Commemorate the Tar Heels’ fifth national championship with special issues of Sports Illustrated.

By SI Wire
April 05, 2017

The North Carolina Tar Heels are champions for the fifth time.

Kennedy Meeks, Justin Jackson and Joel Berry helped lead UNC to a win over Gonzaga this week, etching their names into school history and cemeting UNC’s place on the cover of SI.

It’s a great time to celebrate with one of SI’s myriad North Carolina covers.

They’re available below.

April 10, 2017 issue

2017 championship issue

Featuring Kennedy Meeks on the cover.


2017 championship commemorative


Featuring Joel Berry on the cover.


Dean Smith special commemorative

With Smith on the cover.


April 13, 2009 issue

2009 championship issue

Featuring Tyler Hansbrough on the cover.


2009 championship commemorative

Commemorate the 2009 championship.


April 11, 2005 issue

2005 championship cover

Featuring Sean May.


Dean Smith Sportsman of the Year cover

Memorably featuring Smith in black and white.


April 12, 1993 issue

1993 championship cover

Featuring Eric Montross.


November 28, 1983 issue

1983 season preview

Featuring Michael Jordan and Sam Perkins.


April 5, 1982 issue

1983 championship cover

Featuring James Worthy.


Nov. 30, 1981 cover

Season preview cover

Featuring Dean Smith and his team.



To view all of SI's past covers, click here.

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