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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.

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 »

Giftastic Schedule Breakdown – ECU

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Giftastic Schedule Breakdown – ECU 9/3/2016 – Western Carolina A nice cupcake rolls into town to get the Montgomery underway with warm and fuzzies. Let’s drink to vic- Oh, you’re way ahead of me there. 9/10/2016 – NC State State brings a talented backfield to Dowdy-Ficklen. Not going to go well. 9/17/2016 – at South… Read more »

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#SurvivingRio Part 6: Masking Reality

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Tuesday night in Rio de Janeiro, a projectile penetrated the glass of a bus taking journalists from Deodoro to the Main Press Centre in Barra. Reports have varied between stones and bullets breaking the glass and injuring two passengers, but that doesn’t change how frightening the situation was, or how easily that could have been… Read more »

Merge Records night at the Durham Bulls


Minor league baseball does promotions better than any other league across the entire world of sports. Yes, that’s typically out of necessity due to challenges like ever-changing rosters, unpredictable summer weather, and the fact that it’s baseball. But no matter how you feel about the sport, North Carolina offers hands down the best minor league… Read more »