Author: Max Gongaware

Max Gongaware

Light the Maye-norah

Articles, Opinion, SC8 Diary

It’s the third night of Hanukkah and I’m ready to put together some takes hotter than the oil I’m cooking my latkes in. You know who makes me think of Hanukkah? Luke Maye. And since there’s no way you could possibly be sick of Luke Maye content yet, here are 8 ways Luke Maye perfectly represents… Read more »

8 Gr8 Yom Kippur Movies

8itorials, Articles

L’shana Tova, y’all! Last week, my people celebrated one of our biggest holidays, Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year. Every year, we watch as the calendar turns from the month of Elul to the month of Tishrei. We do this while eating apples and honey, symbolizing the beginning of a “sweet new year.” It’s delicious…. Read more »

Baseball de Mayo


With no Weekly Bull8in this week (if you haven’t subscribed yet to our newsletter, do it!), I’ve decided to post what would have been this week’s “Max’s Corner” right here on the SC8 website. It’s Cinco de Mayo, so taking a risk like this one (posting without permission from the SC8 big-wigs) seems warranted. Speaking of… Read more »

Driveway Re-Cre8tions

SC8 Diary

Luke Maye’s game-winner on Sunday evening clinched a win over Kentucky and a 2nd consecutive trip to the Final Four for UNC. The shot also provided the next generation of Tar Heel fans with the buzzer beater they’ll re-create in their driveways for years to come. Finally, they can stop re-creating Marcus Paige’s double-clutch game-tying… Read more »

Miami’s Piccolo Girl: An SC8 Interview

Articles, Player's Press

Rachel Schueller will wake up around 9am on Friday morning in her Tulsa hotel room. She has a long day ahead of her, as her University of Miami Hurricanes aren’t scheduled to tip off against the Michigan State University Spartans until around 8:20pm local time. She may spend some time at the gym, or doing… Read more »

20 Games; 9 Days: Max’s Journey

Opinion, SC8 Diary

Sportschannel8 correspondant and newsletter editor Max Gongaware is hitting 20 college basketball games over 9 days. This is his story …  the aftermath: Well folks, I did it. I attended 20 Basketball Games in 9 Days. A 4.5 hour drive from Raleigh to Charleston on a Friday (including about 100 miles with my “check engine”… Read more »