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: The Strange Truth

    October 27, 2014 at 10:06 am

    In some ways, it was as unbelievable as the Wainstein Report. A quarterback who hasn’t played in three weeks comes off the bench to take one snap and throws the go-ahead touchdown into a wide-open secondary that had previously been impenetrable. Then the team tries and recovers an on-sides kick when failure would have left […]

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    Art’s Angle: You Know Who You Are

    October 24, 2014 at 9:09 am

    For all the clarity the estimated $3 million Wainstein Report brought to the 20-year AFAM scandal at UNC, the result is compounded confusion over what happens from here. The University’s new administration pledged that an independent investigation would tell the whole story and allow Carolina to move ahead into the future. It indeed connected some […]

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    Art’s Angle: Unlikely Scenario Lives!

    October 20, 2014 at 9:39 am

    Fight and (finally) good fortune got the Tar Heels off the schneid in the ACC and, amazingly, still gives them a chance of advancing to the conference championship game in Charlotte. Coming off four straight losses and relinquishing 70, 50, 34 and 50 points, leaving the Carolina defensive coaches frustrated and fuming, the team had […]

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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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