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: Limping And Smiling

    October 13, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Limping and bow-legged, Ol’ Roy is better. Roy Williams made his first public appearance of the new basketball season this week at the annual UNC media day. Dressed in a sharp suit and engaging as ever, Williams later revealed his true self to a couple of sportswriters in the hallway outside the Smith Center training […]

  • Anson Dorrance earned his 800th career win as the UNC women's soccer head coach on Sunday. The game was also the 900th in program history. (Jeffrey A. Camarati/ UNC Athletics)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Coach For The Ages

    October 12, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Hail to Anson Dorrance, the 800-win man. He’s has been so good for so long, and so self-effacing, that Anson Dorrance lives below the radar. He has not only built Carolina women’s soccer into a national powerhouse, he is the man most responsible for making the game a phenomenon for the female gender. And he […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Beware The Blue Jays!

    October 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The Blue Jays are a serious threat to the Cubbies. Now that Toronto has swept Texas and knocked the Rangers out of the baseball playoffs for the second straight year, are we ready to admit the Blue Jays are a team, perhaps the only team, capable of beating the Chicago Cubs, especially with the home-field […]

  • Virginia Tech ran the ball on 66 of its 83 offensive plays Saturday, as the Hokies dominated the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium. (AP Photo/ Ben McKeown)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Washout Weekend

    October 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Now the Tar Heels have to go back to Florida and win again. Carolina’s dismal loss to Virginia Tech in a game that never should have been played in hurricane conditions leaves the team no other choice but to win at Miami Saturday the same way it did at Florida State two weekends ago. That’s […]

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    Art’s Angle: A Bad Call

    October 9, 2016 at 5:21 pm

    Bet you Bubba Cunningham would have delayed the game time if he had to do it all over again. It wasn’t TV that made the Tar Heels host Virginia Tech in the worst weather imaginable for an October afternoon. It was Carolina’s call all the way. With the outer swirl of Hurricane Matthew set to […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Not So Equal, Please

    October 7, 2016 at 8:59 am

    If Hurricane Mathew arrives, Carolina must play its smartest game of the season. The late Bill Dooley had a favorite expression when inclement weather was forecast for one of his team’s games. “Rain is the great equalizer,” Dooley used to say. In the kind of conditions predicted for Saturday against Virginia Tech, the old trench fighter’s […]

  • San Francisco Giants' Madison Bumgarner works against the Oakland Athletics in the first inning of a baseball game Tuesday, July 8, 2014, in Oakland, Calif. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Baseball In October

    October 6, 2016 at 9:29 am

    The wildcard games were wild; that’s October baseball. Ever since Major League Baseball added a second wildcard team, the do-or-die play-in games have been tense, taut entries into the postseason playoffs. Two teams, with the fourth-and fifth-best records in each league, playing one game to get in. This year, the six division races were over […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Panthers’ Poor Start

    October 5, 2016 at 8:57 am

    It’s what’s inside that counts for the Carolina Panthers. The state’s pro football team is off to a worrisome 1-3 start after going 15-1 last season and advancing to the Super Bowl. Cam Newton is on concussion protocol and perhaps should have been since being hammered in the head by the Denver Broncos on opening […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: A Love Affair

    October 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Carolina’s Davis Love proved the perfect Ryder Cup captain. As unlikely a choice as Davis Love was to come back as Ryder Cup captain this year, that’s how good he was at putting the team together, picking his assistants for different reasons, as it all came together for a much-needed USA win at Haleztine in […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Pass The Smelling Salt

    October 3, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Okay, heart-stopping Heels, enough with the drama. What moniker do you want to give Carolina’s football team that is literally taking our breath away? Beating Pitt with two seconds left on the clock and stunning Florida State on a long field goal as time ran out? Two reasons why this madness has to end. Now. […]