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: Best Of Coach Gut

    May 15, 2015 at 2:05 pm

    The best profile ever on Bill Guthridge was in the 1995-96 issue of our annual Carolina Court magazine series, written with depth and humor and insight by Lee Pace. It was a long, 13-page story that you could not put down, start to finish. It began with a few Guthridge-isms, such as a typical exchange […]

  • Art’s Angle: Sulaimon From Duke To UNC?

    May 5, 2015 at 11:59 am

    You know, if he wanted to, Carolina wanted him and Duke didn’t object, Rasheed Sulaimon could play for the Tar Heels next season. And, when you think about it, that would make for a pretty cool story and another chapter in the closest rivalry in college basketball. Sulaimon wouldn’t even have to move from his […]

  • Art’s Angle: The Show Goes On

    April 28, 2015 at 11:27 am

    Losing Brandon Ingram is a tough blow for Carolina basketball but certainly not a fatal one. That outcome is more in the hands of the NCAA, which has dragged out this investigation for so long that the Tar Heels have already suffered a de facto penalty of losing an entire recruiting year. What could the […]

  • Art’s Angle: Carolina-Duke Update

    April 8, 2015 at 9:11 am

    So you think the rivalry is still ebbing and flowing, eh? Duke has now won two national championships since Carolina’s last in 2009. After that 2009 season, Tar Heels could have said the same: we have won two national championships since Duke’s last in 2001. Somehow, it seems a stretch to say (or believe) that […]

  • Art’s Angle: More Talent, Toughness Needed  

    March 29, 2015 at 11:00 pm

    LOS ANGELES — The Tar Heels made the big stage of the Sweet Sixteen for the first time in three years, but that stage turned out to be too big for them. Teams that live to play again are teams that are talented enough and, more importantly, tough enough to make the critical plays when […]

  • Art’s Angle: Tar Heels Not The Stars

    March 26, 2015 at 9:56 am

    LOS ANGELES – The Tar Heels are here, looking happy and healthy and apparently okay with not being the center of attention at the West Regional Sweet Sixteen. Those cheese heads from Wisconsin have the same swagger UNC used to carry at these events, with big man Frank Kaminsky the literal center of attention. His […]

  • Art’s Angle: Game Of Runs

    March 16, 2015 at 9:45 am

    What just happened? While all the talk is about Notre Dame’s 26-3 second-half run, the ACC Tournament championship game really turned on the first 11 unanswered points in less than 90 seconds that sent the Irish from eight down to three up. It left a spent Carolina team running on fumes and completed a collapse […]

  • Art’s Angle: In The Zone

    March 13, 2015 at 9:03 am

    Even without self-banished Syracuse and its famous defense, the 62nd ACC Tournament has been in the zone from almost the moment it tipped off Tuesday with two one-point games between the four worst teams in the conference.

  • Art’s Angle: No Comparison

    March 3, 2015 at 9:28 am

    Mike Krzyzewski and Kevin White should resign their posts at Duke for harboring knowledge for almost one full year that Rasheed Sulaimon had been accused of sexually assaulting two women in two separate incidents. How does that sound? Compare that to “Roy Williams should resign despite repeatedly saying that he had no knowledge of his […]

  • Art’s Angle: Bad And Getting Worse

    February 25, 2015 at 8:17 pm

    You saw two teams going in opposite directions Tuesday night. Unfortunately, the team trending downward is Carolina, which suffered its fifth defeat in the last seven games and its fourth loss in the Smith Center this season, scoring its fewest points ever in Dean’s Dome. The Tar Heels have now lost at home seven times […]