Tag: ACC basketball

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.
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Your Team’s Biggest Win: SC8 Big Four Basketball Preview

Duke Biggest win: February 17th at North Carolina How you’ll react: Duke OWNS North Carolina and that’s not changing anytime soon. Four in a row. 11 out of 14. This team is ready to go back to back, y’all. If [Insert Grayson Allen, Brandon Ingram, or Luke Kennard] isn’t player of the year, it’s media bias. What… Read more »

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Your Team’s First Basketball Loss: SC8 Big Four Preview

Duke First Loss: November 17th vs. #2 Kentucky How You’ll React: Whatever. It’s November. It’s a good learning experience for a young team who won’t have to deal with the expectations of trying to stay unbeaten. Kentucky still won’t win when it counts. If Coach K kept his one and dones back like Calipari, Duke would have… Read more »


2015 ACC Basketball Media Day Report

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  SportsChannel8 is so focused on NC’s football scene we almost forgot ACC Basketball Media Day was happening in Charlotte this week. We managed to send special correspondent Ross Martin down to ask hard-hitting questions to whomever would hold a microphone and talk to us.

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ACC Basketball Media Day Preview

Pre-season Poll Last year’s pre-season media poll had two teams slotted correctly in the standings when the season ended: #12 Wake Forest and #15 Virginia Tech. Duke led the way with 41 of 64 first place votes and finished 2nd behind Virginia, a team who picked up just 7 votes to win the league back… Read more »

How To Act At Work

How to Act at work: October 26th

The best part of being a sports fan in North Carolina is that you probably work with an office full of fans with conflicting allegiances. Every week, we take a look at how you should act around your co-workers based on how your team did over the weekend, using the magic of stock business images…. Read more »

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


Hello again, it’s…*looks at iPhone display screen*…Wednesday, which means it’s time for our weekly dose of the best writing involving North Carolina sports, past and present athletes, coaches, and other miscellaneous good stuff. Enjoy: Over at UPROXX Sports, friend of the program (I assume) Martin Rickman has an insightful profile on N.C. State’s star junior running… Read more »