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    William C Friday (1920-2012)


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    Nov 2007
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    Meeting with Marie Laveau
    This is a sad loss for our state. Bill Friday seemed to have a vision for improvements in various aspects of life and was a voice of reason.

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    Feb 2007
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    Deeetroit City
    Quote Originally Posted by diablesseblu View Post
    Wasn't he on Dragnet?

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    Quote Originally Posted by BD80 View Post
    Wasn't he on Dragnet?
    Not cool. Bill Friday was a fine gentleman and must be resting uneasily after seeing his beloved University being found to operate in the manner recently revealed. May he rest in peace.

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    Feb 2008
    Location
    Charlotte, North Carolina
    Quote Originally Posted by Indoor66 View Post
    Bill Friday was a fine gentleman and must be resting uneasily after seeing his beloved University being found to operate in the manner recently revealed. May he rest in peace.
    This was my second thought. My first thought was a note of sadness to hear about a good man who did a lot for UNC passing. My second thought was that it must have grieved a man who absolutely put academics and academic integrity above athletics, to see his university become involved in one of the worst academic scandals in history, all for the sake of athletic success. RIP, Mr. Friday.
    Brian Zoubek on what was going through his mind walking to the free throw line with 3.6 seconds remaining in the 2010 National Championship game and Duke up by 1: "Fifty percent [of me is] thinking, This is what I've been dreaming of doing my entire life. Fifty percent I'm crapping my pants."

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    Feb 2007
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    Steamboat Springs, CO
    Quote Originally Posted by diablesseblu View Post
    He was 92.

    Friday was head of the UNC system from 1956 to 1986 and a real force for higher ed. At age 90, ee was even criticized by the Tar Heel nut cases after Butch Davis was canned.

    sagegrouse

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    Feb 2007
    Location
    The City of Brotherly Love

    Knight Commission

    I had forgotten that Friday was an original co-chair making the current mess at UNC more than a little ironic He must have been deeply saddened by the whole, sordid affair.

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    Truly, the greatest Tarheel of them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by slower View Post
    Truly, the greatest Tarheel of them all.
    Friday earned his undergraduate degree from NC State, but most State fans (rightly or wrongly) associate him with UNC and Chapel Hill after running the system for all those years.

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