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.

8itorial: Goodbye, Panthers

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You’re going to see a lot of fans claiming they’ll never watch the Carolina Panthers again. That’s a lie. They’ll watch, just like the rest of us will continue to watch. There’s still Christian McCaffrey. There’s still  the other guy who played last year but I can’t remember his name right now. And if the… Read more »

SportsChannel8’s Bracket of Stuff

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Contest rules: 1) Download the bracket and fill out your picks. 2) Scan or take a picture of your bracket and tweet @sportschannel8 or email sc8@sportschannel8.com. 3) Listen each day to 99.9FM, stream on WRALSportsFan.com or the WRAL SportsFan app, or check our Twitter account for daily updates on the games as we literally flip… Read more »

How to survive coronavirus online

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Over the past week, our radio show (10-Noon on 99.9FM or streaming online at www.wralsportsfan.com) has been fortunate to have Dr. Sallie Permar join us to talk about the coronavirus pandemic and ways to ebb the spread of COVID-19. She’s a world-renowned expert in the field and you should listen to her. Me? I’m neither… Read more »

What am I Even Doing Here?

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I want to be clear… this was not my intention. This was not my expectation. What are we even doing here? SportsChannel8? More like SportsChannelElon! I’m about to have a whole row of SportsChannel8.com stories all to myself. On the one hand, I feel a little greedy. Look, I’m not gonna sit here and act… Read more »

The “Schrage Takeover” Game

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With his floor general and CAA Rookie of the Year, Hunter McIntosh, having just fouled out, Elon head coach Mike Schrage decided it was time for him to take the game over himself. That’s no easy task for a man who’s confined to the sidelines, but last night, Schrage proved that he knows which strings… Read more »

Phoenix has a Chance to Arrive Tonight

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Greetings from the Nation’s Capital (Washington, DC), where the CAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is now underway. There’s a lot to look forward to in the days to come, as this Tournament is taking on a brand new venue and I’m excited to explore every nook and cranny of it. But for right now, I’d like… Read more »

ACC Basketball Giftastic Power Rankings

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1. Duke Last: W vs VT, 88-64 Lose by 20+ on Wednesday. Win by 20+ on Saturday. NC State just a bump in the road. 2. Florida State Last: W at NC State, 67-61 When FSU is capable of playing without fouling, they’re kind of hard to beat. 3. Louisville Last: W vs UNC, 72-55… Read more »