Class of ’70 Virtual Reunion, Part One: Live Carolina Stories

1970 Classmates:

As we all know, when the University postponed the 2020 Commencement in May, our 50th reunion was also necessarily postponed. While we are still awaiting the setting of a new date for an in-person class of 2020 reunion, we don’t need to postpone what was clearly going to be one of our most eagerly anticipated enrichment programs.

We each remember the excitement in Carmichael Auditorium in the fall of 1966 when Charles Scott, Jim Delany and Eddie Fogler (joined by Gra Whitehead and Alan Armour) played before the varsity team began a string of three consecutive seasons that ended in Final Four appearances (when Carolina had to win the ACC Tournament to compete in the NCAA Tournament).

Please join us for a virtual reunion with our three classmates as they take us on a walk down memory lane and tell their stories of Carolina men’s basketball from 1966 to 1970. They will share some untold stories — most of which will be true. And, they will answer your questions — again, mostly truthfully. You’ll find the bios of Delany, Fogler an Scott below. Please send along your questions to

To sign up for this event, please stay tuned to your email. If you missed the email and would like to attend, please contact Jennifer Guy ’09 at Stay safe, and remain well.

Yours at Carolina,

Douglas S. Dibbert ’70

Jim Delany ’70 

photo of Jim Delany '70

A New Jersey native, Jim played Carolina basketball under Dean Smith and was a member of Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity. He earned his law degree from UNC before beginning his career as a college athletics administrator. As the former commissioner of the Big Ten Conference from 1989-2020, he is regarded among college athletics as being influential in creating and sustaining the Bowl Championship Series. Jim previously served as chair of the GAA’s Board of Directors.  He received the university’s Distinguished Alumnus Award and was selected as a 2020 recipient of the GAA’s Distinguished Service Medal.

Eddie Fogler ’70

photo of Eddie Fogler '70

Eddie came to Carolina from New York where he majored in math and was a fraternity brother with Jim in Tau Epsilon Phi. He played basketball at UNC before becoming part of Dean Smith’s coaching staff from 1971-1986.  Eddie left Carolina to become the head basketball coach at Wichita State University.  He also coached at Vanderbilt University before moving to the University of South Carolina where he earned SEC Coach of the Year accolades in 1993 and 1997.  After his retirement from coaching, Eddie served on the GAA’s Board of Directors.

Charles Scott ’70 

photo of Charlie Scott '70Charles was recruited by Dean Smith and became the first Black scholarship athlete at The University of North Carolina. He played on the U.S. gold medal team at the 1968 Olympics. His professional basketball career spanned 10 years when he played for the Virginia Squires (ABA), Phoenix Suns, Boston Celtics and the Los Angeles Lakers.  He earned NBA All-Star honors and played on the Celtics 1976 NBA Championship team. After retiring from professional basketball, he served as a marketing director for Champion, then as executive vice president of CTS, a telemarketing firm, before owning his own business. He was inducted into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame in 2018. Charles also served on the GAA’s Board of Directors.

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