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.
Duke

Duke Football Hype Video Does Not Disappoint

From a bad-ass pre-game speech from defensive lineman Carlos Wray to slow-motion highlights of a terrifying defense to Migos (okay, you had us at Migos), this Duke hype video from from the Duke Football Video team is too good not to post. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zULsIxZaCpc&w=560&h=315] Be careful not to accidentally fight anyone after watching this.

ACC

ACC Game Times: 10/24

Sports

ACC gametimes for the weekend of October 24th won’t be announced until Monday, but you can go ahead and make plans based on our predictions of how the schedule will shake out based on contractual broadcast partnerships and extensive analysis of historical data. Although, last week we only got one game time and channel right when… Read more »

ACC

SportsChannel8’s Official Stance on #goacc

Sports

It is our duty as North Carolina’s leading source for sports news and weather to bring our loyal viewers the absolute best in content. From our website, to social media, and to our bread-and-butter, our award-winning broadcasting network, we come to work every single day committed to this duty. As SportsChannel8’s General Manager and News… Read more »

ACC Bowl Projections

ACC Bowl Projections: Week 5

Articles, Sports

Dropped out: Georgia Tech Click the image to enlarge. Pool 1 Bowls include (in no order) the Sun Bowl, Belk Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, and the Music City or TaxSlayer Bowl. See how our bowl projections line up with our Week 5 Power Rankings.

How To Act At Work

How to act at work: Week 5

How your team fares over the weekend pretty much defines what you’re going to bring to the table on Monday, so here’s an early look at how your Monday will be … through the magic of stock business photos. We’re hopeful this helps you break down silos when push comes to shove. Wake Forest You… Read more »

Football

What to know: October 3rd

It’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY IN NORTH CAROLINA, and it’s raining but not quite as bad as it could have been. Here’s what you need to know to survive the day: Your ONLY source for tailgate-specific weather forecasts. Who’s going to win? Don’t know. But we know who is going to cover the spread, so check… Read more »