Author: Ben Swain


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.
ACC

ACC Football Game Times: October 31st

Sports

We look ahead to Week 9 in the ACC which coincidentally is also Halloween. Last week we got two games in the correct time slot as we predicted both Pitt/Syracuse and BC/Louisville would be 12:00/12:30 kickoffs. Two games (Clemson/Miami and FSU/GT) were given the 6-day hold. UNC not playing noon games is really killing our flow, and… Read more »

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Things ACC Fans Say: A Critical Review

YouTube comedian and ACC sports fan Scooter Magruder released his latest “Things Fans Say” installment by taking on the entire ACC with topical quips that you’d expect to hear from South Beach to South Bend. Magruder’s work has drawn well-deserved praise in the past, and while the acting yet again is top notch, for us,… Read more »

Football

This Week in Point Shaving: October 12th

#CollegeKickers If you have been watching enough college football you know what that means. Kickers are people too. They just tend to be people who will rip your heart out at the most inopportune times. For “This Week In Point Shaving” we head to Toledo, Ohio. Toledo dominated this entire game leaving zero doubt they would… Read more »

How To Act At Work

How to Act At Work: October 12th

Sports

The weekend is over and it’s off to work on Monday morning, assuming you don’t have off for Columbus Day. Here’s how you should act tomorrow around the office based on how your team did this weekend, using the magic of business stock photos. Duke That guy who’s been downplaying Duke’s chances because of a… Read more »

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North Carolina Sports Spambag: October 9th, 2015

It’s nice to be in contact with our viewers to make sure we’re addressing every topic you want covered relating to sports in North Carolina. For this week, we’ve pulled the very best from our comments section, including the ones caught by our spam filters, along with a few of your questions/suggestions from social media… Read more »

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Who You Should Cheer For This Weekend in the ACC

Duke The toughest call, with North Carolina on a bye, is who should win the Friday night game in Blacksburg. On one hand, a second conference loss for Virginia Tech puts you two games clear in the Coastal standings and likely eliminates a competitor for a Pool I bowl game. On the other hand, NC… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against The Spread: Week 6

Though Josh Goodson, our Director of Gambling, is doing as well against the spread as Mike London’s defense so far this season, we push ahead with another week of guaranteed locks in games featuring NC teams. Click the image to enlarge.