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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.
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What will UNC be ranked in the new College Football Poll

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After thinking the Tar Heels would be ranked much higher when the first College Football Poll was released, we’ve nailed North Carolina’s rank each following week by doing one simple task … counting the teams ahead of them and seeing if those teams won or lost. It’s completely understandable to break down strength of schedule,… Read more »

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ACC Bowl Projections:Week 12

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Clemson Best case scenario: College Football Playoff How it happens: Beat South Carolina, beat North Carolina Worst case scenario: New Years Six How it happens: Beat South Carolina, lose to North Carolina Prediction: College Football Playoff Why: Clemson beats South Carolina and North Carolina

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ACC Football Weekend Cheering Guide – Week 13

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North Carolina First things first, the Heels clinch the division title and a spot in the ACC Championship Game with a win or a Pitt loss, so the first order of business is to cheer against the Panthers against Louisville just in case. The last thing in the world UNC fans want is to need… Read more »

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What’s wrong with Duke; What’s wrong with Dabbing

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Don’t get too high, don’t get too low. If you’ve been around David Cufcliffe’s Duke football program for any amount of time, you’ve probably heard this phrase used as a reminder for the Blue Devils to stay the course and trust in the process. In years past, that approach has worked to perfection when his teams… Read more »

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UNC Football Eyes New Years Six Eligibility

A week ago, we took a look at the one-loss and two-loss teams in college football and felt like UNC would be a lock for the top 12. Unfortunately, the College Football Playoff committee completely ignored nearly every important factor in ranking the Tar Heels and left them at 23rd, doomed to spend the next… Read more »

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So Your Rival Got Busted: A SportsChannel8 8itorial

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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 »