Category: News


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.
ACC

ACC Game Times: 10/24

Sports

ACC gametimes for the weekend of October 24th won’t be announced until Monday, but you can go ahead and make plans based on our predictions of how the schedule will shake out based on contractual broadcast partnerships and extensive analysis of historical data. Although, last week we only got one game time and channel right when… Read more »

ACC

SportsChannel8’s Official Stance on #goacc

Sports

It is our duty as North Carolina’s leading source for sports news and weather to bring our loyal viewers the absolute best in content. From our website, to social media, and to our bread-and-butter, our award-winning broadcasting network, we come to work every single day committed to this duty. As SportsChannel8’s General Manager and News… Read more »

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From the North Cack Stacks: The Weekly Best in NC Sportswriting

Sports

Hello again, it’s…*looks at iPhone display screen*…Wednesday, which means it’s time for our weekly dose of the best writing involving North Carolina sports, past and present athletes, coaches, and other miscellaneous good stuff. Enjoy: Over at UPROXX Sports, friend of the program (I assume) Martin Rickman has an insightful profile on N.C. State’s star junior running… Read more »

Charlotte Hornets

Charlotte Hornets 2015-16: An Obituary

On Saturday evening – October 3rd, 2015 – the Charlotte Hornets’ push to make it back to the Eastern Conference playoffs for the second time in three seasons passed away on the floor of the Amway Center as a result of a torn labrum in the right shooting shoulder of forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. While SportsChannel8… Read more »

Football

This Week In Point Shaving, Week 5

Articles,

Did you place a bet this weekend? Did you lose? Did it feel like there were unnatural forces conspiring against you? There probably were. Each week Director of Gaming Services Josh Goodson lets you know where you probably got cheated by a bunch of wise guys in “This Week in Point Shaving” To begin this week’s… Read more »

Who Wore It Better Week 4-He Blinded Me With Science

Articles, Sports

Each week Richard Averitte, Sportschannel8’s Director of Marketing and Fashion Consultant, and a guest judge break down Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton press conference wardrobe. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton once again led his team to victory on Sunday with a 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also seems to have his post… Read more »