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On this Date 1942 - HOF Fred "Curly" Neal Born in Greensboro

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 05/19/2022, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history, Fred “Curly” Neal was born in Greensboro.

May 19, 1942 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Fred “Curly” Neal was born in Greensboro.  A Greensboro Dudley High School star, Neal was a hoop standout at Johnson C. Smith University before embarking on a great career with the Harlem Globetrotters, spanning 22 seasons. The dribbling wizard played in more than 6,000 games with the Trotters. Neal joined the NCSHOF in 2008.

Fred "Curly" Neal - NCSHOF

On this Date 2016 - HOF Paul Simson wins NC Golf Championship

By Rick Strunk - NCSHOF Director of Student-Athlete Program 05/18/2022, 5:00am EDT

On this day in history, Paul Simson of Raleigh won the North Carolina Senior Amateur golf championship...

May 18, 2016 - On this day in history in the NCSHOF, Paul Simson of Raleigh won the North Carolina Senior Amateur golf championship for the eighth time, shooting a final round 66 at Porters Neck Country Club in Wilmington.  One of the nation’s most decorated amateur golfers who has amassed more than 200 tournament titles, Simson joined the NCSHOF in 2010.

Paul Simson - NCSHOF