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Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.

Media Musings: Sports Radio Shake-up


written by R.L. Bynum New sports radio shows launch Monday after some unexpected moves Big sports radio changes in the Triangle and statewide were announced earlier this month, with two new shows to launch Monday. On March 6, there were two stunning moves and a surprising end for two long-standing, popular shows that each lasted… Read more »

8itorial: Goodbye, Panthers


You’re going to see a lot of fans claiming they’ll never watch the Carolina Panthers again. That’s a lie. They’ll watch, just like the rest of us will continue to watch. There’s still Christian McCaffrey. There’s still  the other guy who played last year but I can’t remember his name right now. And if the… Read more »

SportsChannel8’s Bracket of Stuff


Contest rules: 1) Download the bracket and fill out your picks. 2) Scan or take a picture of your bracket and tweet @sportschannel8 or email 3) Listen each day to 99.9FM, stream on or the WRAL SportsFan app, or check our Twitter account for daily updates on the games as we literally flip… Read more »

How to survive coronavirus online


Over the past week, our radio show (10-Noon on 99.9FM or streaming online at has been fortunate to have Dr. Sallie Permar join us to talk about the coronavirus pandemic and ways to ebb the spread of COVID-19. She’s a world-renowned expert in the field and you should listen to her. Me? I’m neither… Read more »

What am I Even Doing Here?


I want to be clear… this was not my intention. This was not my expectation. What are we even doing here? SportsChannel8? More like SportsChannelElon! I’m about to have a whole row of stories all to myself. On the one hand, I feel a little greedy. Look, I’m not gonna sit here and act… Read more »

The “Schrage Takeover” Game


With his floor general and CAA Rookie of the Year, Hunter McIntosh, having just fouled out, Elon head coach Mike Schrage decided it was time for him to take the game over himself. That’s no easy task for a man who’s confined to the sidelines, but last night, Schrage proved that he knows which strings… Read more »

Phoenix has a Chance to Arrive Tonight


Greetings from the Nation’s Capital (Washington, DC), where the CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is now underway. There’s a lot to look forward to in the days to come, as this Tournament is taking on a brand new venue and I’m excited to explore every nook and cranny of it. But for right now, I’d like… Read more »