Category: Sports


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

Articles, Sports

It’s Wednesday and you know what that means: doughnut day at the SC8 offices. But more importantly, it’s also time for our weekly roundup of North Carolina’s best sportswriting, featuring past and present athletes, coaches, trash talk, beards, and other miscellaneous good stuff. Here we go: Are NFL quarterbacks really struggling to adjust to life on the… Read more »

How To Act At Work

How to Act at Work: October 19th

Sports

Living in North Carolina, chances are high that your office is full of Big Four fans. Here’s how you should act around them, depending on which team is yours, through the magic of stock business images. North Carolina Today is your day, UNC fan. With Duke and NC State off this weekend, both sets of… Read more »

ACC Power Rankings

Giftastic ACC Power Rankings, Week 7

Sports

1. Clemson, W vs Boston College An impressive showing against a pretty good defensive team. Easily the most points BC has given up all year. 2. Duke, BYE 3. FSU, W vs Louisville A little squirrelly in the beginning, then a hobbled Dalvin Cook dragged y’all to the victory once again. 4. UNC, W vs… Read more »

Who Wore It Better Week 6-Why So Serious?

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The Carolina Panthers quieted their critics on Sunday by rallying for an impressive win against the Seattle Seahawks at CenturyLink Field. Over the last couple of weeks, the national media has deemed the Panther’s undefeated season a joke due to their schedule and declared they will be exposed in Seattle. The Panthers retorted with a… Read more »

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What Separates Cam Newton From Russell Wilson?

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The Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks are scheduled for what should be one of the better NFL games on Sunday at 4PM important coast time, and there is no doubt that all of the focus will be on each team’s dynamic quarterback. Both have strong arms, both can be dangerous on the move, and both… Read more »

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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 »