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.
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What’s going on this weekend in NC sports

Articles, Sports

There’s a light slate of games this weekend in the ACC as several teams enjoy the week off, but that doesn’t make this weekend any less important for our favorite local teams. Here’s what you should be watching, and who you should be cheering against. Basketball Pretty much everyone outside of Durham might want to… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against The Spread: Week 7

Only five games on the slate this weekend, so not much opportunity for Josh Goodson, our Director of Research & Gambling, to gain much ground on the rest of the field. In fact, his 9-17-1 record against the spread is so bad that the station is stripping him of his SportsChannel8 Employee of the Year… Read more »

Stat Boi's Track of the Week

Stat Boi’s Track of the Week #2

Articles, Sports, Videos

Stat Boi is back with his track of the week. This time we’re rewinding a little bit – to like a year ago. No, this isn’t exactly the new, new hotness. However, Run the Jewels is never not in style. Believe that. Last weekend, a small gaggle of my friends descended up Austin, Texas for the second… Read more »

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

Articles, Sports

Greetings, earthlings. It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time for another edition of our weekly collection of the best writing involving North Carolina sports, past and present athletes, coaches, and other miscellaneous good stuff. Admittedly, it was tough to not just post this one piece of hyperbolic gloriousness from the Technician, and call it a day, but… Read more »

ACC

ACC Football Game Times: October 31st

Sports

We look ahead to Week 9 in the ACC which coincidentally is also Halloween. Last week we got two games in the correct time slot as we predicted both Pitt/Syracuse and BC/Louisville would be 12:00/12:30 kickoffs. Two games (Clemson/Miami and FSU/GT) were given the 6-day hold. UNC not playing noon games is really killing our flow, and… Read more »

ACC

Things ACC Fans Say: A Critical Review

YouTube comedian and ACC sports fan Scooter Magruder released his latest “Things Fans Say” installment by taking on the entire ACC with topical quips that you’d expect to hear from South Beach to South Bend. Magruder’s work has drawn well-deserved praise in the past, and while the acting yet again is top notch, for us,… Read more »