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.
  • Brice Johnson of the Tar Heels

    Chansky’s Notebook: Worth The Wait

    June 24, 2016 at 9:10 am

    Brice Johnson had to wait out the foreign legion. It all wound up well for Carolina’s Brice Johnson, who was selected – finally – as the 25th pick in the NBA draft by the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson gets to play with Blake Griffin and Chris Paul, coached by Doc Rivers and maybe even live […]

  • Seventh Woods

    Chansky’s Notebook: A Second Ty Lawson?

    June 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Seventh Woods sounds like the second coming. With all the hoopla over Duke’s next big recruiting class for the coming season, a UNC signee who may be better than all of them has gotten lost in the royal blue publicity. His name is Seventh Woods, a 6-1 point guard from Columbia, South Carolina, who Roy […]

  • Kenan Stadium

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Boyer Case

    June 22, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The Jackson Boyer settlement trumped soccer. This was going to be about the Copa America soccer match until two things happened. The short-handed U.S. got so outclassed by Lionel Messi and the Argentines that it looked like a UNC women’s game in Anson Dorrance’s early years. You know, when the ball stayed down on the […]

  • Dustin Johnson

    Chansky’s Notebook: Who Wears Short Shorts

    June 21, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Three things went terribly wrong with the U.S. Open. The second year of the U.S. Open golf championship being telecast by Fox was a marked improvement from the network’s bumbling debut at Chambers Bay in 2015. At least Holly Sonders wore respectable clothes while conducting inane interviews in front of the giant digital board. […]

  • Cleveland Cavaliers

    Chansky’s Notebook: Good For You, Cleveland

    June 20, 2016 at 8:45 am

    At long, long last, congratulations Cleveland. Forget the great hope, forget the 50 years of heartbreak, and forget the Golden State Warriors as the greatest NBA team of all time. Here are the curses the Cleveland Cavaliers ENDED with their defense-dominated win in the epic seventh-game of the NBA Finals. No NBA championship in the […]

  • The Old Well. (Photo via UNC)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Baying At The Moon

    June 17, 2016 at 9:05 am

    More bad news for the ABC crowd. Those who love to hate UNC and its athletic program received another dose of reality Thursday when the university came off its probation handed down by the Southern Association of Colleges, whose cumbersome complete name goes by the acronym of SACS. This must be a real bummer for […]

  • Art Briles: Baylor

    Chansky’s Notebook: God Bless Texas

    June 16, 2016 at 8:30 am

    I guess it makes sense that Baylor is in Texas. Some people who look at the forthcoming presidential election and joke they are leaving the country, say they will move to Canada, Costa Rica or TEXAS. Yes, Texas, because that state has always believed it is a country unto itself, with its size, wealth […]

  • O.J. Simpson

    Chansky’s Notebook: Is It O.J. or LA?

    June 15, 2016 at 9:10 am

    O.J. Simpson was a wife beater, if not more. ESPN’s highly publicized five-part documentary on O.J. Simpson is compelling, but is also a confusing amalgam of story lines. Through the first two parts, Simpson is portrayed as a kid who escaped the San Francisco ghetto and took college football by storm at Southern Cal, where […]

  • North Carolina head coach Larry Fedora

    Chansky’s Notebook: ACC 4th In Money Race

    June 14, 2016 at 8:45 am

    The ACC is making more than ever but still not enough. Today’s column on the Warriors winning another NBA championship has been postponed because LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, with 41 points apiece, were both money for the Cleveland Cavaliers. So, while we wait for Game Six Thursday, let’s talk about some real money – […]

  • LeBron James and Draymond Green

    Chansky’s Notebook: Dubs Win Without Green

    June 13, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The Warriors will win even without Draymond Green. One of Dean Smith’s favorite axioms was that a team that loses a key player will be very dangerous in its first game without that player. Smith believed that a good team bands together to make up for the player’s absence and, in the short run, […]

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