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.
Carolina Panthers

Who Wore It Better: Week 3

Articles, Sports

We’re excited to present a new weekly feature by Richard Averitte, Sportschannel8’s Director of Marketing and Fashion Consultant. Carolina Panthers’s QB Cam Newton is putting on a show to start the 2015 season From the “Cam flip” against the Texans in week 2 to yesterday’s three touchdown performance against the Saints, Cam’s got all the… Read more »

Bracketology

ACC Bracketology: October 2nd, 2015

Articles, Sports

ACC basketball practice starts today, so it’s a perfect time to look ahead at who can expect a double-bye as a top-four seed in the 2016 ACC Tournament based on two key factors: How good will the team be on the basketball court How ready are their fans to be done with college football [wpvideo… Read more »

Tailgate Weather

*UPDATED* Potential Rains Threaten CFBDayNC

Articles, GIFs, Sports, Weather

**UPDATED 10-1-2015 @ 8:00PM** This is your final update before tomorrow’s tailgate forecasts are issued. Touching on Joaquin briefly, with it expected to stay out to sea, the storm should have no major impacts on college football this weekend. Much like Mike London, it’ll be nice to watch this storm churn by, flame out, and… Read more »

NC Map

The Best in North Cack Sportswriting: A Weekly Roundup

Sports

It’s Wednesday; stop what you’re doing and read about sports. Like right now. Stop. We here at SC8 have curated a small list with some of the best writing from the past week involving North Carolina sports, past and present athletes, and coaches. Enjoy. Senior safety Jeremy Cash has garnered the majority of headlines as… Read more »

College Basketball

SMU NCAA Scandal Proves That it happens everywhere

Sports

The NCAA handed down its punishment to Southern Methodist University today in the form of a post-season ban and scholarship reductions, as well as a hefty 9-game suspension for head coach Larry Brown for a “lack of head coach control”. SMU had been under investigation for over 8 months for suspected academic fraud and unethical… Read more »

Football

College Football Day in North Carolina

Articles, Sports

For a 24-hour span between October 2nd at 7PM through October 3rd, 22 of North Carolina’s 32 college football teams are playing in-state. SportsChannel8 and our team of sponsors are setting an aggressive goal of reaching 150,000 fans in cumulative attendance on what we’re calling “College Football Day in North Carolina“. To participate: Download and… Read more »