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.
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NCAA Outlaws DraftKings and FanDuel for college athletes

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Word came down from Indianapolis on Tuesday that NCAA student athletes face a loss of eligibility for participating in fantasy draft sites such as FanDuel and DraftKings as part of the continued effort to curb gambling among college athletes. Single-day cash games through these fantasy draft sites are considered legal in the United States because… Read more »

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INVESTIG8: Online Forum Promotes Ligamenterrorism

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On day 2 of ACL Awareness Week, our Investig8 Team turns our attention to shadow organizations who promote violence against ACLs using the internet. While most of these organizations remain underground and hidden from plain site, one prominent website, “Flexbone Association Academy“, distributes their anti-ACL propaganda out in the open where any child or Coastal… Read more »

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SC8 Gives Back: It’s ACL Awareness Week

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SportsChannel8 is proud to be North Carolina’s leading sports network, but we’re even more proud to be North Carolina’s leader in giving back to our wonderful community. Members of our staff are involved with such great events like the Me Fine Gala scheduled for this Saturday night, September 26th at the City Club of Raleigh,… Read more »

Football

Goodson: This Week in Point Shaving

While most of you were asleep (well unless you are a degenerate and bet on a game that started at midnight EST), you missed out on the newest edition of “THIS WEEK IN POINT SHAVING”. We go to Honolulu, Hawaii. The Rainbow Warriors are laying 22 points against FCS level foe. After sleepwalking through the… Read more »

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Obama eyes ban on UNC in advance of final presidential ballot

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Correction: Our Invesitg8ive Team has confirmed that Change.org is a site where anyone can begin a petition and is NOT an indication that President Obama is crowdsourcing an idea to ban the UNC Tar Heels from the 2015-16 NCAA tournament. We have obtained documentation that shows the source of this petition, an NC State posting under… Read more »

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BREAKING: Marvin Austin breaks his social media silence

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Former UNC defensive lineman Marvin Austin returned to Twitter today, vowing to break his silence years after his single tweet sent the Tar Heels into a death spiral of scandal and shame. It’s unclear if Austin will address the scandal on Twitter, or if he’ll maybe use the social network to recycle jokes, tweet pictures… Read more »