Category: Sports

Hayes Permar

What does Hayes like about sports? Walk offs, walkovers, walk ups, walk outs, walks, Ewoks, “Walk Like A Man” by Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons. He is from Wake County and dropped out of Davidson, UNC and NC State, jumps on whatever in-state bandwagon is currently tracking towards a championship and has a favorite team but pretends he doesn’t for journalistic purposes.
Carolina Panthers


Articles, Sports

It’s widely accepted that BofA is the greatest NFL venue in history. However on occasion Panthers fans will venture to other NFL stadiums to take in a game. We document these in a series entitled “Behind Enemy Lines.” Our guest correspondent for this edition is Andrew Batchelor, who we talked out of writing a piece… Read more »

ACC Bowl Projections

ACC Bowl Projections: Week 8

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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 »

NC Map

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

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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


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


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 »