Tuesday, June 12, 2012

R.I.P. Pete Brennan 1936 - 2012

Former North Carolina basketball star Pete Brennan, whose crucial shot in the semifinals helped the Tar Heels win the 1957 national championship, died last Friday after a fight with cancer, his daughter said.
BRENNAN, second from right. 
Brennan, 75, was at a Durham rehabilitation center after his discharge about a week ago from UNC Hospitals, where he was treated for diverticulitis, said Kelly Brennan of Birmingham, Ala. Brennan had been diagnosed with prostate cancer in April, his daughter said.

Brennan was a member of the 1957 team that went unbeaten and won the national championship with a triple-overtime victory over Wilt Chamberlain and Kansas. Brennan's jumper with 4 seconds left forced the second of three overtimes in the semifinal win over Michigan State.

Brennan was Atlantic Coast Conference player of the year in 1958 and his No. 35 jersey hangs in the Smith Center.
Brennan was a first-round draft pick of the New York Knicks in 1958.

Things That Make You Go...

(Hendrik Schmidt/AFP/Getty Images)
The otter known oddly as "Ferret" votes for Germany as it predicts the result of the upcoming EURO 2012 football match of the Netherlands against Germany on June 12, 2012 at the zoo in Aue, eastern Germany. 

Holland takes on Germany in the Group B key clash on June 13, 2012 with the World Cup finalists knowing another defeat could threaten an early exit from Euro 2012 following their shocking loss to Denmark. 

But, you probably already knew all that...

Pictures Of The Day

T.A.H. aficionado Chris Choby, his wife Mandy and an unidentified Choby/Fendley/or Bush relative with President Bush yesterday on the links in Kennebunkport, Maine.  (Bystander Photo)
L.A. Kings Anze Kopitar wears a crown as he holds up the Stanley Cup after the Kings defeated the New Jersey Devils to win their first Cup.  (Danny Moloshok/Reuters)
Spanish tennis player Rafael Nadal poses with his trophy and the Spanish flag in front of the Eiffel tower on June 11, 2012 in Paris, after winning the Men's Singles final tennis match of the French Open tennis tournament at the Roland Garros stadium. (Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP Photo/Getty Images)

Maria Sharapova defeats Sara Errani in the 2012 French Open final, completing her career grand slam. (Bauer Griffin)

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