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: Duke Sharper, Smarter

    December 1, 2013 at 4:20 pm

    After carrying confidence and momentum into the regular season finale, Carolina found itself outplayed, out-coached and, yes, outsmarted by a Duke team that now calls itself ACC Coastal Division champion. How could that happen when almost everything (including a 5.5 point spread) seemed to favor the Tar Heels at home on Senior Day before a […]

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    Chansky: Don’t Worry About Duke

    November 27, 2013 at 4:00 pm

    As the Duke-Carolina football game with the most at stake in the last 50 years approaches, many Tar Heels fans are fretting more over the Blue Devils than usual this time of the year. After all, who would imagine that Duke might reach the ACC football championship game before Carolina? That’s what a Duke victory […]

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    Art’s Angle: 80 In Switzerland

    November 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

    What would have happened if Larry Fedora hadn’t told his team to literally lay down with an 80-20 lead over Old Dominion in a mercy-shortened massacre Saturday at Kenan Stadium? Well, one more touchdown or even a field goal would have allowed the Tar Heels to surpass the ACC record for points in a game […]

  • Chansky: On Smith, The Man

    November 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    It is more than appropriate that Dean Smith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom two days before the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. It was President Kennedy who began bestowing the honor on what is now 550 American heroes but, more importantly and to use a little sports jargon, Smith was a huge fan and […]

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    Art’s Angle: Winning By A Switzer

    November 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO – Hola! For years, Woody Durham used to say “See it on the radio,” and that’s what I had to do Saturday in a country where football means something completely different than what we know. Thanks to the ACC Network (which together with Raycom must rent space on the smallest […]

  • Art’s Angle: Staying Relevant

    November 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    For Carolina, call it a weekend of staying relevant. The football Tar Heels spanked a bad Virginia team to win their third straight and keep their drive alive for a winning season and bowl bid. Their continued improvement is no less than remarkable, as they played perhaps their most complete game of a season that […]

  • Art’s Angle: With Your Own Eyes

    November 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Hold up your right hand and close your index finger and thumb to within an inch of each other. That’s how far Carolina is from becoming a very good football team after the Tar Heels’ 27-19 win at N.C. State Saturday. Though still marred by a few mistakes and too many penalties, the Heels showed […]

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    Art’s Angle: Gonna Be All Right

    October 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    See, I told you things would be looking up after the weekend. Late Night with Roy was at its cheesiest best and, when the “entertainment” finally ended, revealed more basketball talent than most of us expected. More on that later. And the football team beat bi-polar Boston College, which had barely handled three pretty average […]

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    Art’s Angle: Far From Over

    October 20, 2013 at 10:02 am

    Tar Heel fans, make your bowl plans. After a disappointing first half of the season, Carolina may be the best 1-5 college football team in America. It was a discombobulated start for a young team trying to find its way – four nationally ranked opponents, three idle Saturdays and enough self-imposed mistakes to beat themselves […]

  • Chansky: Billion-Dollar Game

    October 16, 2013 at 9:53 am

    Listen to Art’s Sports Notebook here. UNC Professors Jay Smith and Lew Margolis – now part of what they call the Athletic Reform Group – are at it again. And, once again, they show that they just don’t get the big picture. UNC has made its choice to play major college athletics, and no one […]

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