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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 wrong with Duke; What’s wrong with Dabbing

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Don’t get too high, don’t get too low. If you’ve been around David Cufcliffe’s Duke football program for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard this phrase used as a reminder for the Blue Devils to stay the course and trust in the process. In years past, that approach has worked to perfection when his teams… Read more »

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Rick Pitino Skipping ACC Media Day

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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 »

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What Will Louisville Do With Rick Pitino?

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In the eyes of the NCAA, the most important question that needs to be answered in the Louisville basketball scandal is “Did Rick Pitino know” that his staffers were funneling money to a madame to provide escorts for players and recruits. This will determine the extent of the sanctions to be handed down by the NCAA,… Read more »

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So Your Rival Got Busted: A SportsChannel8 8itorial

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M.J. Stewart and Mike Hughes were both suspended by UNC coach Larry Fedora for “violation of team rules”, which apparently includes the rule, “don’t get arrested”. As with any story of any college athlete getting in trouble with the law, it’s a nuanced situation that invites criticism of the way the UNC coaching staff handled… Read more »