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 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.

Football

Goodson: This Week in Point Shaving; Week 4

Good Ole Rocky Top woooo Don’t ever Bet On Meeee…… Not sure if that’s how the song goes, but it rings true after the sketchiness that went on in Gainesville this past Saturday. “This Week In Point Shaving” takes us to Gainesville, FL as one inexplicable 69 yard touchdown play changed the outcome in BOTH… Read more »

ACC

Homer Simpson Readies for ACC Championship Game Showdown

With Duke and NC State coming off of huge wins this weekends, Springfield is taking notice as Homer appeared on tonight’s episode of The Simpsons wearing a Duke shirt and waving a Wolfpack pennant. We’re not entirely sure what the Notre Dame bowler is for, but we’re assuming it’s an acknowledgment that the ACC’s contract… Read more »

Carolina Panthers

Who Wore it better: October 2nd Edition

Articles, Sports

We’re excited to present a new weekly feature by Richard Averitte, Sportschannel8’s Director of Marketing and Fashion Consultant. The highlight at Wednesday’s Carolina Panther press conference might have been Cam Newton’s retort to referee Ed Hochuli.  While football fans are asking “What did Hochuli say?”, Cam’s wardrobe on Wednesday force the Sports Channel 8 team to… Read more »

ACC

UNC/Duke Soccer Postponement Soaked in Controversy

Articles, Sports

A year ago, unranked Duke shocked the top-ranked Tar Heels 1-0 in one of the best men’s soccer games of the entire ACC season. As of right now, it’s unclear if they’ll have the opportunity to do the same again this season. Due to “inclement weather”, UNC has decided to postpone tonight’s rematch with no… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against the Spread: Week 4

Be sure to check out our Week 3 power rankings and our Week 4 tailgate weather forecast to be prepared for your own picks.

ACC

Throwback Thursday: ‘Sup Maryland

Sports, Videos

Hey Maryland. Hope you’re doing well. We’re doing great down here. Oh hey … we’ll actually be up in your neighborhood in March for the ACC Tournament. Maybe we can get a drink or grab coffee or something. You know, just catch up. Good luck against West Virginia this weekend. You remember when they thought… Read more »