I knew Pete since childhood - he was my father's teammate on the 1957 UNC team, and the closest of friends. Pete was always larger than life - he filled a room with his charm and humor, and as he and his teammates gracefully aged, their stories and tales became more reverent and inspiring. My own son was privileged to have met Pete and the rest of the team and to spend time with many of them, and he understands (as do I) how special that group of men were, how special the UNC team was, and how remarkable their accomplishments. If there was a common theme among them, it was not the success and accolades of the 1957 season, it wasn't the press clippings, it wasn't the adoration of Carolina fans everywhere; rather, it was and is the dignity and character that each possessed that came from their youth and upbringing, and which was forged by Coach Mcguire.
Pete will be missed.