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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.
  • 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, […]

  • Finding Local Creeps

    October 26, 2012 at 4:40 am

    This is a sports notebook only because the letter writer is Tod Morgan, the affable and hard-working athletic director and young men’s basketball coach at Chapel Hill High School.   It’s a cry out for help to find two creeps who stole Courtney Morgan’s wallet from her hand bag as she refilled her soft drink and […]

  • Analyze This: Duke Was Better

    October 21, 2012 at 5:41 am

    DURHAM – Carolina’s heart-pounding fourth-quarter loss to Duke Saturday night will be analyzed and picked over like an unsolved crime. Motives. Methods. Missing plays and players.   On a beautiful night in a stadium that has not seen so many people and so much passion in a long, long time, the Tar Heels could not […]

  • Those Cheating Ways

    October 19, 2012 at 6:24 am

    When the Tar Heels visit Duke Saturday night, they will be playing one of only 44 major colleges that have never been placed on NCAA probation in football. It used to be 45 before UNC got hit with the three years in 2011. Those who believe that college football is corrupt and teams have much […]

  • Art's Angle: Little Big Man

    October 14, 2012 at 5:36 am

    Gio is Gio and a win is a win. Fortunately for the Tar Heels, those two things have to go hand in hand to pull out a beautifully ugly 18-14 victory over Miami for the first road W of the Larry Fedora era. Carolina did a lot of things right and a lot of things […]

  • Butch Davis' Job Interview

    October 12, 2012 at 6:39 am

     Jeff Gravley’s softball interview with Butch Davis came off as just another smooth move by the former Carolina football coach. This time, at least, Davis looked and acted better than on the self-serving YouTube video he released with a pasty complexion, plastered hair and excuses galore. Davis is obviously back in the job market, and […]

  • Of Kidneys And Kane

    October 11, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    It’s safe to say Roy Williams’ annual preseason meeting with the media Thursday was the strangest of his 25-year head coaching career.   Obviously, the first question was about Williams’ health, and he revealed some details of the scary 24-day period when there was a “95 percent chance” he had  cancer in one or both […]

  • Art's Angle: All White Is All Right

    October 7, 2012 at 4:32 am

    Hey, Coach, can we wear all white the next two weeks in Dade County and Durham?   White was sure right Saturday, as Carolina kicked old nemesis Virginia Tech around antiseptic Kenan Stadium for a signature win that pretty much showed us the full measure of Larry Fedora’s football program.   The less-than-capacity crowd made […]

  • A Coach's Choice

    October 3, 2012 at 9:41 pm

    Duke’s Hall of Fame Coach Mike Krzyzewski is very likely one of only two people on the planet who knows what happened with his former player Lance Thomas during the 2009-10 season.  The other person is Thomas. Krzyzewski has to know because he asked and the former player had to tell his former coach the […]

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