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: Time To Man Up (Again)

    February 3, 2015 at 12:20 pm

    Virginia has now played 73 basketball games in Chapel Hill since the first in 1911. The Cavaliers have won eight times, including Monday night’s 75-64 surgical execution of the Tar Heels in the Smith Center. Ironically, UVa won that first visit on February 24, 1911, by the score of 18-15, which sounds every bit as […]

  • Art’s Angle: BOO-YA!!!

    January 27, 2015 at 10:38 am

    Some Carolina basketball teams, particularly for the last two seasons, have not been especially lovable. We had the “going small” debate in 2013 and the affaire d’PJ last year. The current Tar Heels, despite their obvious foibles, have become solid fan favorites for the first time since the 2011 and 2012 Elite Eight teams. The […]

  • Art’s Angle: A Dog Of A Crowd

    January 15, 2015 at 4:20 pm

    If Carolina supposedly has the “wine and cheese” crowd, the N.C. State Wolfpack fans from here on in must be known as the doggy downers. I guess that’s what losing 16 of the last 17 games to your arch rival will do to the home crowd’s excitement and confidence going in – even three days […]

  • Art’s Angle: What A Weekend!

    January 12, 2015 at 11:05 am

    If you just enjoy watching sports, it was a dawn-to-dusk smorgasbord of games that began with a double-overtime win by still undefeated Kentucky and ended with what might have been the last time we see one of the greatest quarterbacks in football history. If you had a dog or two in any of the fights, […]

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    Chizik Hiring Slowed By Background Investigation

    January 6, 2015 at 9:22 am

    Despite widespread reports last week that UNC football would name Gene Chizik as its new defensive coordinator, sources close to the university and athletic department say the vetting process for the former Auburn head coach is still going on. This, apparently, is a much more detailed review than has occurred with past coaching hires due […]

  • Art’s Angle: Honeymoon Over

    December 29, 2014 at 12:16 pm

    The shining light through the malaise that has become Carolina Athletics over the last three years has been Larry Fedora and his football program. Until the last two hapless games of the 2014 season. Fedora was hired in late 2011 to lead the Tar Heels back to respectability off the field and continued (if not […]

  • Art’s Angle: Christmas Confidence

    December 22, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    The first CBS Sports Classic wasn’t exactly a classic, but there were strange juxtapositions through the two days in Chicago. Roy Williams said his players were kind of gaga during Friday’s practice in the United Center, where Michael Jordan won the last three of his six NBA Championships with the Bulls (the first three were […]

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    Carolina Conquers Ohio State In Chi-Town

    December 20, 2014 at 5:22 pm

    CHICAGO — Carolina won a must game on its non-conference schedule, but almost gave the dad-gum thing away to Ohio State for Christmas before holding on for 82-74 win Saturday at The House Jordan Built (United Center).

  • Art’s Angle: Already On The Bubble?

    December 16, 2014 at 5:00 am

    I guess it’s not too early to ask the question: Will Carolina make the NCAA Tournament this season? The Tar Heels have missed the Big Dance only once in Roy Williams’ 11 years back in Chapel Hill, and while the current team is much better than the 2010 squad that went to the NIT final, […]

  • Art’s Angle: Tilting In The Breeze

    December 4, 2014 at 11:27 am

    It just seems like UNC is tired, worn out, sick of all we’ve been through the last few years. The alumni and fans still come (well, some of them) and they watch (well, some of them), but the pride that made Carolina special for more than 50 years has been so beaten down that you […]