Category: News


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 Network to Debut with Daily Show, Documentaries

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Media Musings: By R.L. Bynum CHARLOTTE — What will air on ACC Network other than games? Not much was known before Friday, when the league offered plenty of news at a Spectrum Center press conference. The network’s anchor program, to air weekdays from 7-10 a.m., will be “Packer and Durham,” featuring Mark Packer and Wes… Read more »

Just Go!

8itorials, Articles, Opinion

I understand why you’re not here at the CAA Tournament with me: The CAA is a one-bid conference. There aren’t any “brand name” schools that play in the CAA. Even for the mid-major level, there aren’t really brand name schools. Hofstra maybe? College of Charleston? It’s not the CAA it used to be. The CAA with… Read more »

ACC Basketball Giftastic Power Rankings 3-8-2019

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Not a lot of movement, really, but NC State continues to slide. FSU is in the 3rd spot? Pitt is doing a bad this year. Here are the ACC Basketball Giftastic Power Rankings 3-8-2019! 1. Virginia W vs Pitt, W @ Syracuse Don’t slip up and blow your wad against Louisville… 2. UNC W @… Read more »

North Charleston Coliseum

Phoenix Ready to Rise into CAA Tourney?

Articles, Articles, Sports

Earlier this week, I wrote about year one at Schar Center (Elon’s brand-new basketball arena). What I did not write much about, however, was Elon’s actual basketball season. The Phoenix collected wins in three of its final four regular season games (including back-to-back dominant road wins over James Madison and Towson) and appears to be… Read more »

The State of Schar Center Address

8itorials, Articles, Opinion

The inaugural season at Elon’s brand-new Schar Center has come to an end, with mixed results. The highlight of the season was certainly the home-opener vs. UNC. For one night, the arena was full, electric, and we were given a glimpse of what is (hopefully) to come for Elon’s home atmosphere. Then Elon lost by… Read more »

Media Musings: NC’s McClatchy newspapers shedding personnel (again). It stinks, but here’s the latest….

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By R.L. Bynum Sports editor, longtime photographer at The N&O take early-retirement offer More newsroom personnel at The N&O, The Herald-Sun and The Charlotte Observer accepted The McClatchy Company’s early-retirement offer than expected, and sports is affected at all three newspapers. In the consolidated N&O/Herald-Sun newsroom, Sports Editor Steve Ruinsky and longtime photographer Chuck Liddy… Read more »