Bernie Mock said he will "definitely" be wearing his Wolfpack-red sweater as he watches the ACC Tournament this week. But as long as North Carolina isn't playing N.C. State, he'll also be cheering the Tar Heel blue "at least a little bit."Gotta love the fact that it took the U.S. government to force Mock to suit up for the Heels.
Mock, 86, is believed to be the only basketball player to captain both teams. He played forward for the Wolfpack (then known as the "Red Terrors") in 1941-42 and in '42-43, then was an All-Southern Conference center for UNC's "White Phantoms" in 1943-44.
"I never wanted to change schools, change teams,'' said Mock, who is now retired in Waynesville. "But Uncle Sam said I had to go -- so I went."