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.
  • Chansky’s Notebook: Cubs Have the Odds

    October 21, 2016 at 9:09 am

    The Cubbies have come back from the brink. Have you ever seen a collective fan base, those long-time diehards and the millions of people who have adopted the Chicago Cubs, change moods so quickly? Down two games to one in the National League Championship Series after being shut out on consecutive nights, the Cubbies exploded […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: Let’s Not Forget

    October 20, 2016 at 9:07 am

    It’s been 20 years since the heartbreak in ‘Hooville. With the Tar Heels going to Virginia on Saturday for a game they are favored to win, what better reminder of a having letdown than the infamous outcome 20 years ago in Scott Stadium, when Carolina had seemingly broken the long drought in Charlottesville? Or so we thought. Certainly, […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: Cleveland Is, Well…

    October 19, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Okay, I believe Cleveland is Believeland after all. The Cleveland Indians are, well, unbelievable. After winning their sixth straight post-season game Monday night, they were one victory away from playing in their first World Series in 20 years and winning their first world championship since 1948, 69 seasons ago. It seems like the city whose […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: Did Tyler Know?

    October 18, 2016 at 8:53 am

    Tyler Hansbrough made the best decision ever. Can you believe the Tar Heels are about to begin their eighth basketball season since Tyler Hansbrough graduated? UNC’s all-time  leading scorer and rebounder has played seven years in the NBA for the Pacers, Raptors and most recently the Hornets, who cut Psycho T in the off-season and […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: Blue Heaven Saturday

    October 17, 2016 at 10:15 am

    Did you join me by spending an afternoon in Blue Heaven? I looked forward to watching college football Saturday, especially the Tar Heels at Miami, but it turned out be a tripleheader to remember. I began by grabbing the remote and checking in to see how badly Clemson was beating NC State in the noon […]

  • Chansky’s Notebook: October Madness

    October 14, 2016 at 10:55 am

    The Dodgers and Kershaw make another October moment. The longest game in Major League Baseball playoff history lasted four hours and 38 minutes late into last night . . . with Clayton Kershaw on the mound getting his first big league save, two days after throwing 110 pitches for the Bums to even the series […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Limping And Smiling

    October 13, 2016 at 8:50 am

    Limping and bow-legged, Ol’ Roy is better. Roy Williams made his first public appearance of the new basketball season this week at the annual UNC media day. Dressed in a sharp suit and engaging as ever, Williams later revealed his true self to a couple of sportswriters in the hallway outside the Smith Center training […]

  • Anson Dorrance earned his 800th career win as the UNC women's soccer head coach on Sunday. The game was also the 900th in program history. (Jeffrey A. Camarati/ UNC Athletics)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Coach For The Ages

    October 12, 2016 at 7:58 am

    Hail to Anson Dorrance, the 800-win man. He’s has been so good for so long, and so self-effacing, that Anson Dorrance lives below the radar. He has not only built Carolina women’s soccer into a national powerhouse, he is the man most responsible for making the game a phenomenon for the female gender. And he […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Beware The Blue Jays!

    October 11, 2016 at 9:05 am

    The Blue Jays are a serious threat to the Cubbies. Now that Toronto has swept Texas and knocked the Rangers out of the baseball playoffs for the second straight year, are we ready to admit the Blue Jays are a team, perhaps the only team, capable of beating the Chicago Cubs, especially with the home-field […]

  • Virginia Tech ran the ball on 66 of its 83 offensive plays Saturday, as the Hokies dominated the Tar Heels at Kenan Stadium. (AP Photo/ Ben McKeown)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Washout Weekend

    October 10, 2016 at 9:01 am

    Now the Tar Heels have to go back to Florida and win again. Carolina’s dismal loss to Virginia Tech in a game that never should have been played in hurricane conditions leaves the team no other choice but to win at Miami Saturday the same way it did at Florida State two weekends ago. That’s […]

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