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.
  • Olympics in Rio

    Chansky’s Notebook: Blame It On Rio

    July 29, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Will the Olympic Games survive a chaotic Rio de Janeiro? The top ten stories coming out of Rio on the eve of the Summer Olympic Games are all bad news, and the Zika virus that apparently has run its course is way down the list as a threat to athletes and visitors to Brazil. So […]

  • Tom Brady

    Chansky’s Notebook: Unequal Playing Fields

    July 28, 2016 at 9:00 am

    The druggie can be suspended with his team but the deflator can’t? What is wrong with this picture? Josh Gordon, the talented wide receiver but repeated drug offender on the Cleveland Browns, can serve his four-game suspension with his teammates but Tom Brady can’t have any contact with the Patriots during his 4-game ban. This […]

  • UNC VS. Clemson ACC Championship

    Chansky’s Notebook: Oh, The Weak Coastal

    July 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Three players make Carolina the favorite to meet Clemson again.   The Atlantic Coast Conference preseason poll almost slipped by unnoticed because it was so Tiger loaded with Clemson returnees that, seemingly, no one else has a chance to win the ACC football championship. In fact, the ACC has yet to release it preseason all-conference team […]

  • Michael Jordan

    Chansky’s Notebook: Michael Jordan’s Legacy

    July 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

    My problem with Michael Jordan was never black and white. Yes, Tar Heel legend and NBA billionaire Michael Jordan gave a million dollars each to the Institute for Community-Police Relations and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund to help build trust following the shootings of blacks and police in this country. It was surprising only because […]

  • ACC Network

    Chansky’s Notebook: What’s The Number?

    July 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

    The most important numbers were missing in the new ACC TV deal.   The ACC needed to make a big splash with its TV rights, given the 40-plus million per school the BIG 10, SEC and Pac-12 are about to distribute each year. At last calculation, the ACC schools were getting annual checks for […]

  • Adam Silver

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Bad View

    July 22, 2016 at 9:15 am

    From 20,000 feet, North Carolina looks as bad as it can get. The NBA pulling its All-Star Game from Charlotte is one of those stories that make North Carolina look like a bigoted, back-woods state. This morning, millions of people around the country are hearing it on ESPN and seeing the 72-point headlines, and drawing […]

  • Kenny 'The Jet' Smith

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Jet: Just Do It

    July 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Who is the most thoughtful basketball analyst on TV? Over the past 10 years, Duke alumni have dominated the broadcast airwaves, from Grant Hill to Jay Bilas to Jay Williams and at least a half dozen others. While Hill may be the prettiest and Bilas the smartest, the most thoughtful basketball commentator  on TV, in […]

  • Tom Brady

    Chansky’s Notebook: Deflate This

    July 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Five reasons why Tom Brady’s suspension could help the Patriots win another Super Bowl. Well, at long last, the most trumped-up witch hunt in the history of sports has ended with Tom Brady saying he will take his appeal of Deflategate no further and will sit out the first four games of the upcoming NFL […]

  • ESPN

    Chansky’s Notebook: Nowhere To Hide

    July 15, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Is it my imagination or is there just nowhere to hide? I am trying to remember if there was ever a time where things in the world seemed so bad, to provide a context for younger people that it will eventually get better. There have always been moments of madness, unthinkable tragedy and insanity running […]

  • Jimmy V

    Chansky’s Notebook: Bigger In Death

    July 14, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Jimmy V continues to be bigger in death than in life. Ever wonder why sports writers of Jim Valvano’s vintage are rarely caught upchucking with praise over him as more than the former N.C. State basketball coach and funny man? That’s because those who were in Valvano’s peer group see the irony, and perhaps paradox, […]