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.
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    Chansky’s Notebook: A Hollow No. 1?

    November 3, 2015 at 4:18 pm

    Is Carolina the most overrated preseason No. 1 in college basketball history? We’re all excited about the basketball season, which begins officially next weekend. But that excitement has to be tempered by this question: how exactly are the Tar Heels No. 1 in the AP and other preseason polls, darn near a consensus No. 1? […]

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    Art’s Angle: What Good Programs Do

    October 19, 2015 at 6:08 am

    The North Carolina football team did not pummel Wake Forest Saturday night. The North Carolina program did, with players of all ages, shapes and sizes getting into the game. And that is an important distinction in Larry Fedora’s quest to bring championships back to Chapel Hill in the oblong sport. Without five players on the […]

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    Art’s Angle: Save The Date

    October 4, 2015 at 8:01 pm

    Write down the date October 3, 2015. It may mark the official turnaround for Carolina Football, not only in the Larry Fedora era but possibly all time. Remember, Florida State was once a women’s college before it went coed and began playing football. Somewhere in there was a game like the Tar Heels’ remarkable comeback […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Larry Brown Does It Again

    September 30, 2015 at 11:31 am

    Thank you, Larry Brown, for showing us what academic fraud really is. Some people are waiting for me to blast my old friend Larry Brown after his third NCAA probation was announced Tuesday. And I won’t disappoint them. Larry Brown has now coached three major college basketball programs and will have left all of them […]

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    Chansky’s notebook: Well-Played Argyle

    September 17, 2015 at 8:32 am

    The argyle look. Do we like it in football? Until the last few years, argyle was synonymous with Carolina Basketball because Chapel Hill native and fashion designer Alexander Julian made it part of Tar Heel hoops when he redesigned their uniforms back in 1992. Current assistant coach Hubert Davis, then a shooting star for UNC, […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Cathartic Saturday

    September 14, 2015 at 8:47 am

    The Tar Heels had no choice . . . but to kick some butt. It was going to be a long nine days, in fact a long 29 days before Carolina had a chance to prove it’s a better football team than it showed in Charlotte while losing to South Carolina on September 3. Everyone […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Charter Member

    September 10, 2015 at 8:31 am

    Perfect. John Thompson is the first Dean Smith Award winner. Dean Smith’s relationship went back to John Thompson’s days as a high school coach at St. Anthony’s in the nation’s capital.  Thompson sent his adopted son, Donald Washington, to play for Smith and the Tar Heels as the third African- American in the UNC program […]

  • Skai Moore reaches in front of Kendrick Singleton (81) for the first of South Carolina's three interceptions on the night. (

    Art’s Angle: BIG PLAYS, BAD PLAYS

    September 4, 2015 at 5:00 pm

    CHARLOTTE – You think Carolina may someday go out and just play football up to its full capabilities? Not that the Tar Heels are world beaters, clearly they are not, but the performance Thursday night considering the circumstances was totally depressing. Ten starters back on an offense that runs up and down the field, averaging […]

  • The Battle of the Carolinas will write its newest chapter this Thursday in Charlotte. (Jeff Blake-USA TODAY Sports)

    Chansky’s Notebook: From Good to GREAT?

    September 2, 2015 at 8:07 am

    The Tar Heels can make a good season GREAT by beating South Carolina. Of course it’s a 12-game schedule and of course it’s too early to say one game can make or break Carolina’s 2015 team. But the opener against South Carolina Thursday night in Charlotte can certainly springboard the Tar Heels to a great […]

  • Davis Love III watches his tee shot on the 11th hole during the first round of the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals golf tournament in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Thursday, Nov. 8, 2012. (AP Photo/Julie Fletcher)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Love Affair at the Wyndham

    August 24, 2015 at 8:03 am

    The Wyndham championship still had a perfect ending. The first appearance of Tiger Woods at the Wyndham championship had record crowds showing up at Sedgefield Country Club since Thursday. And Woods had them at hello when he shot a first-round 64 and was still in striking distance going into Sunday’s final round. Tiger had to […]

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