Art’s Angle

Arts Angle

Art’s Angle: Network Needs Work

Art’s Angle: Network Needs Work

What can you say about the ACC Network? A lot. Carolina’s first appearance on the ACC’s new baby had been sparsely distributed as more than 50,500 people jammed into Kenan Stadium for the dramatic win over Miami. With more cable carriers on board, Saturday was the...

Art’s Angle: Not Good Enough

Art’s Angle: Not Good Enough

CHARLOTTE -- Zion did not beat the Tar Heels Friday night. They beat themselves. The game matched its anticipated intensity, with a record crowd [clarified] for the ACC tournament in North Carolina (20,116) creating an electric atmosphere at the Spectrum Center, home...

ART’S ANGLE – Home Is Where The Heart Is

ART’S ANGLE – Home Is Where The Heart Is

GREENVILLE, SC – Carolina and Duke both can blame HB2 for having to face a difficult second-round doubleheader here Sunday evening. (Tar Heels tip off at 6:10, followed by Blue Devils, both on TNT). These first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, as you well know, were...

Art’s Angle: Schooled And Beaten

Art’s Angle: Schooled And Beaten

BROOKLYN – What did the Tar Heels learn from their disheartening and somewhat shocking loss to Duke in the semifinals of the ACC tournament? First of all, they can’t play long stretches in a big game without Joel Berry, who sat out more than 10 minutes of the second...

Art’s Angle: Fedora’s Five

Art’s Angle: Fedora’s Five

Larry Fedora is now 40-24 through five seasons at UNC with his fourth bowl game still to come in 2016. But, sadly, for Tar Heel fans he also has amassed a record of bad endings. While the current 8-4 season gives Fedora four winning teams in five tries, it is a bad...

Art’s Angle: A Bad Call

Art’s Angle: A Bad Call

Bet you Bubba Cunningham would have delayed the game time if he had to do it all over again. It wasn’t TV that made the Tar Heels host Virginia Tech in the worst weather imaginable for an October afternoon. It was Carolina’s call all the way. With the outer swirl of...

Art’s Angle: Heaven Awaits

Art’s Angle: Heaven Awaits

“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...

Heels Good Bet, Sort Of

LAS VEGAS – Well, when in Vegas . . . where gambling is legal. After finishing our final Good Sports show on WCHL before the Maryland-Carolina game, I was intending to go to the hotel sports book and bet on the Tar Heels to cover the 24.5 point spread by which they...

You Left Us Defenseless

Carolina had no defense for what Georgia Tech did Saturday. The Tar Heels, in fact, gave up nine more points than their basketball brethren did in THAT season opener Friday night (a 76-59 win over Gardner Webb). In losing to the nearly-defenseless (themselves) Yellow...

Trending Blue

If the fortunes of North Carolina’s two largest football programs over the last week forecast the outcome on Election Day, the “blues” are trending upward and the “reds” are in a free fall. In other words, the North Carolina Tar Heels are feeling great about...

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