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  • App State-Georgia Opener Set for 6:15 p.m. Kickoff on ESPN

    App State-Georgia Opener Set for 6:15 p.m. Kickoff on ESPN

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:51:04 GMT

    Kickoff for Appalachian State’s 2017 football season opener on Sept. 2 at Georgia has been set for 6:15 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN, as the SEC announced its opening weekend TV schedule on Thursday afternoon. 

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    Kickoff for Appalachian State’s 2017 football season opener on Sept. 2 at Georgia has been set for 6:15 p.m. at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Ga. The game will be televised on ESPN, as the SEC announced its opening weekend TV schedule on Thursday afternoon. 

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  • Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Larson starts last

    Harvick wins Charlotte pole; Cup leader Larson starts last

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:40 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:40:15 GMT

    Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR's longest race at the rear of the field.

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    Kevin Harvick will start on the pole for the Coca-Cola 600 on Sunday, while Cup Series point leader Kyle Larson will begin NASCAR's longest race at the rear of the field.

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  • UNC coach Fedora receives contract extension through 2022

    UNC coach Fedora receives contract extension through 2022

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:39 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:39:03 GMT

    North Carolina has extended coach Larry Fedora's contract through the 2022 season.

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    North Carolina has extended coach Larry Fedora's contract through the 2022 season.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:20:06 GMT
    Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo...More >>
    Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo...More >>
  • Five Legends Unveiled as 2018 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class

    Five Legends Unveiled as 2018 NASCAR Hall Of Fame Class

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:51 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:51:02 GMT

    Byron, Evernham, Hornaday, Squier, Yates Comprise Hall’s Ninth Class

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    Byron, Evernham, Hornaday, Squier, Yates Comprise Hall’s Ninth Class

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  • Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    Charlotte to host 2019 NBA All-Star Game

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:46 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:46:04 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned.

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    The NBA and Charlotte have finalized a deal to bring the 2019 All-Star Weekend to the Queen City, the Observer has learned.

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  • Tony Bradley to stay in NBA Draft

    Tony Bradley to stay in NBA Draft

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:42 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:42:16 GMT

    University of North Carolina freshman forward Tony Bradley is staying in the NBA Draft.

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    University of North Carolina freshman forward Tony Bradley is staying in the NBA Draft.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:03:23 GMT
    Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu...More >>
    Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu...More >>
  • Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

    Sun Belt announces divisions for 2018 football season

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 4:06 PM EDT2017-05-24 20:06:31 GMT

    The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018.

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    The Sun Belt Conference will split into two five-team divisions, broken up simply by east and west, starting in 2018.

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  • Omer Yurtseven to Return for Sophomore Season

    Omer Yurtseven to Return for Sophomore Season

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:48:17 GMT

    Center averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign

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    Center averaged 5.9 points and 4.4 rebounds per game in his freshman campaign

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  • Charlotte Motor Speedway to introduce road course-superspeedway in 2018

    Charlotte Motor Speedway to introduce road course-superspeedway in 2018

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 2:43 PM EDT2017-05-24 18:43:13 GMT
    A. J. Allmendinger takes a few laps in January on the "ROVAL." Pic source: Charlotte Motor SpeedwayA. J. Allmendinger takes a few laps in January on the "ROVAL." Pic source: Charlotte Motor Speedway

    Charlotte Motor Speedway announced this week that the fall race in 2018 would be run on a road course-superspeedway hybrid track that the speedway is calling the "Roval." 

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    Charlotte Motor Speedway announced this week that the fall race in 2018 would be run on a road course-superspeedway hybrid track that the speedway is calling the "Roval." 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:41:25 GMT
    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl...More >>
    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl...More >>
  • Security in place at CMS ahead of Coca-Cola 600

    Security in place at CMS ahead of Coca-Cola 600

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 10:33 PM EDT2017-05-24 02:33:59 GMT
    (Alex Giles | WBTV)(Alex Giles | WBTV)

    With the big race coming up this weekend, we went to Charlotte Motor Speedway to see if any extra security is going to be in place.

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    With the big race coming up this weekend, we went to Charlotte Motor Speedway to see if any extra security is going to be in place.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides Sunday 5-3

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides Sunday 5-3

    Sunday, May 21 2017 6:50 PM EDT2017-05-21 22:50:01 GMT
    Delmonico’s Blast Leads Knights Past Tides 5-3 Sunday Charlotte’s Slugger Launches Two Home Runs in Exciting Finale Win (NORFOLK, VA) -- It was a memorable day at the plate for Nicky Delmonico on Sunday and the Charlotte Knights reaped the benefits. Delmonico launched two home runs -- including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 12th inning -- to lead the Knights past the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-3 in 12 innings on Sunday in the finale of their four-game series fr...More >>
    Delmonico’s Blast Leads Knights Past Tides 5-3 Sunday Charlotte’s Slugger Launches Two Home Runs in Exciting Finale Win (NORFOLK, VA) -- It was a memorable day at the plate for Nicky Delmonico on Sunday and the Charlotte Knights reaped the benefits. Delmonico launched two home runs -- including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 12th inning -- to lead the Knights past the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-3 in 12 innings on Sunday in the finale of their four-game series fr...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-3 at Norfolk

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-3 at Norfolk

    Thursday, May 18 2017 10:52 PM EDT2017-05-19 02:52:14 GMT
    Knights Fall to Tides 4-3 in Opener Adam Engel Homers in Charlotte’s Game One Loss to Norfolk (NORFOLK, VA) -- Norfolk’s Johnny Giavotella singled home Michael Bourn in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Tides over the Charlotte Knights by a score of 4-3 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The Knights jumped out to an early lead in the first inning courtesy of outfielder Adam Engel, who lau...More >>
    Knights Fall to Tides 4-3 in Opener Adam Engel Homers in Charlotte’s Game One Loss to Norfolk (NORFOLK, VA) -- Norfolk’s Johnny Giavotella singled home Michael Bourn in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Tides over the Charlotte Knights by a score of 4-3 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The Knights jumped out to an early lead in the first inning courtesy of outfielder Adam Engel, who lau...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bulls Snap Knights Six Game Winning Streak Wednesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bulls Snap Knights Six Game Winning Streak Wednesday

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:16 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:16:11 GMT

    Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 9-2 Wednesday Charlotte Wins Two of Three From First Place Bulls at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf hit a two-run home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-2 on Wednesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss snapped Charlotte’s six-game winning streak. Ladendorf, an Illinois native -- who grew up a Chicago White Sox fan -- provid...

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    Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 9-2 Wednesday Charlotte Wins Two of Three From First Place Bulls at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf hit a two-run home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-2 on Wednesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss snapped Charlotte’s six-game winning streak. Ladendorf, an Illinois native -- who grew up a Chicago White Sox fan -- provid...

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL

    Thursday, May 18 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-18 19:14:49 GMT
    Charlotte Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .331 This Season with the Knights (NORFOLK, VA) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .331 (46-for-139) this season over 34 games with the Charlotte Knights, has officially been placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to May 16). In two additional roster moves today, RHP Jake Dunning has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham, and infielder/outfielder Cody A...More >>
    Charlotte Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .331 This Season with the Knights (NORFOLK, VA) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .331 (46-for-139) this season over 34 games with the Charlotte Knights, has officially been placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to May 16). In two additional roster moves today, RHP Jake Dunning has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham, and infielder/outfielder Cody A...More >>
  • Panthers’ deal gave Charlotte free stadium dates. But the city isn’t taking advantage.

    Panthers’ deal gave Charlotte free stadium dates. But the city isn’t taking advantage.

    Thursday, May 18 2017 2:48 PM EDT2017-05-18 18:48:16 GMT
    Country music artist Kenny Chesney performs at Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte on June 24, 2012. (Adam Jennings | The Charlotte Observer)Country music artist Kenny Chesney performs at Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte on June 24, 2012. (Adam Jennings | The Charlotte Observer)

    It’s a perk that can save city taxpayers $250,000 per event. But three years into the deal, Charlotte has only used up seven days total, and this year the city might only use two – for the college football kickoff game in September and the Belk Bowl in December.

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    It’s a perk that can save city taxpayers $250,000 per event. But three years into the deal, Charlotte has only used up seven days total, and this year the city might only use two – for the college football kickoff game in September and the Belk Bowl in December.

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  • Axalta opens Customer Experience Center on Hendrick Motorsports Campus

    Axalta opens Customer Experience Center on Hendrick Motorsports Campus

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 11:17 PM EDT2017-05-17 03:17:36 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    The facility honors Axalta's longtime relationship with Hendrick Motorsports, and NASCAR legends and Axalta Team Racers Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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    The facility honors Axalta's longtime relationship with Hendrick Motorsports, and NASCAR legends and Axalta Team Racers Jeff Gordon and Dale Earnhardt Jr.

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  • Charlotte Hornets to pick 11th in the NBA Draft

    Charlotte Hornets to pick 11th in the NBA Draft

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:53 PM EDT2017-05-17 01:53:18 GMT

    The NBA held its draft lottery tonight in New York City and the Charlotte Hornets will pick 11th in the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft. 

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    The NBA held its draft lottery tonight in New York City and the Charlotte Hornets will pick 11th in the upcoming 2017 NBA Draft. 

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  • C-USA will play basketball tournaments at NFL Cowboys' home

    C-USA will play basketball tournaments at NFL Cowboys' home

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 9:35 PM EDT2017-05-17 01:35:03 GMT

    Conference USA will play its men's and women's postseason basketball tournaments at the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters the next two years.

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    Conference USA will play its men's and women's postseason basketball tournaments at the Dallas Cowboys' headquarters the next two years.

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  • On The Go With Stro: Driving A Stock Car

    On The Go With Stro: Driving A Stock Car

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 5:49 PM EDT2017-05-16 21:49:22 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    In our latest installment of On The Go With Stro, I had a chance to put on the fire suit, get in the car, and put the pedal to the metal!

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    In our latest installment of On The Go With Stro, I had a chance to put on the fire suit, get in the car, and put the pedal to the metal!

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  • Knights 2nd baseman Yoan Moncada is living up to all the hype

    Knights 2nd baseman Yoan Moncada is living up to all the hype

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 4:47 PM EDT2017-05-16 20:47:41 GMT

    The Charlotte Knights have a long list of great players in their history.  Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez are just a few of the greats in Charlotte baseball history.

    Very soon, you may be able to add the name of Yoan Moncada to that list of greats as he is currently the #1 prospect in all of baseball and is living up to the hype.

    For more on Moncada, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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    The Charlotte Knights have a long list of great players in their history.  Cal Ripken Jr., Eddie Murray, Jim Thome, Manny Ramirez are just a few of the greats in Charlotte baseball history.

    Very soon, you may be able to add the name of Yoan Moncada to that list of greats as he is currently the #1 prospect in all of baseball and is living up to the hype.

    For more on Moncada, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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  • BLOG: If the Charlotte Hornets get a top 3 pick, what should they do with it?

    BLOG: If the Charlotte Hornets get a top 3 pick, what should they do with it?

    Tuesday, May 16 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-05-16 19:42:53 GMT

    Can the Charlotte Hornets actually catch a break Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery?  More than likely, NO! 

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    Can the Charlotte Hornets actually catch a break Tuesday night in the NBA Draft Lottery?  More than likely, NO! 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 6-4 Monday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 6-4 Monday

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:50 PM EDT2017-05-16 02:50:31 GMT
    Knights Charge Past the Bulls 6-4 Monday Red-Hot Charlotte Knights Record Fifth-Straight Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico launched a two-run home run in a three-run first inning to help set the tone and lead the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 6-4 win over the Durham Bulls on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. With the win, the Knights (19-17) earned their fifth consecutive victory and pulled to within just four games of fir...More >>
    Knights Charge Past the Bulls 6-4 Monday Red-Hot Charlotte Knights Record Fifth-Straight Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico launched a two-run home run in a three-run first inning to help set the tone and lead the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 6-4 win over the Durham Bulls on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. With the win, the Knights (19-17) earned their fifth consecutive victory and pulled to within just four games of fir...More >>
  • Titans, Panthers to practice together before preseason game

    Titans, Panthers to practice together before preseason game

    Monday, May 15 2017 9:40 PM EDT2017-05-16 01:40:12 GMT

    The Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers will practice together for two days before their preseason game Aug. 19.

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    The Tennessee Titans and Carolina Panthers will practice together for two days before their preseason game Aug. 19.

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  • NASCAR Adds Fourth Stage to Coca-Cola 600

    NASCAR Adds Fourth Stage to Coca-Cola 600

    Monday, May 15 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-05-15 17:14:02 GMT

    More Moments, More Excitement Set for a Crown Jewel of NASCAR

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    More Moments, More Excitement Set for a Crown Jewel of NASCAR

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  • Take 3, Episode 14: Will new NASCAR rules bring more excitement to Charlotte races?

    Take 3, Episode 14: Will new NASCAR rules bring more excitement to Charlotte races?

    Monday, May 15 2017 10:54 AM EDT2017-05-15 14:54:55 GMT
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    On this week's episode of Take 3, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss NASCAR & 10 Days of Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NBA Playoffs, the Players Championship, and the Charlotte Knights. 

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    On this week's episode of Take 3, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss NASCAR & 10 Days of Thunder at Charlotte Motor Speedway, the NBA Playoffs, the Players Championship, and the Charlotte Knights. 

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  • Almirola out of hospital after fracturing a vertebra

    Almirola out of hospital after fracturing a vertebra

    Sunday, May 14 2017 4:34 PM EDT2017-05-14 20:34:51 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    NASCAR driver Aric Almirola has been released from the University of Kansas Medical Center a day after fracturing a vertebra during a fiery wreck at Kansas Speedway.

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    NASCAR driver Aric Almirola has been released from the University of Kansas Medical Center a day after fracturing a vertebra during a fiery wreck at Kansas Speedway.

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  • Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

    Truex finally wins at Kansas Speedway after late restart

    Sunday, May 14 2017 4:30 PM EDT2017-05-14 20:30:52 GMT

    Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart Saturday night to win the NASCAR Cup Series race.

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    Martin Truex Jr. finally ended his string of rotten luck at Kansas Speedway, pulling away from Ryan Blaney and Kevin Harvick on a late restart Saturday night to win the NASCAR Cup Series race.

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  • Duke's Jackson to sign with agent, remain in NBA draft

    Duke's Jackson to sign with agent, remain in NBA draft

    Sunday, May 14 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-05-14 20:51:17 GMT

    Duke freshman Frank Jackson will sign with an agent and remain in the NBA draft.

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    Duke freshman Frank Jackson will sign with an agent and remain in the NBA draft.

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  • Tar Heels add LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris to roster

    Tar Heels add LSU grad transfer Brandon Harris to roster

    Sunday, May 14 2017 4:46 PM EDT2017-05-14 20:46:49 GMT

    North Carolina says it has added quarterback Brandon Harris as a graduate transfer from LSU.

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    North Carolina says it has added quarterback Brandon Harris as a graduate transfer from LSU.

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  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Notre Dame Future Football Match-ups

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Notre Dame Future Football Match-ups

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:12:32 GMT
    Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame Announce Future Football Matchups Fighting Irish will continue to face conference teams an average of five times per season through 2037 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – As part of the ongoing agreement, Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the five football games that will be played annually between the Fighting Irish and members of the league from 2026 through 2037. The agreement continues a partnersh...More >>
    Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame Announce Future Football Matchups Fighting Irish will continue to face conference teams an average of five times per season through 2037 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – As part of the ongoing agreement, Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the five football games that will be played annually between the Fighting Irish and members of the league from 2026 through 2037. The agreement continues a partnersh...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon To Throw Out First Pitch May 24th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon To Throw Out First Pitch May 24th

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:06 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:06:37 GMT
    Ty Dillon to Sign Autographs, Throw First Pitch May 24th NASCAR Driver Set to Visit BB&T Ballpark During Team’s Seven-Game Homestand (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- NASCAR driver Ty Dillon, who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will meet fans and sign pre-game autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, May 24th. Dillon is the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet SS for Germain Racing.   Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. on May 24th and...More >>
    Ty Dillon to Sign Autographs, Throw First Pitch May 24th NASCAR Driver Set to Visit BB&T Ballpark During Team’s Seven-Game Homestand (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- NASCAR driver Ty Dillon, who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will meet fans and sign pre-game autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, May 24th. Dillon is the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet SS for Germain Racing.   Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. on May 24th and...More >>
  • Checkers move to Eastern Conference for 2017-18 season

    Checkers move to Eastern Conference for 2017-18 season

    Thursday, May 11 2017 1:14 PM EDT2017-05-11 17:14:08 GMT

    As part of AHL’s realignment, team to play in Atlantic Division

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    As part of AHL’s realignment, team to play in Atlantic Division

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  • Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in car crash

    Wife of ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman dies in car crash

    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-05-11 13:38:42 GMT
    Thursday, May 11 2017 9:38 AM EDT2017-05-11 13:38:42 GMT

    The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has died in a traffic crash in Connecticut.

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    The wife of longtime ESPN broadcaster Chris Berman has died in a traffic crash in Connecticut.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children's Hospital

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children's Hospital

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:38:49 GMT
    10th Annual Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital Knights Raise Largest Total in 10-Year History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Wednesday, May 10th, the Charlotte Knights held their 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Just like in previous seasons, Wednesday’s annual golf tournament was a big success. Overall, the day’s festivities raised $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital. This year’s total was the la...More >>
    10th Annual Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital Knights Raise Largest Total in 10-Year History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Wednesday, May 10th, the Charlotte Knights held their 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Just like in previous seasons, Wednesday’s annual golf tournament was a big success. Overall, the day’s festivities raised $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital. This year’s total was the la...More >>
  • NASCAR suspends crew chief for Aric Almirola for 3 races

    NASCAR suspends crew chief for Aric Almirola for 3 races

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-05-10 21:32:21 GMT

    The crew chief for Aric Almirola is the latest to earn a NASCAR suspension for a failed inspection.

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    The crew chief for Aric Almirola is the latest to earn a NASCAR suspension for a failed inspection.

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  • WBTV Sports Overtime: Winthrop baseball in first in the Big South Conference

    WBTV Sports Overtime: Winthrop baseball in first in the Big South Conference

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-05-10 22:05:28 GMT

    With 3 weeks to go in the regular season, the Winthrop Eagles are currently in first place in the Big South Conference, but it hasn't been an easy road to the top. For more on the Eagles, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    With 3 weeks to go in the regular season, the Winthrop Eagles are currently in first place in the Big South Conference, but it hasn't been an easy road to the top. For more on the Eagles, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Indians Wednesday in Series Finale

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Indians Wednesday in Series Finale

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 5:56 PM EDT2017-05-10 21:56:11 GMT
    Knights Drop Wednesday’s Finale to Indians 1-0 Indianapolis Scores Only Run of the Game in the 2nd Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- RHP Chris Volstad allowed just one run over five innings, but it was just enough to propel the Indianapolis Indians to a 1-0 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The Indians won all three games in the series against the Knights. Making his third start of th...More >>
    Knights Drop Wednesday’s Finale to Indians 1-0 Indianapolis Scores Only Run of the Game in the 2nd Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- RHP Chris Volstad allowed just one run over five innings, but it was just enough to propel the Indianapolis Indians to a 1-0 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The Indians won all three games in the series against the Knights. Making his third start of th...More >>
  • Davidson Names Gayle Coats Fulks Women’s Basketball Coach

    Davidson Names Gayle Coats Fulks Women’s Basketball Coach

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 3:51 PM EDT2017-05-10 19:51:33 GMT

    Gayle Coats Fulks named Davidson College head women’s basketball coach.

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    Gayle Coats Fulks named Davidson College head women’s basketball coach.

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  • 16th Annual Belk Bowl Will Be Played On Friday, December 29th, 2017

    16th Annual Belk Bowl Will Be Played On Friday, December 29th, 2017

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 2:24 PM EDT2017-05-10 18:24:32 GMT

    Belk Bowl Kickoff Set for 1:00 p.m.

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    Belk Bowl Kickoff Set for 1:00 p.m.

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  • High school football coaching changes for 2017

    High school football coaching changes for 2017

    Wednesday, May 10 2017 1:30 PM EDT2017-05-10 17:30:54 GMT

    It has been an interesting off season thus far for some high school football programs as they welcome in new coaches.  Here are the changes thus far with more schools yet to hire a replacement.  WBTV will update this list as jobs get filled. 

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    It has been an interesting off season thus far for some high school football programs as they welcome in new coaches.  Here are the changes thus far with more schools yet to hire a replacement.  WBTV will update this list as jobs get filled. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 4:11 PM EDT2017-05-09 20:11:06 GMT
    Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Launches Solo Homer in Seventh Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. First pitch of the game was thrown at 11:16 a.m. after rain delayed the start by 11 minutes. The two teams are scheduled to play a sec...More >>
    Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Launches Solo Homer in Seventh Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. First pitch of the game was thrown at 11:16 a.m. after rain delayed the start by 11 minutes. The two teams are scheduled to play a sec...More >>
  • Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

    Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

    Tuesday, May 9 2017 3:47 PM EDT2017-05-09 19:47:42 GMT

    Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. 

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    Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. 

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  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Contribute More Than $350,000 To Community in 2016-17

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Contribute More Than $350,000 To Community in 2016-17

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:57 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:57:44 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 8, 2017 CHECKERS CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN $350,000 TO COMMUNITY IN 2016-17 Team has now donated $4 million to Charlotte area since 2006 CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they contributed $356,570 to nearly 300 different local organizations through cash and in-kind donations during the 2016-17 season. They have now totaled $4 million in community contributions since Michael Kahn took ownership of the team in 2006. In addition to popu...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 8, 2017 CHECKERS CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN $350,000 TO COMMUNITY IN 2016-17 Team has now donated $4 million to Charlotte area since 2006 CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they contributed $356,570 to nearly 300 different local organizations through cash and in-kind donations during the 2016-17 season. They have now totaled $4 million in community contributions since Michael Kahn took ownership of the team in 2006. In addition to popu...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:22:33 GMT
    Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who hit .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, two home runs, and four RBIs over six games last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of May 1-7, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. earlier this morning. Ranked as the number one pros...More >>
    Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who hit .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, two home runs, and four RBIs over six games last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of May 1-7, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. earlier this morning. Ranked as the number one pros...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Monday's Game at Indianapolis

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Monday's Game at Indianapolis

    Monday, May 8 2017 11:10 PM EDT2017-05-09 03:10:42 GMT
    Knights Drop Monday’s Game 5-3 Engel Records Three Hits in Game One Loss to Indians   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Outfielder Adam Engel continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 5-3 on Monday from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Knights. Engel finished Monday’s game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. The Ci...More >>
    Knights Drop Monday’s Game 5-3 Engel Records Three Hits in Game One Loss to Indians   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Outfielder Adam Engel continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 5-3 on Monday from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Knights. Engel finished Monday’s game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. The Ci...More >>
  • Fueled by redemption, No. 1 ranked Warriors take on rival Mavericks in playoffs

    Fueled by redemption, No. 1 ranked Warriors take on rival Mavericks in playoffs

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:32 PM EDT2017-05-09 01:32:16 GMT
    (Sarah Pisciuneri | WBTV)(Sarah Pisciuneri | WBTV)

    Off the field, the North Carolina High School Athletics Association is reporting the team has the highest GPA in the state as well.

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    Off the field, the North Carolina High School Athletics Association is reporting the team has the highest GPA in the state as well.

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  • Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

    Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

    Monday, May 8 2017 6:48 PM EDT2017-05-08 22:48:45 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week

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    Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week

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  • NC State and South Carolina ready for the 2017 Belk College Kickoff

    NC State and South Carolina ready for the 2017 Belk College Kickoff

    Monday, May 8 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-08 22:14:35 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Monday at Quail Hollow Club, golf was not the main top of discussion as the Charlotte Sports Foundation had an ACC and a SEC coach in the house to talk about their September match up on the gridiron. The Belk College Kickoff game will take place at Bank of America on September 2nd as NC State will take on South Carolina. 

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    Monday at Quail Hollow Club, golf was not the main top of discussion as the Charlotte Sports Foundation had an ACC and a SEC coach in the house to talk about their September match up on the gridiron. The Belk College Kickoff game will take place at Bank of America on September 2nd as NC State will take on South Carolina. 

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  • Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest, Panthers mini-camp, Wells Fargo Championship - Take 3, Episode 13

    Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest, Panthers mini-camp, Wells Fargo Championship - Take 3, Episode 13

    Monday, May 8 2017 9:48 AM EDT2017-05-08 13:48:41 GMT
    WBTVWBTV

    Executive Director of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Amanda Prothero, joins the show to talk about the foundation's upcoming event - the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest! 

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    Executive Director of the Jimmie Johnson Foundation, Amanda Prothero, joins the show to talk about the foundation's upcoming event - the Jimmie Johnson Foundation Fit Fest! 

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  • Knights Power Past G-Braves 7-1 Sunday

    Knights Power Past G-Braves 7-1 Sunday

    Sunday, May 7 2017 9:01 PM EDT2017-05-08 01:01:56 GMT

    In front of the largest crowd of the season -- 10,534 fans -- the Knights put on a show at-the-plate and in-the-field on Sunday afternoon in Uptown Charlotte. Yoan Moncada and Adam Engel homered, Carson Fulmer dazzled on the mound, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 7-1 on Sunday in the finale of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark.

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    In front of the largest crowd of the season -- 10,534 fans -- the Knights put on a show at-the-plate and in-the-field on Sunday afternoon in Uptown Charlotte. Yoan Moncada and Adam Engel homered, Carson Fulmer dazzled on the mound, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 7-1 on Sunday in the finale of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark.

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  • Stenhouse scores 1st career Cup victory with last-lap pass

    Stenhouse scores 1st career Cup victory with last-lap pass

    Sunday, May 7 2017 6:36 PM EDT2017-05-07 22:36:25 GMT

    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a strong Ford engine to blow past Kyle Busch in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory.

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    Ricky Stenhouse Jr. used a strong Ford engine to blow past Kyle Busch in overtime at Talladega Superspeedway on Sunday for his first NASCAR Cup victory.

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  • Harman's clutch birdie denies Johnson 4th straight win

    Harman's clutch birdie denies Johnson 4th straight win

    Sunday, May 7 2017 6:34 PM EDT2017-05-07 22:34:41 GMT

    Brian Harman made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Wells Fargo Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a fourth straight victory.

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    Brian Harman made a 30-foot birdie putt on the final hole to win the Wells Fargo Championship and deny Dustin Johnson a fourth straight victory.

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  • Winthrop Baseball Completes Sweep Of Gardner-Webb With 3-1 Win Sunday Afternoon

    Winthrop Baseball Completes Sweep Of Gardner-Webb With 3-1 Win Sunday Afternoon

    Sunday, May 7 2017 4:31 PM EDT2017-05-07 20:31:24 GMT

    Matthew Mulkey’s two-RBI single in the seventh lifted Winthrop to a 3-1 victory over Gardner-Webb to complete a series sweep, Sunday afternoon at The Winthrop Ballpark. 

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    Matthew Mulkey’s two-RBI single in the seventh lifted Winthrop to a 3-1 victory over Gardner-Webb to complete a series sweep, Sunday afternoon at The Winthrop Ballpark. 

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  • 10 rookie camp quotes from Ben Boulware that will make him a Panthers fan-favorite

    10 rookie camp quotes from Ben Boulware that will make him a Panthers fan-favorite

    Saturday, May 6 2017 10:47 AM EDT2017-05-06 14:47:24 GMT
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Ben Boulware lines up for a play during the first session of the team’s rookie camp on Friday. (Source: David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers linebacker Ben Boulware lines up for a play during the first session of the team’s rookie camp on Friday. (Source: David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    The journey ahead of Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware could be like his signature ginger beard: It’s long, unique to Boulware himself, and will sometimes get a little gnarly.

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    The journey ahead of Clemson linebacker Ben Boulware could be like his signature ginger beard: It’s long, unique to Boulware himself, and will sometimes get a little gnarly.

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  • Boy not allowed on class trip to ballpark gets 4 tickets from stranger

    Boy not allowed on class trip to ballpark gets 4 tickets from stranger

    Friday, May 5 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-05-06 01:23:48 GMT

    We first met the Ranson Middle School student Thursday when Education Reporter Dedrick Russell explained how the 6th grader was not allowed to go on a field trip with classmates.

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    We first met the Ranson Middle School student Thursday when Education Reporter Dedrick Russell explained how the 6th grader was not allowed to go on a field trip with classmates.

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  • Austin Duke living a dream at Panthers rookie mini camp

    Austin Duke living a dream at Panthers rookie mini camp

    Friday, May 5 2017 7:38 PM EDT2017-05-05 23:38:28 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Friday for Austin Duke was an incredible day as he took the field for his hometown team the Carolina Panthers. "It's just a surreal moment," said Duke as he described standing in a huddle with the likes of Panthers first round draft pick Christian McCaffrey and second round pick Curtis Samuel. 

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    Friday for Austin Duke was an incredible day as he took the field for his hometown team the Carolina Panthers. "It's just a surreal moment," said Duke as he described standing in a huddle with the likes of Panthers first round draft pick Christian McCaffrey and second round pick Curtis Samuel. 

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  • Christian McCaffrey impresses in day 1 of Panthers rookie mini camp

    Christian McCaffrey impresses in day 1 of Panthers rookie mini camp

    Friday, May 5 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-05-05 22:28:03 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    "He's sharp," said Panthers wide receiver and former Charlotte 49er and Independence star Austin Duke.  That was a common theme surround Panthers first round draft choice Christian McCaffrey after day one of Panthers rookie mini camp. 

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    "He's sharp," said Panthers wide receiver and former Charlotte 49er and Independence star Austin Duke. That was a common theme surround Panthers first round draft choice Christian McCaffrey after day one of Panthers rookie mini camp. 

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  • Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat

    Hit by NASCAR penalty, Logano says team doesn't cheat

    Friday, May 5 2017 12:26 PM EDT2017-05-05 16:26:42 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Joey Logano says Team Penske is the most professional team in auto racing and simply pushes the limits as far as it can in pursuit of speed.

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    Joey Logano says Team Penske is the most professional team in auto racing and simply pushes the limits as far as it can in pursuit of speed.

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  • Sisters on Sun Valley HS softball team hope to make run at playoffs in last season together

    Sisters on Sun Valley HS softball team hope to make run at playoffs in last season together

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:57:39 GMT
    (Sarah Pisciuneri | WBTV)(Sarah Pisciuneri | WBTV)

    The sisters grew up playing softball and for the last three seasons, they've been Spartans together on the same team for Sun Valley High.

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    The sisters grew up playing softball and for the last three seasons, they've been Spartans together on the same team for Sun Valley High.

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  • Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher accused of assaulting Uber driver

    Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher accused of assaulting Uber driver

    Thursday, May 4 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-05-04 22:54:53 GMT
    Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)Carolina Panthers' Michael Oher (73) stretches before an NFL football game against the Minnesota Vikings in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Sept. 18, 2016. The Vikings won 22-10. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)

    Carolina Panthers player Michael Oher has been cited by police in Tennessee after he is accused of assaulting an Uber driver last month.

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    Carolina Panthers player Michael Oher has been cited by police in Tennessee after he is accused of assaulting an Uber driver last month.

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  • Winthrop's Kelsey Announces Addition Of Nych Smith

    Winthrop's Kelsey Announces Addition Of Nych Smith

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:27 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:27:53 GMT

    Winthrop head men’s basketball coach Pat Kelsey announced the addition of Nych Smith as part of the 2017 recruiting class. Smith comes to the Eagles from Florida Southwestern State College where he led the team in scoring at 15.1 points, while also averaging 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists last season. 

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    Winthrop head men’s basketball coach Pat Kelsey announced the addition of Nych Smith as part of the 2017 recruiting class. Smith comes to the Eagles from Florida Southwestern State College where he led the team in scoring at 15.1 points, while also averaging 2.9 rebounds and 5.8 assists last season. 

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  • Wake Forest dismisses QB Kearns for breaking team rules

    Wake Forest dismisses QB Kearns for breaking team rules

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:14 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:14:27 GMT

    Wake Forest has dismissed backup quarterback Kyle Kearns from the team for a violation of team rules.

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    Wake Forest has dismissed backup quarterback Kyle Kearns from the team for a violation of team rules.

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  • Dustin Johnson on Eagle Point: ‘The golf course is in perfect condition’

    Dustin Johnson on Eagle Point: ‘The golf course is in perfect condition’

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 6:02 PM EDT2017-05-03 22:02:13 GMT

    Two of the top ten golfers in the world sang praises of Eagle Point’s golf course after playing its 18 holes for the first time. 

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    Two of the top ten golfers in the world sang praises of Eagle Point’s golf course after playing its 18 holes for the first time. 

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  • Knights Fall to Tides 5-4 Wednesday

    Knights Fall to Tides 5-4 Wednesday

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:42 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:42:02 GMT

    The Charlotte Knights continued their hot hitting, but lost to the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday in game two of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. 

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    The Charlotte Knights continued their hot hitting, but lost to the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-4 on Wednesday in game two of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. 

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  • Pinson returning for senior season with champion Tar Heels

    Pinson returning for senior season with champion Tar Heels

    Wednesday, May 3 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-05-03 19:11:41 GMT

    North Carolina swingman Theo Pinson will return for his senior season after declaring for the NBA draft.

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    North Carolina swingman Theo Pinson will return for his senior season after declaring for the NBA draft.

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  • Charlotte Motor Speedway unveils Sam Bass' souvenir program cover art for May races

    Charlotte Motor Speedway unveils Sam Bass' souvenir program cover art for May races

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 7:13 PM EDT2017-05-02 23:13:52 GMT
    (Source: Nate Wimberly)(Source: Nate Wimberly)

    Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they unveiled the cover art for the souvenir programs for the upcoming May races. This marks the 83rd and 84th cover that Sam Bass has completed for the track since beginning with them back in 1985. 

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    Tuesday at Charlotte Motor Speedway, they unveiled the cover art for the souvenir programs for the upcoming May races. This marks the 83rd and 84th cover that Sam Bass has completed for the track since beginning with them back in 1985. 

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  • Panthers pick up 5th year on Benjamin's contract

    Panthers pick up 5th year on Benjamin's contract

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:14 PM EDT2017-05-02 22:14:01 GMT

    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will be with the team thru 2018 as the team exercised the 5th year on his rookie contract. The move means Benjamin will make $8.5 million in 2018.

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    Carolina Panthers wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin will be with the team thru 2018 as the team exercised the 5th year on his rookie contract. The move means Benjamin will make $8.5 million in 2018.

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  • Willy Garcia Promoted to Chicago Today

    Willy Garcia Promoted to Chicago Today

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:43 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:43:43 GMT

    Outfielder Willy Garcia, who earned International League Batter of the Week honors on Monday, April 10, has been recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Garcia takes the place of outfielder Jacob May, who was optioned to the Knights after Chicago’s game last night. 

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    Outfielder Willy Garcia, who earned International League Batter of the Week honors on Monday, April 10, has been recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Garcia takes the place of outfielder Jacob May, who was optioned to the Knights after Chicago’s game last night. 

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  • ELEVATION CHEER COMPANY: Local Cheerleading Program Headed to D2 Summit

    ELEVATION CHEER COMPANY: Local Cheerleading Program Headed to D2 Summit

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-05-02 21:01:55 GMT
    Local cheerleading program climbS their way to the D2 Summit Salisbury, NC, May 2, 2017 – Elevation Cheer Co., a local cheerleading training facility, is proud to announce that their teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions for small gyms, The D2 Summit, produced by Varsity All Star. Held at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports May 13-14, The D2 Summit, is the season-capping goal for ...More >>
    Local cheerleading program climbS their way to the D2 Summit Salisbury, NC, May 2, 2017 – Elevation Cheer Co., a local cheerleading training facility, is proud to announce that their teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions for small gyms, The D2 Summit, produced by Varsity All Star. Held at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports May 13-14, The D2 Summit, is the season-capping goal for ...More >>
  • Brad Keselowski crew chief to serve suspension at Talladega

    Brad Keselowski crew chief to serve suspension at Talladega

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 4:49 PM EDT2017-05-02 20:49:19 GMT

    Brad Keselowski will not have crew chief Paul Wolfe this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway as he serves part of a suspension Team Penske has been appealing.

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    Brad Keselowski will not have crew chief Paul Wolfe this weekend at Talladega Superspeedway as he serves part of a suspension Team Penske has been appealing.

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  • Panthers waive safety Tre Boston, 4 others

    Panthers waive safety Tre Boston, 4 others

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 4:44 PM EDT2017-05-02 20:44:21 GMT
    (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)(Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    The team also waived fullback Devon Johnson, corner Lou Young and offensive tackles Jack Rodgers and Jordan Rigsbee.

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    The team also waived fullback Devon Johnson, corner Lou Young and offensive tackles Jack Rodgers and Jordan Rigsbee.

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  • BLOG: Pressure is now on Panthers offensive coordinator Shula to use the new talent

    BLOG: Pressure is now on Panthers offensive coordinator Shula to use the new talent

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:45:39 GMT

    In my opinion, the Carolina Panthers 2017 draft was OUTSTANDING.   Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed a lot of the Panthers needs-- most of all their lack of speed especially on offense. Now it is up to Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula to tap the potential of all this new talent.

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    In my opinion, the Carolina Panthers 2017 draft was OUTSTANDING.   Panthers general manager Dave Gettleman addressed a lot of the Panthers needs-- most of all their lack of speed especially on offense. Now it is up to Panthers offensive coordinator Mike Shula to tap the potential of all this new talent. 

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  • Take 3 With WBTV Sports: Episode 12

    Take 3 With WBTV Sports: Episode 12

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:45 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:45:12 GMT

    Kelly from Davidson Street Public House joins the show to debut a new cocktail for the month of May.

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    Kelly from Davidson Street Public House joins the show to debut a new cocktail for the month of May.

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  • Michigan's Donnal heading to Clemson

    Michigan's Donnal heading to Clemson

    Monday, May 1 2017 7:43 PM EDT2017-05-01 23:43:47 GMT

    Former Michigan forward Mark Donnal is going to play his final season at Clemson.

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    Former Michigan forward Mark Donnal is going to play his final season at Clemson.

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  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Chad Geter Gets Invitation from San Francisco 49ers Mini-Camp

    GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Chad Geter Gets Invitation from San Francisco 49ers Mini-Camp

    Monday, May 1 2017 6:18 PM EDT2017-05-01 22:18:52 GMT
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb All-America linebacker Chad Geter earned an invitation from the San Francisco 49ers for a mini-camp tryout Monday afternoon. Geter (Irmo, S.C. / Dutch Fork HS) is the eighth GWU standout to earn either a free agent contract or mini-camp tryout in the last eight years. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound graduate student was runner up for the 2016 Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year award and earned All-Conference honors for the third t...More >>
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb All-America linebacker Chad Geter earned an invitation from the San Francisco 49ers for a mini-camp tryout Monday afternoon. Geter (Irmo, S.C. / Dutch Fork HS) is the eighth GWU standout to earn either a free agent contract or mini-camp tryout in the last eight years. The 6-foot-2, 250-pound graduate student was runner up for the 2016 Big South Conference Defensive Player of the Year award and earned All-Conference honors for the third t...More >>
  • Moncada Earns Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month Honors

    Moncada Earns Chicago White Sox Minor League Player of the Month Honors

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:39 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:39:14 GMT

    Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is ranked as the top prospect in Chicago’s system by Baseball America and MLB.com, has been named as the organization’s Minor League Player of the Month for the month of April. 

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    Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is ranked as the top prospect in Chicago’s system by Baseball America and MLB.com, has been named as the organization’s Minor League Player of the Month for the month of April. 

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  • Panthers add 5 rookie free agents

    Panthers add 5 rookie free agents

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:09 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:09:17 GMT

    With the NFL Draft done, the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 5 rookie free agents.

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    With the NFL Draft done, the Carolina Panthers have agreed to terms with 5 rookie free agents.

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  • Duke, Cutcliffe reach deal on extension through June 2021

    Duke, Cutcliffe reach deal on extension through June 2021

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:07:37 GMT

    Duke and football coach David Cutcliffe have agreed to a contract extension through June 2021.

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    Duke and football coach David Cutcliffe have agreed to a contract extension through June 2021.

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  • Tar Heels sign Brooks as late addition to recruiting class

    Tar Heels sign Brooks as late addition to recruiting class

    Monday, May 1 2017 4:04 PM EDT2017-05-01 20:04:31 GMT

    North Carolina has signed 6-foot-10 forward Garrison Brooks as a late recruiting addition to bolster a depleted frontcourt.

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    North Carolina has signed 6-foot-10 forward Garrison Brooks as a late recruiting addition to bolster a depleted frontcourt.

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  • Rivera: Benjamin 'a little heavy,' working to lose weight

    Rivera: Benjamin 'a little heavy,' working to lose weight

    Sunday, April 30 2017 8:12 PM EDT2017-05-01 00:12:37 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's a little concerned over Kelvin Benjamin's weight, but disputed reports that the team's starting wide receiver has ballooned to 280 pounds.

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    Panthers coach Ron Rivera says he's a little concerned over Kelvin Benjamin's weight, but disputed reports that the team's starting wide receiver has ballooned to 280 pounds.

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  • Logano pulls away to win at Richmond

    Logano pulls away to win at Richmond

    Sunday, April 30 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-04-30 22:09:13 GMT

    Joey Logano pulled away after a restart with about 20 laps to go to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.

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    Joey Logano pulled away after a restart with about 20 laps to go to win the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond International Raceway on Sunday.

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  • Knights Beat the Clippers 3-1 Sunday

    Knights Beat the Clippers 3-1 Sunday

    Sunday, April 30 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-04-30 22:08:33 GMT

    Yoan Moncada’s Two-Run Fifth Inning Single Proves to be the Game Winner 

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    Yoan Moncada’s Two-Run Fifth Inning Single Proves to be the Game Winner 

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  • Panthers go for 4-in-1, take versatile Stanford back Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

    Panthers go for 4-in-1, take versatile Stanford back Christian McCaffrey at No. 8

    Thursday, April 27 2017 9:55 PM EDT2017-04-28 01:55:23 GMT
    Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey during NFL football pro day Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey during NFL football pro day Thursday, March 23, 2017, in Stanford, Calif. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

    McCaffrey matches Tim Biakabutuka (No. 8 in 1996) as the highest selected running back ever taken by the Panthers.

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    McCaffrey matches Tim Biakabutuka (No. 8 in 1996) as the highest selected running back ever taken by the Panthers.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Mud Hens 6-5 Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Mud Hens 6-5 Thursday

    Thursday, April 27 2017 4:32 PM EDT2017-04-27 20:32:40 GMT
    Knights Power Past Mud Hens 6-5 Thursday Five-Run Eighth Inning Propels Charlotte to Series Win over Toledo (TOLEDO, OH) -- A five-run eighth inning -- highlighted by three key home runs -- propelled the Charlotte Knights to a 6-5 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday in the finale of their three-game series from Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH. The Knights won two of the three games in the series and have now won four of their last six games overall. With the game tied at 1-1 i...More >>
    Knights Power Past Mud Hens 6-5 Thursday Five-Run Eighth Inning Propels Charlotte to Series Win over Toledo (TOLEDO, OH) -- A five-run eighth inning -- highlighted by three key home runs -- propelled the Charlotte Knights to a 6-5 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday in the finale of their three-game series from Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH. The Knights won two of the three games in the series and have now won four of their last six games overall. With the game tied at 1-1 i...More >>
  • BLOG: With the 8th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select????

    BLOG: With the 8th pick in the NFL Draft, the Carolina Panthers select????

    Thursday, April 27 2017 2:13 PM EDT2017-04-27 18:13:20 GMT

    I really wish the team would have a shot at picking LSU RB Leonard Fournette, but he will probably be gone by #8.  So it's time for the Carolina Panthers to "diversify their portfolio" on offense and... 

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    I really wish the team would have a shot at picking LSU RB Leonard Fournette, but he will probably be gone by #8.  So it's time for the Carolina Panthers to "diversify their portfolio" on offense and... 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Wednesday's Game to Mud Hens 4-1

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Wednesday's Game to Mud Hens 4-1

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:33 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:33:09 GMT
    Knights Drop Wednesday’s Game to Mud Hens 4-1 Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith Record Two Hits Apiece in Game Two Loss (TOLEDO, OH) -- Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith recorded two hits apiece, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 4-1 on Wednesday from Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH. Wednesday’s loss snapped a two-game winning streak by the Knights. LHP Chad Bell (1-2, 1.25) gave up just six hits over six sh...More >>
    Knights Drop Wednesday’s Game to Mud Hens 4-1 Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith Record Two Hits Apiece in Game Two Loss (TOLEDO, OH) -- Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith recorded two hits apiece, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 4-1 on Wednesday from Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH. Wednesday’s loss snapped a two-game winning streak by the Knights. LHP Chad Bell (1-2, 1.25) gave up just six hits over six sh...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Eliminated From Calder Cup Playoffs

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Eliminated From Calder Cup Playoffs

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 11:29 PM EDT2017-04-27 03:29:16 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 26, 2017 CHECKERS' RALLY FALLS SHORT AS PLAYOFF RUN ENDS Checkers battle back to within one in final minutes but drop Game 5 to Chicago CHICAGO, IL - In a decisive Game 5, the Checkers rallied back from a disastrous start but ended up just short, with a 3-2 loss to Chicago ending their Calder Cup Playoff run. The game had a strange start when one minute in the Checkers were assessed a bench minor for an error in their starting lineup card. Th...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 26, 2017 CHECKERS' RALLY FALLS SHORT AS PLAYOFF RUN ENDS Checkers battle back to within one in final minutes but drop Game 5 to Chicago CHICAGO, IL - In a decisive Game 5, the Checkers rallied back from a disastrous start but ended up just short, with a 3-2 loss to Chicago ending their Calder Cup Playoff run. The game had a strange start when one minute in the Checkers were assessed a bench minor for an error in their starting lineup card. Th...More >>
  • ESPN layoffs hit Charlotte offices

    ESPN layoffs hit Charlotte offices

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:56 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:56:37 GMT
    ESPNU studio in Charlotte (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)ESPNU studio in Charlotte (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    In total, fewer than 10 people in Charlotte are being laid off. The SEC network operations, as well as an events division, will remain in Charlotte. ESPN employs about 200 people locally.

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    In total, fewer than 10 people in Charlotte are being laid off. The SEC network operations, as well as an events division, will remain in Charlotte. ESPN employs about 200 people locally.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls To Compete in Famous Penn Relays

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls To Compete in Famous Penn Relays

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-04-26 19:41:58 GMT
    Golden Bulls Track and Field to Race in the Prestigious Penn Relays Charlotte, N.C. (April 26, 2017)— The Johnson C. Smith University track and field teams will send a contingent of 12 athletes to take part in the Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. April 27-29. The JCSU men will have two runners compete in the 400m hurdles on Friday in Kyle Robinson (Levelland, Tex.) and Zavier Lawrence (Mandeville, Jamaica). JCSU also managed to qualify both the 4x100...More >>
    Golden Bulls Track and Field to Race in the Prestigious Penn Relays Charlotte, N.C. (April 26, 2017)— The Johnson C. Smith University track and field teams will send a contingent of 12 athletes to take part in the Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. April 27-29. The JCSU men will have two runners compete in the 400m hurdles on Friday in Kyle Robinson (Levelland, Tex.) and Zavier Lawrence (Mandeville, Jamaica). JCSU also managed to qualify both the 4x100...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Wednesday, April 26 2017 2:55 PM EDT2017-04-26 18:55:58 GMT
    Knights Roster Move – April 26, 2017 RHP Juan Minaya reinstated from MLB Rehab Assignment, activated off Chicago’s DL, and assigned to Charlotte Roster 25 Active Notes: RHP Juan Minaya started a rehab assignment yesterday with the Knights and tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Charlotte’s 2-1 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in Toledo, OH. Minaya was returned to Chicago today, activated off the team’s disabled list, and optioned to Charlotte. The Knights now hav...More >>
    Knights Roster Move – April 26, 2017 RHP Juan Minaya reinstated from MLB Rehab Assignment, activated off Chicago’s DL, and assigned to Charlotte Roster 25 Active Notes: RHP Juan Minaya started a rehab assignment yesterday with the Knights and tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Charlotte’s 2-1 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in Toledo, OH. Minaya was returned to Chicago today, activated off the team’s disabled list, and optioned to Charlotte. The Knights now hav...More >>
  • Young 49ers D-Line has huge shoes to fill in 2017

    Young 49ers D-Line has huge shoes to fill in 2017

    Sunday, April 23 2017 8:31 PM EDT2017-04-24 00:31:11 GMT

    The biggest question surrounding the Charlotte 49ers heading into the 2017 season is at defensive line. 

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    The biggest question surrounding the Charlotte 49ers heading into the 2017 season is at defensive line. 

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: Lady Golden Bulls Second After Day One of CIAA Track and Field Championships

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: Lady Golden Bulls Second After Day One of CIAA Track and Field Championships

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:06:48 GMT
    JCSU Women Second After Day One of CIAA Track and Field Championships Bowie, Md. (April 21, 2017)—Johnson C. Smith University women’s track team qualified 13 individuals for finals and while senior Fellan Ferguson won the 1500m and 3000m races on day one of the CIAA Track and Field Championships held in Bowie, Md. Ferguson, from Kingston, Jamaica, continued her dominance in the distance races, taking the 1500m with a 4:50.59 while racing to the title in the 3000m with a ...More >>
    JCSU Women Second After Day One of CIAA Track and Field Championships Bowie, Md. (April 21, 2017)—Johnson C. Smith University women’s track team qualified 13 individuals for finals and while senior Fellan Ferguson won the 1500m and 3000m races on day one of the CIAA Track and Field Championships held in Bowie, Md. Ferguson, from Kingston, Jamaica, continued her dominance in the distance races, taking the 1500m with a 4:50.59 while racing to the title in the 3000m with a ...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Drop Game Two of Playoff Series 3-2

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Drop Game Two of Playoff Series 3-2

    Friday, April 21 2017 11:04 PM EDT2017-04-22 03:04:56 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 21, 2017 CHECKERS DROP NAIL-BITER AS WOLVES EVEN SERIES Miller stays hot, Wolves net late winner in Game 2 CHARLOTTE, NC - After a one-sided affair to kick off the series, the Central Division Semifinals took a turn for the dramatic in Game 2, with Chicago squeaking out a 3-2 victory. As expected, the visitors pushed hard right off the bat, breaking through for the first time in the series with a rebound goal early in regulation, followed by ...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 21, 2017 CHECKERS DROP NAIL-BITER AS WOLVES EVEN SERIES Miller stays hot, Wolves net late winner in Game 2 CHARLOTTE, NC - After a one-sided affair to kick off the series, the Central Division Semifinals took a turn for the dramatic in Game 2, with Chicago squeaking out a 3-2 victory. As expected, the visitors pushed hard right off the bat, breaking through for the first time in the series with a rebound goal early in regulation, followed by ...More >>
  • Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

    Madison Bumgarner lands on DL after dirt bike accident

    Friday, April 21 2017 7:12 PM EDT2017-04-21 23:12:24 GMT
    San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Madison Bumgarner throws during the first inning of a baseball game against the Kansas City Royals on Wednesday, April 19, 2017, in Kansas City, Mo. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

    Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder.

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    Giants ace left-hander Madison Bumgarner was placed on the disabled list for the first time in his big league career Friday after a dirt bike accident that sent him to a hospital with bruised ribs and a sprained joint in his pitching shoulder.

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  • Duke to host 2 NC prep football title games in December

    Duke to host 2 NC prep football title games in December

    Friday, April 21 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-04-21 19:46:48 GMT

    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association says it will hold two football state championship games at Duke in December, meaning each of the state's four Atlantic Coast Conference schools will host two...

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    The North Carolina High School Athletic Association says it will hold two football state championship games at Duke in December, meaning each of the state's four Atlantic Coast Conference schools will host two games.

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  • Panthers release 2017 Schedule

    Panthers release 2017 Schedule

    Thursday, April 20 2017 9:21 PM EDT2017-04-21 01:21:00 GMT
    Panthers begin the season September 10th at 49ers.Panthers begin the season September 10th at 49ers.

    The 2017 Carolina Panthers Schedule was released Thursday: ..

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    The 2017 Carolina Panthers Schedule was released Thursday: ..

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  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Get Kuokkanen From Hurricanes

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Get Kuokkanen From Hurricanes

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:09 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:09:32 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 19, 2017 HURRICANES ASSIGN JANNE KUOKKANEN TO CHARLOTTE Second-round pick in 2016 completed junior season on Tuesday CHARLOTTE, NC -  The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have received forward Janne Kuokkanen on assignment from the Carolina Hurricanes. Kuokkanen, 18, completed his junior season on Tuesday when his London Knights team suffered a Game 7 overtime loss to the Erie Otters in the second round of the Ontario H...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 19, 2017 HURRICANES ASSIGN JANNE KUOKKANEN TO CHARLOTTE Second-round pick in 2016 completed junior season on Tuesday CHARLOTTE, NC -  The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have received forward Janne Kuokkanen on assignment from the Carolina Hurricanes. Kuokkanen, 18, completed his junior season on Tuesday when his London Knights team suffered a Game 7 overtime loss to the Erie Otters in the second round of the Ontario H...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Sign 6'10 Center Jailan Haslem

    CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Sign 6'10 Center Jailan Haslem

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 5:04 PM EDT2017-04-19 21:04:06 GMT
    49ers Sign Junior College Standout Big Man Jailan Haslem  Charlotte, N.C. – – Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of Georgia’s Gordon State College standout Jailan Haslem, a 6-foot-10 center, who has signed a National Letter Of Intent to play for the 49ers. “I extremely excited to add Jailan to our program,” said Price, who is heading into his third season at Charlotte. “He is a young man that br...More >>
    49ers Sign Junior College Standout Big Man Jailan Haslem  Charlotte, N.C. – – Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of Georgia’s Gordon State College standout Jailan Haslem, a 6-foot-10 center, who has signed a National Letter Of Intent to play for the 49ers. “I extremely excited to add Jailan to our program,” said Price, who is heading into his third season at Charlotte. “He is a young man that br...More >>
  • ACC championships return to NC, Charlotte gets extension on football championship

    ACC championships return to NC, Charlotte gets extension on football championship

    Wednesday, April 19 2017 11:52 AM EDT2017-04-19 15:52:02 GMT
    WBTV graphicWBTV graphic

    The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has announced that conference championships will return to North Carolina following the repeal of House Bill 2 - starting with the football championship in Charlotte.

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    The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has announced that conference championships will return to North Carolina following the repeal of House Bill 2 - starting with the football championship in Charlotte.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Return Home to Beat Pawtucket 3-1

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Return Home to Beat Pawtucket 3-1

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 11:22 PM EDT2017-04-19 03:22:26 GMT
    Knights Return Home, Beat the PawSox 3-1 Tuesday Yoan Moncada & Willy Garcia Launch Home Runs in Game One Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights returned home to BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday where they have played their best baseball of the season. That impressive play continued in game one of their series against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Yoan Moncada led the bottom of the first inning off with a home run, Willy Garcia added a two-run shot in the inning, and the Char...More >>
    Knights Return Home, Beat the PawSox 3-1 Tuesday Yoan Moncada & Willy Garcia Launch Home Runs in Game One Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights returned home to BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday where they have played their best baseball of the season. That impressive play continued in game one of their series against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Yoan Moncada led the bottom of the first inning off with a home run, Willy Garcia added a two-run shot in the inning, and the Char...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Spring Football Game Saturday at 6PM

    CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Spring Football Game Saturday at 6PM

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:20:13 GMT
    Charlotte 49ers To Host Spring Game, Saturday The Charlotte 49ers football program will host its annual Green-White Spring Game, Saturday at 6 pm at Jerry Richardson Stadium.  The 49ers, coached by Brad Lambert, are preparing for their fifth season of football and third at the FBS level as a member of Conference USA. General admission tickets for the Spring Game are $10 and are available at charlotte49ers.com or by calling 704/687-4949.  UNC Charlotte students re...More >>
    Charlotte 49ers To Host Spring Game, Saturday The Charlotte 49ers football program will host its annual Green-White Spring Game, Saturday at 6 pm at Jerry Richardson Stadium.  The 49ers, coached by Brad Lambert, are preparing for their fifth season of football and third at the FBS level as a member of Conference USA. General admission tickets for the Spring Game are $10 and are available at charlotte49ers.com or by calling 704/687-4949.  UNC Charlotte students re...More >>
  • WBTV Sports Overtime: Young RB look to replace 49ers all time leading rusher

    WBTV Sports Overtime: Young RB look to replace 49ers all time leading rusher

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 4:02 PM EDT2017-04-18 20:02:44 GMT

    One of the biggest questions surrounding the Charlotte 49ers during spring practice is who will replace the program's all time leading rusher Kalif Phillips? Coach Brad Lambert has a couple of candidates that should be an outstanding 1-2 punch and they are both from the Charlotte area. For more, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    One of the biggest questions surrounding the Charlotte 49ers during spring practice is who will replace the program's all time leading rusher Kalif Phillips? Coach Brad Lambert has a couple of candidates that should be an outstanding 1-2 punch and they are both from the Charlotte area. For more, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • NCAA returns events to NC, selects state as host after rollback of HB2

    NCAA returns events to NC, selects state as host after rollback of HB2

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 2:09 PM EDT2017-04-18 18:09:58 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that North Carolina will host 26 NCAA-events between 2019-2022.

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has announced that North Carolina will host 26 NCAA-events between 2019-2022.

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 11

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 11

    Monday, April 17 2017 8:23 PM EDT2017-04-18 00:23:31 GMT

    On this week's episode, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss the NBA Playoffs, the Charlotte Checkers qualifying for playoffs, the Charlotte Knights and Atlanta Braves. 

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    On this week's episode, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss the NBA Playoffs, the Charlotte Checkers qualifying for playoffs, the Charlotte Knights and Atlanta Braves. 

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  • Carolina Panthers lock up Kawann Short with long-term deal

    Carolina Panthers lock up Kawann Short with long-term deal

    Monday, April 17 2017 11:17 AM EDT2017-04-17 15:17:04 GMT
    (John D. Simmons | The Charlotte Observer)(John D. Simmons | The Charlotte Observer)

    The Carolina Panthers worked out a long-term deal with Pro-Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short on Monday. A source told the Observer that Short’s deal is for five years and $80 million, meaning he will be a Panther through 2023.

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    The Carolina Panthers worked out a long-term deal with Pro-Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short on Monday. A source told the Observer that Short’s deal is for five years and $80 million, meaning he will be a Panther through 2023.

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  • Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

    Wesley Bryan takes RBC Heritage in South Carolina homecoming

    Sunday, April 16 2017 8:13 PM EDT2017-04-17 00:13:53 GMT

    Wesley Bryan rallied to win his home-state RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald.

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    Wesley Bryan rallied to win his home-state RBC Heritage for his first PGA Tour title, closing with a 4-under 67 on Sunday for a one-stroke victory over Luke Donald.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Norfolk Tides Friday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Norfolk Tides Friday

    Friday, April 14 2017 10:08 PM EDT2017-04-15 02:08:18 GMT
    Knights Lose Friday, Fall to Tides 3-1 Jason Bourgeois Records His 350th Career Knights Hit in Game One Loss (NORFOLK, VA) -- Tyler Danish tossed seven solid innings, Jason Bourgeois racked up his 350th career Knights hit, but Charlotte dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Norfolk Tides by a score of 3-1 on Friday night from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The loss was the club’s fifth consecutive after beginning the season 4-0. Danish (1-1, 2.25) gave up th...More >>
    Knights Lose Friday, Fall to Tides 3-1 Jason Bourgeois Records His 350th Career Knights Hit in Game One Loss (NORFOLK, VA) -- Tyler Danish tossed seven solid innings, Jason Bourgeois racked up his 350th career Knights hit, but Charlotte dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Norfolk Tides by a score of 3-1 on Friday night from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The loss was the club’s fifth consecutive after beginning the season 4-0. Danish (1-1, 2.25) gave up th...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Friday, April 14 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-14 22:57:45 GMT
    Additional Knights Roster Move – April 14, 2017 C Chris O’Dowd promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) Roster 25 Active Notes: Catcher Chris O’Dowd was activated off of Birmingham’s disabled list today and promoted to Charlotte. O’Dowd has yet to appear in a game this season. Last year, the 26-year-old catcher appeared in one game (May 29 at Rochester) with the Charlotte Knights and went 0-for-1 at the plate with three walks. He was signed by th...More >>
    Additional Knights Roster Move – April 14, 2017 C Chris O’Dowd promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) Roster 25 Active Notes: Catcher Chris O’Dowd was activated off of Birmingham’s disabled list today and promoted to Charlotte. O’Dowd has yet to appear in a game this season. Last year, the 26-year-old catcher appeared in one game (May 29 at Rochester) with the Charlotte Knights and went 0-for-1 at the plate with three walks. He was signed by th...More >>
  • KANNAPOLIS INTIMIIDATORS: Intimidators Lost in Hickory to Crawdads 2-1 Thursday

    KANNAPOLIS INTIMIIDATORS: Intimidators Lost in Hickory to Crawdads 2-1 Thursday

    Thursday, April 13 2017 10:35 PM EDT2017-04-14 02:35:55 GMT
    Dunning strikes out 13 as I’s lose in extras White Sox prospect collects most strikeouts since 2013 season   HICKORY, N.C. (April 13, 2017) - Dane Dunning struck out 13 batters, the most by an Intimidators pitcher in four seasons, but Kannapolis could not back him up offensively in a 2-1 loss to the Crawdads in 12 innings on Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory. Kannapolis (1-7) managed 10 hits on the night with seven of them coming through the first five inni...More >>
    Dunning strikes out 13 as I’s lose in extras White Sox prospect collects most strikeouts since 2013 season   HICKORY, N.C. (April 13, 2017) - Dane Dunning struck out 13 batters, the most by an Intimidators pitcher in four seasons, but Kannapolis could not back him up offensively in a 2-1 loss to the Crawdads in 12 innings on Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory. Kannapolis (1-7) managed 10 hits on the night with seven of them coming through the first five inni...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights to Honor Negro League Players and Celebrate Jackie Robinson April 18th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights to Honor Negro League Players and Celebrate Jackie Robinson April 18th

    Thursday, April 13 2017 9:15 PM EDT2017-04-14 01:15:06 GMT
    Knights to Honor Negro League Players, Celebrate Jackie Robinson on April 18th BB&T Ballpark Concourse to Feature Former Players & Traveling Museum, Team to Wear #42 Jerseys (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, April 18th at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights will once again showcase the rich tradition of the Negro Leagues and welcome five former players, as well as Negro League historians, and a customized historical display featuring photos, artifacts, and more. The...More >>
    Knights to Honor Negro League Players, Celebrate Jackie Robinson on April 18th BB&T Ballpark Concourse to Feature Former Players & Traveling Museum, Team to Wear #42 Jerseys (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, April 18th at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights will once again showcase the rich tradition of the Negro Leagues and welcome five former players, as well as Negro League historians, and a customized historical display featuring photos, artifacts, and more. The...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

    Thursday, April 13 2017 4:14 PM EDT2017-04-13 20:14:18 GMT
    Additional Knights Roster Move -- April 13, 2017 C Carson Blair activated off the DL Roster 25 Active Notes: Catcher Carson Blair has been activated off Charlotte's DL to take the roster spot of catcher Kevan Smith, who had his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox earlier today. Charlotte's active roster is now set at 25 players. Blair, 27, was signed by the White Sox as a free agent on January 11, 2017. The Carrollton, TX native was a member of both the Texas Rangers and Oakl...More >>
    Additional Knights Roster Move -- April 13, 2017 C Carson Blair activated off the DL Roster 25 Active Notes: Catcher Carson Blair has been activated off Charlotte's DL to take the roster spot of catcher Kevan Smith, who had his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox earlier today. Charlotte's active roster is now set at 25 players. Blair, 27, was signed by the White Sox as a free agent on January 11, 2017. The Carrollton, TX native was a member of both the Texas Rangers and Oakl...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose On The Road At Durham 6-2

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose On The Road At Durham 6-2

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 11:02 PM EDT2017-04-13 03:02:03 GMT
    Knights Lose Wednesday’s Game to Bulls 6-2 Top Prospect Yoan Moncada Adds Two Hits in Game Three Loss to Division Rival (DURHAM, NC) -- Yoan Moncada continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game three of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-2 on Wednesday from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The first place Bulls increased their lead in the International League South Division to two games over the Knights. Moncada, the n...More >>
    Knights Lose Wednesday’s Game to Bulls 6-2 Top Prospect Yoan Moncada Adds Two Hits in Game Three Loss to Division Rival (DURHAM, NC) -- Yoan Moncada continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game three of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-2 on Wednesday from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The first place Bulls increased their lead in the International League South Division to two games over the Knights. Moncada, the n...More >>
  • KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Ronme Braves Beat Intimidators 2-1 Tuesday

    KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Ronme Braves Beat Intimidators 2-1 Tuesday

    Tuesday, April 11 2017 11:09 PM EDT2017-04-12 03:09:56 GMT
    Comito solid for 6.0 innings in season debut Braves take advantage of Intimidators quartet of errors for victory KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 11, 2017) – Chris Comito tossed six strong innings in his 2017 season debut, but the Intimidators could not overcome a 4-error game in a 2-1 loss to the Rome Braves on Tuesday at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System.  Kannapolis (1-5) tied the game in the sixth inning before the Braves pulled in front with a ru...More >>
    Comito solid for 6.0 innings in season debut Braves take advantage of Intimidators quartet of errors for victory KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 11, 2017) – Chris Comito tossed six strong innings in his 2017 season debut, but the Intimidators could not overcome a 4-error game in a 2-1 loss to the Rome Braves on Tuesday at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System.  Kannapolis (1-5) tied the game in the sixth inning before the Braves pulled in front with a ru...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH': Golden Bulls Blaire Thomas Named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team

    JOHNSON C. SMITH': Golden Bulls Blaire Thomas Named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team

    Monday, April 10 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-04-11 03:08:20 GMT
    JCSU’s Blaire Thomas Named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team Charlotte, N.C. -- (April 10, 2017) –Johnson C. Smith University junior Blaire Thomas has been named as a second-team selection to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (NCCSIA) College Division team. Thomas, from Waterloo, Iowa, helped the JCSU women’s basketball team to the second CIAA Championship in program history. The Golden Bulls downed regionally-ranked Bowie State a...More >>
    JCSU’s Blaire Thomas Named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team Charlotte, N.C. -- (April 10, 2017) –Johnson C. Smith University junior Blaire Thomas has been named as a second-team selection to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (NCCSIA) College Division team. Thomas, from Waterloo, Iowa, helped the JCSU women’s basketball team to the second CIAA Championship in program history. The Golden Bulls downed regionally-ranked Bowie State a...More >>
  • DAVIDSON COLLEGE: Gibbs To Participate in Portsmouth Tournament

    DAVIDSON COLLEGE: Gibbs To Participate in Portsmouth Tournament

    Monday, April 10 2017 11:05 PM EDT2017-04-11 03:05:43 GMT
    Gibbs to Participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Jack Gibbs will compete in the 65th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week in Portsmouth, Va., as announced Monday afternoon. For the past 64 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. The 2017 P.I.T. tips off ...More >>
    Gibbs to Participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Jack Gibbs will compete in the 65th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week in Portsmouth, Va., as announced Monday afternoon. For the past 64 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. The 2017 P.I.T. tips off ...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Golden Bulls Men's Golf Team Finishes Second at JCSU Invitational

    JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Golden Bulls Men's Golf Team Finishes Second at JCSU Invitational

    Monday, April 10 2017 10:56 PM EDT2017-04-11 02:56:25 GMT
    Charlotte, N.C. (April 10, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University golf team finished in second place at the 2017 JCSU Invitational held at the par-72, 6,717 yard Larkhaven Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday. The Golden Bulls returned a team total of 377 (+89) on their home course in the five-team event JCSU was led by DeJuan Powell (Atlanta, Ga.), as he carded a 10-over par 82, good for fourth place overall. Junior teammate Glenn Canty (Durham, N.C.) shot a 94 (+22) to fi...More >>
    Charlotte, N.C. (April 10, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University golf team finished in second place at the 2017 JCSU Invitational held at the par-72, 6,717 yard Larkhaven Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday. The Golden Bulls returned a team total of 377 (+89) on their home course in the five-team event JCSU was led by DeJuan Powell (Atlanta, Ga.), as he carded a 10-over par 82, good for fourth place overall. Junior teammate Glenn Canty (Durham, N.C.) shot a 94 (+22) to fi...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop First Game of the Season to Durham 7-4

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop First Game of the Season to Durham 7-4

    Monday, April 10 2017 10:53 PM EDT2017-04-11 02:53:07 GMT
    Knights Drop Monday’s Contest to Bulls 7-4 Yoan Moncada Continues Hot Hitting with Second Homer of 2017 (DURHAM, NC) -- Yoan Moncada continued his torrid pace to start the 2017 season. Moncada homered and scored two runs, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 7-4 on Monday from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Monday’s loss was Charlotte’s first of the 2017 campaign and it moved t...More >>
    Knights Drop Monday’s Contest to Bulls 7-4 Yoan Moncada Continues Hot Hitting with Second Homer of 2017 (DURHAM, NC) -- Yoan Moncada continued his torrid pace to start the 2017 season. Moncada homered and scored two runs, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 7-4 on Monday from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Monday’s loss was Charlotte’s first of the 2017 campaign and it moved t...More >>
  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 10

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 10

    Monday, April 10 2017 6:21 AM EDT2017-04-10 10:21:31 GMT
    WBTVWBTV

    On this week's episode Ashley, Delano, & Nate discuss the Charlotte Hornets, the Masters, and NASCAR.

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    On this week's episode Ashley, Delano, & Nate discuss the Charlotte Hornets, the Masters, and NASCAR.

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  • NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game

    NBA says Charlotte is eligible to host 2019 All-Star Game

    Friday, April 7 2017 4:05 PM EDT2017-04-07 20:05:41 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 All-Star Game after a recent change to a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

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    NBA Commissioner Adam Silver says Charlotte will be eligible to host the 2019 All-Star Game after a recent change to a North Carolina law that limited anti-discrimination protections for lesbian, gay and transgender people.

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  • BLOG: Time for the Charlotte Knights to "Play Ball!"

    BLOG: Time for the Charlotte Knights to "Play Ball!"

    Thursday, April 6 2017 3:02 PM EDT2017-04-06 19:02:34 GMT

    With college basketball done and the NBA about to wrap up, time now to turn our sports attention to baseball. College baseball has been going strong for almost 2 months and now it is time for minor league baseball to take center stage.  Which also means, it's time to open the gates at one of the crown jewels of Charlotte-- BB&T Ballpark. It's time for the Charlotte Knights to "PLAY BALL!" 

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    With college basketball done and the NBA about to wrap up, time now to turn our sports attention to baseball. College baseball has been going strong for almost 2 months and now it is time for minor league baseball to take center stage.  Which also means, it's time to open the gates at one of the crown jewels of Charlotte-- BB&T Ballpark. It's time for the Charlotte Knights to "PLAY BALL!" 

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  • WBTV Sports Overtime: 49ers football ready for 3rd season at FBS

    WBTV Sports Overtime: 49ers football ready for 3rd season at FBS

    Wednesday, April 5 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-04-05 21:20:35 GMT

    In spite of a 1-4 start last season, the Charlotte 49ers came up 2 wins short of possibly going to their first ever bowl game. That has led to big expectations for 2017 even as the Niners say goodbye to their 1st ever signing class. For more on Charlotte 49ers spring practice, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    In spite of a 1-4 start last season, the Charlotte 49ers came up 2 wins short of possibly going to their first ever bowl game. That has led to big expectations for 2017 even as the Niners say goodbye to their 1st ever signing class. For more on Charlotte 49ers spring practice, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • AP source: NBA board to discuss Charlotte as All-Star host

    AP source: NBA board to discuss Charlotte as All-Star host

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 5:44 PM EDT2017-04-04 21:44:16 GMT
    NBA Commissioner Alex Silver (T. Ortega Gaines | The Charlotte Observer)NBA Commissioner Alex Silver (T. Ortega Gaines | The Charlotte Observer)

    A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week.

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    A person with knowledge of the plans says the NBA will discuss whether to bring the 2019 All-Star Game to Charlotte at its Board of Governors meeting this week.

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 9

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 9

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 5:10 PM EDT2017-04-04 21:10:18 GMT

    Ashley Stroehlein, Delano Little, and Nate Wimberly discuss the Tar Heels redemption tour that ended with a National Championship, the Charlotte Hornets playoff push, and Knights Opening Day!

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    Ashley Stroehlein, Delano Little, and Nate Wimberly discuss the Tar Heels redemption tour that ended with a National Championship, the Charlotte Hornets playoff push, and Knights Opening Day!

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Baseball News

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Baseball News

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 4:51 PM EDT2017-04-04 20:51:07 GMT
    White Sox Legends Baines, Dotson to Open 30th Knights’ Season in Charlotte Two Millionth Fan in BB&T Ballpark’s Short History Expected to Attend Friday Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- In just two days, the 2017 Charlotte Knights will begin their much-anticipated 30th season in franchise history. Starting with Opening Knight on Thursday, April 6th, the fourth season at BB&T Ballpark gets underway with a fun-filled, four-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides (Tr...More >>
    White Sox Legends Baines, Dotson to Open 30th Knights’ Season in Charlotte Two Millionth Fan in BB&T Ballpark’s Short History Expected to Attend Friday Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- In just two days, the 2017 Charlotte Knights will begin their much-anticipated 30th season in franchise history. Starting with Opening Knight on Thursday, April 6th, the fourth season at BB&T Ballpark gets underway with a fun-filled, four-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides (Tr...More >>
  • BLOG: A May without the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte just doesn't feel right

    BLOG: A May without the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte just doesn't feel right

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-04-04 20:20:00 GMT

    With college basketball in the books and the Masters about to tee off on Thursday, time to get excited here in Charlotte for the Wells Fargo Championship, but wait...  

    For the first time in the last 15 years, a PGA event will not happen in the month of May here in Charlotte.

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    With college basketball in the books and the Masters about to tee off on Thursday, time to get excited here in Charlotte for the Wells Fargo Championship, but wait...  

    For the first time in the last 15 years, a PGA event will not happen in the month of May here in Charlotte.

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  • Charlotte 7th grader pulls off astonishing, near-perfect NCAA bracket

    Charlotte 7th grader pulls off astonishing, near-perfect NCAA bracket

    Tuesday, April 4 2017 3:38 PM EDT2017-04-04 19:38:43 GMT
    (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

    Sasha Anderson is a 7th grader at Mountain Island Lake Academy in Charlotte. She was given eight minutes to fill out a March Madness bracket as part of a math class assignment.

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    Sasha Anderson is a 7th grader at Mountain Island Lake Academy in Charlotte. She was given eight minutes to fill out a March Madness bracket as part of a math class assignment.?

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  • North Carolina defeats Gonzaga 71-65 to become 2017 NCAA basketball champions

    North Carolina defeats Gonzaga 71-65 to become 2017 NCAA basketball champions

    Monday, April 3 2017 1:19 PM EDT2017-04-03 17:19:53 GMT
    Tuesday, April 4 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-04-04 04:50:16 GMT

    North Carolina has won the 2017 NCAA basketball championship with a 71-65 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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    North Carolina has won the 2017 NCAA basketball championship with a 71-65 victory over the Gonzaga Bulldogs.

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  • NO PARTY TONIGHT: USC postpones women's title celebration due to weather threat

    NO PARTY TONIGHT: USC postpones women's title celebration due to weather threat

    Monday, April 3 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-04-03 20:28:06 GMT
    South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) holds the trophy as she and teammates celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas. (Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay)South Carolina forward A'ja Wilson (22) holds the trophy as she and teammates celebrate their win over Mississippi State in the final of NCAA women's Final Four college basketball tournament, Sunday, April 2, 2017, in Dallas. (Source: AP Photo/Eric Gay)

    The University of South Carolina athletics department has decided to postpone Monday evening's victory celebration following the women's basketball team's historic national championship.

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    The University of South Carolina athletics department has decided to postpone Monday evening's victory celebration following the women's basketball team's historic national championship.

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  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Forward Saarela Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Forward Saarela Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

    Monday, April 3 2017 3:34 PM EDT2017-04-03 19:34:01 GMT
    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS FORWARD ALEKSI SAARELA NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Charlotte Checkers forward Aleksi Saarela has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 2, 2017. Saarela made his American Hockey League debut last week and recorded four goals and two assists for six points with a plus-5 rating in four games, helping Charlotte stay in the thic...More >>
    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS FORWARD ALEKSI SAARELA NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Charlotte Checkers forward Aleksi Saarela has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 2, 2017. Saarela made his American Hockey League debut last week and recorded four goals and two assists for six points with a plus-5 rating in four games, helping Charlotte stay in the thic...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: AHL Honors Checkers Goaltender Tom McCollum

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: AHL Honors Checkers Goaltender Tom McCollum

    Monday, April 3 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-04-03 19:26:43 GMT
    CHRISTIAN DJOOS, MARK JANKOWSKI, TOM McCOLLUM NAMED CCM/AHL AWARD WINNERS FOR MARCH SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears defenseman Christian Djoos, Stockton Heat forward Mark Jankowski and Charlotte Checkers goaltender Tom McCollum have been selected as the league’s award winners for March. Djoos, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, skated in 13 games for Hershey during March and recorded three go...More >>
    CHRISTIAN DJOOS, MARK JANKOWSKI, TOM McCOLLUM NAMED CCM/AHL AWARD WINNERS FOR MARCH SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears defenseman Christian Djoos, Stockton Heat forward Mark Jankowski and Charlotte Checkers goaltender Tom McCollum have been selected as the league’s award winners for March. Djoos, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, skated in 13 games for Hershey during March and recorded three go...More >>
  • ACC: NC will again be considered for hosting future ACC Championships

    ACC: NC will again be considered for hosting future ACC Championships

    Friday, March 31 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-03-31 20:16:32 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The ACC Council of Presidents has voted that North Carolina will again be considered for hosting future ACC Championships.

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    The ACC Council of Presidents has voted that North Carolina will again be considered for hosting future ACC Championships.

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  • On The Go With Stro: A lesson in shooting skeet & steel targets

    On The Go With Stro: A lesson in shooting skeet & steel targets

    Thursday, March 30 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-03-30 21:54:39 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    The Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County is getting ready to celebrate its one year anniversary.

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    The Foothills Public Shooting Complex of Cleveland County is getting ready to celebrate its one year anniversary.?

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  • Senior ladies basketball team shows 'Granny's still got game'

    Senior ladies basketball team shows 'Granny's still got game'

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:52 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:52:13 GMT
    (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

    The team now sports about 40 women ranging in ages from 50 to 82.

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    The team now sports about 40 women ranging in ages from 50 to 82.

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  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Woodard Named Winthrop Women;s Basketball Head Coach

    WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Woodard Named Winthrop Women;s Basketball Head Coach

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:20 PM EDT2017-03-27 21:20:05 GMT
    Woodard Named Winthrop Women’s Basketball Head Coach ROCK HILL, SC—Director of Athletics Ken Halpin has announced that Lynette Woodard has been named head coach of the Winthrop women’s basketball program. A news conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday to introduce Woodard. Woodard joined the Winthrop coaching staff last August as an assistant, was appointed acting head coach in January, and was elevated to interim head coach in February. A baske...More >>
    Woodard Named Winthrop Women’s Basketball Head Coach ROCK HILL, SC—Director of Athletics Ken Halpin has announced that Lynette Woodard has been named head coach of the Winthrop women’s basketball program. A news conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday to introduce Woodard. Woodard joined the Winthrop coaching staff last August as an assistant, was appointed acting head coach in January, and was elevated to interim head coach in February. A baske...More >>
  • VIDEO: Runner carries woman to finish line, helps her finish marathon

    VIDEO: Runner carries woman to finish line, helps her finish marathon

    Monday, March 27 2017 3:36 PM EDT2017-03-27 19:36:11 GMT
    (Source: marathon-photos.com)(Source: marathon-photos.com)

    A 21-year-old woman appeared to be fatigued from the race and was falling to her knees. That's when two runners stopped and helped her up and started to run with her to the finish line.

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    A 21-year-old woman appeared to be fatigued from the race and was falling to her knees. That's when two runners stopped and helped her up and started to run with her to the finish line.

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  • Panthers refute report that team’s sale will be discussed among owners this offseason

    Panthers refute report that team’s sale will be discussed among owners this offseason

    Monday, March 27 2017 11:05 AM EDT2017-03-27 15:05:01 GMT
    Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)Carolina Panthers owner Jerry Richardson watches his team warm up before an NFL football game against the Atlanta Falcons in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Dec. 24, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    The Carolina Panthers issued a strongly worded statement denying a report that owner and founder Jerry Richardson could sell the team.

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    The Carolina Panthers issued a strongly worded statement denying a report that owner and founder Jerry Richardson could sell the team.

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 8

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 8

    Monday, March 27 2017 5:39 AM EDT2017-03-27 09:39:46 GMT
    WBTVWBTV

    On this week's episode, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton's upcoming surgery, March Madness, and NASCAR.

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    On this week's episode, Ashley, Delano, and Nate discuss Panthers Quarterback Cam Newton's upcoming surgery, March Madness, and NASCAR.

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  • NCAA warns if no change in HB2, no change on future tournaments

    NCAA warns if no change in HB2, no change on future tournaments

    Thursday, March 23 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-03-23 20:22:39 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has issued a statement indicating if North Carolina's House Bill 2 is still in effect next week the state could lose chances to host tournaments for another five years.

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    The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has issued a statement indicating if North Carolina's House Bill 2 is still in effect next week the state could lose chances to host tournaments for another five years.

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  • BLOG: Not a good way to start the 2017 season for the Carolina Panthers

    BLOG: Not a good way to start the 2017 season for the Carolina Panthers

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:54 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:54:21 GMT

    Before you get too far into this blog, Cam Newton having surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30th is NOT the end of the world nor does it mean the Carolina Panthers will have a losing season. But it is not a great way to start the 2017 season. 

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    Before you get too far into this blog, Cam Newton having surgery on a partially torn rotator cuff on March 30th is NOT the end of the world nor does it mean the Carolina Panthers will have a losing season. But it is not a great way to start the 2017 season. 

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  • PETTY ENTERPRISES: Pete Hamilton Dies

    PETTY ENTERPRISES: Pete Hamilton Dies

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:04:50 GMT
    Press Release For Immediate Release Petty Statements on the Passing of Pete Hamilton Pete Hamilton drove the No. 40 for Petty Enterprises in 1970 and won three races, including the Daytona 500, with Maurice Petty heading the team.  Statement from Richard Petty: "We ran two cars in 1970, and Plymouth helped introduce us to Pete. They wanted us to run a second car with him on the bigger tracks. 'Chief' (Maurice Petty) led that car and started in the Daytona 500. Pete an...More >>
    Press Release For Immediate Release Petty Statements on the Passing of Pete Hamilton Pete Hamilton drove the No. 40 for Petty Enterprises in 1970 and won three races, including the Daytona 500, with Maurice Petty heading the team.  Statement from Richard Petty: "We ran two cars in 1970, and Plymouth helped introduce us to Pete. They wanted us to run a second car with him on the bigger tracks. 'Chief' (Maurice Petty) led that car and started in the Daytona 500. Pete an...More >>
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Kelsey Leaving Winthrop to Accept Same Position at UMass

    WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Kelsey Leaving Winthrop to Accept Same Position at UMass

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 11:08 PM EDT2017-03-22 03:08:21 GMT
    Kelsey Accepts Head Coaching Job at UMass Following Five Years and 102 Wins at Winthrop ROCK HILL, SC—Pat Kelsey is leaving Winthrop as head men’s basketball coach after five years to accept the same position at the University of Massachusetts.  UMass officials announced the hiring on Tuesday afternoon just after Kelsey met with the Winthrop players and staff to inform them of his decision. Kelsey departs Winthrop after leading the Eagles to the 2017 Big South Conf...More >>
    Kelsey Accepts Head Coaching Job at UMass Following Five Years and 102 Wins at Winthrop ROCK HILL, SC—Pat Kelsey is leaving Winthrop as head men’s basketball coach after five years to accept the same position at the University of Massachusetts.  UMass officials announced the hiring on Tuesday afternoon just after Kelsey met with the Winthrop players and staff to inform them of his decision. Kelsey departs Winthrop after leading the Eagles to the 2017 Big South Conf...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Knights College Baseball Series Game Between Charlotte and Wake Suspended

    CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Knights College Baseball Series Game Between Charlotte and Wake Suspended

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 9:11 PM EDT2017-03-22 01:11:15 GMT
    Tuesday’s 49ers Game Suspended Due to Inclement Weather Game to Be Resumed Against Wake Forest at Hayes Stadium on Wednesday (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tuesday’s game between the Charlotte 49ers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons from BB&T Ballpark has been suspended due to inclement weather. The two teams will resume the game from Charlotte’s home ballpark, Hayes Stadium, on Wednesday with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m. Tickets from Tuesday’s game can be exch...More >>
    Tuesday’s 49ers Game Suspended Due to Inclement Weather Game to Be Resumed Against Wake Forest at Hayes Stadium on Wednesday (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tuesday’s game between the Charlotte 49ers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons from BB&T Ballpark has been suspended due to inclement weather. The two teams will resume the game from Charlotte’s home ballpark, Hayes Stadium, on Wednesday with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m. Tickets from Tuesday’s game can be exch...More >>
  • BLOG: To tank or not to tank? The big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

    BLOG: To tank or not to tank? The big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:25:30 GMT

    Before the season, no one would have thought we would be asking this, but it is a reality now.  To tank or not to tank?  That is the big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

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    Before the season, no one would have thought we would be asking this, but it is a reality now.  To tank or not to tank?  That is the big question for the Charlotte Hornets...

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  • BLOG: Can we be heading for a North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

    BLOG: Can we be heading for a North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

    Monday, March 20 2017 7:32 PM EDT2017-03-20 23:32:20 GMT

    Before the tournament even started, everyone had dreams of North Carolina vs Duke in the National Championship game.  Well, forget that! The question now is are we heading for a possible North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

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    Before the tournament even started, everyone had dreams of North Carolina vs Duke in the National Championship game.  Well, forget that! The question now is are we heading for a possible North Carolina vs South Carolina National Championship Game?

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 7

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 7

    Monday, March 20 2017 6:11 AM EDT2017-03-20 10:11:41 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    On this week's episode, Ashley and Delano discuss March Madness, the Charlotte Hornets, and NASCAR.

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    On this week's episode, Ashley and Delano discuss March Madness, the Charlotte Hornets, and NASCAR.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights to Become Pitmasters for Saturday, July 15th Game

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights to Become Pitmasters for Saturday, July 15th Game

    Thursday, March 16 2017 11:48 PM EDT2017-03-17 03:48:36 GMT
    Knights to Become Charlotte Pitmasters for Saturday, July 15th Game Pitmasters to Host Gwinnett Braves on Carolina BBQ Battle Royale Night at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Saturday, July 15th, the Charlotte Knights will take the field for their 7:05 p.m. game at BB&T Ballpark against the Gwinnett Braves as a “brand” new team -- the Charlotte Pitmasters. Themed behind the rich history of delicious BBQ in the City of Charlotte, the Knights unveiled a ne...More >>
    Knights to Become Charlotte Pitmasters for Saturday, July 15th Game Pitmasters to Host Gwinnett Braves on Carolina BBQ Battle Royale Night at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Saturday, July 15th, the Charlotte Knights will take the field for their 7:05 p.m. game at BB&T Ballpark against the Gwinnett Braves as a “brand” new team -- the Charlotte Pitmasters. Themed behind the rich history of delicious BBQ in the City of Charlotte, the Knights unveiled a ne...More >>
  • Pro basketball star climbs back to top after life-threatening illness

    Pro basketball star climbs back to top after life-threatening illness

    Thursday, March 16 2017 7:20 PM EDT2017-03-16 23:20:15 GMT
    (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

    The 24-year-old former Atlantic 10 Conference champion basketball star, probably never imagined he’d have a life-altering experience that would shatter his basketball dreams, but renew his passion for life.

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    The 24-year-old former Atlantic 10 Conference champion basketball star, probably never imagined he’d have a life-altering experience that would shatter his basketball dreams, but renew his passion for life.

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  • BLOG: Give me more post race scuffles in NASCAR

    BLOG: Give me more post race scuffles in NASCAR

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-03-15 22:52:29 GMT

    If you still have not had a chance to watch the Las Vegas post race scuffle between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, what are you waiting on? LOOK IT UP NOW! 

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    If you still have not had a chance to watch the Las Vegas post race scuffle between Kyle Busch and Joey Logano, what are you waiting on? LOOK IT UP NOW! 

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  • SOUTH MECKLENBURG: HIGH SCHOOL: Sabres Swim Captain Receives Appt. To Naval Academy

    SOUTH MECKLENBURG: HIGH SCHOOL: Sabres Swim Captain Receives Appt. To Naval Academy

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-03-15 22:13:30 GMT
    SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL SWIM CAPTAIN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS APPOINTMENT TO UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce that Luke Johnson, a senior at South Mecklenburg High School, received a prestigious appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Mr. Johnson serves as co-president of the South Mecklenburg Honor Society, captain of the swim and dive team, and is an active volunteer with Special ...More >>
    SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL SWIM CAPTAIN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS APPOINTMENT TO UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce that Luke Johnson, a senior at South Mecklenburg High School, received a prestigious appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Mr. Johnson serves as co-president of the South Mecklenburg Honor Society, captain of the swim and dive team, and is an active volunteer with Special ...More >>
  • Davidson professor develops program to help enhance March Madness brackets

    Davidson professor develops program to help enhance March Madness brackets

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 6:12 PM EDT2017-03-15 22:12:22 GMT
    (Kristen Hampton | WBTV)(Kristen Hampton | WBTV)

    The idea was to use statistics and data from a basketball season to help make more educated picks during the NCAA tournament bracket selection process.

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    The idea was to use statistics and data from a basketball season to help make more educated picks during the NCAA tournament bracket selection process.

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  • Samantha Busch shares her journey to motherhood

    Samantha Busch shares her journey to motherhood

    Wednesday, March 15 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-03-15 20:38:39 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    Samantha, and her husband, Kyle, had trouble conceiving a child on their own, but were able to conceive their son Brexton through IVF at the REACH clinic in Charlotte.

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    Samantha, and her husband, Kyle, had trouble conceiving a child on their own, but were able to conceive their son Brexton through IVF at the REACH clinic in Charlotte.

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  • Which high school sport has the most concussions?

    Which high school sport has the most concussions?

    Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds.

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    Female soccer players suffer the highest rate of concussions among all high school athletes in the United States, a new study finds.

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  • APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Outslug N.C. Central Eagles at BB&T Ballpark

    APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Outslug N.C. Central Eagles at BB&T Ballpark

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 11:38 PM EDT2017-03-15 03:38:11 GMT
    Red-Hot Bats Propel Mountaineers Past Eagles, 9-5 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Strong hitting shot Appalachian State University baseball out of the gates fast, pushing it to a 9-5 victory over NC Central on Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C. The Mountaineers (7-9, 0-0 Sun Belt) used a season-high 14 hits to down the Eagles (9-7, 2-1 MEAC), scoring six runs in the first two innings of the ballgame to set the tone from first pitch. It’s the most amount of hits the ...More >>
    Red-Hot Bats Propel Mountaineers Past Eagles, 9-5 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Strong hitting shot Appalachian State University baseball out of the gates fast, pushing it to a 9-5 victory over NC Central on Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C. The Mountaineers (7-9, 0-0 Sun Belt) used a season-high 14 hits to down the Eagles (9-7, 2-1 MEAC), scoring six runs in the first two innings of the ballgame to set the tone from first pitch. It’s the most amount of hits the ...More >>
  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Close Historical Men's Basketball Season

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Close Historical Men's Basketball Season

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:49 PM EDT2017-03-15 02:49:04 GMT
    Queens Closes Historical Season in NCAA Southeast Regional Championship Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Falling 82-68 this evening in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional Championship, the sixth-ranked Queens University of Charlotte Royals close their historical 2016-17 campaign at 30-4. The Railsplitter of Lincoln Memorial University move on to the Elite 8 for the second year in a row with the win, and their record improves to 29-5. Mike Davis led...More >>
    Queens Closes Historical Season in NCAA Southeast Regional Championship Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Falling 82-68 this evening in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional Championship, the sixth-ranked Queens University of Charlotte Royals close their historical 2016-17 campaign at 30-4. The Railsplitter of Lincoln Memorial University move on to the Elite 8 for the second year in a row with the win, and their record improves to 29-5. Mike Davis led...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Appalachian State and N.C. Central at BB&T Ballpark Tonight at 6:05

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Appalachian State and N.C. Central at BB&T Ballpark Tonight at 6:05

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-03-14 21:01:18 GMT
    Appalachian State hosts North Carolina Central Tonight at BB&T Ballpark College Baseball Returns to Uptown Charlotte Tonight at 6:05 PM (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Appalachian State University Mountaineers will host the North Carolina Central University Eagles tonight at 6:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. Tonight’s game is the first of five games in the Charlotte Knights Collegiate Baseball Series set to be held in Uptown Charlotte this year. A full list of games can be fou...More >>
    Appalachian State hosts North Carolina Central Tonight at BB&T Ballpark College Baseball Returns to Uptown Charlotte Tonight at 6:05 PM (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Appalachian State University Mountaineers will host the North Carolina Central University Eagles tonight at 6:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. Tonight’s game is the first of five games in the Charlotte Knights Collegiate Baseball Series set to be held in Uptown Charlotte this year. A full list of games can be fou...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU 2017 Football Schedule Released

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU 2017 Football Schedule Released

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 4:07 PM EDT2017-03-14 20:07:55 GMT
    JCSU Announces 2017 Football Schedule Charlotte, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University has finalized the dates and opponents for the upcoming 2017 football season. The Golden Bulls, under the direction of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, will host five games inside the friendly confines of the Irwin Belk Complex, including the season opener on Sept. 2 against local rival Wingate. The following week JCSU will welcome Virginia State to Charlotte for a nonconfe...More >>
    JCSU Announces 2017 Football Schedule Charlotte, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University has finalized the dates and opponents for the upcoming 2017 football season. The Golden Bulls, under the direction of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, will host five games inside the friendly confines of the Irwin Belk Complex, including the season opener on Sept. 2 against local rival Wingate. The following week JCSU will welcome Virginia State to Charlotte for a nonconfe...More >>
  • BLOG: Would Duke vs North Carolina in the NCAA title game be good?

    BLOG: Would Duke vs North Carolina in the NCAA title game be good?

    Monday, March 13 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-03-13 19:37:39 GMT

    If Duke and North Carolina meet for the 4th time this season, it would have to take place in the National Championship game.  I for one would NOT like to see that because it would ruin the greatest rivalry in college basketball.

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    If Duke and North Carolina meet for the 4th time this season, it would have to take place in the National Championship game.  I for one would NOT like to see that because it would ruin the greatest rivalry in college basketball.

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  • Take 3: Episode 6

    Take 3: Episode 6

    Monday, March 13 2017 6:01 AM EDT2017-03-13 10:01:02 GMT
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    Chef Vinroy Reid from Mama Caribbean Grill and Bar also cooks up a unique dish for you as you get ready for your St. Patrick's Day and March Madness parties.

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    Chef Vinroy Reid from Mama Caribbean Grill and Bar also cooks up a unique dish for you as you get ready for your St. Patrick's Day and March Madness parties.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women's Season Ends in 59-55 Loss in Atlantic Regional

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women's Season Ends in 59-55 Loss in Atlantic Regional

    Friday, March 10 2017 9:48 PM EST2017-03-11 02:48:27 GMT
    JCSU Women’s Basketball Season Ends in 59-55 Loss to Indiana at NCAA Atlantic Regional California, Pa. (March 10, 2017) – Second-seeded Indiana (Pa.) used a big third quarter spurt to build a 14-point lead and had to withstand a late Johnson C. Smith University rally to take a 59-55 win in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Atlantic Regional at Hamer Hall on the campus of California University on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bulls started strong, j...More >>
    JCSU Women’s Basketball Season Ends in 59-55 Loss to Indiana at NCAA Atlantic Regional California, Pa. (March 10, 2017) – Second-seeded Indiana (Pa.) used a big third quarter spurt to build a 14-point lead and had to withstand a late Johnson C. Smith University rally to take a 59-55 win in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Atlantic Regional at Hamer Hall on the campus of California University on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bulls started strong, j...More >>
  • BLOG: Don't panic yet Keep Pounding Nation

    BLOG: Don't panic yet Keep Pounding Nation

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 8:26 PM EST2017-03-08 01:26:36 GMT

    The Carolina Panthers had a super busy Tuesday as they filled in their roster by re-signing a bunch of their potential free agents.   Seeing the likes of Charles Johnson, Brenton Bersin, Colin Jones, Michael Palardy, and Tyler Larsen inking new deals is NOT what most fans want to see.  Some may even be in full panic mode at this point.

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    The Carolina Panthers had a super busy Tuesday as they filled in their roster by re-signing a bunch of their potential free agents.   Seeing the likes of Charles Johnson, Brenton Bersin, Colin Jones, Michael Palardy, and Tyler Larsen inking new deals is NOT what most fans want to see.  Some may even be in full panic mode at this point.

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  • Carolina Panthers re-sign Charles Johnson

    Carolina Panthers re-sign Charles Johnson

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 8:24 PM EST2017-03-08 01:24:28 GMT

    The Carolina Panthers have re-signed another one of their own as they inked free agent defensive end Charles Johnson to a 2 year deal.   

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    The Carolina Panthers have re-signed another one of their own as they inked free agent defensive end Charles Johnson to a 2 year deal.   

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  • BLOG: Let's not forget about NCAA Division 2 tournament action

    BLOG: Let's not forget about NCAA Division 2 tournament action

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 7:48 PM EST2017-03-08 00:48:07 GMT

    The month of March is pretty much known for wall to wall, do or die basketball.  One bad night and it is time to get that spring break trip planned.  And that pressure extends into division 2 basketball where we have 5 local teams with hopes of winning a National Championship. 

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    The month of March is pretty much known for wall to wall, do or die basketball.  One bad night and it is time to get that spring break trip planned.  And that pressure extends into division 2 basketball where we have 5 local teams with hopes of winning a National Championship. 

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

    Thursday, May 25 2017 10:20 PM EDT2017-05-26 02:20:06 GMT
    Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo...More >>
    Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 7:03 PM EDT2017-05-24 23:03:23 GMT
    Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu...More >>
    Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

    Tuesday, May 23 2017 11:41 PM EDT2017-05-24 03:41:25 GMT
    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl...More >>
    Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl...More >>
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