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Art Chansky

Chansky’s Notebook: A New Maye Breaks In

It was a glorious Homecoming weekend in so many ways. Old grads and young grads must have had a marvelous time on a sun-splashed Homecoming weekend that began with an informative basketball exhibition Friday night and continued with a pleasing football blowout of Georgia Tech Saturday afternoon. My biggest takeaway from the hoops warm-up was Luke Maye’s retooled body and outstanding play in the one-sided practice game against UNC-Pembroke; and how his father, Mark Maye, was in the news Saturday after Mitch Trubisky equaled or broke some of his 30-year-old passing records at Kenan Stadium, as the Heels beat...

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Chansky’s Notebook: Cubs Still Favorites?

The Indians had to win Game One, and they did. While it looks more and more like Cleveland may be just as destined to win the World Series as the Cubs, the Indians really won what was a must game Tuesday night. The pitching rotation still favors the Cubbies, and had John Lester beaten Corey Kluber in the opener the Cubs would have become a prohibitive favorite to bring home their first Series crown since 1908. And if the Cubs can manage to win Game Two in Cleveland and take a 1-1 split home to Wrigley Field for three straight,...

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Chansky’s Notebook: At What Price?

I wonder who handicaps the UNC Basketball ticket prices. I saw the season tickets for the Tar Heels’ 2016-17 home schedule. Most interesting about the 17 games, which includes one exhibition, is the varying prices. For lower arena seats, they range from $25 for the practice game against UNC Pembroke to the mind-boggling $115 for the last home game against Duke. In between, you can gauge how good – or high profile – the various opponents are by what it costs to come see them play the Heels on their home court. For example, according to the non-conference game...

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