17 Seconds.” Carolina Alumni members, read on.

Lecturer: Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT)

Freddie Kiger ’74 (’77 MAT) leads our N.C. History Series. Freddie has partnered with the GAA since 1995 and brings more than 40 years of teaching experience to his lectures. He has a bachelor’s degree in history and a master of arts in teaching with an emphasis in history. Freddie’s career and passion has always included sports as well as teaching. The ESPN statistician and three-time Emmy Award winner is noted for his storytelling and does just that for two popular podcasts: The GAA’s Hark the Sounds podcast and Threads from the National Tapestry, a podcast covering the American Civil War.

Lecture Details

Tuition for in person classes: $40 per lecture; $25 per lecture for Carolina Alumni members
Tuition for virtual classes: $28 per lecture; $18 per lecture for Carolina Alumni members

Carolina Alumni member discount
only pertains to the member. If you are a member and your spouse/guest is not a member, your spouse/guest tuition must be at the standard rate. The GAA verifies membership prior to final processing.

Refunds for lectures: Tuition is fully refundable for any cancellation made three weeks prior to the lecture. Any cancellation after that time is subject to a 50 percent fee. No tuition is refunded if the cancellation is made within 24 hours of the lecture.

Changing lectures: We will be happy to accommodate lecture change requests made within five business days prior to the lecture.

Lecture dates may change due to unforeseen scheduling conflicts. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled date, tuition will be refunded in full.

How to Add Classes to Existing Registration

Our registration form resets once a year to list fall and spring classes. To add classes to your initial registration (“modify your registration”), you can email Douglass or follow the instructions in your original confirmation email:

Be sure you have your confirmation number, you will need this to modify your registration.  It can be found on your confirmation email.

At the bottom of your confirmation email (just above the privacy notice information), click on the link that reads: Click here to view the event summary. 

This will take you to the Modify Registration page.

On the Modify Registration page, under the Lifelong Learning Series Program header, click the Modify button:

·         If you are adding events for you, click the registration link to the left of your name

·         If you are adding events for your guest, click the registration link to the left of the guest’s name

·         If you need to add a new guest, click on the Add Another Guest button

Follow the prompts from here.

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