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 Bowl Projections

ACC Bowl Projections: Week 8

Articles, Sports

Pool 1 Bowls include the Sun, Pinstripe, Belk, and Music City/TaxSlayer Bowls (in no order). Notre Dame can replace any ACC team in the Russell Athletic Bowl, Pool 1, or lower provided the Irish are not more than two games behind the team they’d replace. Should the ACC place a team in the Playoff, the 2nd… Read more »


ACC Officiating Under Fire


Dennis Hannigan’s voicemail is already filling up. The ACC’s Coordinator of Football Officials is having to deal with a significantly bad ruling this week. While officials strive to be unbiased and unseen, it was difficult to understand the rationale behind a particular call in the game between NC State and Wake Forest this afternoon. In… Read more »

Tailgate Weather

Tailgate Weather Forecast for October 24, 2015

Articles, GIFs, Weather

NC State at Wake Forest, 12:00PM BB&T Field, Winston-Salem, NC Partly sunny skies and cool with temperatures in the lower 50s as you begin your tailgate in the morning. Temperatures will warm into the mid-to-upper 60s after kickoff, with increasing clouds signaling a 96% chance of doom befalling the NC State football team at Wake… Read more »


Rick Pitino Skipping ACC Media Day


Next week, the ACC basketball coaches will bring a handful of their players to North Carolina to provide quotes for members of the league’s basketball media in order to finish up their almost-finished season previews and features that have been saved in draft form for a week or so by now. Well, all coaches except… Read more »


Who You Should Cheer Against This Weekend: Week 8

Duke First, with an eye on the national scene, you got a good result last night when #20 Cal got pounded by UCLA. You also got a not-so-great result as Temple came from behind to beat ECU, but the Owls play Notre Dame next week so there’s another chance to jump ahead of Temple in… Read more »


ACC Football Game Times: November 7th

After correctly predicting the time for 3 of the 5 Halloween games, we are finally figuring this out. There are 2 monstrous ACC games with division implications this week. We also are confident that College Gameday could be coming to a town in ACC land. Maybe even the 919? NC State @ Boston College: 3:00 RSN… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against the Spread: 10.22.15

Some heavy favorites across the SportsChannel8 staff this week as everyone agrees on App State and East Carolina as locks to beat the spread tonight for Thursday Night Football in North Carolina. Duke, UNC, and the BB&T Field curse are also heavy favorites to cover on the weekend, but resident NC State homer Josh Goodson… Read more »