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 -- One Hundred Things North Carolina Fans Should Know or Do Before They Die -- is currently in bookstores nationwide.
  • UNC vs Baylor Bears Russell Athletic Bowl

    Art’s Angle: Not Up To Speed

    December 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Three Clemson football players were sent home before the Orange Bowl national semifinal for failing a drug test. Well, the entire Baylor team should have been tested for speed after running through and past the Tar Heel defense for an embarrassing post-season record of 645 yards on 84 rushing plays. The Baylor Bears are mis-named. TCU […]

  • Brice Johnson

    Chansky’s Notebook: An ‘F-ing’ Good Day

    December 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

    BROOKLYN — What was it that sparked Brice Johnson’s best college game? When Johnson came to the bench with 16:44 left in the first half of Saturday’s UCLA-Carolina game in the CBS Sports Classic, he had one missed shot, one rebound and one block. His team also trailed by seven points. Little wonder he screamed […]

  • Carolina Football- Larry Fedora

    Art’s Angle: A Great Day Nonetheless

    December 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Although the ACC Championship game did not end well for Carolina, the new deal announced earlier Saturday between UNC and Larry Fedora was far more reaching and, in fact, bodes well for the Tar Heels getting back to Charlotte. In making a seven-year commitment to each other, UNC and Fedora have agreed that Carolina Football […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: Best ACC Title Game Ever

    December 4, 2015 at 1:42 am

    The 2015 ACC football champion? Hang on, I’ll tell you. A few things you may not know, or have forgotten, about the ACC Championship game, which will be played for the 11th time Saturday night, the 6th straight in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, the best home for the battle between Atlantic and Coastal Division […]

  • Paige's Return

    Art’s Angle: It’s Outside AND Inside

    December 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    If Marcus Paige’s return can keep the Tar Heels’ motor running on all five cylinders, this team is not overrated and can go a long way. Paige’s presence in short pants against Maryland Tuesday night energized the entire building, got the near-capacity crowd up early and often and, most important, stoked the UNC big men […]

  • The Tar Heels celebrate the Coastal Division championship. (Smith Cameron Photography)

    Chansky Notebook: UNC Winning The Hard Way

    November 23, 2015 at 8:40 am

    If champions find a way to win, the Tar Heels must be champions. Larry Fedora said his team went into Saturday’s game at Virginia Tech facing the perfect storm. Frank Beamer coaching his last home game after 29 years in Blacksburg, the Hokies needing one more win to secure their 23rd consecutive bowl bid, senior […]

  • John Thompson Dean Smith

    Chansky’s Notebook: Long But Loving

    November 11, 2015 at 7:55 am

    The inaugural Dean Smith Award dinner was a bit long but very loving. The Carolina Club ballroom was packed, every table and nearly every seat sold out. And while it went on so long that Roy Williams had to buy up the last live auction prize – a foursome at Pinehurst No. 2 – so […]

  • Ryan Switzer breaks away for his game-changing touchdown. (UNC Athletics)

    Art’s Angle: Back to the Future

    November 8, 2015 at 9:27 am

    The Tar Heels returned to dominating Duke like they had over the last quarter century while showcasing a football program that looks like it could finally be reaching long-awaited new heights. On a day when only an 80 percent chance of rain kept every seat in sold-out Kenan Stadium from being filled, the raucous near-capacity […]

  • Donnie Miles takes a selfie with a Carolina fan.

    Art’s Angle: Heaven Awaits

    November 5, 2015 at 9:39 am

    “Knock, knock, knocking on Heaven’s door.”   –Bob Dylan The refrain in Dylan’s 1973 masterpiece could apply to both teams playing football Saturday in Kenan Stadium, a game which by all measures could be a classic in its own right. For Duke, it means an unwanted visitor crashing the party of a team on the way […]

  • Late Night With Roy

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Hollow No. 1?

    November 3, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Is Carolina the most overrated preseason No. 1 in college basketball history? We’re all excited about the basketball season, which begins officially next weekend. But that excitement has to be tempered by this question: how exactly are the Tar Heels No. 1 in the AP and other preseason polls, darn near a consensus No. 1? […]