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Max Gongaware

Breaking Elon Basketball’s Loop of Failure


For a long time, Elon Basketball has been stuck in what I call the “Loop of Failure.” A failure to recruit good players leads to a failure to create a culture of winning, leads to a failure to build enthusiasm around the program, which leads right back to a failure to recruit good players. But… Read more »

Media Musings: Marks goes from NFL to NCAA coverage


written by R.L. Bynum Marks had good reasons to give up an NFL beat  Many sports writers dream about covering an NFL team, and would never voluntarily give up that beat. But those writers don’t have family-related emotions tugging at their hearts — and didn’t spend their teen years in the heart of ACC country…. Read more »

Carmichael: on the corner of South Road and Memory Lane


written by R.L. Bynum Carmichael will always be a special place It doesn’t matter that North Carolina’s opponent today is only Wofford. I can’t wait to be in Carmichael Auditorium (no, it will never be Carmichael Arena to me) for the game. As a kid growing up in a house on Franklin Street (near Eastgate),… Read more »

Media Musings: Keeping Up With The (Jonathan) Jones


written by R.L. Bynum Jonathan Jones’ NFL job at CBS vastly different than his job was at SI Jonathan Jones had plenty of emotions when TheMaven laid off dozens of Sports Illustrated staffers. It was all empathy for Jones, then an SI national NFL writer, even though he also got laid off. That’s because he… Read more »

ACC Football Giftastic Power Rankings Post Week 6


1. Clemson 5-0, 3-0 ACC Almost a little hiccup last time. But still beat UNC’s A-game with your D+ game. 2. Wake Forest 5-0, 1-0 ACC Wake’s record: 5-0. Wake’s combined opponent record: 11-18 Upcoming stretch: 3. Virginia 4-1, 2-0 ACC Thumped by the Irish. Everything is fine. 4. Pitt 4-2, 1-1 ACC And now,… Read more »