written by R.L. Bynum Alexander’s plan to ascend to an NFL beat comes together quicker than he expected Among the most coveted beats for any sports writer with North Carolina roots are Duke men’s basketball, North Carolina men’s basketball and the Carolina Panthers. Some sports writers routinely cover all three teams. But no newspaper writer… Read more »
Mini-Media Musings: The Athletic Nabs Its Panthers Writer
By R.L. Bynum Lead Panthers writer at The Charlotte Observer headed to The Athletic The Athletic has lured some top sports writers away from newspapers but hasn’t always been able to get all its targets to jump. In two North Carolina cases, the subscription site has been successful with one target and has possibly failed… Read more »
Media Musings: More Hires Made At The Athletic–Who’s Next?
By R.L. Bynum It has been a busy week of expansion for The Athletic as it still works to hire a Carolina Hurricanes beat writer and staff its North Carolina vertical. Luke DeCock appears to be one of The Athletic’s top targets, if not the No. 1 target, for its Canes beat writer position, according… Read more »
Happy Retirement Day, Mel Kiper!
Eight years ago on this date (April 23), the Carolina Panthers selected quarterback Jimmy Clausen out of Notre Dame wit the 48th overall pick, despite the fact that then coach John Fox had never watched him play. No big deal. Clausen’s most notable cheerleader throughout the draft was ESPN’s Mel Kiper, though it probably has… Read more »
R.L.’s Media Musings: An Update on Cam vs. The Media
Editor’s note: New contributor R.L. will write regularly about media topics of interest to the sports fans of NC. He’ll also contribute to our coverage of UNC hoops. And if I know him well, he’ll probably write some stuff about running (he’s closing in on 50 career marathons). R.L. spent 27 years as a newspaper… Read more »
10-11-17 SC8 Podcast with NC Central’s LeVelle Moton
Straight from the SportsChannel8 studios in the heart of Durham, NC…..it’s the SC8 podcast. Segment 1: we run down the headlines, including: Are the Panthers good enough to lose another Super Bowl? Was Dannon holding Cam back? Where do State fans think State will fall apart? Should Doeren counter Fedora’s hair move? Will the Hurricanes… Read more »
From the North Cack Stacks: Best of NC Sports Media August 2-9
It has been a fairly quiet week in the sports world leading up to the NFL preseason starting tonight. Here are a couple of my favorite pieces from the past week… – First, I really enjoyed this piece from Dan Collins from the Winston Salem Journal on Dickie Hemric right after his passing last week…. Read more »
The Supportive Minute with guest Jourdan Rodrigue
Supportive Guy is a bright spot in a world of social media negativity. To learn more about him, check his write-up in the Charlotte Observer. This week Supportive Guy gets the scoop on the positive vibes surrounding the Carolina Panthers training camp from beat writer, Jourdan Rodrigue.