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.
Carolina Panthers

Panthers Sunday Preview: Brees vs. McCown

Articles, Sports

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbP71A3-xM&w=560&h=315] SportsChannel8 deals with facts, like the fact that Drew Brees is 0-2. It’s time for Luke McCown to prove why he’s still getting paid to be an NFL quarterback and the numbers suggest he just might just do that today in Charlotte. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVzOzgnRlC4&w=560&h=315]

ACC Power Rankings

Giftastic ACC Football Power Rankings, Week 4

Sports

Here are your giftastic ACC Power Rankings after Week 4! 1. Florida State, BYE Hey! If you don’t play, you can’t fall in the Power Rankings, but you can climb. I dunno. Them the rules. 2. Clemson, BYE Were you bored this week, Tigers? Yeah you were bored. 3. Duke, W vs Georgia Tech Big… Read more »

ACC

UNC/Duke Soccer Postponement Soaked in Controversy

Articles, Sports

A year ago, unranked Duke shocked the top-ranked Tar Heels 1-0 in one of the best men’s soccer games of the entire ACC season. As of right now, it’s unclear if they’ll have the opportunity to do the same again this season. Due to “inclement weather”, UNC has decided to postpone tonight’s rematch with no… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against the Spread: Week 4

Be sure to check out our Week 3 power rankings and our Week 4 tailgate weather forecast to be prepared for your own picks.

ACC

ACC Restaurant Reviews via Yelp

Sports

News broke yesterday that the ACC and Raycom had added Bojangles’ to their official Corporate Champion Program, which, among other things, made Boberry biscuit icing the official tasty goo of the conference. It also got us thinking–will this mean Bojangles’ at all conference venues? And how is the current conference fare? After minutes of thinking… Read more »

Charity

WANTED: FREELANCE PARTY-GOER FOR ME FINE GALA

Like all good news outlets, SportsChannel 8 knows that giving back to the community is important. When you make an inevitable public misstep, the goodwill generated from charity work helps offset the PR hit. It keeps up appearances that you and your employees are in this for more than the glory and free seats to… Read more »