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.
  • 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 […]

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    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 […]

  • Marcus Paige

    Art’s Angle – Not By A Long Shot

    April 5, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    HOUSTON – Carolina lost, but Tar Heel Nation turned out loud and proud from alumni to everyday fans to his Airness Michael Jordan, who descended to his eighth-row seat during the darkness of the starting lineups and, like Michael Jackson, appeared in a powder blue pullover when the lights came back on. After that, MJ […]

  • NCAA Title

    Chansky’s Notebook: Are You Ready?

    April 4, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Will the Tar Heels bring home their sixth NCAA title? Not very often does the national championship come down to the last two teams being the best two teams. But after Saturday’s semifinals, which must have had fans turning off their TVs by the millions, there is no doubt that Carolina and Villanova, the last […]

  • Marcus Paige

    Art’s Angle: Back-To-Back Final Fours

    April 1, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    HOUSTON – Carolina’s appearance here marks the 14th time that one Triangle Area college team has followed another to the Final Four the next year. Fourteen times among UNC, Duke and N.C. State. Pretty amazing. It began when Duke played in its third Final Four of the decade in 1966. The next year, Dean Smith’s Tar […]

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    Art’s Angle: Good Days (and Nights)

    March 27, 2016 at 10:13 am

    PHILADELPHIA – The NCAA Tournament can be both cruel and exhilarating. Game days end with either emotion, there is no in between. Carolina had a great day (or night) Friday, toying with an Indiana team that was seeded about right at No. 5. The Tar Heels combined the same dogged defense that has marked their […]

  • Art’s Angle: Check Ol’ Roy’s Numbers

    March 24, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    Roy Williams can be infuriating, I know, from his refusal to call timeouts and change some other stubborn habits (like defenses). He chastises fans for “jumping ship” when things are not going well even though he calls his own team out for not playing tough, smart or just plain good enough. He loses games he […]

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    Art’s Angle: Strap ‘Em On Tight!

    March 19, 2016 at 3:30 am

    Let the upsets that have led to the most-ever double-digit seeds (10) remaining  after the first round of the NCAA Tournament be a lesson for Carolina before its late-night game against Providence. The Tar Heels should sleep all day in order to be ready to explode from the opening tip sometime after 9:40 p.m. “It’s […]

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