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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 Saturdays in North Carolina – Top 5


After today, just five Saturdays separate fans in North Carolina from college football. Here’s a look at the top 5 Saturdays for football in the Old North State: #5 – Week 3, September 17th James Madison at North Carolina Old Dominion at NC State Main event: Miami at Appalachian State   #4 – Week 12,… Read more »

2016 ACC Kickoff: Day 1 Recap


News director Ben Swain breaks down the biggest storylines coming out of Day 1 at the ACC Kickoff. Amazingly, he left out the news that SportsChannel8 had the biggest computer in the media work room BUT he hit most of the highlights, including the ACC Network announcement. The video also explores the question: what does… Read more »


Kentucky Beat Duke: Here’s How You Should Feel About It


Kentucky topped Duke 74-63 last night in the annual Champions Classic in a game that was never really in danger of being anything other than a 10 to 12 point win for UK. Duke’s bigs outplayed Kentucky’s bigs, Kentucky’s guards outplayed Duke’s guards, and Jamal Murray was the most big-game ready freshman on the court…. Read more »