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: 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 […]

  • Marcus Paige on the drive (Nick Vitali)

    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 […]

  • Art’s Angle: A Poor Response

    December 1, 2014 at 8:25 am

    I have never bought into the losing excuse that “we weren’t ready to play.” After a week of practices, team meetings and other various organized preparation, of course major college football teams are “ready to play.” If they are not, their coaches are stealing their six- and seven-figure incomes. What some teams don’t do as […]

  • Art’s Angle: Statement Game  

    November 21, 2014 at 10:35 am

    If the paratroopers who dropped into Wallace Wade Stadium at halftime Thursday night had been returning from three years on Comet 67P, they would have looked at all the empty seats and the scoreboard that read UNC 28, Duke 7 and shrugged, “Same old, same old.” The Tar Heels edited the revisionist history of their […]

  • Art’s Angle: Timing Is Everything

    November 17, 2014 at 10:24 am

    You have to hand it to Carolina’s defense. For the record-breaking unit in yards, first downs and points allowed, clearly the Tar Heels’ pièce de résistance is impeccable timing. On the second occasion this season, Carolina let the opponent score with enough time on the clock for the offense to go back down and win […]

  • Art’s Angle: Egg On UNC’s Face

    November 11, 2014 at 5:00 am

    I never thought commissioning what turned out to be the Wainstein Report was a good idea because, while it was sure to provide some answers and details we did not have, it was also bound to rekindle more bad publicity for UNC and raise new questions. That is exactly what happened, from national magazines to […]

  • Art’s Angle: Luck Running Out?

    November 3, 2014 at 10:03 am

    Well, the debate over whether Carolina’s football team was both lucky and good or just lucky was answered Saturday in Miami. The Tar Heels seemed to be improving in a narrow loss at Notre Dame and comeback wins against Georgia Tech and Virginia.  They were the subject of some bad luck (code word for officiating), […]

  • Art’s Angle: The Strange Truth

    October 27, 2014 at 10:06 am

    In some ways, it was as unbelievable as the Wainstein Report. A quarterback who hasn’t played in three weeks comes off the bench to take one snap and throws the go-ahead touchdown into a wide-open secondary that had previously been impenetrable. Then the team tries and recovers an on-sides kick when failure would have left […]

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