Alumnus Shares Favorite Sigma Phi Epsilon Memory

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We recently surveyed our alumni members and asked them all about their Sigma Phi Epsilon experience. Joseph Gordon ’79 shared a great memory he had with the Tar Heels’ basketball team.

Joseph said, “One of my best memories was in the first summer session of ’76, when Dean Smith coached the US Olympic basketball team, which trained in Chapel Hill. There were 7 ACC players, including Phil Ford, Walter Davis, Lagarde and Kupchak. We would hang out 3-4 nights a week with the guys so they could relax after practice at the frat house. Dean got wide criticism for how he selected the team, especially after the rigged games in ’72. During that time, we lost by one for the first time ever. The ’76 gold medal winners beat everyone,” he said. 

What is your favorite memory from your Sigma Phi Epsilon days? Share it with us by submitting an update here.