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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

What Separates Cam Newton From Russell Wilson?

Articles, Sports

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 »

Stat Boi's Track of the Week

Stat Boi’s Track of the Week #2

Articles, Sports, Videos

Stat Boi is back with his track of the week. This time we’re rewinding a little bit – to like a year ago. No, this isn’t exactly the new, new hotness. However, Run the Jewels is never not in style. Believe that. Last weekend, a small gaggle of my friends descended up Austin, Texas for the second… Read more »

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

Articles, Sports

Greetings, earthlings. It’s Wednesday, which means that it’s time for another edition of our weekly collection of the best writing involving North Carolina sports, past and present athletes, coaches, and other miscellaneous good stuff. Admittedly, it was tough to not just post this one piece of hyperbolic gloriousness from the Technician, and call it a day, but… Read more »

Who Wore It Better Bye Week-Mad Cam

Articles, Sports

It was a bye week for the Carolina Panthers and while the sports media spent the week questioning the team’s strength of schedule, we at Sports Channel 8 had other questions. Such as “Is quarterback Cam Newton a fashion copycat?” The bye week gave us time to revisit week 1 and thus fuel our theory:… Read more »