Former N&O columnist Caulton Tudor, 70, left a legacy in and out of the sports pages


The byline should have been the first clue.

Who knows how many other people have the given name Caulton, but there was only one Caulton Tudor.

Tudor covered it all – from the epic 1974 ACC title game between N.C. State and Maryland to Christian Laettner’s last-second shot to beat Kentucky in the 1992 NCAA tournament to the Stanley Cup and the Super Bowl – in more than 50 years in the journalism business.

Caulton Tudor died in his Raleigh home on Wednesday. He was 70.

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