Tag: unc 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.
College Basketball

Roy Williams Addresses Retirement Rumor, Sort Of

Articles, Sports

The conversation that spawned the soon-to-be-classic “shorts on backwards” Roy Williams soundbite is an outstanding lesson in how aggregation works, and why it’s terrible for the consumers of sports news. CBS college basketball analyst Doug Gottlieb threw out the nugget of a “widely known” rumor that UNC head basketball coach Roy Williams will retire at the… Read more »


Post Duke/UNC Sports Radio Bingo!

Articles, Sports

Immediately after Duke’s stunning 74-73 win over North Carolina, some of our media brethren, the sports radio folks, can essentially go into autopilot. Today is a day where you won’t really hear much from the winning team’s side, but the sky will be falling for the losing fanbase. We have put together a bingo game… Read more »


Prop Bets for Duke/UNC Hoops

Articles, Sports

We are just a little over 24 hours away from the biggest college basketball game of the year…well until they play the second one in 3 weeks! While we await the official betting line for the Duke vs UNC game tomorrow night (we think it will be UNC -6ish), we’ve been able to put together… Read more »


North Carolina’s Signature Game: SC8 College Basketball Preview

“Maybe it’s time for Roy to retire” From his stubborn approach to in-game situations to his “let me compare my team’s situation to a catastrophic disaster” postgame comments, Roy Williams seems to always hit a stretch in the season where the craziest of UNC’s lunatic fringe starts calling for a change. A year ago, North… Read more »