Category: SC8 Diary


Max Gongaware

NC Sports: The House of Tudor

SC8 Diary

Tuesday afternoon I attended the funeral service for Caulton Tudor. Tudor (or “Toot” or “Toots” or about half a dozen other nicknames I learned he answered to at the service) was a legendary sportswriter and life-of-the-press-box for decades in North Carolina and the Atlantic Coast Conference. His former colleagues at the News & Observer, Joe Giglio… Read more »

Driveway Re-Cre8tions

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Luke Maye’s game-winner on Sunday evening clinched a win over Kentucky and a 2nd consecutive trip to the Final Four for UNC. The shot also provided the next generation of Tar Heel fans with the buzzer beater they’ll re-create in their driveways for years to come. Finally, they can stop re-creating Marcus Paige’s double-clutch game-tying… Read more »

20 Games; 9 Days: Max’s Journey

Opinion, SC8 Diary

Sportschannel8 correspondant and newsletter editor Max Gongaware is hitting 20 college basketball games over 9 days. This is his story …  the aftermath: Well folks, I did it. I attended 20 Basketball Games in 9 Days. A 4.5 hour drive from Raleigh to Charleston on a Friday (including about 100 miles with my “check engine”… Read more »

20 games; 9 days: Max’s Journey

Opinion, SC8 Diary

Sportschannel8 correspondant and newsletter editor Max Gongaware is hitting 20 college basketball games over 9 days. This is his story … Day 8 We’re now on Day 8 of my 20 games in 9 days journey. I haven’t written anything about it in a little while. I have an explanation for that and some more… Read more »

SC8 Diary: Cam Gottfried on Playing For Dad

SC8 Diary

In the SC8 Diary we invite guest writers to share their unique perspectives of sports in our state. In this edition, NC State player Cam Gottfried (who is ineligible to play this season for the Pack as a transfer from Sienna) talks about the unique experience of growing up with, and eventually playing for, his… Read more »

Dear Caniacs – By Michelle McMahon

SC8 Diary

Editor’s note: The SportsChannel8 Diary is where we “pass the pen” to someone outside of the SC8 team who can give us a unique perspective. This entry comes from Michelle McMahon who is moving from the Hurricanes broadcast team to the NHL Network. This article originally ran on Section 328, where you’ll find the best Canes coverage for… Read more »