A quick look at UNC news items on the internet.
-Dre Bly has been named to the Football Writers Association of America's 75th Anniversary team. Bly, who is also a member of the College Football Hall of Fame, was named to the third team.
-UNC will open ACC play at 7:00 PM on December 30th in Chapel Hill vs Clemson in what the ACC is dubbing "ACC Tip-Off". ESPN2 will televise an ACC doubleheader starting with UNC-Clemson followed by Syracuse at Pitt. This pair of games is meant to serve as the official beginning of the ACC season.
-Danny Lotz, member of UNC's 1957 national championship team, has passed away. Lotz was found unresponsive in the pool behind his home on Monday. He was a dentist in Raleigh and married to Anne Graham Lotz, daughter of evangelist Billy Graham.
Here is a statement from UNC on Lotz.
"The University of North Carolina and the Tar Heel basketball program extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Danny Lotz. He was a true gentleman and beloved member of our Tar Heel family. His brother, John, who passed away several years ago, was also a wonderful ambassador for the University as well as an outstanding basketball coach. Danny and his teammates permanently etched their names in the history books as members of the undefeated 1957 national champions, but his positive impact on people went far beyond basketball. Our prayers go out to the Lotz and Graham families and all of Danny’s friends, colleagues and teammates."