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.
  • Jeff Lebo Then And Now

    December 12, 2012 at 11:22 pm

    If the UNC administration had been smarter during the sorry summer of 2000, Jeff Lebo very well could have been sitting on the Carolina bench Saturday instead of coaching East Carolina. Of course, it eventually turned out fine when Roy Williams returned in 2003 after he had initially decided to stay at Kansas. Williams has […]

  • The Policy Wonk

    December 5, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    If there is one thing we have learned about Bubba Cunningham in his first year as UNC’s athletic director, it’s that he is a policy wonk. He studies and evaluates situations, comes up with a plan (like his yet-to-be-released strategic plan for the athletic department) and then sticks to it like a man who knows […]

  • Abuzz About Basketball?

    November 30, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    It’s not unusual for Chapel Hill to be abuzz this time of year over several local sports teams. It is, however, weird that Carolina Basketball is not one of them. UNC field hockey played for yet another national championship two weeks ago, losing to Princeton 3-2. The Tar Heel men’s soccer team is a solid […]

  • Heels Good Bet, Sort Of

    November 25, 2012 at 1:41 pm

    LAS VEGAS – Well, when in Vegas . . . where gambling is legal. After finishing our final Good Sports show on WCHL before the Maryland-Carolina game, I was intending to go to the hotel sports book and bet on the Tar Heels to cover the 24.5 point spread by which they were favored to […]

  • Huddle Up, As Season Ends

    November 22, 2012 at 7:15 am

    With the 2012 Carolina football season drawing to a close, this is the last week of Chapelboro’s Huddle Up With The Heels. It has been a pleasure to contribute to this diverse special sports section, which was invented to inform, entertain and educate UNC fans of all ages.   Appropriate for today, we are most […]

  • You Left Us Defenseless

    November 11, 2012 at 4:05 am

    Carolina had no defense for what Georgia Tech did Saturday. The Tar Heels, in fact, gave up nine more points than their basketball brethren did in THAT season opener Friday night (a 76-59 win over Gardner Webb). In losing to the nearly-defenseless (themselves) Yellow Jackets, 68-50, Larry Fedora’s first UNC football team has much less […]

  • Smoldering Ruins III

    November 9, 2012 at 1:35 pm

    Let’s compare the Carolina basketball team that opens the season tonight to the last two that followed mass NBA exoduses. Are the 2012-13 Tar Heels younger and/or weaker than the 2006 and 2010 teams?   The 2006 team that lost the top seven players off the ’05 NCAA champions had one returnee – David Noel […]

  • A Banner Year?

    November 4, 2012 at 5:18 am

    If the fortunes of North Carolina’s two largest football programs over the last week forecast the outcome on Election Day, the “blues” are trending upward and the “reds” are in a free fall. In other words, the North Carolina Tar Heels are feeling great about themselves while the N.C. State Wolfpack is in a panic […]

  • Trending Blue

    November 4, 2012 at 5:13 am

    If the fortunes of North Carolina’s two largest football programs over the last week forecast the outcome on Election Day, the “blues” are trending upward and the “reds” are in a free fall. In other words, the North Carolina Tar Heels are feeling great about themselves while the N.C. State Wolfpack is in a panic […]

  • Creating An Awful State

    October 28, 2012 at 7:55 am

    Perfect. Carolina left its arch football rival in an awful State Saturday after awakening a dead offense to score 18 points in the fourth quarter and startle the smug Wolfpack, which played most of the second half like it had the game won. Not only did the Tar Heels snap that sickening five-game losing streak to State, […]

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