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.
  • Kenan Stadium

    Chansky’s Notebook: Sicker And Sicker

    September 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Meanwhile, while I was away… Watching from afar the last few days was like an out-of-body experience. Expected the Tar Heels to crush Illinois and they did. Did not think Wake Forest would win at Duke, but had fun watching it happen. Although the Patriots did not have Brady, nor Gronk, nor Ninkovich, they still […]

  • Carolina Panthers

    Chansky’s Notebook: Panthers Take Bitter Loss

    September 9, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Well, at least the pressure is off the Panthers — for now. Obviously, there was more at stake for the Carolina Panthers than the Denver Broncos, who came into the NFL opener with greener than green quarterback Trevor Siemian, and having won the Super Bowl over the Cats last February. The Panthers will prove to […]

  • Carolina Panthers

    Chansky’s Notebook: Panthers Won’t Win

    September 7, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Here is why the Panthers won’t beat the Broncos opening night. Carolina Panthers coach Ron Rivera wasn’t whistling Dixie when he expressed concerned about having to start the NFL season with a Super Bowl rematch against the Broncos in Denver Thursday night. He knows the Super Bowl champs are a different team with different personnel, […]

  • Ryan Switzer

    Chansky’s Notebook: Illinois Game Becomes Really Important

    September 6, 2016 at 9:00 am

    How big is the Illinois game now? REALLY big. The trouble with losing a game you almost had won leaves a bad taste in your mouth and can get in the way of preparations for the next game, which is Saturday night at Illinois. The Big Ten also-ran hardly looked like that in throttling Murray […]

  • Carolina vs Georgia

    Art’s Angle: Implosion

    September 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Not quite ready for prime time, I guess. The Tar Heels had Georgia down by 10, had dulled the Dome that was 80 percent Bulldog red into thinking, “Well, it’s the first game for Kirby (Smart, Georgia’s rookie head coach). He’ll get better.” T.J Logan, Mr. Explosion, had just turned a 10-14 halftime deficit into […]

  • UNC Football

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Right Timing?

    September 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Are the Tar Heels underdogs or not? Let’s see now, Carolina opens the season Saturday ranked No. 22 against No. 18 Georgia in the Georgia Dome. Check. The Tar Heels have not beaten a ranked SEC team in 21 years. Check. UNC is in the ACC and Georgia is in the SEC. Check. Check. Checkmate. […]

  • UNC VS. Clemson ACC Championship

    Chansky’s Notebook: Carolina’s Schedule In Three Segments

    September 1, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Carolina has what could be termed a 3-4-5 game schedule. Perhaps the easiest way to determine if the Tar Heels can get to at least 9 wins this fall, which considering a far tougher schedule than a year ago would be as good as 11-1, is to divide the season into 3, 4 and 5-game […]

  • Kenan Stadium

    Chansky’s Notebook: Notre Dame Is Coming?

    August 31, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Carolina is missing the marketing mark with football tickets. I was purchasing season tickets this week, and a very nice young man name Brendan reminded me that by buying them I would have first right of refusal to have the same tickets, or upgrade, in 2017. And you know, he said, Notre Dame is coming […]

  • colin kaepernick

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Stand-Up Guy

    August 30, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Colin Kaepernick succeeded by hitting a nerve in America.   When 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick stayed seated during the national anthem before a recent exhibition game, he made people look in the mirror and say, “How do I really feel about this?”  Most of his fellow athletes and celebrities did not respond, but their […]

  • Elijah Hood

    Chansky’s Notebook: Replay Confusion

    August 29, 2016 at 9:00 am

    College football replays are getting way too complicated. The Big Ten was the first conference to institute video reviews in college football. It was a by-product of so many more games being on TV, and the NFL having used replay for years to make sure crucial calls were right or they were overturned. So much […]