College Sports

When you look back at the 2022 college football season, you'll be hard-pressed to find a better story in the sport, than what happened in Durham, NC. Mike Elko was inheriting a Duke program that had slipped in recent years under David Cutcliffe after he had taken the program to heights they hadn't seen since the Steve Spurrier days. Every coach sells a program with a vision of winning games on a regular basis and competing for division titles, and conference championships. Even though Elko would never admit it, he didn't that would be possible in the first season, and yet he led Duke to a 9-4 record, with a bowl win, as they exceeded every expectation and then some. 

With ACC Media Days currently taking place in Uptown Charlotte which means we are a little over a month away from the Duke’s Mayo Kickoff Classic between North & South Carolina. Head Coach of the Gamecocks Shane Beamer joined Kyle Bailey to preview both the game and the season for South Carolina. The Season Opener […]

The 2023 college football season is upon us, with multiple conferences having already conducted their media days, and others hosting theirs this week, including the AAC. Earlier this month, Charlotte officially joined the American conference, as they set to take the next step as an athletic department. Another move made by Charlotte this off-season, was to hire Biff Poggi, who served as the assistant head coach at Michigan and was credited for helping return the Wolverines to among the nation's elite. The hiring of Poggi was unique in many ways, as he's a former high school coach, in addition to being a self-made millionaire, making a living on Wall Street. It didn't take long for Poggi to make his presence felt, stating boldly that the 49ers would be among the top 15 defenses in all of college football, and making it known that he was not happy with the current financial state of the program. 

It's not often you see two giants in their respective sports agree to play one another in their home venues, but that's what North Carolina and Kansas have agreed to do, starting in 2024. The Tar Heels will travel to Lawrence for the second time ever, and the first time since 1960, next year, with Kansas set to make their first-ever trip to Chapel Hill the following season. College basketball is a sport built on its blue bloods, which Carolina and Kansas both qualify as. Combined, they have 10 national championships and 37 Final Fours. North Carolina is first in Final Four appearances, and first in NCAA Tournament victories. Meanwhile, Kansas ranks in the top seven for wins, Final Fours, and national championships. 

For the second time in the three seasons, Charlotte’s Romare Bearden Park will be the host for the first College Gameday of the year. The news was officially announced earlier this afternoon that the ESPN staple will set the stage for the first weekend of college football ahead of the primetime matchup between the North […]

Play-by-Play announcer and former quarterback for South Carolina, Todd Ellis joins Mac & Bone to preview the upcoming Gamecock football season. He is very high on Spencer Rattler saying that he has the ability to make any throw needed. Todd Ellis said he made strides in his game as he stopped forcing throws into tight […]

Josh Graham joins Wes & Walker to discuss ECU Football and how they look going into the 2023 season. The Pirates have a very tough start to the schedule with week one at Michigan. This game is bound to be a rude awakening to the season as Michigan is an absolute powerhouse in football and […]

Phil Steele writer of the College Football Preview Magazine joined the Mac & Bone show to preview the seasons of the local colleges. Here is what he thinks each team will bring to the table this upcoming season. Clemson: He is very bullish on the Tigers, having them favored in all 12 games they play. […]

The start of the college football season is getting closer, with conference media days already underway. Locally Clemson will garner most of the national hype, as they look to end their College Football Playoff absence. South Carolina will also get a lot of publicity after the way they finished last season, upsetting top-ten teams in Clemson and Tennessee. Another local program that is going to receive some hype, with be North Carolina, even after they lost their final four games last season, to finish 9-5, after a 9-5. The main reason for the hype is because of quarterback Drake Maye, who is a Heisman hopeful, and a top NFL Draft prospect for 2024. But Carolina will need more production from the guys around him, as last year was a clear example, one guy can't carry you to a conference title. 

Earlier today on the Kyle Bailey Show, CBS Sports Radio Host and NBA Insider Bill Reiter dropped by to weigh in on the Hornets offseason, and an early outlook for the upcoming season. The first topic that Bill weighed in on was the Hornets decision to draft Brandon Miller as he said he thought Charlotte […]