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.
  • Art’s Angle: Unfathomable Journey

    February 19, 2014 at 4:00 pm

    When you think about the millions of rags-to-riches stories in American history, there may not be a journey quite like that of Mike Krzyzewski. Yes, our own Roy Williams has a similarly impressive tale from a poor kid in Spruce Pine, NC, to the first in his family to go to college and on to […]

  • Art’s Angle: The Perfect Storm

    February 14, 2014 at 9:41 am

    I drove home Wednesday night before 8 o’clock – clear across town, partly on 15-501 – and there was barely a car on the road. And Duke couldn’t make it over here, somehow-someway, for a 9:10 game? Look, everyone knows TV dictates all in sports these days. That’s why we have the dastardly 9 p.m. […]

  • Art’s Angle: The Pros And The Cons

    February 11, 2014 at 10:23 am

    Roy Williams said this week that his Tar Heels will have to play their best game of the season to defeat Duke Wednesday night in the Smith Center. Realistically, that may not even be good enough. Those who have wanted to know “What’s wrong with Carolina” this season should be measured in their excitement over […]

  • Art’s Angle: Getting It Right

    February 3, 2014 at 12:00 pm

    Even while watching the Carolina-State game Saturday and, later, the incredible Duke-Syracuse thriller, I thought about the out-of-control academic scandal here. The Tar Heels recruited a bunch of players who ended up at State, Duke and Syracuse; Roy Williams even said last week that he tried like heck to get the Wolfpack’s T.J. Warren, who […]

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    Art’s Angle: 56 And Counting

    January 23, 2014 at 4:24 pm

    The way I see it, Clemson is lucky to be only 0-56 in men’s basketball games played in Chapel Hill. After all, they began playing back in 1926, which is 88 freakin’ years ago. So shouldn’t the Heels be something like 88 and zip against the Tigers? There are reasons for the missing 32 years. […]

  • UNC vs. Boston College 023

    Art’s Angle: Your New ACC

    January 20, 2014 at 10:19 am

    Technically, at least until Monday night’s difficult game at Virginia, the Tar Heels are no longer the worst team in the ACC — the dubious distinction they held until notching their first conference win over Boston College Saturday. Before the hard fought 82-71 victory over the Eagles from Chestnut Hill, Carolina was the only winless […]

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    Chansky: The Fed-Up Factor

    January 13, 2014 at 10:14 am

    Frankly, who could blame Roy Williams if he got so fed up that he quit after the season? Fans who are quick to criticize Ol’ Roy and those inside the university who have made his job harder and his life miserable ought to think about that. Where would UNC be if another casualty of the […]

  • Chansky: In Treatment

    January 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm

    Good afternoon, Coach Williams, would you prefer the leather chair or the couch?

  • Art’s Angle: A Sweet Song

    December 30, 2013 at 8:58 am

    CHARLOTTE — Larry Fedora raised the Belk Bowl trophy and moments later grabbed the microphone to thank the Tar Heel fans for their support. “And next year will be even better!” Fedora promised. Indeed, unless someone steals Fedora with an offer he can’t refuse, the future of Carolina football burns bright. In posting the school’s […]

  • Chansky: A New Direction?

    December 20, 2013 at 4:46 pm

    Perhaps 2014 will mark a turning point for Carolina Athletics, which has been in almost constant turmoil since the summer of 2010 and caused immeasurable damage to the University’s reputation. Aside from the football program serving out the balance of a three-year NCAA probation, there appears to be no more reason for the governing body […]

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