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.
ACC

ACC Game Times: 10/17

Sports

We here at Sports Channel 8 like to tell you things that will happen way before they are announced, so here are the ACC game times for October 17th, a full week before these decisions will actually be made. Projected Game Times: October 17th BC @ Clem- 12 ESPN Lou @ FSU- 330 ESPN/ABC Pitt… Read more »

NC State

Another Week, Another Wait for Answers about NC State

Sports

NC State has been one of the nation’s most compelling teams over the first four weeks of the season thanks to a mixture of explosive potential and the absence of any real tests on the schedule. Even after scoring 63 points in a road game against South Alabama, the Wolfpack sits just outside of the… Read more »

Breaking News

BREAKING: Superstar Trubisky Demoted

Articles, Sports

While Mitch Trubisky was being announced as the ACC Offensive Back of the Week, UNC coach Larry Fedora was simultaneously naming Marquise Williams the starter at quarterback moving through this week’s preparations. The announcement certainly changes the tone of the Tar Heels football program moving forward. “Marquise Williams is our starter,” Coach Fedora said. “There’s… Read more »

ACC Bowl Projections

ACC Bowl Projections: Week 4

Sports

Click the image to enlarge. Pool 1 Bowls include (in no order) the Sun Bowl, Belk Bowl, Pinstripe Bowl, and the Music City or TaxSlayer Bowl. See how our bowl projections line up with our Week 4 power rankings.

Carolina Panthers

Who Wore it better: October 2nd Edition

Articles, Sports

We’re excited to present a new weekly feature by Richard Averitte, Sportschannel8’s Director of Marketing and Fashion Consultant. The highlight at Wednesday’s Carolina Panther press conference might have been Cam Newton’s retort to referee Ed Hochuli.  While football fans are asking “What did Hochuli say?”, Cam’s wardrobe on Wednesday force the Sports Channel 8 team to… Read more »

Carolina Panthers

Panthers Sunday Preview: Brees vs. McCown

Articles, Sports

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wvbP71A3-xM&w=560&h=315] SportsChannel8 deals with facts, like the fact that Drew Brees is 0-2. It’s time for Luke McCown to prove why he’s still getting paid to be an NFL quarterback and the numbers suggest he just might just do that today in Charlotte. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OVzOzgnRlC4&w=560&h=315]