Category: 8itorials


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.

2020: A Game of Runs

8itorials, Opinion

Our favorite team, whoever that might be, is up by 4 coming out of the under 16 media timeout and feeling good about the way the game is going. But then there’s a turnover and the other team hits a three. They press and force another turnover that leads to a layup. We break the… Read more »

It’s Time For An NBA Super PAC

8itorials

written by W. Brenden Whitted The NBA, along with its players, has done a great job of increasing the awareness of the importance of voting. There are multiple commercials featuring NBA players advocating for voting with a corresponding link to get registered, teams have agreed to turn several NBA arenas into polling places, and the NBA… Read more »

Open Letter To UVa Fan from SportsChannel8

8itorials

Dear UVa Fan: Congratulations on making the National Title game! We’re proud of the season you had and although you won’t hear us doing any A-C-C chants tonight, it is nice to have other teams in the conference do some of the heavy lifting to ensure our status as “best basketball conference.” Can you believe… Read more »

Just Go!

8itorials, Articles, Opinion

I understand why you’re not here at the CAA Tournament with me: The CAA is a one-bid conference. There aren’t any “brand name” schools that play in the CAA. Even for the mid-major level, there aren’t really brand name schools. Hofstra maybe? College of Charleston? It’s not the CAA it used to be. The CAA with… Read more »

The State of Schar Center Address

8itorials, Articles, Opinion

The inaugural season at Elon’s brand-new Schar Center has come to an end, with mixed results. The highlight of the season was certainly the home-opener vs. UNC. For one night, the arena was full, electric, and we were given a glimpse of what is (hopefully) to come for Elon’s home atmosphere. Then Elon lost by… Read more »

The Pep Band Content You Asked For

8itorials, Articles,


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Pep Bands play music. Music is just a series of the same 8 notes being repeated in a variety of patterns. Okay, it’s a bit more complicated than that. The notes themselves change based on which key a song is in. Sometimes a song’s key can change midway through. Beyonce’s “Love on Top” showed us… Read more »

8 Guys You Didn’t Know You Needed to Know During the World Series

8itorials, Articles, Opinion


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SportsChannel8 isn’t typically in the business of creating baseball content, but for at least the next several days, the World Series will be the center of the sports universe. Okay, maybe not the center of the sports universe, but like… it’s at least a top 3 sporting event this week, right? RIGHT?! You may be a… Read more »