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.
  • 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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    Art’s Angle: Is ‘Next Year’ Here?

    October 6, 2013 at 4:25 pm

    A for Effort. D for Discipline. After an excruciating week of embarrassment following the 55-31 blowout loss to East Carolina, the Tar Heels were determined to play harder and smarter against Virginia Tech Saturday in Blacksburg. Harder, yes; smarter, no, in the 27-17 loss. Carolina matched the Hokies’ blow for blow right through the final […]

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    Chansky: Upset Formula?

    October 4, 2013 at 4:29 pm

    There is an old coaching adage that says a good team is most dangerous after it has hit rock bottom. Is there any doubt that the Tar Heels are there after the 55-31 shelling by ECU last Saturday? None whatsoever. Is there any doubt Carolina is a “good team”? Plenty. So therein lays the key […]

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    Art’s Angle: Bad D, Bad Day

    September 29, 2013 at 10:08 am

    No excuses. Just the facts. Do not say the Tar Heels came out flat and with a hangover from the Georgia Tech game. If that’s the case on a beautiful Parents’ Weekend in front of the season’s first sellout crowd, we have the wrong players or the wrong coaches. We have the right coaches who […]

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