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.
  • A-Rod

    Chansky’s Notebook: Gone At Last

    August 12, 2016 at 9:00 am

    A-Rod is getting one ugly Farewell Tour. The decision by the New York Yankees to give Alex Rodriguez his unconditional release after tonight’s game in the Bronx has become the final distraction of a once Hall of Fame career that went terribly wrong. A-Rod may be one of the greatest talents to ever play the […]

  • Carmelo Anthony

    Chansky’s Notebook: Melo’s The Man

    August 11, 2016 at 8:45 am

    Carmelo and Kyrie saved the U.S. Basketball team. Kyrie Irving already proved he was clutch in the NBA, as his playoff run and late three-pointer in Game 7 of the Finals catapulted his Cavaliers over Golden State for the world championship. So we weren’t surprised to see Irving take over the game against Australia Wednesday […]

  • Bill Dooley

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Trench Fighter

    August 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Bill Dooley had some big wins at UNC from his very first season. When Dooley took over Carolina football in 1967, he ran off about half of the squad he had inherited. Spring practice was more like boot camp, and those who survived it could stay around and play for the Tar Heels in the […]

  • mike krzyzewski- Coach K

    Chansky’s Notebook: Intimidating The Pros

    August 9, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Can Coach K be the proper disciplinarian?   Watching the U.S. Olympians roll over inferior opponents, it’s easy to ask what Mike Krzyzewski is still doing as coach of America’s Team. He has clearly become a figure head, letting his so-far superior team get off to slow starts and then using its so-far superior […]

  • Olympic swimmers

    Chansky’s Notebook: No. 1 – For Now

    August 8, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Swimmers can be pretty and pretty candid.   The events are spectacular on HDTV, like the incredibly dominant U.S. women’s gymnastics team and the swim relays and individual races. But sometimes a little extra-curricular activity adds to the coverage. Lilly King, a 19-year-old breast-stroker from Indiana, was caught in a finger-waving battle with a […]

  • Jim Craig's Equipment from the 1980 Olympics on display at the HHOF

    Chansky’s Notebook: Olympic Auction Block

    August 5, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Historical artifacts coming out of Rio? I don’t think so. The history of the Olympic Games is filled with memorabilia that found its way from museums and personal vaults to the auction block. As the torch is lit tonight in the opening ceremonies, it is hard to imagine anything that memorable coming out of these […]

  • NCAA

    Chansky’s Notebook: Did The NCAA Bury Evidence?

    August 4, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Was the NCAA enforcement staff hiding critical information? On page 18 of UNC’s 73-page response to the amended Notice of Allegations is an interesting anecdote and accompanying footnote. On March 5, 2013, the managing director of the Academic and Members Affairs (AMA) within the NCAA responded to its own enforcement staff after reading the Martin […]

  • UNC

    Chansky’s Notebook: Unprecedented Response

    August 3, 2016 at 9:00 am

    UNC took dead aim right between the NC-double A’s. Carolina has said from the beginning of this academic-athletic mess that, on the other side of it, will be a model athletic program and university in how it deals with its intercollegiate teams. Carol Folt, Bubba Cunningham and their staffs have held true to that pledge, […]

  • Carlos Beltran with the Yankees

    Chansky’s Notebook: Yankees Throw In The Towel

    August 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Wow, the Yankees are waving a pin-stripe white flag. When have you ever seen the New York Yankees throw in the towel with a winning record and a chance to still capture one of the wild card berths in the American League? They hit the trading deadline with a 53-52 record and only 5 games […]

  • Cam Newton

    Chansky’s Notebook: Getting To No. 2

    August 1, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Cam Newton is trying to do something 37 other NFL quarterbacks haven’t.   All the stories surrounding the Carolina Panthers as they open training camp for 2016 are whether Cam Newton can improve on his MVP and Super Bowl season. Now, how can a guy who led his team to a 15-1 record and beat […]