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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.

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 »

College Football Week 4: SWOT Analysis


Everyone does football previews. Only SportsChannel8 gives it to you in the form of a SWOT analysis. What’s a SWOT? Take it away, Jared … Strength UNC’s offense put on a clinic against James Madison. Quarterback Mitch Trubisky was accurate on almost every throw, but that feat becomes much easier when the offensive line is… Read more »

Jacoby Brissett reps #QBU in Patriots win


Jacoby Brissett had no problems leading the New England Patriots to a win in his first NFL start. While Bill Belichick is getting most of the national credit for a commanding win with a 3rd string quarterback, in North Carolina, we know it’s all about the U. Quarterback U, that is. NC State has a… Read more »

Giftastic Recap of Saturday, 9/17/2016

Articles, GIFs

Here are the Giftastic Recaps of college football around the state on Saturday. ECU @ South Carolina – JMU @ UNC – ODU @ NCSU – Delaware @ Wake – Duke @ Northwestern – Miami @ App State East Carolina @ South Carolina Let’s see what happens when the Pirates tackle the SEC! South Carolina… Read more »

How to act at work: Week 3 of NC football


The workplace is the most diverse place in North Carolina. That’s partially because our governor doesn’t have jurisdiction over private business, but mainly it’s because every office has fans of every team working together closely. There’s nothing like a North Carolina office after a big weekend of sports. There’s trash talking, commiserating, conspiracy-theorizing, and celebrating …… Read more »