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.
Bracketology

ACC Bracketology: October 2nd, 2015

Articles, Sports

ACC basketball practice starts today, so it’s a perfect time to look ahead at who can expect a double-bye as a top-four seed in the 2016 ACC Tournament based on two key factors: How good will the team be on the basketball court How ready are their fans to be done with college football [wpvideo… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against the Spread: Week 5

While our SportsweatherAccuforecast continues to monitor the situation closely, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that all games will be played as scheduled. Click to enlarge:

College Basketball

SMU NCAA Scandal Proves That it happens everywhere

Sports

The NCAA handed down its punishment to Southern Methodist University today in the form of a post-season ban and scholarship reductions, as well as a hefty 9-game suspension for head coach Larry Brown for a “lack of head coach control”. SMU had been under investigation for over 8 months for suspected academic fraud and unethical… Read more »

Football

College Football Day in North Carolina

Articles, Sports

For a 24-hour span between October 2nd at 7PM through October 3rd, 22 of North Carolina’s 32 college football teams are playing in-state. SportsChannel8 and our team of sponsors are setting an aggressive goal of reaching 150,000 fans in cumulative attendance on what we’re calling “College Football Day in North Carolina“. To participate: Download and… Read more »

ACC

ACC Game Times: 10/17

Sports

We here at Sports Channel 8 like to tell you things that will happen way before they are announced, so here are the ACC game times for October 17th, a full week before these decisions will actually be made. Projected Game Times: October 17th BC @ Clem- 12 ESPN Lou @ FSU- 330 ESPN/ABC Pitt… Read more »

NC State

Another Week, Another Wait for Answers about NC State

Sports

NC State has been one of the nation’s most compelling teams over the first four weeks of the season thanks to a mixture of explosive potential and the absence of any real tests on the schedule. Even after scoring 63 points in a road game against South Alabama, the Wolfpack sits just outside of the… Read more »

ACC Bowl Projections

ACC Bowl Projections: Week 4

Sports

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 4 power rankings.