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  • Why the Panthers’ extension of running back Jonathan Stewart is a double-win

    Why the Panthers’ extension of running back Jonathan Stewart is a double-win

    Friday, March 24 2017 9:42 AM EDT2017-03-24 13:42:25 GMT
    The Carolina Panthers have extended the contract of veteran running back Jonathan Stewart (28) through the 2018 season. (David T. Foster III  | The Charlotte Observer)The Carolina Panthers have extended the contract of veteran running back Jonathan Stewart (28) through the 2018 season. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    On Friday, the team announced the one-year extension of running back Jonathan Stewart, locking him in through 2018.

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    On Friday, the team announced the one-year extension of running back Jonathan Stewart, locking him in through 2018.

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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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  • NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski and Harvick

    NASCAR suspends crew chiefs for Keselowski and Harvick

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:17 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:17:33 GMT

    NASCAR has suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick for violations at Phoenix Raceway.

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    NASCAR has suspended the crew chiefs for Brad Keselowski and Kevin Harvick for violations at Phoenix Raceway.

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  • Wake's Collins declares for NBA draft without hiring agent

    Wake's Collins declares for NBA draft without hiring agent

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 7:11 PM EDT2017-03-22 23:11:41 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Wake Forest's John Collins is entering the NBA draft but will not hire an agent and is keeping open the option of returning to school for his junior season.

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    Wake Forest's John Collins is entering the NBA draft but will not hire an agent and is keeping open the option of returning to school for his junior season.

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  • Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

    Duke's Jayson Tatum declares for NBA draft after 1 season

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 6:55 PM EDT2017-03-22 22:55:07 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

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    Jayson Tatum is leaving Duke after his freshman season to enter the NBA draft.

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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 >>
  • Harlem Globetrotters gear up for weekend show, give back to community

    Harlem Globetrotters gear up for weekend show, give back to community

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 5:21 PM EDT2017-03-22 21:21:01 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    Zues McClurkin, who has been with the team for the last six years, stopped by the WBTV studio to chat with us about what fans can expect.

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    Zues McClurkin, who has been with the team for the last six years, stopped by the WBTV studio to chat with us about what fans can expect.

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  • ESPN medical analyst: Cam Newton may not be ready to play to start the 2017 season

    ESPN medical analyst: Cam Newton may not be ready to play to start the 2017 season

    Wednesday, March 22 2017 1:04 PM EDT2017-03-22 17:04:06 GMT
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton (Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer)

    On Tuesday, news broke that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would need shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff.

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    On Tuesday, news broke that Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton would need shoulder surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff.

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  • 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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  • Pat Kelsey leaving Winthrop to become new head coach at UMass

    Pat Kelsey leaving Winthrop to become new head coach at UMass

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 6:09 PM EDT2017-03-21 22:09:04 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Winthrop's Pat Kelsey has been hired by UMass to become their new head basketball coach. 

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    Winthrop's Pat Kelsey has been hired by UMass to become their new head basketball coach. 

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  • Surgery will sideline Cam Newton for upcoming OTAs

    Surgery will sideline Cam Newton for upcoming OTAs

    Tuesday, March 21 2017 3:54 PM EDT2017-03-21 19:54:02 GMT
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton breaks to the outside on a run during first quarter action against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 3, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton breaks to the outside on a run during first quarter action against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday, November 3, 2016 at Bank of America Stadium. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Newton will have surgery on a torn rotator cuff, suffered in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers, on March 30 in Charlotte.

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    Newton will have surgery on a torn rotator cuff, suffered in Week 14 against the San Diego Chargers, on March 30 in Charlotte.

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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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  • NC basketball fans to NCAA: Bring the games back

    NC basketball fans to NCAA: Bring the games back

    Friday, March 17 2017 8:09 PM EDT2017-03-18 00:09:08 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    When Charlotte lost the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, decision makers in the South Carolina upstate community put themselves in a position to seize the moment.

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    When Charlotte lost the 2017 NBA All-Star Game, decision makers in the South Carolina upstate community put themselves in a position to seize the moment.?

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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 >>
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. revvs it up with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. revvs it up with Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg

    Tuesday, March 14 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-15 02:32:28 GMT
    Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted a flavor of Charlotte on his first visit to NC, so he strapped into a race car with Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Jonathan Coleman | Charlotte Motor Speedway via The Charlotte Observer)Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg wanted a flavor of Charlotte on his first visit to NC, so he strapped into a race car with Dale Earnhardt Jr. at Charlotte Motor Speedway. (Jonathan Coleman | Charlotte Motor Speedway via The Charlotte Observer)

    Zuckerberg’s trip to the speedway was part of his year-long challenge to visit every state and learn more from communities.

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    Zuckerberg’s trip to the speedway was part of his year-long challenge to visit every state and learn more from communities.

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  • 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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  • High school football coaching changes for 2017

    High school football coaching changes for 2017

    Sunday, March 12 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-03-13 01:19:42 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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  • 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 >>
  • Panthers re-sign running back Fozzy Whittaker to 2-year deal

    Panthers re-sign running back Fozzy Whittaker to 2-year deal

    Wednesday, March 8 2017 8:04 PM EST2017-03-09 01:04:47 GMT

    The Panthers have re-signed running back running back Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year contract as Carolina continued to retain potential free agents.

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    The Panthers have re-signed running back running back Fozzy Whittaker to a two-year contract as Carolina continued to retain potential free agents.

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  • 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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  • Thomas Davis makes 7-year-old boy's dream come true

    Thomas Davis makes 7-year-old boy's dream come true

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 6:08 PM EST2017-03-07 23:08:04 GMT
    (Molly Grantham | WBTV)(Molly Grantham | WBTV)

    Jonathan Rogers lives with autism. He faces lots of obstacles. Carolina Panthers captain and linebacker Thomas Davis made his dream come true Monday after surprising him at Harrisburg Elementary in a school assembly.

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    Jonathan Rogers lives with autism. He faces lots of obstacles. Carolina Panthers captain and linebacker Thomas Davis made his dream come true Monday after surprising him at Harrisburg Elementary in a school assembly.

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  • Carolina Panthers bring back 5 in advance of free agency

    Carolina Panthers bring back 5 in advance of free agency

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 3:51 PM EST2017-03-07 20:51:31 GMT

    With free agency set to start Thursday, the Carolina Panthers continue to fill their roster today by signing five of their own. 

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    With free agency set to start Thursday, the Carolina Panthers continue to fill their roster today by signing five of their own. 

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Golf Third Place at Blue Bear Classic

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Golf Third Place at Blue Bear Classic

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 2:40 PM EST2017-03-07 19:40:49 GMT
    JCSU Golf Earns Third Place at Blue Bear Classic China Grove, N.C. (March 7, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University golf team earned third place in the Blue Bear Classic held at the par-71, 6609 yard Warrior Golf Club in China Grove, N.C. on Monday afternoon. The Golden Bulls returned a team total of 470 (+115) which earned third place in the four-team event. JCSU was led by Tyler Jolly, as he fired a 10-over 81, tying for sixth place. Teammate DeJuan Powell  notched a...More >>
    JCSU Golf Earns Third Place at Blue Bear Classic China Grove, N.C. (March 7, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University golf team earned third place in the Blue Bear Classic held at the par-71, 6609 yard Warrior Golf Club in China Grove, N.C. on Monday afternoon. The Golden Bulls returned a team total of 470 (+115) which earned third place in the four-team event. JCSU was led by Tyler Jolly, as he fired a 10-over 81, tying for sixth place. Teammate DeJuan Powell  notched a...More >>
  • DAVIDSON: Gibbs and Aldridge Earn All League Honors

    DAVIDSON: Gibbs and Aldridge Earn All League Honors

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 2:39 PM EST2017-03-07 19:39:01 GMT
    For Immediate Release: Men’s Basketball Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Gibbs and Aldridge Earn All-League Honors NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For the second straight season Jack Gibbs of the Davidson men’s basketball team has been selected first-team all-conference, while teammate Peyton Aldridge earned second-team recognition, as announced by the Atlantic 10 Tuesday. In addition to ranking first and third in the A-10, averaging 22.0 and 20.6 points per game, respectively, G...More >>
    For Immediate Release: Men’s Basketball Tuesday, March 7, 2017 Gibbs and Aldridge Earn All-League Honors NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – For the second straight season Jack Gibbs of the Davidson men’s basketball team has been selected first-team all-conference, while teammate Peyton Aldridge earned second-team recognition, as announced by the Atlantic 10 Tuesday. In addition to ranking first and third in the A-10, averaging 22.0 and 20.6 points per game, respectively, G...More >>
  • APPALACHIAN STATE: Shabazz Honored by Yosef Club

    APPALACHIAN STATE: Shabazz Honored by Yosef Club

    Tuesday, March 7 2017 2:37 PM EST2017-03-07 19:37:29 GMT
    Ronshad Shabazz Honored by Yosef Club BOONE, N.C. –– Appalachian State University men’s basketball sophomore guard Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep (W.V.)) has been named the inaugural Yosef Club Student-Athlete of the Month. The Raleigh, N.C. native, a criminal justice major, was selected as the Yosef Club’s choice to kick off the program based on his performance in the classroom and on the court. As the basketball season winds down, Shabazz l...More >>
    Ronshad Shabazz Honored by Yosef Club BOONE, N.C. –– Appalachian State University men’s basketball sophomore guard Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep (W.V.)) has been named the inaugural Yosef Club Student-Athlete of the Month. The Raleigh, N.C. native, a criminal justice major, was selected as the Yosef Club’s choice to kick off the program based on his performance in the classroom and on the court. As the basketball season winds down, Shabazz l...More >>
  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals to Host Southeast Regional Division !! Basketball Tournament

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals to Host Southeast Regional Division !! Basketball Tournament

    Monday, March 6 2017 6:52 PM EST2017-03-06 23:52:00 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Department of Athletics Queens University of Charlotte 1900 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC  28274 Media Contact: Phylicia Short, 704-688-2819, shortp@queens.edu Queens Set to Host NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens University of Charlotte is set to host the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional in Curry Arena March 11-14. The Royals earned the right to host after defe...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Department of Athletics Queens University of Charlotte 1900 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC  28274 Media Contact: Phylicia Short, 704-688-2819, shortp@queens.edu Queens Set to Host NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens University of Charlotte is set to host the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional in Curry Arena March 11-14. The Royals earned the right to host after defe...More >>
  • 49ers guard Jon Davis named to the All Conference USA team

    49ers guard Jon Davis named to the All Conference USA team

    Monday, March 6 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-03-06 21:35:53 GMT

    After averaging 19.4 points per game, Charlotte 49ers guard Jon Davis was named to the second team of the All Conference USA team.  

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    After averaging 19.4 points per game, Charlotte 49ers guard Jon Davis was named to the second team of the All Conference USA team.  

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  • Kemba Walker named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

    Kemba Walker named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

    Monday, March 6 2017 3:53 PM EST2017-03-06 20:53:31 GMT

    For the 5th time in his career, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.  He is now tied with Gerald Wallace for the most player of the week honors in Hornets history. 

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    For the 5th time in his career, Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker has been named the Eastern Conference Player of the Week.  He is now tied with Gerald Wallace for the most player of the week honors in Hornets history. 

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 5

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 5

    Monday, March 6 2017 6:49 AM EST2017-03-06 11:49:52 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    Ashley, Delano, and Nate debate the NCAA tournament, March Madness, and the NFL Combine.

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    Ashley, Delano, and Nate debate the NCAA tournament, March Madness, and the NFL Combine.

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  • Keselowski steals Atlanta win after Harvick caught speeding

    Keselowski steals Atlanta win after Harvick caught speeding

    Sunday, March 5 2017 8:33 PM EST2017-03-06 01:33:57 GMT

    Kevin Harvick ruined a dominating performance by going too fast on pit road Sunday, allowing Brad Keselowski to steal a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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    Kevin Harvick ruined a dominating performance by going too fast on pit road Sunday, allowing Brad Keselowski to steal a NASCAR Monster Energy Cup victory at Atlanta Motor Speedway.

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  • Winthrop wins Big South title; 1st NCAA tourney since 2010

    Winthrop wins Big South title; 1st NCAA tourney since 2010

    Sunday, March 5 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-03-05 22:06:09 GMT

    Winthrop earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010, beating Campbell 76-59 Sunday in the Big South Conference Tournament championship game behind Keon Johnson's 26 points.

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    Winthrop earned its first NCAA Tournament berth since 2010, beating Campbell 76-59 Sunday in the Big South Conference Tournament championship game behind Keon Johnson's 26 points.

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  • Carl Edwards retired from NASCAR? Not so fast, he says

    Carl Edwards retired from NASCAR? Not so fast, he says

    Saturday, March 4 2017 6:18 PM EST2017-03-04 23:18:35 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    At a January news conference at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, Edwards said he was “stepping away” from driving. But that was quickly translated in several quarters as him saying he was retiring. Not necessarily so, he said.

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    At a January news conference at JGR’s headquarters in Huntersville, Edwards said he was “stepping away” from driving. But that was quickly translated in several quarters as him saying he was retiring. Not necessarily so, he said.

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  • BLOG: Cotchery hire is just what the young Panthers receivers need

    BLOG: Cotchery hire is just what the young Panthers receivers need

    Thursday, March 2 2017 8:15 PM EST2017-03-03 01:15:42 GMT

    Today up at the NFL Combine, coach Ron Rivera announced the hiring of Jerricho Cotchery as the assistant wide receivers coach and that is just what this young wide receiver corp needs. Especially when you consider the fact that there is no long term NFL veteran in the WR room.  

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    Today up at the NFL Combine, coach Ron Rivera announced the hiring of Jerricho Cotchery as the assistant wide receivers coach and that is just what this young wide receiver corp needs. Especially when you consider the fact that there is no long term NFL veteran in the WR room.  

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  • WBTV Sports Overtime: Lewisville shoots for 2nd state title in the last 4 years

    WBTV Sports Overtime: Lewisville shoots for 2nd state title in the last 4 years

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:49 PM EST2017-03-02 23:49:25 GMT

    For the second time in the last 4 years, Lewisville will play for a state basketball championship.  Friday in Columbia, they take on Hemingway in the 1A title game.  The Lions are 19-6 and currently on an 8 game winning streak.

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    For the second time in the last 4 years, Lewisville will play for a state basketball championship.  Friday in Columbia, they take on Hemingway in the 1A title game.  The Lions are 19-6 and currently on an 8 game winning streak.

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  • Protective order filed against suspended UNCC QB Kevin Olsen

    Protective order filed against suspended UNCC QB Kevin Olsen

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:44 PM EST2017-03-02 23:44:19 GMT
    Kevin Olsen, 22 (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)Kevin Olsen, 22 (Source: Mecklenburg County Sheriff's Office)

    A protective order has been filed against suspended UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen a week and a half after he was accused of rape.

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    A protective order has been filed against suspended UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen a week and a half after he was accused of rape.

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  • Appalachian State announces 2017 football schedule

    Appalachian State announces 2017 football schedule

    Thursday, March 2 2017 6:43 PM EST2017-03-02 23:43:00 GMT

    Games with Georgia and Wake Forest highlight a tough 2017 schedule for Appalachian State. 

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    Games with Georgia and Wake Forest highlight a tough 2017 schedule for Appalachian State. 

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  • HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Release 2017 Promo Calendar

    HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Release 2017 Promo Calendar

    Thursday, March 2 2017 4:54 PM EST2017-03-02 21:54:24 GMT
    'Dads 2017 Promo Calendar Released Celebrity appearances, acts and giveaways highlight schedule  Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads have released their promotional calendar for the 2017 season with the schedule featuring plenty of appearances, giveaways, and fun theme nights. 2017 celebrity appearances include The Bachelorette contestant Luke Pell (Ladies Night-April 29), the return of 2-time NL MVP Dale Murphy (June 10), and UFC Hall-of-Famer Dan Severn (July 8). A...More >>
    'Dads 2017 Promo Calendar Released Celebrity appearances, acts and giveaways highlight schedule  Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads have released their promotional calendar for the 2017 season with the schedule featuring plenty of appearances, giveaways, and fun theme nights. 2017 celebrity appearances include The Bachelorette contestant Luke Pell (Ladies Night-April 29), the return of 2-time NL MVP Dale Murphy (June 10), and UFC Hall-of-Famer Dan Severn (July 8). A...More >>
  • Charlotte Independence welcomes Novant as title sponsor

    Charlotte Independence welcomes Novant as title sponsor

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-03-01 22:12:22 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The city of Charlotte will not know what cities are awarded the Major League Soccer expansion team until the fall of 2017, but The Independence show no plans of leaving the area.

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    The city of Charlotte will not know what cities are awarded the Major League Soccer expansion team until the fall of 2017, but The Independence show no plans of leaving the area.?

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  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Oliverio Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Oliverio Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 4:59 PM EST2017-03-01 21:59:18 GMT
    Oliverio Named CoSIDA Academic All-America AUSTIN, Texas- Queens University of Charlotte women's basketball player McKell Oliverio was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Women's Basketball Third-Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Oliverio advanced from 40 athletes across division II, listed on the all-district team, to 15 who made the All-America list.   Oliverio is the first CoSIDA Academic All-Am...More >>
    Oliverio Named CoSIDA Academic All-America AUSTIN, Texas- Queens University of Charlotte women's basketball player McKell Oliverio was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Women's Basketball Third-Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Oliverio advanced from 40 athletes across division II, listed on the all-district team, to 15 who made the All-America list.   Oliverio is the first CoSIDA Academic All-Am...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Carolina Hurricanes Recall Brown , Nestrasil From Checkers

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Carolina Hurricanes Recall Brown , Nestrasil From Checkers

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 4:57 PM EST2017-03-01 21:57:14 GMT
    ‘CANES RECALL BROWN, NESTRASIL FROM CHECKERS Forwards will join Carolina for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwards Patrick Brown and Andrej Nestrasil from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Brown and Nestrasil will join the Hurricanes for the team’s game tonight ...More >>
    ‘CANES RECALL BROWN, NESTRASIL FROM CHECKERS Forwards will join Carolina for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwards Patrick Brown and Andrej Nestrasil from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Brown and Nestrasil will join the Hurricanes for the team’s game tonight ...More >>
  • BLOG: It's the most wonderful time of the year! The madness is upon us

    BLOG: It's the most wonderful time of the year! The madness is upon us

    Wednesday, March 1 2017 3:13 PM EST2017-03-01 20:13:34 GMT

    "It's the most wonderful time of the year" I have been singing this all day.  NO, it's not Christmas time.  It's March 1st.  The madness is upon us folks! 

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    "It's the most wonderful time of the year" I have been singing this all day.  NO, it's not Christmas time.  It's March 1st.  The madness is upon us folks! 

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  • New NC bill could give parents ability to clear concussed children for play

    New NC bill could give parents ability to clear concussed children for play

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 5:43 PM EST2017-02-28 22:43:00 GMT
    (Christian Flores | WBTV)(Christian Flores | WBTV)

    In an earlier draft of the bill, only medical professionals had this ability. But with the provision, parents could do this without having to go get medical approval.

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    In an earlier draft of the bill, only medical professionals had this ability. But with the provision, parents could do this without having to go get medical approval.

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  • BLOG: Let's just get to the NBA Finals!

    BLOG: Let's just get to the NBA Finals!

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 4:41 PM EST2017-02-28 21:41:31 GMT

    Why is the NBA even going to finish this regular season?  Let's just go ahead and skip the first few rounds of the playoffs as well.  I mean we already know which teams are going to be in the NBA Finals.  

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    Why is the NBA even going to finish this regular season?  Let's just go ahead and skip the first few rounds of the playoffs as well.  I mean we already know which teams are going to be in the NBA Finals.  

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  • Hickory High School hires Russell Stone as new head football coach

    Hickory High School hires Russell Stone as new head football coach

    Tuesday, February 28 2017 3:20 PM EST2017-02-28 20:20:53 GMT
    (Source: Hickory Public Schools)(Source: Hickory Public Schools)

    After going 4-29 in the last 3 years, Hickory High School has hired coaching legend Russell Stone as their new head football coach to try and turn the program around. They also hired former NFL star Justin Harper as associate head coach.

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    After going 4-29 in the last 3 years, Hickory High School has hired coaching legend Russell Stone as their new head football coach to try and turn the program around. They also hired former NFL star Justin Harper as associate head coach.

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  • SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT: Brackets and Pairings for 2017 Men's Basketball Tournament

    SOUTHERN CONFERENCE TOURNAMENT: Brackets and Pairings for 2017 Men's Basketball Tournament

    Monday, February 27 2017 9:37 PM EST2017-02-28 02:37:13 GMT
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has announced the bracket and pairings for the 2017 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by General Shale.  ETSU, Furman and UNCG shared the regular season crown.  UNCG earned the top seed by virtue of the league’s tiebreaker procedures.  The Paladins garnered the second seed, while ETSU is seeded third.  The tournament will begin Friday (March 3) at 5:00 p.m. when No. 8 Western Carolina faces No. 9...More >>
    SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has announced the bracket and pairings for the 2017 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by General Shale.  ETSU, Furman and UNCG shared the regular season crown.  UNCG earned the top seed by virtue of the league’s tiebreaker procedures.  The Paladins garnered the second seed, while ETSU is seeded third.  The tournament will begin Friday (March 3) at 5:00 p.m. when No. 8 Western Carolina faces No. 9...More >>
  • Keon Johnson named Big South Player of the Year

    Keon Johnson named Big South Player of the Year

    Monday, February 27 2017 6:14 PM EST2017-02-27 23:14:01 GMT

    After helping guide his Winthrop team to a share of the Big South regular season conference title, Keon Johnson was named the conference player of the year on Monday. He is the first Winthrop player to claim this award since Greg Lewis in 2002. 

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    After helping guide his Winthrop team to a share of the Big South regular season conference title, Keon Johnson was named the conference player of the year on Monday. He is the first Winthrop player to claim this award since Greg Lewis in 2002. 

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Men's Coach to Appear on Two National Radio Shows

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Men's Coach to Appear on Two National Radio Shows

    Monday, February 27 2017 5:50 PM EST2017-02-27 22:50:12 GMT
    JCSU Women’s Basketball Coach Stephen Joyner Jr. to Appear on Two National Radio Shows Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Fresh off the first CIAA Women’s Basketball title since 2009 and his first as a head coach, Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball coach Stephen Joyner, Jr. will make two appearances on national radio shows on Monday and throughout the  upcoming week. Joyner will be a guest on “The Batchelor Pad” with L.A. Batchelor...More >>
    JCSU Women’s Basketball Coach Stephen Joyner Jr. to Appear on Two National Radio Shows Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Fresh off the first CIAA Women’s Basketball title since 2009 and his first as a head coach, Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball coach Stephen Joyner, Jr. will make two appearances on national radio shows on Monday and throughout the  upcoming week. Joyner will be a guest on “The Batchelor Pad” with L.A. Batchelor...More >>
  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Basketball Players of the Week

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Basketball Players of the Week

    Monday, February 27 2017 4:45 PM EST2017-02-27 21:45:44 GMT
    Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week North Carolina’s Jackson, Miami’s Brown recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior Justin Jackson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Miami’s Bruce Brown claimed Freshman of the Week honors. The weekly honors are the second of the season for both players. Jackson led UNC in scoring with 20-plus points in wins last week...More >>
    Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week North Carolina’s Jackson, Miami’s Brown recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior Justin Jackson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Miami’s Bruce Brown claimed Freshman of the Week honors. The weekly honors are the second of the season for both players. Jackson led UNC in scoring with 20-plus points in wins last week...More >>
  • BLOG: With Kawann Short tagged, what's next for the Carolina Panthers?

    BLOG: With Kawann Short tagged, what's next for the Carolina Panthers?

    Monday, February 27 2017 4:44 PM EST2017-02-27 21:44:44 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The Carolina Panthers made it official on Monday that they have franchise tagged Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short. NOW, after last off season, we all know that means NOTHING until Short signs that franchise tender...

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    The Carolina Panthers made it official on Monday that they have franchise tagged Pro Bowl defensive tackle Kawann Short. NOW, after last off season, we all know that means NOTHING until Short signs that franchise tender...

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  • HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Spring Fling March 11th

    HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Spring Fling March 11th

    Monday, February 27 2017 4:30 PM EST2017-02-27 21:30:44 GMT
    Crawdads Spring Fling on March 11th Free event presented by Lou Bond CPA PA features $10.99 ticket pack Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads annual Spring Fling, presented by Lou Bond CPA PA, is back to kick off the baseball and tax season, with the free ballpark event of games, food, and ticket deals scheduled for Saturday, March 11th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at L.P. Frans Stadium.  Single game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale at the event, with the Crawdad...More >>
    Crawdads Spring Fling on March 11th Free event presented by Lou Bond CPA PA features $10.99 ticket pack Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads annual Spring Fling, presented by Lou Bond CPA PA, is back to kick off the baseball and tax season, with the free ballpark event of games, food, and ticket deals scheduled for Saturday, March 11th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at L.P. Frans Stadium.  Single game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale at the event, with the Crawdad...More >>
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY:Eagle Men's Basketball League Tournament Plans

    WINTHROP UNIVERSITY:Eagle Men's Basketball League Tournament Plans

    Monday, February 27 2017 4:28 PM EST2017-02-27 21:28:43 GMT
    ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Big South Conference regular-season co-champion Winthrop men's basketball team will open the 2017 league tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the Winthrop Coliseum. Tickets for the general public go on sale Tuesday, February 28th, at 10:00 a.m.  Current Eagle Club Members and season ticket holders must reserve their tickets before the 10 a.m. deadline by contacting the Winthrop Ticket Office at 803/323-2345 or emailing Larry McLaine, Win...More >>
    ROCK HILL, S.C. – The Big South Conference regular-season co-champion Winthrop men's basketball team will open the 2017 league tournament at 7 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, at the Winthrop Coliseum. Tickets for the general public go on sale Tuesday, February 28th, at 10:00 a.m.  Current Eagle Club Members and season ticket holders must reserve their tickets before the 10 a.m. deadline by contacting the Winthrop Ticket Office at 803/323-2345 or emailing Larry McLaine, Win...More >>
  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Ranked Number 7 in IWLCA Poll

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Ranked Number 7 in IWLCA Poll

    Monday, February 27 2017 4:18 PM EST2017-02-27 21:18:13 GMT
    Queens Climbs to No. 7 in IWLCA Poll GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) released the first nation poll of the 2017 season with the Royals climbing two spots to No. 7 since the preseason poll. Queens University of Charlotte currently sits 1-1 on the year after falling 11-10 to Limestone College, who ranks No. 8 in the poll. The Royals then picked up a huge win over then ranked No. 6 Rollins College, defeating the Tar...More >>
    Queens Climbs to No. 7 in IWLCA Poll GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) released the first nation poll of the 2017 season with the Royals climbing two spots to No. 7 since the preseason poll. Queens University of Charlotte currently sits 1-1 on the year after falling 11-10 to Limestone College, who ranks No. 8 in the poll. The Royals then picked up a huge win over then ranked No. 6 Rollins College, defeating the Tar...More >>
  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 4

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 4

    Monday, February 27 2017 8:22 AM EST2017-02-27 13:22:37 GMT
    WBTVWBTV

    Corinne Brown, the Fresh Expert, shows the crew two simple and easy recipes that you can make for your March Madness parties.

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    Corinne Brown, the Fresh Expert, shows the crew two simple and easy recipes that you can make for your March Madness parties.

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  • UNC mascot Jason Ray died 10 years ago, but his parents assure his spirit lives on

    UNC mascot Jason Ray died 10 years ago, but his parents assure his spirit lives on

    Saturday, February 25 2017 5:34 PM EST2017-02-25 22:34:24 GMT
    The late Jason Ray of Concord, N.C., played UNC’s “Rameses” mascot while a student in Chapel Hill for three years. He died in 2007. Courtesy of the Jason Ray FoundationThe late Jason Ray of Concord, N.C., played UNC’s “Rameses” mascot while a student in Chapel Hill for three years. He died in 2007. Courtesy of the Jason Ray Foundation

    Their son Jason Ray – a charismatic senior at the University of North Carolina who had played Rameses, the Tar Heels mascot, for three years at UNC sporting events – had been struck by a car in New Jersey.

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    Their son Jason Ray – a charismatic senior at the University of North Carolina who had played Rameses, the Tar Heels mascot, for three years at UNC sporting events – had been struck by a car in New Jersey.

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  • ‘Made my eyeballs sweat,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. says of NASCAR video of him and his dad

    ‘Made my eyeballs sweat,” Dale Earnhardt Jr. says of NASCAR video of him and his dad

    Saturday, February 25 2017 5:16 PM EST2017-02-25 22:16:57 GMT
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his dad sit on the back of the latter’s transporter at Carquest 300 Grand National qualifications at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1998. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his dad sit on the back of the latter’s transporter at Carquest 300 Grand National qualifications at Charlotte Motor Speedway in 1998. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted on Saturday that tears welled as he watched a video of him and his dad that NASCAR had just tweeted to its 3.15 million followers.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. tweeted on Saturday that tears welled as he watched a video of him and his dad that NASCAR had just tweeted to its 3.15 million followers.

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  • ACC Commissioner: 'Encouraged' to see bipartisan effort behind push to repeal HB2

    ACC Commissioner: 'Encouraged' to see bipartisan effort behind push to repeal HB2

    Saturday, February 25 2017 4:15 PM EST2017-02-25 21:15:31 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The head of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has issued a statement calling new legislation that seeks to repeal the state's controversial House Bill 2 "encouraging."

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    The head of the Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has issued a statement calling new legislation that seeks to repeal the state's controversial House Bill 2 "encouraging."

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  • Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest

    Oklahoma QB Baker Mayfield charged with public intoxication, resisting arrest

    Saturday, February 25 2017 2:57 PM EST2017-02-25 19:57:23 GMT
    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is pictured following an NCAA college football game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield (6) is pictured following an NCAA college football game between Kansas State and Oklahoma in Norman, Okla., Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested and booked early Saturday morning for public intoxication. He also faces one felony and two misdemeanor charges following an incident in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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    Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield was arrested and booked early Saturday morning for public intoxication. He also faces one felony and two misdemeanor charges following an incident in Fayetteville, Arkansas.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce Improvements to Areas at BB&T Ballpark

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce Improvements to Areas at BB&T Ballpark

    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:26 PM EST2017-02-23 21:26:34 GMT
    Knights Announce Improvements to Two Unique Group Areas at BB&T Ballpark Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale at 10:00 AM at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, February 25th   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- With the 2017 season less than two months away on Thursday, April 6th, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce improvements to two unique areas at BB&T Ballpark. The Piedmont Natural Gas Picnic Area, which is located in left field, and the Miller Lite Rooftop Party Zone, which...More >>
    Knights Announce Improvements to Two Unique Group Areas at BB&T Ballpark Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale at 10:00 AM at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, February 25th   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- With the 2017 season less than two months away on Thursday, April 6th, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce improvements to two unique areas at BB&T Ballpark. The Piedmont Natural Gas Picnic Area, which is located in left field, and the Miller Lite Rooftop Party Zone, which...More >>
  • CURLING: Charlotte Curling Member Sinclair Leads Team to USA Nat'l Curling Title

    CURLING: Charlotte Curling Member Sinclair Leads Team to USA Nat'l Curling Title

    Thursday, February 23 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-02-23 21:16:46 GMT
    Charlotte Curling Member Jamie Sinclair Leads Team to 2017 USA National Curling Championship Title By Terry L. Davis. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 18, 2017 (EVERETT, Wash.) – Jamie Sinclair’s rink put the exclamation point to a successful season as winners of the 2017 USA Curling National Championships. Sinclair (Blaine, Minn.) and teammates Alex Carlson (St. Paul, Minn.), Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), and Monica Walker (St. Paul, Minn.) defeated Nina Roth...More >>
    Charlotte Curling Member Jamie Sinclair Leads Team to 2017 USA National Curling Championship Title By Terry L. Davis. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 18, 2017 (EVERETT, Wash.) – Jamie Sinclair’s rink put the exclamation point to a successful season as winners of the 2017 USA Curling National Championships. Sinclair (Blaine, Minn.) and teammates Alex Carlson (St. Paul, Minn.), Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), and Monica Walker (St. Paul, Minn.) defeated Nina Roth...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Men's Basketball Falls at Catawba Wednesday

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Men's Basketball Falls at Catawba Wednesday

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 10:54 PM EST2017-02-23 03:54:07 GMT
    Bulldogs go cold in loss at Catawba 2/22/2017 | Men's Basketball Salisbury, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs scored a season-low 57 points Wednesday night, falling 89-57 at Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action. Wingate shot its second-lowest percentage from the field, while also allowing the highest percentage by an opponent. Catawba improves to 18-9 overall and 12-9 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs drop just their second contest since Christmas,...More >>
    Bulldogs go cold in loss at Catawba 2/22/2017 | Men's Basketball Salisbury, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs scored a season-low 57 points Wednesday night, falling 89-57 at Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action. Wingate shot its second-lowest percentage from the field, while also allowing the highest percentage by an opponent. Catawba improves to 18-9 overall and 12-9 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs drop just their second contest since Christmas,...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE LATIN: Hawks Long Time Head Football Coach to Retire After 2017-18 School Year

    CHARLOTTE LATIN: Hawks Long Time Head Football Coach to Retire After 2017-18 School Year

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-02-22 22:21:53 GMT
    Larry McNulty to Retire After 2017-18 School Year Charlotte, N.C. – Long-time Head Varsity Football Coach, Larry McNulty, has announced that the 2017-18 season will be his final season. Coach McNulty took the helm of the Latin football program in 1985, leading the team to 11 state championships, including the 2016 title, with three undefeated seasons. His many accomplishments include coaching three Latin alumni who have played in the NFL, and being named the 2015 Bronko N...More >>
    Larry McNulty to Retire After 2017-18 School Year Charlotte, N.C. – Long-time Head Varsity Football Coach, Larry McNulty, has announced that the 2017-18 season will be his final season. Coach McNulty took the helm of the Latin football program in 1985, leading the team to 11 state championships, including the 2016 title, with three undefeated seasons. His many accomplishments include coaching three Latin alumni who have played in the NFL, and being named the 2015 Bronko N...More >>
  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 3:41 PM EST2017-02-22 20:41:48 GMT
    ACC Announces 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients 54 student-athletes to be honored with Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today a list of 54 student-athletes who have been selected as 2017 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipients. This year’s list includes three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award and nine student-athletes who plan to pursue professional careers i...More >>
    ACC Announces 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients 54 student-athletes to be honored with Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today a list of 54 student-athletes who have been selected as 2017 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipients. This year’s list includes three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award and nine student-athletes who plan to pursue professional careers i...More >>
  • Charlotte Latin's Larry McNulty to retire after 2017 season

    Charlotte Latin's Larry McNulty to retire after 2017 season

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 2:29 PM EST2017-02-22 19:29:48 GMT

    This upcoming football season will be the last for Charlotte Latin coach Larry McNulty. He will retire after the 2017-18 school year ending a coaching career that started at Latin back in 1985.  Justin Hardin will take over the program after the retirement of McNulty.  

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    This upcoming football season will be the last for Charlotte Latin coach Larry McNulty. He will retire after the 2017-18 school year ending a coaching career that started at Latin back in 1985.  Justin Hardin will take over the program after the retirement of McNulty.  

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Reveal 2017 Promotional Line-up for 30th Season

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Reveal 2017 Promotional Line-up for 30th Season

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:26 AM EST2017-02-22 05:26:26 GMT
    Knights Reveal Full 2017 Promotional Lineup for Historic 30th Season Schedule Highlighted by Legendary Baseball Players, Retro Giveaways, Historic Tributes & More (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Legendary baseball players, retro giveaways, memorable theme nights, and historic tributes to 125 years of Charlotte baseball history, highlight the Charlotte Knights promotional schedule for the 2017 -- the team’s 30th season under the Knights’ name. Charlotte will kick off its fou...More >>
    Knights Reveal Full 2017 Promotional Lineup for Historic 30th Season Schedule Highlighted by Legendary Baseball Players, Retro Giveaways, Historic Tributes & More (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Legendary baseball players, retro giveaways, memorable theme nights, and historic tributes to 125 years of Charlotte baseball history, highlight the Charlotte Knights promotional schedule for the 2017 -- the team’s 30th season under the Knights’ name. Charlotte will kick off its fou...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Ranked Number 25 in WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches Poll

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Ranked Number 25 in WBCA NCAA Division II Coaches Poll

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:20 AM EST2017-02-22 05:20:02 GMT
    Wingate is number 25 in this week's WBCA NCAA Division II top 25 coaches' poll 2/21/2017 | Women's Basketball Lilburn, Ga.----The Wingate University women's basketball team is number 25 in this week's WBCA NCAA Division II top 25 coaches' poll, officials announce Tuesday afternoon (complete poll). The Bulldogs (21-4 overall) are ranked for the first time this season. Wingate is one of two South Atlantic Conference schools listed in the top 25. Lincoln Memorial (23-2 overall) is num...More >>
    Wingate is number 25 in this week's WBCA NCAA Division II top 25 coaches' poll 2/21/2017 | Women's Basketball Lilburn, Ga.----The Wingate University women's basketball team is number 25 in this week's WBCA NCAA Division II top 25 coaches' poll, officials announce Tuesday afternoon (complete poll). The Bulldogs (21-4 overall) are ranked for the first time this season. Wingate is one of two South Atlantic Conference schools listed in the top 25. Lincoln Memorial (23-2 overall) is num...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Men Beat Elizabeth City State in Opening Round CIAA Tourney

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Men Beat Elizabeth City State in Opening Round CIAA Tourney

    Wednesday, February 22 2017 12:16 AM EST2017-02-22 05:16:27 GMT
    Sports Information Release Elizabeth City State University 1704 Weeksville Rd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 CONTACT: John Westbrook, Sports Information/Marketing Director W: 252-335-3278 Email: jwwestbrookjr@ecsu.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         ...More >>
    Sports Information Release Elizabeth City State University 1704 Weeksville Rd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 CONTACT: John Westbrook, Sports Information/Marketing Director W: 252-335-3278 Email: jwwestbrookjr@ecsu.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         ...More >>
  • BLOG: Tolbert's release is a stark reminder about the NFL

    BLOG: Tolbert's release is a stark reminder about the NFL

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 6:17 PM EST2017-02-21 23:17:39 GMT

    Once again today, Carolina Panthers fans were reminded that the NFL is a bottom line business.   Earlier today, the team released fan favorite Mike Tolbert.  The Human Bowling Ball...  The Tol-Dozer... The guy who broke out the Carlton dance after scoring touchdowns is done in Carolina.  

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    Once again today, Carolina Panthers fans were reminded that the NFL is a bottom line business.   Earlier today, the team released fan favorite Mike Tolbert.  The Human Bowling Ball...  The Tol-Dozer... The guy who broke out the Carlton dance after scoring touchdowns is done in Carolina.  

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 3

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 3

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 6:11 PM EST2017-02-21 23:11:54 GMT
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    Samantha Busch also gives Ashley a behind the scenes tour of her new clothing store, Murph Boutique, in part 1 of their exclusive interview.

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    Samantha Busch also gives Ashley a behind the scenes tour of her new clothing store, Murph Boutique, in part 1 of their exclusive interview.

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  • Court documents: Kevin Olsen under curfew after release on rape charges

    Court documents: Kevin Olsen under curfew after release on rape charges

    Tuesday, February 21 2017 1:11 PM EST2017-02-21 18:11:33 GMT

    Court documents, including the arrest warrant, have been released on suspended UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen who was charged with rape. They show Olsen is under curfew as a condition of his release.

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    Court documents, including the arrest warrant, have been released on suspended UNC Charlotte quarterback Kevin Olsen who was charged with rape. They show Olsen is under curfew as a condition of his release.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce 2017 Scholarships with Founding Partners

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce 2017 Scholarships with Founding Partners

    Monday, February 20 2017 10:33 PM EST2017-02-21 03:33:09 GMT
    Knights Announce 2017 Scholarships with Founding Partners Team Continues Partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- As the 2017 season nears, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce their partnership with two of their founding partners to continue to provide educational funding through two unique scholarships for high school students. The Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship, presented by Carolinas HealthCare System, alon...More >>
    Knights Announce 2017 Scholarships with Founding Partners Team Continues Partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- As the 2017 season nears, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce their partnership with two of their founding partners to continue to provide educational funding through two unique scholarships for high school students. The Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship, presented by Carolinas HealthCare System, alon...More >>
  • Samantha Busch opens Murph Boutique in grandmother's honor

    Samantha Busch opens Murph Boutique in grandmother's honor

    Monday, February 20 2017 7:59 PM EST2017-02-21 00:59:19 GMT
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    The one moment Samantha is waiting for is seeing a fan at a race wearing something from the boutique.

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    The one moment Samantha is waiting for is seeing a fan at a race wearing something from the boutique.

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  • CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Ogunjobi First 49er to Take Part in NFL Draft Combines

    CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Ogunjobi First 49er to Take Part in NFL Draft Combines

    Monday, February 20 2017 7:13 PM EST2017-02-21 00:13:24 GMT
    Larry Ogunjobi First 49er to Participate in NFL Draft Combine The NFL has officially announced its list of invites to the 2017 NFL Draft Combine and Charlotte 49ers defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi is among the participants, becoming the first 49er to be invited to the week-long showcase, Feb. 28-Mar. 6.   The defensive linemen will workout from Mar 2-Mar 5.      This is just one of many firsts that Ogunjobi has reached for the 49ers' young football progr...More >>
    Larry Ogunjobi First 49er to Participate in NFL Draft Combine The NFL has officially announced its list of invites to the 2017 NFL Draft Combine and Charlotte 49ers defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi is among the participants, becoming the first 49er to be invited to the week-long showcase, Feb. 28-Mar. 6.   The defensive linemen will workout from Mar 2-Mar 5.      This is just one of many firsts that Ogunjobi has reached for the 49ers' young football progr...More >>
  • UNCC quarterback Kevin Olsen, brother of Panthers TE, arrested on rape charges

    UNCC quarterback Kevin Olsen, brother of Panthers TE, arrested on rape charges

    Sunday, February 19 2017 9:16 PM EST2017-02-20 02:16:15 GMT

    Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Olsen, starting quarterback for the UNC-Charlotte football team and brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, has been arrested on three counts of second-degree forcible rape, assault on a female, second-degree forcible sexual offense, and cyberstalking.

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    Twenty-two-year-old Kevin Olsen, starting quarterback for the UNC-Charlotte football team and brother of Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen, has been arrested on three counts of second-degree forcible rape, assault on a female, second-degree forcible sexual offense, and cyberstalking.

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  • Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 2

    Take 3 with WBTV Sports: Episode 2

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    Chef Clayton Sanders from Davidson Street Public House also stops by to show the crew how to make Smoked Gouda Lamb Mac and Cheese.

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    Chef Clayton Sanders from Davidson Street Public House also stops by to show the crew how to make Smoked Gouda Lamb Mac and Cheese.

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  • BLOG: What now for the Carolina Panthers? (Free Agency Edition)

    BLOG: What now for the Carolina Panthers? (Free Agency Edition)

    Thursday, February 16 2017 7:08 PM EST2017-02-17 00:08:58 GMT

    With the season completely OVER and the football hang over in full effect, the big question for Panther fans is, "what do we do to get back to the post season?" I think we will agree that this team needs help in the areas of defensive end and safety on defense.  On offense, the work is a little more extensive as they may look for help at offensive tackle, wide receiver, and running back. How would I attack these issues?  Glad you asked.   

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    With the season completely OVER and the football hang over in full effect, the big question for Panther fans is, "what do we do to get back to the post season?" I think we will agree that this team needs help in the areas of defensive end and safety on defense.  On offense, the work is a little more extensive as they may look for help at offensive tackle, wide receiver, and running back. How would I attack these issues?  Glad you asked.   

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, Feb. 25th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Single Game Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, Feb. 25th

    Thursday, February 16 2017 4:40 PM EST2017-02-16 21:40:31 GMT
    Single-Game Tickets Set to Go On Sale on Saturday, February 25 The Knights Armor Shoppe Will Also Be Open with Closeout Pricing on Numerous Items (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Single-game tickets for the 2017 season at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte will go on sale to the general public in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th. Single-game tickets will then go on sale online at CharlotteKnights.com and by phone (704-274-82...More >>
    Single-Game Tickets Set to Go On Sale on Saturday, February 25 The Knights Armor Shoppe Will Also Be Open with Closeout Pricing on Numerous Items (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Single-game tickets for the 2017 season at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte will go on sale to the general public in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th. Single-game tickets will then go on sale online at CharlotteKnights.com and by phone (704-274-82...More >>
  • Mark Gottfried done as NC State basketball coach after 2016-17 season

    Mark Gottfried done as NC State basketball coach after 2016-17 season

    Thursday, February 16 2017 3:52 PM EST2017-02-16 20:52:09 GMT

    NC State will have a new head basketball coach next season. Athletic director Debbie Yow announced today that Mark Gottfried will be let go at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. 

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    NC State will have a new head basketball coach next season. Athletic director Debbie Yow announced today that Mark Gottfried will be let go at the conclusion of the 2016-17 season. 

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  • CIAA: Women's CIAA Weekly Basketball Report

    CIAA: Women's CIAA Weekly Basketball Report

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:23 PM EST2017-02-16 03:23:15 GMT
    February 15, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Women's Basketball Report Week #14 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Player of the Week #33 Laquisha Taylor, Shaw (Jr., F - 5-8, Charlotte, NC) Taylor recorded 43 points total to average 21.5 points per game. Taylor scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win against Winston-Salem State before pumping 24 points and 13 rebounds against Saint Augustine's for her fifth double-double on the season. Shooti...More >>
    February 15, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Women's Basketball Report Week #14 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 Player of the Week #33 Laquisha Taylor, Shaw (Jr., F - 5-8, Charlotte, NC) Taylor recorded 43 points total to average 21.5 points per game. Taylor scored 19 points and grabbed six rebounds in the win against Winston-Salem State before pumping 24 points and 13 rebounds against Saint Augustine's for her fifth double-double on the season. Shooti...More >>
  • CIAA: Weekly Men's CIAA Basketball Report

    CIAA: Weekly Men's CIAA Basketball Report

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:21 PM EST2017-02-16 03:21:45 GMT
    February 15, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Men's Basketball Report Week #14 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 PLAYER OF THE WEEK #3 Ray Anderson, Virginia Union (Sr., G, 6-3 - Wilimington, DE) Anderson averaged 22.5 points per game this past week, scoring 23 in VUU's 100-67 win over Bowie State and 22 in VUU's 83-64 win over Lincoln (Pa.). Anderson also grabbed four rebounds against Bowie State and dished out a total of eight assists this past week. He als...More >>
    February 15, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Men's Basketball Report Week #14 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 PLAYER OF THE WEEK #3 Ray Anderson, Virginia Union (Sr., G, 6-3 - Wilimington, DE) Anderson averaged 22.5 points per game this past week, scoring 23 in VUU's 100-67 win over Bowie State and 22 in VUU's 83-64 win over Lincoln (Pa.). Anderson also grabbed four rebounds against Bowie State and dished out a total of eight assists this past week. He als...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: Green Named CIAA Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: Green Named CIAA Women's Basketball Rookie of the Week

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:19 PM EST2017-02-16 03:19:41 GMT
    Maiya Green Named CIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University freshman Maiya Green has been named the CIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week the league announced on Wednesday. Green, from San Antonio, Tex., had a career-high 19 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, including a 5-of-5 outing from beyond the arc in JCSU's 73-57 win over St. Augustine's. She also had four assists against SAU. F...More >>
    Maiya Green Named CIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University freshman Maiya Green has been named the CIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week the league announced on Wednesday. Green, from San Antonio, Tex., had a career-high 19 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, including a 5-of-5 outing from beyond the arc in JCSU's 73-57 win over St. Augustine's. She also had four assists against SAU. F...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bucky Dent to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark June 28th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bucky Dent to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark June 28th

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 10:18 PM EST2017-02-16 03:18:05 GMT
    Bucky Dent to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark on June 28th 1978 World Series Hero Will Also Visit Levine Cancer Institute While in Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Three-time American League All-Star Bucky Dent will meet fans and sign autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, June 28th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, fans can expect a wide array of celebrities and legendary baseball players at BB&T B...More >>
    Bucky Dent to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark on June 28th 1978 World Series Hero Will Also Visit Levine Cancer Institute While in Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Three-time American League All-Star Bucky Dent will meet fans and sign autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, June 28th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, fans can expect a wide array of celebrities and legendary baseball players at BB&T B...More >>
  • WBTV Sports Overtime: Great season for the Central Cabarrus girls basketball team

    WBTV Sports Overtime: Great season for the Central Cabarrus girls basketball team

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 9:54 PM EST2017-02-16 02:54:23 GMT

    After years of struggling, the girls basketball team at Central Cabarrus is having one of their best seasons ever at 22-3 and are a strong contender for the 3A State Title. 

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    After years of struggling, the girls basketball team at Central Cabarrus is having one of their best seasons ever at 22-3 and are a strong contender for the 3A State Title. 

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  • East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus announces his retirement

    East Lincoln head coach Mike Byus announces his retirement

    Wednesday, February 15 2017 9:53 PM EST2017-02-16 02:53:55 GMT

    After 30 years of coaching, Mike Byus announced his retirement today. "It's just time," said coach Byus in a phone call with WBTV Sports. 

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    After 30 years of coaching, Mike Byus announced his retirement today. "It's just time," said coach Byus in a phone call with WBTV Sports. 

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  • QUEENS UJNIVERSITY: Royals Men's Basketball Team Still in Division 2 Top Ten

    QUEENS UJNIVERSITY: Royals Men's Basketball Team Still in Division 2 Top Ten

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:53 PM EST2017-02-14 21:53:32 GMT
    Queens Holds on to Top-10 Ranking CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team ranks No. 8 Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA and No. 10 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll. Queens enters this week having gone 1-1 last week in competition. The Royals fell 86-79 at Wingate University to pick up just their second loss of the season, before bouncing back with a commanding 119-79 road win over Mars Hill...More >>
    Queens Holds on to Top-10 Ranking CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team ranks No. 8 Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA and No. 10 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll. Queens enters this week having gone 1-1 last week in competition. The Royals fell 86-79 at Wingate University to pick up just their second loss of the season, before bouncing back with a commanding 119-79 road win over Mars Hill...More >>
  • GARDNER-WEBB: Runnin' Bulldogs Host Radford Wednesday

    GARDNER-WEBB: Runnin' Bulldogs Host Radford Wednesday

    Tuesday, February 14 2017 4:24 PM EST2017-02-14 21:24:52 GMT
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb returns home to host surging Radford on Wednesday night in another critical Big South Conference contest. Opening tip is set for 7:00 pm on ESPN3 (WatchESPN.com). The Runnin’ Bulldogs (14-13, 7-7 Big South) sit in fifth place – one game out of fourth – after a pair of close losses last week. Radford (11-15, 6-8 Big South) enjoyed a much different week, beating Charleston Southern at home Thursday night, then nipping H...More >>
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb returns home to host surging Radford on Wednesday night in another critical Big South Conference contest. Opening tip is set for 7:00 pm on ESPN3 (WatchESPN.com). The Runnin’ Bulldogs (14-13, 7-7 Big South) sit in fifth place – one game out of fourth – after a pair of close losses last week. Radford (11-15, 6-8 Big South) enjoyed a much different week, beating Charleston Southern at home Thursday night, then nipping H...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Weekly Report

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Weekly Report

    Monday, February 13 2017 10:25 PM EST2017-02-14 03:25:56 GMT
    The Checkers stayed hot at home over the weekend, beating the Stockton Heat on back-to-back nights to continue their second-half resurgence. They’ll now hope to keep that momentum going on the road as they get set to begin a tough three-in-three set in Milwaukee and Rockford starting Friday. Week in Review Team Statistics Overall record 22-23-3 Home record 15-6-1 Road record 7-17-2 Last week's record 2-0-0 Last 10 games 6-3-1 Division Standings 6th Conference Sta...More >>
    The Checkers stayed hot at home over the weekend, beating the Stockton Heat on back-to-back nights to continue their second-half resurgence. They’ll now hope to keep that momentum going on the road as they get set to begin a tough three-in-three set in Milwaukee and Rockford starting Friday. Week in Review Team Statistics Overall record 22-23-3 Home record 15-6-1 Road record 7-17-2 Last week's record 2-0-0 Last 10 games 6-3-1 Division Standings 6th Conference Sta...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women Win First CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women Win First CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship

    Monday, February 13 2017 10:18 PM EST2017-02-14 03:18:57 GMT
    JCSU Women Wins First CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship Lynchburg, Va. (Feb. 13, 2017)—The Johnson C. Smith University women’s indoor track and field team captured the first CIAA Championship in school history on Monday afternoon at the CIAA Indoor Championships held at Liberty University. The women’s team captured the title by returning 16 podium finishes over the two days of competition. Fellan Ferguson (Kingston, Jamaica) was named the CIAA Female Track A...More >>
    JCSU Women Wins First CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship Lynchburg, Va. (Feb. 13, 2017)—The Johnson C. Smith University women’s indoor track and field team captured the first CIAA Championship in school history on Monday afternoon at the CIAA Indoor Championships held at Liberty University. The women’s team captured the title by returning 16 podium finishes over the two days of competition. Fellan Ferguson (Kingston, Jamaica) was named the CIAA Female Track A...More >>
  • CIAA : 2017 CIAA Track and Field Champions St. Augustine's and Johnson C. Smith

    CIAA : 2017 CIAA Track and Field Champions St. Augustine's and Johnson C. Smith

    Monday, February 13 2017 10:16 PM EST2017-02-14 03:16:11 GMT
    February 13, 2017 Saint Augustine's University 2017 CIAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Champions Johnson C. Smith University 2017 CIAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Champions LYNCHBURG, VA – Saint Augustine’s University captured its 20th straight men’s crown while Johnson C. Smith University won its first-ever title in the CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Liberty University Indoor Track Facility on Monday, February 13. The Falcons scored 1...More >>
    February 13, 2017 Saint Augustine's University 2017 CIAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Champions Johnson C. Smith University 2017 CIAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Champions LYNCHBURG, VA – Saint Augustine’s University captured its 20th straight men’s crown while Johnson C. Smith University won its first-ever title in the CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Liberty University Indoor Track Facility on Monday, February 13. The Falcons scored 1...More >>
  • NFL warns Texas over 'bathroom bill': No Super Bowl for you!

    NFL warns Texas over 'bathroom bill': No Super Bowl for you!

    Friday, February 10 2017 5:56 PM EST2017-02-10 22:56:12 GMT
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    The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-crazed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if the proposal is enacted.

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    The NFL sharpened its warning to Texas on Friday about a “bathroom bill” targeting transgender people, suggesting for the first time that the football-crazed state could miss out on hosting another Super Bowl if the proposal is enacted.

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  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Legendary Pitcher Tiant To Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark April 19th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Legendary Pitcher Tiant To Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark April 19th

    Friday, February 10 2017 4:43 PM EST2017-02-10 21:43:15 GMT
    Legendary Pitcher Luis Tiant to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark on April 19th Three-Time All-Star & Boston Red Sox Hero to Sign Autographs When Knights Host Pawtucket Red Sox (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Legendary pitcher Luis Tiant, who won 229 games over a remarkable 19-year Major League Baseball career, will meet fans and sign autographs at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday, April 19th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, fans can exp...More >>
    Legendary Pitcher Luis Tiant to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark on April 19th Three-Time All-Star & Boston Red Sox Hero to Sign Autographs When Knights Host Pawtucket Red Sox (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Legendary pitcher Luis Tiant, who won 229 games over a remarkable 19-year Major League Baseball career, will meet fans and sign autographs at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday, April 19th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, fans can exp...More >>
  • Allen leads No. 18 Duke past No. 8 UNC, 86-78

    Allen leads No. 18 Duke past No. 8 UNC, 86-78

    Friday, February 10 2017 12:27 AM EST2017-02-10 05:27:57 GMT
    By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press Grayson Allen scored seemingly at will. Freshman Jayson Tatum put on a second-half show at the rim and on the boards. And all of a sudden, No. 18 Duke looked more like the team that began the season as a national title favorite. Allen scored 25 points, Tatum added all 19 of his in the second half and the Blue Devils beat No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 on Thursday night. Luke Kennard added 20 points and Tatum had a team-best nine rebounds to hel...More >>
    By JOEDY McCREARY, Associated Press Grayson Allen scored seemingly at will. Freshman Jayson Tatum put on a second-half show at the rim and on the boards. And all of a sudden, No. 18 Duke looked more like the team that began the season as a national title favorite. Allen scored 25 points, Tatum added all 19 of his in the second half and the Blue Devils beat No. 8 North Carolina 86-78 on Thursday night. Luke Kennard added 20 points and Tatum had a team-best nine rebounds to hel...More >>
  • GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Fall At Home to Liberty 92-87

    GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Fall At Home to Liberty 92-87

    Thursday, February 9 2017 10:34 PM EST2017-02-10 03:34:38 GMT
    BOILING SPRINGS – Liberty rallied twice from deficits of two or more possessions in the final minute of regulation and the first overtime to tie and captured a 92-87 win at Gardner-Webb Thursday in double overtime. Down six with 58.2 seconds left in regulation, the Flames (16-10, 11-2 Big South) knocked down a layup and three-pointer as Gardner-Webb (14-12, 7-6 Big South) made just one free throw and had a key shot clock violation with 6.6 seconds left. Georgie Pacheco-Ort...More >>
    BOILING SPRINGS – Liberty rallied twice from deficits of two or more possessions in the final minute of regulation and the first overtime to tie and captured a 92-87 win at Gardner-Webb Thursday in double overtime. Down six with 58.2 seconds left in regulation, the Flames (16-10, 11-2 Big South) knocked down a layup and three-pointer as Gardner-Webb (14-12, 7-6 Big South) made just one free throw and had a key shot clock violation with 6.6 seconds left. Georgie Pacheco-Ort...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Jerry “The King” Lawler Highlights Royalty Knight at BB&T Ballpark on June 7th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Jerry “The King” Lawler Highlights Royalty Knight at BB&T Ballpark on June 7th

    Thursday, February 9 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-02-09 21:16:19 GMT
    Jerry “The King” Lawler Highlights Royalty Knight at BB&T Ballpark on June 7th Professional Wrestling Legend to Visit Uptown Charlotte as Part of the Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Professional wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler will meet fans and sign autographs on “Royalty Knight” at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, June 7th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Th...More >>
    Jerry “The King” Lawler Highlights Royalty Knight at BB&T Ballpark on June 7th Professional Wrestling Legend to Visit Uptown Charlotte as Part of the Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Professional wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler will meet fans and sign autographs on “Royalty Knight” at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, June 7th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Th...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Griffin Earns Academic All-District Honors for Second Straight Year

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Griffin Earns Academic All-District Honors for Second Straight Year

    Thursday, February 9 2017 4:11 PM EST2017-02-09 21:11:23 GMT
    Wingate's Keith Griffin earns Academic All-District honors for second straight year 2/9/2017 | Men's Basketball Austin, Texas----For the second consecutive year, Wingate University senior center Keith Griffin (Concord, N.C.) has been named to the Academic All-District III men's basketball team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Griffin is one of six men's basketball student-athletes in the region to earn Academic All-District accolades and one...More >>
    Wingate's Keith Griffin earns Academic All-District honors for second straight year 2/9/2017 | Men's Basketball Austin, Texas----For the second consecutive year, Wingate University senior center Keith Griffin (Concord, N.C.) has been named to the Academic All-District III men's basketball team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Griffin is one of six men's basketball student-athletes in the region to earn Academic All-District accolades and one...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs beat #7 Ranked Queens for Second Time in a Month

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs beat #7 Ranked Queens for Second Time in a Month

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 11:40 PM EST2017-02-09 04:40:38 GMT
    Wingate, N.C.----For the second time this season, the Wingate University Bulldogs defeated the sixth-ranked Queens University Royals, prevailing 86-79 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate has handed the nation's sixth-ranked team its only two losses of the season. The 'Dogs have won 12 out of 13, improving to 15-8 overall and 12-5 in the SAC. The Royals fall to 21-2 overall and 15-2 in the conference. "This was a great team win," head...More >>
    Wingate, N.C.----For the second time this season, the Wingate University Bulldogs defeated the sixth-ranked Queens University Royals, prevailing 86-79 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate has handed the nation's sixth-ranked team its only two losses of the season. The 'Dogs have won 12 out of 13, improving to 15-8 overall and 12-5 in the SAC. The Royals fall to 21-2 overall and 15-2 in the conference. "This was a great team win," head...More >>
  • GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Home Game vs. UNC Ashleville to Be Televised Feb. 23rd

    GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Home Game vs. UNC Ashleville to Be Televised Feb. 23rd

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:58 PM EST2017-02-09 02:58:35 GMT
    ESPNU SELECTS UNC ASHEVILLE AT GARDNER-WEBB AS ITS FEB. 23 BIG SOUTH WILDCARD BROADCAST CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – ESPNU has selected the UNC Asheville at Gardner-Webb men’s basketball contest scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 as its Big South Wildcard Selection broadcast, it was announced today by the Big South Conference office.  Game time will be 9:00pm ET inside Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, N.C.  Robert Lee (play-by-play) and Nate Ro...More >>
    ESPNU SELECTS UNC ASHEVILLE AT GARDNER-WEBB AS ITS FEB. 23 BIG SOUTH WILDCARD BROADCAST CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – ESPNU has selected the UNC Asheville at Gardner-Webb men’s basketball contest scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 as its Big South Wildcard Selection broadcast, it was announced today by the Big South Conference office.  Game time will be 9:00pm ET inside Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, N.C.  Robert Lee (play-by-play) and Nate Ro...More >>
  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces 2016 All Academic Football Team

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces 2016 All Academic Football Team

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:56 PM EST2017-02-09 02:56:12 GMT
    ACC Announces 2016 All-ACC Academic Football Team Jim Tatum Award Winner Ryan Janvion of Wake Forest Heads 66-Man Team Clemson’s Deshaun Watson Leads Nine ACC Quarterbacks on Team       GREENSBORO, N.C.—Wake Forest senior safety Ryan Janvion, who last December was named the winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and linebacker B...More >>
    ACC Announces 2016 All-ACC Academic Football Team Jim Tatum Award Winner Ryan Janvion of Wake Forest Heads 66-Man Team Clemson’s Deshaun Watson Leads Nine ACC Quarterbacks on Team       GREENSBORO, N.C.—Wake Forest senior safety Ryan Janvion, who last December was named the winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and linebacker B...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Annual Pink in the Rink Game Saturday

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Annual Pink in the Rink Game Saturday

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:54 PM EST2017-02-09 02:54:01 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEB. 8, 2017 CHECKERS’ ANNUAL PINK IN THE RINK GAME IS SATURDAY Event raised more than $300,000 for the fight against breast cancer in its first 10 years CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers' 11th annual Pink in the Rink event, presented by Novant Health, will take place this Saturday, Feb. 11. The goal of the game, which begins at 6 p.m., is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against women's cancers. Che...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEB. 8, 2017 CHECKERS’ ANNUAL PINK IN THE RINK GAME IS SATURDAY Event raised more than $300,000 for the fight against breast cancer in its first 10 years CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers' 11th annual Pink in the Rink event, presented by Novant Health, will take place this Saturday, Feb. 11. The goal of the game, which begins at 6 p.m., is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against women's cancers. Che...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Two Sport Star Brian Jordan to Visit BB&T Ballpark Juni 14th

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Two Sport Star Brian Jordan to Visit BB&T Ballpark Juni 14th

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 9:51 PM EST2017-02-09 02:51:42 GMT
    Two-Sport Star Brian Jordan to Sign Autographs on June 14th at BB&T Ballpark 1999 National League All-Star Set for to Appear for 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Brian Jordan, a two-sport star who played for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons, will meet fans and sign free autographs at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday, June 14th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, the Knights will...More >>
    Two-Sport Star Brian Jordan to Sign Autographs on June 14th at BB&T Ballpark 1999 National League All-Star Set for to Appear for 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Brian Jordan, a two-sport star who played for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons, will meet fans and sign free autographs at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday, June 14th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, the Knights will...More >>
  • WBTV Sports Overtime: Marvin Ridge Girls Basketball Turn Around

    WBTV Sports Overtime: Marvin Ridge Girls Basketball Turn Around

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 12:13 PM EST2017-02-08 17:13:54 GMT

    What amazing story going on at Marvin Ridge. They are currently 13-9 and 3 victories away from setting the single season record for wins.  Just 2 years ago, this program went 0-25. But wait, there's more.  Jamie Ellis is a first year varsity head coach.  She is just 21 years old and still a junior at Wingate University.  Yes, she is juggling class work as a double major while coaching at her alma mater. 

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    What amazing story going on at Marvin Ridge. They are currently 13-9 and 3 victories away from setting the single season record for wins.  Just 2 years ago, this program went 0-25. But wait, there's more.  Jamie Ellis is a first year varsity head coach.  She is just 21 years old and still a junior at Wingate University.  Yes, she is juggling class work as a double major while coaching at her alma mater. 

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  • NASCAR creates traveling safety team for 2017

    NASCAR creates traveling safety team for 2017

    Wednesday, February 8 2017 10:40 AM EST2017-02-08 15:40:09 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    NASCAR will have a traveling safety crew starting this season, creating a consistent medical staff that drivers have been pushing for the last several years.

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    NASCAR will have a traveling safety crew starting this season, creating a consistent medical staff that drivers have been pushing for the last several years.

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  • On The Go With Stro: Learning to ride a unicycle with King Charles Troupe

    On The Go With Stro: Learning to ride a unicycle with King Charles Troupe

    Monday, February 6 2017 6:24 PM EST2017-02-06 23:24:44 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    KTC joined the circus in 1969 and they were the first African American group to do so.

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    KTC joined the circus in 1969 and they were the first African American group to do so.

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  • WBTV Sports Overtime: Questions surround the football program at Davidson Day

    WBTV Sports Overtime: Questions surround the football program at Davidson Day

    Monday, February 6 2017 3:04 PM EST2017-02-06 20:04:32 GMT

    2011 was the first year of varsity football at Davidson Day.  Thru 6 seasons, they have won 4 state titles. But questions currently surround the program as they look for a new head coach and face an even bigger problem as some of their best players have transferred from the program. For more on Davidson Day football watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    2011 was the first year of varsity football at Davidson Day.  Thru 6 seasons, they have won 4 state titles. But questions currently surround the program as they look for a new head coach and face an even bigger problem as some of their best players have transferred from the program. For more on Davidson Day football watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Texas Rangers, Houston police searching for Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey

    Texas Rangers, Houston police searching for Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jersey

    Monday, February 6 2017 2:22 PM EST2017-02-06 19:22:24 GMT
    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after the Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 34-16 in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady leaves the field after the Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 34-16 in an NFL divisional playoff football game, Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)

    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked the Texas Rangers to assist the Houston Police Department in finding New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's jersey, which was stolen from the Patriot's locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday night. 

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    Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has asked the Texas Rangers to assist the Houston Police Department in finding New England Patriots Quarterback Tom Brady's jersey, which was stolen from the Patriot's locker room at NRG Stadium in Houston Sunday night. 

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  • NC Sports Association says NCAA could remove events through 2022 citing HB2

    NC Sports Association says NCAA could remove events through 2022 citing HB2

    Monday, February 6 2017 1:15 PM EST2017-02-06 18:15:34 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The North Carolina Sports Associated penned a letter to the General Assembly saying the state is in danger of losing all NCAA Championship events through 2022 if House Bill 2 is not repealed.

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    The North Carolina Sports Associated penned a letter to the General Assembly saying the state is in danger of losing all NCAA Championship events through 2022 if House Bill 2 is not repealed.

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  • CIAA: Golden Bulls Cunningham and Graham Earn Weekly CIAA Honor

    CIAA: Golden Bulls Cunningham and Graham Earn Weekly CIAA Honor

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:21 PM EST2017-02-03 22:21:50 GMT
    Joshua Cunningham and Lennox Graham Earn Weekly CIAA Awards Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2017)— Johnson C. Smith University runner Joshua Cunningham and head women’s track and field coach Lennox Graham have both earned weekly CIAA Indoor Track and Field honors, it was announced today by the conference. Cunningham, a native of Toronto, Ontario, captured the honor by finishing in fourth place in the Bob Pollack Invitational hosted by Clemson University with an NCAA Provis...More >>
    Joshua Cunningham and Lennox Graham Earn Weekly CIAA Awards Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2017)— Johnson C. Smith University runner Joshua Cunningham and head women’s track and field coach Lennox Graham have both earned weekly CIAA Indoor Track and Field honors, it was announced today by the conference. Cunningham, a native of Toronto, Ontario, captured the honor by finishing in fourth place in the Bob Pollack Invitational hosted by Clemson University with an NCAA Provis...More >>
  • On The Go With Stro: A lesson in dunking with Super Hugo & Fly-Ty

    On The Go With Stro: A lesson in dunking with Super Hugo & Fly-Ty

    Friday, February 3 2017 5:06 PM EST2017-02-03 22:06:09 GMT
    (Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)(Ashley Stroehlein | WBTV)

    I joined arena host Fly-Ty and Super Hugo at Spectrum Center to get my own lesson in dunking.

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    I joined arena host Fly-Ty and Super Hugo at Spectrum Center to get my own lesson in dunking.

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  • 2017 National Signing Day for local student athletes

    2017 National Signing Day for local student athletes

    Thursday, February 2 2017 6:21 PM EST2017-02-02 23:21:03 GMT

    The first Wednesday of every February is National Signing Day. It is a day mostly known for big time football recruits to signed with their school of choice to play on the next level.  But there are thousands of other student-athletes around the country playing other sports who also sign with colleges on this day as they make their life long dream a reality. Here is a list of our local student-athletes who signed NLI (National Letters of Intent) to play sports in college. ...

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    The first Wednesday of every February is National Signing Day. It is a day mostly known for big time football recruits to signed with their school of choice to play on the next level.  But there are thousands of other student-athletes around the country playing other sports who also sign with colleges on this day as they make their life long dream a reality. Here is a list of our local student-athletes who signed NLI (National Letters of Intent) to play sports in college. ...

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  • APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Add 18 to 2017 Football Signing Class

    APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Add 18 to 2017 Football Signing Class

    Thursday, February 2 2017 12:05 AM EST2017-02-02 05:05:08 GMT
    Appalachian State Adds 18 in 2017 Football Signing Class SIGNING DAY CENTRAL BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State signed 18 student-athletes as part National Signing Day 2017 on Wednesday. Sixteen signees inked National Letters of Intent early Wednesday morning, joining a pair of early enrollees to complete the Mountaineers’ 2017 Signing Class. “We’re extremely excited these young men have joined our program and the Appalachian Family,” App State Head...More >>
    Appalachian State Adds 18 in 2017 Football Signing Class SIGNING DAY CENTRAL BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State signed 18 student-athletes as part National Signing Day 2017 on Wednesday. Sixteen signees inked National Letters of Intent early Wednesday morning, joining a pair of early enrollees to complete the Mountaineers’ 2017 Signing Class. “We’re extremely excited these young men have joined our program and the Appalachian Family,” App State Head...More >>
  • WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Eagles Beat Radford 8-61 in Men's Basketball

    WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Eagles Beat Radford 8-61 in Men's Basketball

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:59 PM EST2017-02-02 04:59:47 GMT
    RADFORD, VA— Winthrop captured its national-leading 10th road win of the season with a 81-65 victory at Radford, Wednesday evening in the Dedmon Center. Winthrop improves to 17-5 on the year and remains in a three-way tie for first place in the league at 9-2. The loss drops Radford to 9-14 overall and 4-7 in the Big South. The Eagles are back in action on Saturday when they host Campbell at 2 p.m. Radford opened up the second half 6-for-6 from the field and overcame an eight-poi...More >>
    RADFORD, VA— Winthrop captured its national-leading 10th road win of the season with a 81-65 victory at Radford, Wednesday evening in the Dedmon Center. Winthrop improves to 17-5 on the year and remains in a three-way tie for first place in the league at 9-2. The loss drops Radford to 9-14 overall and 4-7 in the Big South. The Eagles are back in action on Saturday when they host Campbell at 2 p.m. Radford opened up the second half 6-for-6 from the field and overcame an eight-poi...More >>
  • GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Runnin Bulldogs Beat Fighting Camels 80-68 in Men's Basketball

    GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Runnin Bulldogs Beat Fighting Camels 80-68 in Men's Basketball

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:57 PM EST2017-02-02 04:57:26 GMT
    BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Laquincy Rideau scored 21 points and dished out seven assists to lead Gardner-Webb to an 80-68 road win at Campbell Wednesday night. It was the second win away from home in a row for Gardner-Webb (13-11, 6-5 Big South), who led by 16 points at halftime (43-27) and by as many as 22 points in the second half to split the regular-season series with the Fighting Camels (11-12, 4-7 Big South). The Runnin’ Bulldogs showed efficiency on offense for the s...More >>
    BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Laquincy Rideau scored 21 points and dished out seven assists to lead Gardner-Webb to an 80-68 road win at Campbell Wednesday night. It was the second win away from home in a row for Gardner-Webb (13-11, 6-5 Big South), who led by 16 points at halftime (43-27) and by as many as 22 points in the second half to split the regular-season series with the Fighting Camels (11-12, 4-7 Big South). The Runnin’ Bulldogs showed efficiency on offense for the s...More >>
  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Smoke Coker 114-77 in Men's Basketball

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Smoke Coker 114-77 in Men's Basketball

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:54 PM EST2017-02-02 04:54:32 GMT
    Royals Torch Cobras on the Road Box Score HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team moved to 20-1 on the year and 14-1 in South Atlantic Conference play after defeating Coker College, 114-77. The loss gives the Cobras a 7-14 record on the season, and a 4-11 record in the league. Queens, who currently ranks No. 4 in the DII Media Poll and No. 7 in the NABC Poll, was led by Daniel Camps who totaled 18 points. Todd Withers added 17 p...More >>
    Royals Torch Cobras on the Road Box Score HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team moved to 20-1 on the year and 14-1 in South Atlantic Conference play after defeating Coker College, 114-77. The loss gives the Cobras a 7-14 record on the season, and a 4-11 record in the league. Queens, who currently ranks No. 4 in the DII Media Poll and No. 7 in the NABC Poll, was led by Daniel Camps who totaled 18 points. Todd Withers added 17 p...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Men's Basketball Falls to Virginia Union

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Men's Basketball Falls to Virginia Union

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:52 PM EST2017-02-02 04:52:30 GMT
    Robert Davis Scores 24 in JCSU's 71-59 Loss at Virginia Union Richmond, Va. -- (Feb. 1, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University junior guard Robert Davis scored a game-high 24 points but it was not enough, as Virginia Union downed the Golden Bulls 71-59 in a CIAA men's basketball game at Barco-Stevens Hall on Wednesday night. Davis, from West Friendship, Md., finished 11-of-19 from the field and 2-of-7 from long range for the Golden Bulls. Fellow junior teammate Gabon Wi...More >>
    Robert Davis Scores 24 in JCSU's 71-59 Loss at Virginia Union Richmond, Va. -- (Feb. 1, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University junior guard Robert Davis scored a game-high 24 points but it was not enough, as Virginia Union downed the Golden Bulls 71-59 in a CIAA men's basketball game at Barco-Stevens Hall on Wednesday night. Davis, from West Friendship, Md., finished 11-of-19 from the field and 2-of-7 from long range for the Golden Bulls. Fellow junior teammate Gabon Wi...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women Fall in Richmond

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women Fall in Richmond

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:51 PM EST2017-02-02 04:51:00 GMT
    No. 7 Virginia Union Deals JCSU Women a 67-53 Defeat Richmond, Va. -- (Feb. 1, 2017) – Seventh-ranked Virginia Union used a big second quarter en route to a 67-53 win over the Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball team at Barco-Stevens Hall on Wednesday evening. The Panthers (19-1, 10-1 CIAA) held JCSU to just 33.9% shooting and forced 21 turnovers in the win. After JCSU led 16-14 after the first, VUU outscored the Golden Bulls 25-15 to take the lead for good. J...More >>
    No. 7 Virginia Union Deals JCSU Women a 67-53 Defeat Richmond, Va. -- (Feb. 1, 2017) – Seventh-ranked Virginia Union used a big second quarter en route to a 67-53 win over the Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball team at Barco-Stevens Hall on Wednesday evening. The Panthers (19-1, 10-1 CIAA) held JCSU to just 33.9% shooting and forced 21 turnovers in the win. After JCSU led 16-14 after the first, VUU outscored the Golden Bulls 25-15 to take the lead for good. J...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Win 11th Straight Men's Basketball Game

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Win 11th Straight Men's Basketball Game

    Wednesday, February 1 2017 11:49 PM EST2017-02-02 04:49:02 GMT
    Bulldogs ride strong defense to 11th straight win 2/1/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs piled up a season-high 11 blocked shots Wednesday night, including three big ones in the final minute en route to an 85-77 victory over Newberry College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate wins its 11th straight, improving to 14-7 overall and 11-4 in the conference. Newberry falls to 12-9 overall and 7-8 i...More >>
    Bulldogs ride strong defense to 11th straight win 2/1/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs piled up a season-high 11 blocked shots Wednesday night, including three big ones in the final minute en route to an 85-77 victory over Newberry College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate wins its 11th straight, improving to 14-7 overall and 11-4 in the conference. Newberry falls to 12-9 overall and 7-8 i...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Shoot for 11 Straight Wins Wednesday Hosting Newberry

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Shoot for 11 Straight Wins Wednesday Hosting Newberry

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-01-31 20:42:04 GMT
    Bulldogs put 10-game winning streak on the line Wednesday night against Newberry 1/31/2017 | Men's Basketball Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs look to continue their hottest stretch in over 15 years on Wednesday night, hosting Newberry College at 8 p.m. on ESPN3. Winners of 10 straight, the Bulldogs are 13-7 overall and 10-4 in the SAC, alone in third place in the league standings after starting conference play 1-4. Newberry enters the contest 12-8 overall and 7-7 in...More >>
    Bulldogs put 10-game winning streak on the line Wednesday night against Newberry 1/31/2017 | Men's Basketball Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs look to continue their hottest stretch in over 15 years on Wednesday night, hosting Newberry College at 8 p.m. on ESPN3. Winners of 10 straight, the Bulldogs are 13-7 overall and 10-4 in the SAC, alone in third place in the league standings after starting conference play 1-4. Newberry enters the contest 12-8 overall and 7-7 in...More >>
  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Men's Basketball Team Moves Up in National Rankings.

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Men's Basketball Team Moves Up in National Rankings.

    Tuesday, January 31 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-01-31 20:39:56 GMT
    Queens Men’s Basketball Moves Up in National Rankings CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team moves up this week in both the Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll after picking up two conference wins last week. The Royal now sit at No. 4 in the DII Media Poll and No. 7 in the NABC Poll with a 19-1 overall record and a 13-1 South Atlantic Conference record. The...More >>
    Queens Men’s Basketball Moves Up in National Rankings CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team moves up this week in both the Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA and the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll after picking up two conference wins last week. The Royal now sit at No. 4 in the DII Media Poll and No. 7 in the NABC Poll with a 19-1 overall record and a 13-1 South Atlantic Conference record. The...More >>
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