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Has the Carolina Way disappeared?

What was once the foundation of Tar Heels basketball has eroded

Updated: October 30, 2013, 12:58 PM ET
By C.L. Brown | ESPN.com

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Play hard.

Play smart.

Play together.

The Carolina Way.

It's supposed to be that simple.

The Carolina Way, from its inception, was legendary North Carolina coach Dean Smith's philosophy -- his approach to playing basketball.

Acknowledge the player who made the assist. Stand and applaud a teammate's return to the bench. There were even rules for the crowd to treat the visiting team as a guest, which meant that no signs or props could ...

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