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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill


March 29, 1982
The men's basketball team defeated Georgetown University for Coach Dean Smith's first NCAA championship. With 15 seconds left in the game, freshman Michael Jordan hit the winning 16-foot jumper to beat the Hoyas 63-62 in the New Orleans Superdome.
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November 21, 1982
The women's soccer team won its first NCAA championship game, defeating Central Florida 2-0 in Orlando, Florida. In addition, the championship was the first held by the NCAA for women's soccer.
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November 25, 1982
Gordon Gray, who served as president of the Consolidated University of North Carolina from 1950 to 1955, died in Washington, D.C. Born in Baltimore, he graduated from the University in 1930. Prior to his time as president, Gray served as secretary of the army--becoming the first secretary to have ever served as a private in the army. During his tenure, he reorganized the administrative structure of the university system and assisted in founding the Atlantic Coast Conference.
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