Apparently, the press conference announcing the end of the Dean Smith era was ten years ago yesterday. I remember coming back to the apartment with a roommate the day before the announcement - these thing always leak the day before - to a message on the answering machine sounding like a friend had passed away. The entire campus seemed in shock.
To put that in perspective, I found out about the Franklin Street shooting three years earlier in Physics Lab, hours after the fact, through idle gossip from another student. UNC has its priorities, after all.