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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.
Football

#DukeUNC4Gameday: What to Root For

Sports

Still holding out hope for #DukeUNC4Gameday in Chapel Hill on Saturday November 7th? While it appears to be a pipe dream after Duke/UNC was given a 12/12:30 start time, here are some things you should be rooting for this week to give it a shot: Hope the game starts at 12:30 on ESPN. Not that… Read more »

Football

Who You Should Cheer Against This Weekend: Week 8

Duke First, with an eye on the national scene, you got a good result last night when #20 Cal got pounded by UCLA. You also got a not-so-great result as Temple came from behind to beat ECU, but the Owls play Notre Dame next week so there’s another chance to jump ahead of Temple in… Read more »

How To Act At Work

How to Act at Work: October 19th

Sports

Living in North Carolina, chances are high that your office is full of Big Four fans. Here’s how you should act around them, depending on which team is yours, through the magic of stock business images. North Carolina Today is your day, UNC fan. With Duke and NC State off this weekend, both sets of… 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 »

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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 »

How To Act At Work

How to Act At Work: October 12th

Sports

The weekend is over and it’s off to work on Monday morning, assuming you don’t have off for Columbus Day. Here’s how you should act tomorrow around the office based on how your team did this weekend, using the magic of business stock photos. Duke That guy who’s been downplaying Duke’s chances because of a… Read more »

ACC

Who You Should Cheer For This Weekend in the ACC

Duke The toughest call, with North Carolina on a bye, is who should win the Friday night game in Blacksburg. On one hand, a second conference loss for Virginia Tech puts you two games clear in the Coastal standings and likely eliminates a competitor for a Pool I bowl game. On the other hand, NC… Read more »