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.
  • Heels-'Nova Have History

    March 20, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    Carolina and Villanova have played 14 times in men’s basketball, with the Tar Heels holding a 10-4 record, 4-1 in the NCAA Tournament. But almost all of the games have been significant. To wit:   Their first meeting was in 1956, when Frank McGuire’s eventual (1957) national championship team was playing together for the first […]

  • Too Little Too Late

    March 18, 2013 at 3:52 am

    Carolina’s improbable run from mediocrity ended literally two minutes too early, as the Tar Heels lost their third consecutive ACC tournament championship game and this time face a much stiffer penalty than merely  the heartbreak of defeat the last two years.   After a third loss to “old” and talented Miami this season, the crime […]

  • I'll Never Forget This Team

    March 13, 2013 at 4:01 am

    All season long Chapelboro.com’s “Hoop It Up” will be republishing select excerpts from Return To The Top on the 20th Anniversary of Dean Smith’s 2nd NCAA title season in 1993. Check back on Monday of each week for the next RTTT. By George Lynch, UNC ‘93 I have always thought that Carolina Basketball teams over […]

  • Duke, And The War for Wiggins

    March 10, 2013 at 8:40 am

         Some sobering        thoughts on Car olina’s bad — really bad — loss to Duke Saturday night: The Tar Heels lost the battle but they may have won the War for Wiggins. More on that later. Larry Fedora has a new goal to hit Duke with a two touchdown lead (14 points) next fall before […]

  • Truly, A "Rich Man"

    March 5, 2013 at 5:01 am

    All season long Chapelboro.com’s “Hoop It Up” will be republishing select excerpts from Return To The Top on the 20th Anniversary of Dean Smith’s 2nd NCAA title season in 1993. Check back on Monday of each week for the next RTTT. By Henrik Rodl, UNC ‘93 Monday was absolutely miserable. Few of us slept well […]

  • The Amazing Eight

    March 4, 2013 at 5:01 am

    It may not rival the famed 8-points-in-17-seconds comeback against Duke in 1974, but Carolina’s 31 points in the last eight minutes of the first half against Florida State Sunday constitutes one of the hottest scoring streaks you will ever see.   The Tar Heels scored the first seven points of the game but then fell […]

  • Smith By The Numbers

    February 26, 2013 at 4:03 pm

                               Dean Smith will be 82 on Thursday, which is February 28 and a neat juxtaposition of numbers wouldn’t you say?    Wait, there is more irony here. Smith won his first NCAA championship as a coach in ’82, which was 31 years ago. And The Dean was born in 1931.   Next season will be […]

  • Smith By The Numbers

    February 26, 2013 at 12:50 pm

    Dean Smith will be 82 on Thursday, which is February 28 and a neat juxtaposition of numbers wouldn’t you say? Wait, there is more irony here. Smith won his first NCAA championship as a coach in ’82, which was 31 years ago. And The Dean was born in 1931. Next season will be the 17th since […]

  • Bourbon Street Agenda

    February 25, 2013 at 2:42 pm

    All season long Chapelboro.com’s “Hoop It Up” will be republishing select excerpts from Return To The Top on the 20th Anniversary of Dean Smith’s 2nd NCAA title season in 1993. Check back on Monday of each week for the next RTTT. By Henrik Rodl, UNC ‘93 New Orleans would be different from Indianapolis. I could […]

  • School of Rock

    February 24, 2013 at 6:08 pm

            “Big-time basketball” made another stop in Chapel Hill Saturday, and though it isn’t always this way the shaking Smith Center gave nothing up to crazy Cameron, maniacal Maryland and the Wild West venues of the Big 12 that Roy Williams occasionally pines for. From the moment you saw far more fetching fingers in the […]

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