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.
  • UNC men's lacrosse

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Final Four — At Last!

    May 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Improbably, Carolina lacrosse is finally back. The UNC men’s lacrosse team, which 25 years ago was a regular in the Final Four and won four national championships, broke a frustrating drought by upsetting Notre Dame for the second time this season and made it back to the Final Four for the first time in 23 […]

  • Carolina-Duke Rivalry

    Chansky’s Notebook: Blue Bloods Running Red Hot

    May 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Man, the Carolina-Duke rivalry is heating up in May. While the rest of the basketball world focuses on LeBron James winning his 17 straight Eastern Conference playoff game and a probable sweep of Toronto to await the winner of the brutal Golden State-OKC western finals, the blue blood rivalry is dominating the off-season around here. […]

  • Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Star You Don’t Know

    May 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Have you heard of Jackie Bradley Jr. and what he’s doing now? UNC baseball fans may remember Jackie Bradley Jr. when he played for South Carolina against the Tar Heels. Bradley was considered a very good college player, a solid hitter, and outstanding outfielder. He was selected by Boston at No. 40 in the […]

  • mike krzyzewski- Coach K

    Chansky’s Notebook: Coach K Wins for One Reason – Great Players

    May 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Coach K wins for one reason – great players.   If you haven’t seen it yet, Google or YouTube Mike Krzyzewski’s commencement speech at Duke last weekend. It was amazing that a basketball coach, even a Hall of Famer with the most wins in NCAA history, would be the featured speaker on graduation day, […]

  • Justin Jackson

    Chansky’s Notebook: Jackson’s Back and Better For It

    May 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Reading between the lines, Justin Jackson was always coming back to school.   Kennedy Meeks had a short-lived stay in the NBA draft pool. When Meeks was not among the 63 players invited to the NBA Combine, he got the hint and withdrew from the draft and, hopefully, got back in the gym to […]

  • Russell Westbrook

    Chansky’s Notebook: Get Ready To Rumble

    May 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    NBA fans are getting the run and gun Western Conference finals they wanted. The flame-throwing Golden State Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting Monday night, gives us small ball, big ball, speed, size, athleticism, and personalities galore. The Spurs would have dragged the Warriors into the mud of a slow-paced series that would’ve […]

  • Roy Williams

    Chansky’s Notebook: Committee of One

    May 13, 2016 at 9:03 am

    You want to know how loyal Roy Williams is? Williams announced this week that he was having his right knee replaced to rid him of the pain that dogged him through the past basketball season due to the bone-on-bone deterioration of the joint. But Williams knew he was going to do it all along. […]

  • Kennedy Meeks

    Chansky’s Notebook: Meeks Learns The Easy Way

    May 5, 2016 at 8:47 am

    Kennedy Meeks coming back makes both him and is team dangerous. When Kennedy Meeks announced his was pulling out of the NBA draft, it was the second biggest story on Not because it was such earth-shattering news, but it is the first nugget of truth to the new system the NBA and colleges are […]

  • Wayne Ellington graphic via NBA.

    Chansky’s Notebook: Ellington Chose Action Over Grief

    May 3, 2016 at 8:21 am

    Carolina’s Wayne Ellington has turned sorrow into meaningful action. Ellington, the Most Outstanding Player at the 2009 Final Four in Detroit, has had to live with more than the normal ups and downs of a pro athlete. In 2014, his father was shot to death while sitting in his car on the mean streets of […]

  • Mitch Trubisky

    Chansky’s Notebook: No. 10’s No. 1!

    April 18, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    C’mon, Coach, we know No. 10 is your starting quarterback. Dear Larry Fedora, I know all coaches like to keep the competition for positions open, but Mitch Trubisky is your starter at quarterback by a half mile. Heck, half the fans wanted him to start, or at least play more, last season. Marquise was […]

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