By Art Chansky Art Chansky's commentary on WCHL, Sports Notebook, airs Monday-Friday. He is also the author of 6 books on Tar Heel basketball; the latest -- The Blue Divide -- is currently in bookstores nationwide.
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    Art’s Angle: Almost A Memory

    October 13, 2014 at 11:11 am

    There were no echoes to wake up on the hallowed grounds, but Carolina nearly made a memory that might have lasted forever. Coming in with an 0-11 record in Notre Dame Stadium, the Tar Heels played like THEY were the No. 5 team in the country until a controversial penalty and killer turnover allowed the […]

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    Art’s Angle: Sunny But Dismal Day

    October 6, 2014 at 8:10 am

    Carolina football took a turn for the worse Saturday and is now in jeopardy of doing more long term damage to the program. UNC may have a hard time selling out its remaining three home games, which is never good for recruiting or morale. The mistake-prone Tar Heels, with little senior leadership on the field, […]

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    Art’s Angle: Brand-Aide Needed

    September 28, 2014 at 10:04 pm

    The strange juxtaposition of the three local games that were nationally televised in succession Saturday did not do Triangle football any favors. At the end of the day, as they say, we continue to be the center of the college basketball world. Undefeated N.C. State led top-ranked Florida State 24-7 in the first quarter and […]

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    Art’s Angle: Great Coach? Not So Fast

    September 25, 2014 at 5:00 am

    Is Larry Fedora a great football coach? We probably won’t know for a couple of years. So let’s talk about what we DO know, while some segment of Tar Heel Nation continues to freak out over Saturday’s 70-41 flogging at East Carolina. Fedora’s first team gave up 68 points at home to Georgia Tech and […]

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    Art’s Angle: The Good And Bad

    September 21, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    GREENVILLE — Well, the good and bad news about Saturday’s 70-41 loss at East Carolina is that it looks neither Larry Fedora nor the Tar Heels are going anywhere after the season. Pounded by the bigger, stronger, faster Pirates and still plagued by missed tackles and mental miscues all over the place, Carolina embarked on […]

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    Art’s Angle: The Great ECU Freeze-Out

    September 17, 2014 at 1:35 pm

    WANTED in Greenville, North Carolina: somewhere the WCHL van can park and broadcast the pre-game show live before the Tar Heels take on East Carolina Saturday afternoon. This is getting funny. I have now talked to about a dozen ECU fans and businessmen, some of whom are actually UNC alumni (and root for the Tar […]

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    Art’s Angle: Striped And Steamy

    September 8, 2014 at 11:22 am

    A festive night in Kenan Stadium turned frustrating before one of six seniors in the UNC lineup saved the day and, in the process, might have saved the season. The opponent was San Diego State on a night when Carolina cleverly staged a stripe-out from alternating black-and-blue dressed sections of Kenan Stadium to the black-clad […]

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    Art’s Angle: Four Scores and 28 Points Ago

    September 1, 2014 at 7:36 am

    Four touchdowns in less than four minutes isn’t exactly 8 points in 17 seconds, but it will be memorable all the while. If you don’t know what “8 points in 17 seconds” means, ask someone over 45. Not sure whether they keep such stats, but I don’t remember an offensive explosion in Carolina football history […]

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    Art’s Angle: Happy Birthday, Four Corners!

    August 27, 2014 at 1:06 pm

    This week, 35 years ago, Four Corners opened on Franklin Street. I know because I was there as one of the original owners, along with then-UNC assistant basketball coach Eddie Fogler and about six other limited partners who “always wanted to open a sports bar.” We weren’t even 10 years out of college but believed […]

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    Art’s Angle: Household Names Needed

    August 6, 2014 at 4:06 pm

    Larry Fedora has alluded to it several times already. Yes, the Tar heels have high-profile skilled players, but it’s what’s up front that counts. And, right now, there is not much up front with any experience. A household name on the “O” or “D” line? Maybe you know of Landon Turner, a 6-4 junior offensive […]

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