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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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SportsChannel8 at 8 -Wednesday, January 6th 2015


A guy from New Bern, NC was the returning champion on Jeopardy, but pretty much locked up the “Troll Week” title last night by guessing “What is Auburn” for the answer “Crimson Tide” in the $200 answer in the Team Name category. Of course we had some fun with it … 9th ranked Kentucky dismantled… Read more »


Russell Athletic Bowl: By The Numbers


The Dab is dead: Long live the RAB. Covering this bowl game was simple from jumpstreet – it’s all about the numbers. And since SC8 is your home for catchy and innovative reporting, here’s the “By the Numbers” rundown of UNC v Baylor in this year’s Russell Athletic Bowl. 427: Hours spent driving from SC8… Read more »

NC State

Make Your St8ment Giveaway: NC State vs. Northeastern


State fans may know us from our jokes and song parodies, but SportsChannel8, your number one source for sports news in North Carolina, is also known for the unconditional support we give to our local programs. Our news team will be in Charlotte bringing you exclusive coverage of the Belk Bowl from the press box to… Read more »


So What Now for Duke Football?


In the final scene of HBO’s “The Wire” … the legendary series about gangs, drugs, and corruption in schools, politics, and journalism … the series ends after five seasons of building towards closure with a montage (not included to avoid spoilers, go watch the series again to see it) showing that even though various loose… Read more »


#TBT UNC gives Bunting Dream Job


It’s another #TBT at Sports Channel 8 and today we look back 15 years ago to the day where UNC brought one of their own home. On Sunday night, December 10, 2000, word began to leak out that John Stephen Bunting would be coming back to his alma mater to coach the UNC Tar Heels… Read more »

Panthers Need Close Game This Week

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While the Panthers took another step towards perfection this past Sunday against the Saints in a close win, another close game this coming week against the Atlanta Falcons is necessary for a Super Bowl. The Panthers enter this week against the Atlanta Falcons as a 7.5 point favorite. Often we would want nothing more than… Read more »


Ranking$ $hake Up in Rivalry Week. Who i$ in?

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1. South Florida 10-2 (Covered all november games. quality non cover vs Navy is something that is helping them.) 2. Southern Miss 10-2 (They will look back at the non-cover vs UTEP at home as the one that got away) 3. Oklahoma 9-3 (5-0 ATS record in true road games is something committee love) 4…. Read more »