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Ben Swain

Hoping to cut his journalistic teeth on the Iraq war, Swain was instead mistakenly assigned the North Carolina sports beat as an intern out of college. He threw himself into the work with the same fervor he anticipated taking to the front lines and has become one of the most respected voices in modern sports media. He’s also a Duke fan from Durham County who went State. And Guilford.

ESPN ranks NC college football fans by happiness

Offseason content is (thank God) finally wrapping up across the college football media world, and while we’re all sick of most of it, ESPN put together a ranking of college football programs by fan happiness. Happiness, of course, is completely subjective, but here’s the breakdown of the methodology they used for the poll. Here’s how… Read more »

Best NC Minor League Promotions – August 17-23

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There is a lot of downtime this time of year in North Carolina. Because we are North Carolina’s #1 Sports Network, we now turn our attention to golf, maybe some NBA/NFL draft and…MINOR LEAGUE BASEBALL. North Carolina is #blessed to have 10* Minor League Baseball teams, 2 of which are brand new this year, the… Read more »

Marvin Bagley III picks Duke for 2017/18

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Marvin Bagley III picks Duke and reclassifies to 2017, and Sportschannel8’s Ben Swain and Brian Geisinger go back and forth discussing it. Swain:  Well BG, you asked me what I thought last night and I honestly thought it didn’t look good for Duke. The complete silence heading into the announcement didn’t feel like a normal Duke recruitment,… Read more »

8 Things to Know: 2017 PGA Championship Edition

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Who won and how? Justin Thomas takes home his first major winning by 2 strokes after posting an 8 under score for the tourney. After a day where the leaderboard shifted around for most of the front, Thomas took the lead on hole 15. He sealed the tournament by making a remarkable par at 16… Read more »