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.
  • 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 […]

  • UNC Chancellor Carol Folt, UNC Head Football Coach Larry Fedora, UNC AD Bubba Cunningham

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Failure To Communicate?

    August 26, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Wait a minute, who’s in charge at UNC? With one week to go before Carolina opens its football season against Georgia in Atlanta, the Tar Heels do not need the distraction that was apparently caused by deposed Illinois coach Tim Beckman joining Larry Fedora’s staff as a volunteer assistant. Beckman has left the post after […]

  • Larry Fedora

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Friend In Need

    August 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Larry Fedora didn’t have to hire another fired football coach. When UNC football had the worst defense in the nation two years ago, Larry Fedora fired his entire defensive staff and went looking for better coaches on that side of the ball. He settled on Gene Chizik as coordinator even though Chizik had been fired […]

  • UNC

    Chansky’s Notebook: Amazing Support for Carolina

    August 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Another record-breaking year for Carolina. In the wake of the NCAA investigation into UNC academics coming to an end, alumni and friends of the university have set new records for giving money to their school. Those two things might be unrelated, but I don’t think so. At a time when unbridled support for Carolina was […]

  • mike krzyzewski

    Chansky’s Notebook: 3 Was 2 Too Many

    August 23, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Coach K’s selfish Olympic reign is finally over.   Mike Krzyzewski did a tremendous job restoring America’s Olympic mission in basketball. Yes he did. In 2008, when his all-NBA dream team was focused, prepared and regained the gold medal for the U.S. For most coaches, that would have been enough. But not for Coach […]

  • football

    Chansky’s Notebook: Why Not a One Team Town?

    August 22, 2016 at 9:10 am

    I will say it again. Chapel Hill should have one high school football team. Just because Chapel Hill has three high schools, why does it need three football teams in a town where football is not very popular among the kids, who win state championships galore in a bunch of other sports? They should have turned […]

  • computer, tablet, internet

    Chansky’s Notebook: World Wide Waste?

    August 19, 2016 at 9:15 am

    Wasn’t the internet supposed to simplify things? When the World Wide Web emerged more than 20 years ago, those who understood its potential claimed it would make life easier. Less mail and phone calls because everything could be paid and answered on line. Is that what happened? Quite the opposite. Yes, the internet is a […]

  • Kenan Stadium

    Chansky’s Notebook: No Food Projectiles, Please

    August 18, 2016 at 9:30 am

    Stop the presses, more big news with Carolina athletics. Now that UNC has responded to the amended Notice of Allegations and Lew Margolis has told us that the Tar Heels should forfeit every victory back to the Choo Choo Justice era, Bubba’s staff has been working on some more really important stuff this summer hoping […]

  • Olympics in Rio

    Chansky’s Notebook: Olympics Better Than Advertised

    August 17, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Has your opinion of the Rio Olympics changed in the last week? Honestly, I did not know what to expect when I turned on the Olympic Games for the first time. The bad publicity surrounding the 31st Olympiad had me thinking I would see a half-built Olympic village and athletes wandering the streets of Rio […]

  • Ben Griffin

    Chansky’s Notebook: Ben Griffin In The Hunt

    August 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Chapel Hill’s Ben Griffin could win the U.S. Amateur. UNC golfer Ben Griffin has faced long odds almost from the day he picked up a club. Griffin was always under-sized, a peanut with a graphite shaft in his hands. As a freshman at East Chapel Hill High School, Griffin stunned a Wilmington senior a foot […]