Tag: college football

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.

So Your Rival Got Busted: A SportsChannel8 8itorial


M.J. Stewart and Mike Hughes were both suspended by UNC coach Larry Fedora for “violation of team rules”, which apparently includes the rule, “don’t get arrested”. As with any story of any college athlete getting in trouble with the law, it’s a nuanced situation that invites criticism of the way the UNC coaching staff handled… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against The Spread: Week 7

Only five games on the slate this weekend, so not much opportunity for Josh Goodson, our Director of Research & Gambling, to gain much ground on the rest of the field. In fact, his 9-17-1 record against the spread is so bad that the station is stripping him of his SportsChannel8 Employee of the Year… Read more »


This Week in Point Shaving: October 12th

#CollegeKickers If you have been watching enough college football you know what that means. Kickers are people too. They just tend to be people who will rip your heart out at the most inopportune times. For “This Week In Point Shaving” we head to Toledo, Ohio. Toledo dominated this entire game leaving zero doubt they would… Read more »

NC Map

North Carolina Sports Spambag: October 9th, 2015

It’s nice to be in contact with our viewers to make sure we’re addressing every topic you want covered relating to sports in North Carolina. For this week, we’ve pulled the very best from our comments section, including the ones caught by our spam filters, along with a few of your questions/suggestions from social media… Read more »


What to know: October 3rd

It’s COLLEGE FOOTBALL DAY IN NORTH CAROLINA, and it’s raining but not quite as bad as it could have been. Here’s what you need to know to survive the day: Your ONLY source for tailgate-specific weather forecasts. Who’s going to win? Don’t know. But we know who is going to cover the spread, so check… Read more »

College Football Betting

Against the Spread: Week 5

While our SportsweatherAccuforecast continues to monitor the situation closely, we’re keeping our fingers crossed that all games will be played as scheduled. Click to enlarge:


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 »