Category: Articles


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.

Who Wore It Better Week 4-He Blinded Me With Science

Articles, Sports

Each week Richard Averitte, Sportschannel8’s Director of Marketing and Fashion Consultant, and a guest judge break down Carolina Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton press conference wardrobe. Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton once again led his team to victory on Sunday with a 34-17 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He also seems to have his post… Read more »

ACC Bowl Projections

ACC Bowl Projections: Week 5

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Dropped out: Georgia Tech 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 5 Power Rankings.

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

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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 »

Football

College Football Day in North Carolina

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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 »

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 »