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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.



When coaches/players tell you they don’t know the spread, we are all kind of “MEH”. They know. They know that we know they know. Hell sometimes they even favorite tweets about point spreads… So you can’t tell me that the New York Jets coach, Todd Bowles didn’t know the Jets were getting 7.5 points in… Read more »


UNC 85, Pitt 64: A Giftastic Recap


UNC welcomed Pitt to the Dean Dome on Sunday: UNC pushes out to a 19-8 lead by the under-12 timeout: Pitt is shooting like Bill Simmons: and the dude from Along Came Polly: UNC goes into the half up 42-29: In the second half, more of the same as UNC gets out to 67-47 lead:… Read more »


Duke 63, Virginia 62: A Giftastic Recap


We head to Cameron Indoor Stadium, where Duke (-2) welcomes Virginia: KVille before the game: Starting slowly, Duke pulls out to a 9-4 lead: Virginia storms back to take a 25-14 lead: Duke closes the gap to 34-31 at halftime: A tight second half sees the teams tied at 58 with 5 minutes to go:… Read more »

ACC Power Rankings

Giftastic ACC Basketball Power Rankings Week 13


1. Virginia W vs Boston College, W @ Pitt, W vs Virginia Tech Things are rolling for Tony Bennett’s team, now. 2. Louisville W vs Boston College, L @ Duke DUKE HAD Y’ALL TRIPPIN, but you’re still #2 in my book 3. North Carolina L @ Notre Dame, W @ Boston College Almost lost to… Read more »

Charlotte Hornets

Rodney Hood Is Good


The last time a good portion of North Carolina basketball fans watched Rodney Hood play, Duke somehow lost to Mercer, in Raleigh, and the world became conscious to the goddamn Nae Nae: If this feels like it was years ago, well, that’s because it was! But a lot has changed for Hood in the past 23… Read more »