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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.

Bowl Projections: Week 7 in the ACC


ACC Bowl Projections: College Football Playoff (Peach Bowl):  Clemson Tigers If the ACC is going to have a team in the playoff at all, the only hope at this point is the Clemson Tigers. There is zero chance of Dabo’s crew getting there if they make as many mistakes as they did Saturday against NC… Read more »

Giftastic Recap of Saturday, 10/8/2016

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Giftastic Recap of Saturday, 10/8/2016 ECU @ USF – Army @ Duke – VT @ UNC – Notre Dame at NC State – Syracuse at Wake Forest ECU at USF: East Carolina travels south to avoid Hurricane Matthew and take on the Bulls of South Florida: The Pirates get on the board first with a… Read more »



Welcome to North Carolina, where we sometimes freak out about snow but we will NOT let our football games be rained out by a hurricane. Despite Hurricane Matthew’s omnipresence in the state, North Carolina’s 4 ACC teams pressed on with scheduled games Saturday (Notre Dame-NC State, Virginia Tech-UNC, Army-Duke, Syrcause-Wake Forest) As always, SportsChannel8 was… Read more »

Ryder Cup reminds us that taunting is awesome


The Ryder Cup is the most perfect sporting event on the planet for many reasons. It happens every two years, which is a enough of a gap to build anticipation without saturation. National pride is at stake. Guys who compete with each other week in and week out are now on the same team playing… Read more »

Bowl Projections for the ACC: Week 5


It’s like we’re a proper football conference, you guys. North Carolina beat Florida State on a 54 yard field goal with no time left, and then Clemson and Louisville blew everyone’s mind with an incredible performance in prime time. The ACC will possibly enter next week with three teams in the top 10, and the… Read more »

College Football Week 5: SWOT Analysis


Strength You want quarterbacks? We got quarterbacks. Through four games, UNC’s Mitch Trubisky and Duke’s Daniel Jones have combined for over 2500 yards coming in at 4th and 5th in the ACC in that category, respectively. Even more impressive, both quarterbacks led huge comebacks a week ago, combining for four scoring drives in the final… Read more »

Bowl Projections for the ACC: Week 4


No changes at the top of the league this week as Louisville and Clemson both took care of business, but the bottom of the league? Yeah, good luck making projections at this point. Do you go with “if the season ended today”, or do you go with where you think teams will end up? With… Read more »