The 1911 North Carolina Tar Heel basketball team.
Any college basketball fan knows and understands the importance of prestige as programs move forward. Player recruiting is usually carried by how prestigious a program is.
When each player on the current North Carolina roster suits up for every game, they should take a moment to reflect on the name that is instilled on the front of their jersey and what that name means to many people.
The North Carolina men's basketball program has a tradition unlike any other, dating back to 1910 when the Tar Heels won their first-ever game played, defeating Virginia Christian by a score of 42-41.
In 1924 the Tar Heels finished an undefeated season of 26-0, but weren't awarded the national championship for that season until 1936.
The name on that jersey is enriched with a history of five NCAA Tournament Championships, 18 Final Four appearances, 31 Sweet 16 appearances, 35 regular season conference crowns and 25 conference tournament championships.
The legacy this current team has the chance to achieve will only add to what is already a tradition enriched with glory and tradition. Each player should bring forth the passion and will to carry on that tradition by reaching each and every goal set forth.
Know your place in that legacy, earn that rip to New Orleans and break that tie with UCLA.