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.
  • 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 cbssports.com article. Reading that […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

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    Art’s Angle: 80 In Switzerland

    November 24, 2013 at 10:24 am

    What would have happened if Larry Fedora hadn’t told his team to literally lay down with an 80-20 lead over Old Dominion in a mercy-shortened massacre Saturday at Kenan Stadium? Well, one more touchdown or even a field goal would have allowed the Tar Heels to surpass the ACC record for points in a game […]

  • Chansky: On Smith, The Man

    November 21, 2013 at 11:01 am

    It is more than appropriate that Dean Smith received the Presidential Medal of Freedom two days before the 50th anniversary of JFK’s assassination. It was President Kennedy who began bestowing the honor on what is now 550 American heroes but, more importantly and to use a little sports jargon, Smith was a huge fan and […]

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    Art’s Angle: Winning By A Switzer

    November 16, 2013 at 10:52 pm

    SAN JOSE DEL CABO, MEXICO – Hola! For years, Woody Durham used to say “See it on the radio,” and that’s what I had to do Saturday in a country where football means something completely different than what we know. Thanks to the ACC Network (which together with Raycom must rent space on the smallest […]

  • Art’s Angle: Staying Relevant

    November 10, 2013 at 7:48 am

    For Carolina, call it a weekend of staying relevant. The football Tar Heels spanked a bad Virginia team to win their third straight and keep their drive alive for a winning season and bowl bid. Their continued improvement is no less than remarkable, as they played perhaps their most complete game of a season that […]

  • Art’s Angle: With Your Own Eyes

    November 3, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Hold up your right hand and close your index finger and thumb to within an inch of each other. That’s how far Carolina is from becoming a very good football team after the Tar Heels’ 27-19 win at N.C. State Saturday. Though still marred by a few mistakes and too many penalties, the Heels showed […]

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    Art’s Angle: Gonna Be All Right

    October 27, 2013 at 7:25 pm

    See, I told you things would be looking up after the weekend. Late Night with Roy was at its cheesiest best and, when the “entertainment” finally ended, revealed more basketball talent than most of us expected. More on that later. And the football team beat bi-polar Boston College, which had barely handled three pretty average […]

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