Category: Articles

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.

How to act at work: Week 1 in NC football


Football is back! Even more importantly, however, “How to act at work” is back! The workplace is the most diverse place in North Carolina, partially because our governor doesn’t have jurisdiction over private business, but mainly because every office has fans of every team working together closely. There’s nothing like a North Carolina office after a… Read more »

Wake Forest is here to save college football


College football is pretty good already. Dave Clawson’s Demon Deacons are just perfecting it. Ask any hardcore college football fan what they love about the sport and you’ll hear about the game-day experience, the high drama, or the excitement of watching tomorrow’s NFL stars play for the love of the game without the burden of having to… Read more »

Trump vs. Duke, Behind The Numbers


In its recently released national poll regarding the presidential election and other issues, North Carolina based Public Policy Polling  included some head-to-head comparisons to more tangibly quantify where Donald Trump ranks among other unlikeable things (and before you accuse us of taking a political side, you’ll notice the same poll includes his numbers against Hillary Clinton, whom… Read more »

Recruiting and the Big Four (plus ECU)


    Recruiting is the most significant vital sign for the health of a football program. Well, that’s not entirely true, but it certainly seems that way with the amount of money that programs pump into facilities and equipment designed to catch the eye of blue chip prospects. Head coaches are hired, and fired, based… Read more »

Triangle College Football Betting Primer

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College football is right around the corner which means some people will try to become #rich betting on college football outcomes. We would never endorse doing such things but we understand it happens. Since we focus a lot of our coverage on the main triangle schools, we’ve come up with a little betting primer for… Read more »

Is golf North Carolina’s best sport?


While the PGA’s best battles for the Wyndham Championship this week, North Carolinians from the other major sports are holding their own on the course as well. Golf Digest released a list of the top 100 ranking pro athletes in terms of handicap, and it’s quite possible that golf is North Carolina’s best sport. Panthers’ quarterback… Read more »

Welcome to the Duke beat, Jessika Morgan


  The News and Observer announced Wednesday that Jessika Morgan would replace Laura Keeley on the demanding Duke beat for the area’s largest newspaper. While Blue Devil fans scramble to follow her on Twitter, here are some bits of advice from us on covering Duke. Consider this our welcome gift, Jessika. * Make friends with… Read more »