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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.
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People still don’t know how to deal with Cam Newton


The Carolina Panthers kicked off practice this week, and already everyone is talking about Cam Newton again. Cam clearly confident at Panthers’ first training camp practice: — Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) July 29, 2016   Cam Newton can have a blonde goatee all he wants. He’ll ALWAYS be the guy who didn’t dive on the… Read more »

Hornets will look to Sessions, Lamb in 2016-17


One of the best signings in the chaotic offseason that was NBA free agency, which is still technically in progress, occurred when Courtney Lee inked a four-year, $48 million deal with the New York Knicks. It was a smart, cost-effective solution to a need: a shooting guard who can actually shoot. The Brooklyn Nets coming… Read more »

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 »