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: 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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    Chansky’s Notebook: Vicious Cycle Continues

    August 17, 2015 at 7:55 am

    Will the Wainstein Report ever go away? Not looking like it. For the media and all those ABC fans, the Wainstein Report is the gift that keeps on giving. That one last independent probe into the academic scandal, which the Board of Governors and Chancellor believed we needed, traded transparency for protection of the university’s […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: A Fair Call by the Coach

    August 10, 2015 at 9:08 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Larry Fedora is a stand up guy. Stand up, sit down, fight, fight, fight! I love Larry Fedora being UNC’s football coach, and have thought that since an old friend Fedora used to work for […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Chizik’s Challenge

    July 30, 2015 at 8:14 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Gene Chizik sounds good, but can he change a really bad Carolina defense? UNC’s new defensive coordinator Gene Chizik is all positive in a recent interview with Lee Pace in Extra Points. He won a […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Heeee’s back!

    July 23, 2015 at 8:24 am

    The Hornets are giving Tyler Hansbrough one last chance. Psycho T knew exactly what he was doing when he stayed at UNC all four years. A bruising power forward in college, Hansbrough figured he would be an undersized pro, and he opted to stick around and become the Tar Heels’ all-time leading scorer and rebounder. […]

  • Larry Fedora addresses the media Monday (Matt Oakes)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Make Your Own Noise

    July 22, 2015 at 8:15 am

    Larry Fedora hopes his passion will trump pessimism. UNC’s football coach met the media at Pinehurst Tuesday and was asked immediately about telling recruits what HE thinks about the future of the Tar Heels. Fedora is saying he is confident that the NCAA won’t keep his team from playing as many games as it deserves […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Spieth’s Good — And Human

    July 21, 2015 at 7:56 am

    This is today’s Art Chansky’s Sports Notebook as heard on 97.9 WCHL. You can listen to previous Sports Notebooks here. Jordan Spieth’s bad shots showed how good he is. He may have missed winning the third leg of golf’s grand slam by one stroke on the old course at St. Andrews, but based on how […]