By Art Chansky Art Chansky is a contributor to WCHL and the author of several Tar Heel books. You can find his new book, The Blue Blood Rivalry, in digital form on and iTunes.
  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]

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    Chansky: In Treatment

    January 6, 2014 at 7:34 pm

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

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    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 […]

  • Art’s Angle: A Day To Remember

    December 15, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Kentucky was taller and more talented. Carolina was tougher. That about sums up how the Tar Heels outlasted the Wildcats in one of the greatest games (if not the prettiest) in Smith Center history. In its 29th season on campus, the old girl was never louder, never better looking and never happier when the horn […]

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    Chansky: What Were They Thinking?

    December 13, 2013 at 3:30 pm

    Surely, the terms of paying off fired football coach Butch Davis include that he cannot disparage his former employer. If so, Davis may have just flushed the two remaining payments of nearly $600,000 each (due in January of 2014 and 2015) down the toilet with comments he made in the recent article. Reading that […]

  • Chansky: Go Figure (It Out)

    December 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm

    Congratulations, Wes Miller, and watch out, Kentucky! If the Tar Heels’ wacky season stays true to form, they will either lose to or be taken to the wire Saturday night by UNC-Greensboro, which is coached by Miller, another former member of the UNC program. Then they’ll come back a week later and run (soon to […]

  • 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 […]

  • 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 […]