By Art Chansky Art Chansky's commentary on WCHL, Sports Notebook, airs Monday-Friday. He is also the author of 8 books on Tar Heel basketball; his latest -- GAME CHANGERS, Dean Smith, Charlie Scott and The Era That Transformed a Southern College Town can be ordered by clicking the green logo below. Also look for it in bookstores nationwide.
  • Roy Williams

    Art’s Angle: More Gritty Than Pretty

    March 7, 2016 at 10:25 am

    “Do you like apples?” Matt Damon taunted a rival for a young woman’s affection in the 1997 movie Good Will Hunting. When the other guy nodded quizzically, Damon held up of piece of paper with seven digits and boasted, “Well, I got her number. How do you like them apples?” Carolina got them apples at […]

  • Art’s Angle: Wounded Heels

    March 4, 2016 at 7:41 am

    For starters, you can call the Carolina-Duke game Saturday night the Battle of Wounded Knee. Roy Williams (probably) and Mike Krzyzewski (definitely) will undergo knee replacement surgery after the season. The two hobbling head coaches have joked about at least rehabbing together, since Roy will have his knee (or maybe both knees) done at UNC […]

  • Carolina

    Art’s Angle: Get It Together Time

    February 28, 2016 at 9:47 pm

    Bill Guthridge used to say if a team doesn’t have it together in February, it’s a bad sign for March. If Coach Gut were still with us, he might not think much of Carolina’s chances in the ACC and NCAA tournaments. Of course, there are exceptions to Guthridge’s theory, teams that got on a roll […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Game Bigger for State or Carolina?

    February 24, 2016 at 8:29 am

    Is tonight’s game bigger for State or Carolina? When the Tar Heels visit PNC Arena to take on NC State at 8 PM, the game is almost a must-win for them, especially after losing to Duke last week. Nothing can make up for that gut-punch, not even winning at Cameron on March 5, but losing […]

  • Carolina and Duke

    Art’s Angle: Right The Wrong

    February 19, 2016 at 1:09 pm

    No question Carolina handed Wednesday night’s game to gritty Duke, the second straight season that has happened and the third time in the last five years. If the Tar Heels don’t give Austin Rivers a chance to win it in 2012 and blow the big lead in Durham a year ago, there are no four […]

  • Art’s Angle: The Numbers Game

    February 17, 2016 at 8:39 am

    If you’re a numbers geek, you should love looking at the comparable statistics between Carolina and Duke, which in case you have just landed from outer space meet tonight in the Smith Center at 9 p.m. Looking at stats, both team and individual, give most people a migraine; but with these two teams the numbers […]

  • Roy Williams

    Chansky’s Notebook: Dumb Basketball in Boston

    February 10, 2016 at 9:11 am

    Even Ol’ Roy could hardly bear to watch. Carolina’s basketball season has been getting wacky lately, but Tuesday night at Boston College takes the cake. It got so frustrating that Roy Williams gave himself the tired signal and watched the rest of the game from the locker room. Williams has had a type of vertigo […]

  • Tar Heels

    Art’s Angle: February From Hell

    January 29, 2016 at 8:27 am

    Let’s walk way out on the plank and say the Tar Heels beat winless (in the ACC) Boston College Saturday to go 8-0, which would lengthen by a long three-pointer Roy Williams’ best conference start at UNC. In our collective euphoria over the position of the No. 1- or No. 2-ranked team in the country […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: An Undefeated Season?

    January 27, 2016 at 8:57 am

    The football Tar Heels face a one-game season in 2016. The new college football schedules were released this week, and Carolina looks to have a great chance to repeat as Coastal Division champion. The Heels have most of their starters returning on both sides of the ball, and the veteran team will square off against […]

  • Dean Dome

    Art’s Angle: Happy Birthday, Dean Dome

    January 15, 2016 at 8:21 am

    N.C. State’s visit marks the 30th birthday of the Dean Smith Center, which opened on the third Saturday in January, 1986, against Duke in what felt like an NCAA Tournament game. Both teams were undefeated – UNC 17-0 and ranked No. 1, Duke 16-0 and No. 3 – and playing on the court for the […]

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