By Art Chansky Art Chansky's commentary on WCHL, Sports Notebook, airs Monday-Friday. He is also the author of 6 books on Tar Heel basketball; the latest -- The Blue Divide -- is currently in bookstores nationwide.
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    Chansky’s Notebook: AARP Taunts Tiger

    July 17, 2015 at 9:07 am

    Will Tiger be retiring after today, finally? The first round of the Open Championship at St. Andrews in Scotland may have been, all things considered, the worst day of Tiger Woods’ golfing life. He bogeyed the first two holes and went on to shoot a four-over par 76 for 139th place, while the leaders were […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Remembering Bruce Jenner

    July 16, 2015 at 9:20 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Say what you must about Caitlyn Jenner winning the Arthur Ashe Award for Courage Wednesday night on the ESPY’s. Heart-warming that this transgender has finally found her true inner self?  Freak show that cheapens those […]

  • Art’s Angle: Hatchell Should Go Gracefully

    July 15, 2015 at 2:52 pm

    Hiring Sylvia Crawley as an assistant coach is the right play for Sylvia Hatchell. Getting her friends and colleagues in the university to lobby for an extension to her contract is the wrong play. Crawley, a star player and captain of the 1994 Tar Heels, will be seen by many people as Hatchell’s successor after […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Three Days in Hoover

    July 15, 2015 at 9:14 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. The SEC has three football media days and the ACC has . . . hmmm. I guess college football season is under way when the throng of SEC media heads to Hoover, Alabama, for three […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Hatchell’s Play Wrong

    July 14, 2015 at 9:56 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Sylvia Hatchell is making a bad situation worse. Women’s Hall of Fame basketball coach Sylvia Hatchell is garnering public support for a contract extension,  similar to those awarded to Roy Williams, women’s lacrosse coach Jenny […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: East Football Needs Creative Solution

    July 13, 2015 at 8:17 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. It’s time for East Chapel Hill to drop football or merge its team with another school. Here we are in July and less than a month away from prep football practice around the state. And […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Delany’s Journey Remarkable

    July 10, 2015 at 7:51 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Jim Delany is a most improbable most influential man in college athletics. A list came out Thursday on CBSSports.com, where 12 of the supposedly smartest people around college sports picked the most influential of their […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: A Good, Easy Schedule

    July 9, 2015 at 8:22 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. The Tar Heels have a familiar, and pretty easy, non-conference basketball schedule. If Carolina is permitted to make a run for the NCAA Championship in 2016, the Tar Heels have a favorable early schedule to […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Improbable Comeback

    July 8, 2015 at 8:19 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. A-Rod is having an amazing season, but an all-star? Who would have guessed that Alex Rodriquez would have come back from a season-plus suspension to do what he’s done for the New York Yankees? A-Rod […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Get A life! Well, No

    July 7, 2015 at 8:11 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Should professional athletes be allowed to have a life? A long, long time ago, a pitcher for the Boston Red Sox named Jim Lonborg won the Cy Young Award and the girl, starlet Mamie Van […]