March 1, 2018
Carolina has claimed the first Atlantic Coast Conference championship in the history of the women’s fencing program, pulling off an epic upset by beating Duke for the first time since 2015 and then winning fence-offs...Read More
Jan. 22, 2018
Twenty-five faculty members and teaching assistants have been named winners of 2018 University Teaching Awards. The University Committee on Teaching Awards, which oversees the selection process, encouraged students to nominate deserving faculty and graduate teaching...Read More
Jan. 17, 2018
In its 92nd season this fall, Kenan Stadium will offer individual seats with chair backs — 22 inches wide with arm rests. Removal of the stadium’s bleachers and installation of the chair-back seats is set...Read More
Basketball Coach Roy Williams ’72 underwent a robotic surgical procedure at UNC Hospitals Wednesday morning to remove a tumor from his right kidney.
Dr. Eric Wallen, professor of urology at UNC, and co-surgeon Dr. Mathew Raynor led the surgical team, which took three and a half hours to complete the operation. Doctors discovered the presence of the tumor during a physical earlier this month.
The tumor was found to be non-cancerous.
Wallen said Williams, 62, should be able to coach when the Tar Heels begin practice for the 2012-13 season on Saturday, Oct. 13. Williams may have a second surgery to remove a tumor from his left kidney at a later date and could be sidelined for a few practices.
“The surgery went well and according to plan,” Wallen said. “Coach Williams did great. I fully expect him to coach this season and for years to come. He could miss some practice time if we perform another procedure sometime in October, but he would be able to resume his coaching duties prior to the start of the regular season.”
Williams is entering his 10th season as the head coach of the Tar Heels and his 25th as a college head coach. He is a member of the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame and Collegiate Basketball Hall of Fame and has led Carolina to national championships in 2005 and 2009.
The Asheville native has directed teams at Kansas and UNC to a record of 675-169. His winning percentage of .800 is the fourth highest in the history of college basketball and No. 1 among active coaches.