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.
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    Chansky’s Notebook: No Mickey Mouse for Heels?

    October 28, 2016 at 10:31 am

    Pitt returned the favor to Carolina. Ugh. I can just envision Larry Fedora having his team over to the football center Thursday night to watch Virginia Tech at Pitt in the Tar Heels’ best chance to regain control of the Coastal Division as they head into their off weekend. In order for Carolina to control […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: High Level Posturing?

    October 27, 2016 at 10:20 am

    The latest UNC-NCAA slugfest is leading to the same conclusion. After the NCAA submitted an amended Notice of Allegations, Carolina issued what has been called the strongest response ever written. Basically, UNC said it had issues with double jeopardy over evidence the NCAA had years ago and was concocting charges from the Wainstein Report after […]

  • Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Andrew Miller against the Houston Astros during the seventh inning of a baseball game Thursday, Sept. 8, 2016, in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Ron Schwane)

    Chansky’s Notebook: Cubs Still Favorites?

    October 26, 2016 at 8:45 am

    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 […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: At What Price?

    October 25, 2016 at 8:41 am

    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 […]

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    Chansky’s Notebook: Intolerable Pleasure

    October 24, 2016 at 9:00 am

    Are you surprised NFL TV ratings are down? I am not. Everything about everyone who watches the NFL on TV is down about 10 percent this season, including their tolerance.  It might be an anomaly because pro football is still the most popular sport in this country and there is no other way to get […]

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    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 […]

  • Clarke (left) picked up the fumble forced by Malik Carney late in Saturday's win over Miami--sealing the win for UNC in the process. (Smith Cameron Photography)

    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, […]

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    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 […]

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    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 […]

  • A motivated defensive effort against Miami helped lift the UNC football team back into the AP Top 25. (Jeffrey A. Camarati/ UNC Athletics)

    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 […]

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