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Max Gongaware

Elon Men's Basketball sings the fight song after a loss to Furman.

Fear the Ellipsis: How Elon is Learning to Win

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“Yeah…” Ignore the “yeah.” Instead, put an emphasis on the ellipsis after it. The “yeah” is just filler, but the pause after the “yeah………” that’s where Elon’s first-year Basketball Coach Mike Schrage made his point after his team’s home loss to Towson last Thursday night. “Yeah… we just need to learn how to win.” It… Read more »

Media Musings: Inside the production truck for a Canes broadcast

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written by R.L. Bynum It’s controlled chaos in the TV truck for Hemming during Canes broadcasts Imagine playing your favorite video game at the highest level for three consecutive hours while overseeing controlled chaos. That’s what Carolina Hurricanes games are like for Paul Hemming. It’s how the veteran television director describes the intensity of each… Read more »

Breaking Elon Basketball’s Loop of Failure

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For a long time, Elon Basketball has been stuck in what I call the “Loop of Failure.” A failure to recruit good players leads to a failure to create a culture of winning, leads to a failure to build enthusiasm around the program, which leads right back to a failure to recruit good players. But… Read more »

Media Musings: Marks goes from NFL to NCAA coverage

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written by R.L. Bynum Marks had good reasons to give up an NFL beat  Many sports writers dream about covering an NFL team, and would never voluntarily give up that beat. But those writers don’t have family-related emotions tugging at their hearts — and didn’t spend their teen years in the heart of ACC country…. Read more »

Carmichael: on the corner of South Road and Memory Lane

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written by R.L. Bynum Carmichael will always be a special place It doesn’t matter that North Carolina’s opponent today is only Wofford. I can’t wait to be in Carmichael Auditorium (no, it will never be Carmichael Arena to me) for the game. As a kid growing up in a house on Franklin Street (near Eastgate),… Read more »

Media Musings: Keeping Up With The (Jonathan) Jones

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written by R.L. Bynum Jonathan Jones’ NFL job at CBS vastly different than his job was at SI Jonathan Jones had plenty of emotions when TheMaven laid off dozens of Sports Illustrated staffers. It was all empathy for Jones, then an SI national NFL writer, even though he also got laid off. That’s because he… Read more »