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.
  • 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 […]

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    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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    Chansky’s Notebook: Unverified Riveting

    January 8, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Unverified both answers and raises important questions. The much-awaited documentary on the UNC academic scandal premiers at the Varsity Theater Friday night in a private showing. Chapelboro obtained an advance copy from cereator and former UNC athletic tutor Bradley Bethel, and for anyone who loves this university, it is a riveting 90-minute watch that is a must-see. It deals […]

  • UNC vs Baylor Bears Russell Athletic Bowl

    Art’s Angle: Not Up To Speed

    December 30, 2015 at 5:30 pm

    Three Clemson football players were sent home before the Orange Bowl national semifinal for failing a drug test. Well, the entire Baylor team should have been tested for speed after running through and past the Tar Heel defense for an embarrassing post-season record of 645 yards on 84 rushing plays. The Baylor Bears are mis-named. TCU […]

  • Brice Johnson

    Chansky’s Notebook: An ‘F-ing’ Good Day

    December 21, 2015 at 7:51 am

    BROOKLYN — What was it that sparked Brice Johnson’s best college game? When Johnson came to the bench with 16:44 left in the first half of Saturday’s UCLA-Carolina game in the CBS Sports Classic, he had one missed shot, one rebound and one block. His team also trailed by seven points. Little wonder he screamed […]

  • Carolina Football- Larry Fedora

    Art’s Angle: A Great Day Nonetheless

    December 7, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    Although the ACC Championship game did not end well for Carolina, the new deal announced earlier Saturday between UNC and Larry Fedora was far more reaching and, in fact, bodes well for the Tar Heels getting back to Charlotte. In making a seven-year commitment to each other, UNC and Fedora have agreed that Carolina Football […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: Best ACC Title Game Ever

    December 4, 2015 at 1:42 am

    The 2015 ACC football champion? Hang on, I’ll tell you. A few things you may not know, or have forgotten, about the ACC Championship game, which will be played for the 11th time Saturday night, the 6th straight in Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium, the best home for the battle between Atlantic and Coastal Division […]

  • Paige's Return

    Art’s Angle: It’s Outside AND Inside

    December 2, 2015 at 4:12 pm

    If Marcus Paige’s return can keep the Tar Heels’ motor running on all five cylinders, this team is not overrated and can go a long way. Paige’s presence in short pants against Maryland Tuesday night energized the entire building, got the near-capacity crowd up early and often and, most important, stoked the UNC big men […]

  • The Tar Heels celebrate the Coastal Division championship. (Smith Cameron Photography)

    Chansky Notebook: UNC Winning The Hard Way

    November 23, 2015 at 8:40 am

    If champions find a way to win, the Tar Heels must be champions. Larry Fedora said his team went into Saturday’s game at Virginia Tech facing the perfect storm. Frank Beamer coaching his last home game after 29 years in Blacksburg, the Hokies needing one more win to secure their 23rd consecutive bowl bid, senior […]

  • John Thompson Dean Smith

    Chansky’s Notebook: Long But Loving

    November 11, 2015 at 7:55 am

    The inaugural Dean Smith Award dinner was a bit long but very loving. The Carolina Club ballroom was packed, every table and nearly every seat sold out. And while it went on so long that Roy Williams had to buy up the last live auction prize – a foursome at Pinehurst No. 2 – so […]

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