By Art Chansky Art Chansky's commentary on WCHL, Sports Notebook, airs Monday-Friday. He is also the author of 6 books on Tar Heel basketball; the latest -- One Hundred Things North Carolina Fans Should Know or Do Before They Die -- is currently in bookstores nationwide.
  • Matt Harvey

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Harvey Rules

    May 27, 2016 at 9:00 am

    They are calling the Dark Knight the Pale Pawn. Former Tar Heel Matt Harvey made it big in the majors a year after he joined the Mets in 2013. That’s when his menacing beard and tough-guy demeanor on the mound made him an all-star and gave him his nickname, which he played to the hilt […]

  • Chapel Hill High Tigers

    Chansky’s Notebook: 21 Tigers Going On To Play

    May 26, 2016 at 9:05 am

    Kudos to 21 Chapel Hill Tiger athletes who will keep playing in college. Two of those varsity athletes from Chapel Hill High who will go onto play are staying home to attend UNC — track & field’s Harrison Young and volleyball’s Katherine Easterly. Five other athletes are staying in state to play their sports; football’s […]

  • UNC Baseball

    Chansky’s Notebook: Baseball Format Hurts ACC

    May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Carolina is why the ACC baseball tournament format is wrong. The ACC restricting its baseball tournament to ten teams does not help its member schools that find themselves on the NCAA bubble. If there were no ACC tournament, the Diamond Heels would be a shoe-in for an NCAA tourney bid with their high RPI and top […]

  • Toronto Raptors

    Chansky’s Notebook: THE NBA’s Worst Nightmare

    May 24, 2016 at 8:50 am

    The Raptors and Thunder have turned the NBA playoffs upside down. Do we know anything about the Toronto Raptors beyond Jerry Stackhouse is one of their assistant coaches and Bismack Biyombo is an old Charlotte Bobcats castoff? Kyle Lowery and DeMar DeRozan are all-star caliber veterans scoring 30 points each, and Biyombo has come off […]

  • UNC men's lacrosse

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Final Four — At Last!

    May 23, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Improbably, Carolina lacrosse is finally back. The UNC men’s lacrosse team, which 25 years ago was a regular in the Final Four and won four national championships, broke a frustrating drought by upsetting Notre Dame for the second time this season and made it back to the Final Four for the first time in 23 […]

  • Carolina-Duke Rivalry

    Chansky’s Notebook: Blue Bloods Running Red Hot

    May 20, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Man, the Carolina-Duke rivalry is heating up in May. While the rest of the basketball world focuses on LeBron James winning his 17 straight Eastern Conference playoff game and a probable sweep of Toronto to await the winner of the brutal Golden State-OKC western finals, the blue blood rivalry is dominating the off-season around here. […]

  • Jackie Bradley Jr.

    Chansky’s Notebook: The Star You Don’t Know

    May 19, 2016 at 8:45 am

      Have you heard of Jackie Bradley Jr. and what he’s doing now? UNC baseball fans may remember Jackie Bradley Jr. when he played for South Carolina against the Tar Heels. Bradley was considered a very good college player, a solid hitter, and outstanding outfielder. He was selected by Boston at No. 40 in the […]

  • mike krzyzewski- Coach K

    Chansky’s Notebook: Coach K Wins for One Reason – Great Players

    May 18, 2016 at 8:35 am

    Coach K wins for one reason – great players. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/May/18/ART%20CHANSKYS%20SPORTS%20NOTEBOOK_051816.mp3   If you haven’t seen it yet, Google or YouTube Mike Krzyzewski’s commencement speech at Duke last weekend. It was amazing that a basketball coach, even a Hall of Famer with the most wins in NCAA history, would be the featured speaker on graduation day, […]

  • Justin Jackson

    Chansky’s Notebook: Jackson’s Back and Better For It

    May 17, 2016 at 8:30 am

    Reading between the lines, Justin Jackson was always coming back to school. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/May/17/ART%20CHANSKYS%20SPORTS%20NOTEBOOK_051716.mp3   Kennedy Meeks had a short-lived stay in the NBA draft pool. When Meeks was not among the 63 players invited to the NBA Combine, he got the hint and withdrew from the draft and, hopefully, got back in the gym to […]

  • Russell Westbrook

    Chansky’s Notebook: Get Ready To Rumble

    May 16, 2016 at 9:00 am

    NBA fans are getting the run and gun Western Conference finals they wanted. http://audio.chapelboro.com.s3.amazonaws.com/2016/May/16/ART%20CHANSKYS%20SPORTS%20NOTEBOOK_051616.mp3 The flame-throwing Golden State Warriors against the Oklahoma City Thunder, starting Monday night, gives us small ball, big ball, speed, size, athleticism, and personalities galore. The Spurs would have dragged the Warriors into the mud of a slow-paced series that would’ve […]

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