Woody Durham, the voice of North Carolina for 40 years, passed away early Wednesday morning, according to his family.
Sad to report that Woody Durham, the longtime voice of UNC basketball and football, died early Wednesday morning, according to his son, Wes. He was 76.
— Andrew Carter (@_andrewcarter) March 7, 2018
A 13-time winner of the NCMA’s North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year award, Durham called over 2,000 games for the Tar Heels.
Durham, a 1963 graduate of UNC, retired from play-by-play duties in 2011; Jones Angell took over then, and has since held the job.
In 2016, Woody Durham was diagnosed with primary progressive aphasia — a brain disorder that affects speech.
North Carolina basketball plays later today in the ACC Tournament against Syracuse.