North Carolina wearing patch to honor Stuart Scott (Photo)

The North Carolina Tar Heels will wear a patch on their uniform for their game against Notre Dame to pay tribute to Stuart Scott who died on Sunday.

Former North Carolina student, Stuart Scott passed away on Sunday morning after a brave seven-year battle with cancer.

He was always proud of his time as a student at the University of North Carolina, often referencing certain NBA players during highlights who played for the Heels when he was an anchor on SportsCenter.

As the world continues to mourn the loss of one of the trail blazers in sports broadcasting, his alma mater is paying tribute with a “Stu” patch on their uniforms for Monday night’s home game against the Fighting Irish.

There was a moment of silence prior to tip and the fans in the Dean Smith Center held up “STU” signs.

Incredibly touching gesture by Roy Williams who called Scott a hero in a conversation with ESPN and North Carolina to remember Scott who was a member of the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity during his time as a student before graduating in 1987 with a degree in speech communication.

Before Scott embarked on a career with the worldwide leader at ESPN, he was part of the on-air talent at the student-run radio station where he patterned his voice and began creating the catchphrases and lingo that would make him a star on SportsCenter. 

He also played wide receiver and defensive back on the club football team while a student.

In 2001, Scott gave the commencement speech at UNC with a message of celebrating diversity and the impact the power of speech can have.

Scott was honored with a moment of silence prior to Sunday’s AFC and NFC Wild Card playoff games and had President Barack Obama, Tiger Woods, Chris Rock, LeBron James, among countless others who offered their condolences and remembrances of Scott on Sunday.

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