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  • GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs forward D.J. Laster Wins Weekly Big South Award

    GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs forward D.J. Laster Wins Weekly Big South Award

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:49 PM EST2017-11-20 21:49:39 GMT
    CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb forward D.J. Laster was named Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, following a dominant effort over three games. Laster (Pensacola, Fla. / Pensacola Catholic) is in his first season as a full-time starter after playing in a reserve role for his first two seasons on campus behind All-Big South forward Tyrell Nelson. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound junior was sensational last week, averaging a double-double over three gam...More >>
    CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb forward D.J. Laster was named Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, following a dominant effort over three games. Laster (Pensacola, Fla. / Pensacola Catholic) is in his first season as a full-time starter after playing in a reserve role for his first two seasons on campus behind All-Big South forward Tyrell Nelson. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound junior was sensational last week, averaging a double-double over three gam...More >>
  • ACC: League Announces Basketball Players of the Week

    ACC: League Announces Basketball Players of the Week

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:43 PM EST2017-11-20 21:43:54 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 20, 2017 @ACCMBB http://theacc.co/MBBPOTW1120 Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week Duke sweeps as Allen and Carter are recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Top-ranked Duke swept Atlantic Coast Conference basketball honors for week two of the 2017-18 season, as Grayson Allen was selected the ACC Player of the Week and Wendell Carter Jr. was recognized as the ACC Rookie of the Week. ACC bas...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 20, 2017 @ACCMBB http://theacc.co/MBBPOTW1120 Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week Duke sweeps as Allen and Carter are recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Top-ranked Duke swept Atlantic Coast Conference basketball honors for week two of the 2017-18 season, as Grayson Allen was selected the ACC Player of the Week and Wendell Carter Jr. was recognized as the ACC Rookie of the Week. ACC bas...More >>
  • Danica Patrick announces 2017 is last full-time NASCAR season, will run 2018 Indy 500

    Danica Patrick announces 2017 is last full-time NASCAR season, will run 2018 Indy 500

    Friday, November 17 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-17 20:42:33 GMT
    FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, driver Danica Patrick greets fans as she is introduced before the start of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2015, file photo, driver Danica Patrick greets fans as she is introduced before the start of the Daytona 500 NASCAR Sprint Cup series. (AP Photo/John Raoux, File)

    Patrick did not qualify for the NASCAR playoffs this season, and she has only led seven laps this season.

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    Patrick did not qualify for the NASCAR playoffs this season, and she has only led seven laps this season.

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  • BLOG: Scott Young leaves one heck of a legacy

    BLOG: Scott Young leaves one heck of a legacy

    Thursday, November 16 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-11-16 22:15:43 GMT
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    The news of the passing of coach Scott Young shook me yesterday morning, but as I have taken a day to read comments on Facebook and Twitter, coach left one heck of a legacy.

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    The news of the passing of coach Scott Young shook me yesterday morning, but as I have taken a day to read comments on Facebook and Twitter, coach left one heck of a legacy.

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  • Rae Carruth’s prison release nears as son he wanted dead, full of thank yous, turns 18

    Rae Carruth’s prison release nears as son he wanted dead, full of thank yous, turns 18

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:56 PM EST2017-11-16 20:56:52 GMT
    Chancellor Lee Adams, left, and his grandmother Saundra Adams on a bridge at Freedom Park in Charlotte in early November 2017. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Chancellor Lee Adams, left, and his grandmother Saundra Adams on a bridge at Freedom Park in Charlotte in early November 2017. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Chancellor Lee will reach this landmark as a gentle young man. He has lived his entire life in Charlotte protected and emboldened by a loving grandmother, Saundra Adams, who has raised him from birth.

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    Chancellor Lee will reach this landmark as a gentle young man. He has lived his entire life in Charlotte protected and emboldened by a loving grandmother, Saundra Adams, who has raised him from birth.

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  • Redbirds beat Gamecocks 69-65 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Redbirds beat Gamecocks 69-65 in Puerto Rico Tip-Off

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:42 PM EST2017-11-16 20:42:08 GMT

    Milik Yarbrough had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists to help Illinois State beat South Carolina 69-65 in Thursday's opening game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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    Milik Yarbrough had 18 points, six rebounds and six assists to help Illinois State beat South Carolina 69-65 in Thursday's opening game of the relocated Puerto Rico Tip-Off.

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  • Wildcats to Play in 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic

    Wildcats to Play in 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic

    Thursday, November 16 2017 3:39 PM EST2017-11-16 20:39:56 GMT

    The field for the 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic has been determined, with Alabama, Appalachian State, Ball State, Davidson, Northeastern, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Wichita State. 

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    The field for the 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic has been determined, with Alabama, Appalachian State, Ball State, Davidson, Northeastern, Purdue, Virginia Tech and Wichita State. 

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  • WBTV shares Dale Jr. memories, shows #Appreci88ion

    WBTV shares Dale Jr. memories, shows #Appreci88ion

    Thursday, November 16 2017 8:20 AM EST2017-11-16 13:20:42 GMT
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    WBTV has been covering Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR career since the beginning so we decided to put together a video of some of our favorite moments over the years to show our #Appreci88ion!

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    WBTV has been covering Dale Earnhardt Jr.'s NASCAR career since the beginning so we decided to put together a video of some of our favorite moments over the years to show our #Appreci88ion!

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  • Former West Rowan coach Scott Young has passed away

    Former West Rowan coach Scott Young has passed away

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:19 PM EST2017-11-16 04:19:38 GMT
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    Scott Young, who won multiple state championships with the West Rowan Falcons, has passed away according to sources close to the Young family. 

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    Scott Young, who won multiple state championships with the West Rowan Falcons, has passed away according to sources close to the Young family. 

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  • LeBron James scores 31 points, Cavaliers top Hornets 115-107

    LeBron James scores 31 points, Cavaliers top Hornets 115-107

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:17 PM EST2017-11-16 04:17:52 GMT

    LeBron James scored 31 points, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their dominance against the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-107 victory Wednesday night.

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    LeBron James scored 31 points, Kevin Love had 22 points and 10 rebounds and the Cleveland Cavaliers continued their dominance against the Charlotte Hornets with a 115-107 victory Wednesday night.

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  • UCF fights off winless Gardner-Webb 68-65 behind Davis

    UCF fights off winless Gardner-Webb 68-65 behind Davis

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:16 PM EST2017-11-16 04:16:48 GMT

    A.J. Davis had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Chad Brown added 10 points, 10 boards and five blocks for his first career double-double, and Central Florida held off Gardner-Webb for a 68-65 win on Wednesday night.

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    A.J. Davis had 15 points and 10 rebounds, Chad Brown added 10 points, 10 boards and five blocks for his first career double-double, and Central Florida held off Gardner-Webb for a 68-65 win on Wednesday night.

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  • South Carolina to host Charlotte in football in 2022

    South Carolina to host Charlotte in football in 2022

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:15 PM EST2017-11-16 04:15:35 GMT

    South Carolina will be taking on Charlotte in 2022 in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

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    South Carolina will be taking on Charlotte in 2022 in the first-ever meeting between the schools.

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  • Maye, No. 9 UNC hold on to beat Bucknell, 93-81

    Maye, No. 9 UNC hold on to beat Bucknell, 93-81

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 11:13 PM EST2017-11-16 04:13:42 GMT

    Luke Maye scored 20 points and No. 9 North Carolina held on to give coach Roy Williams his 400th victory at the school, a 93-81 win over Bucknell on Wednesday night in the on-campus round of the PK80.

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    Luke Maye scored 20 points and No. 9 North Carolina held on to give coach Roy Williams his 400th victory at the school, a 93-81 win over Bucknell on Wednesday night in the on-campus round of the PK80.

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  • LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

    LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-11-15 22:54:30 GMT
    LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. Kellar joined the Lenoir-Rhyne staff in December of 2015, and served as head coach for the past two seasons. "I want to thank Coach Kellar for his contributions to LR and for the dedication he and his staff have shown in support of our student-athletes. I wish him and his family all the best i...More >>
    LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. Kellar joined the Lenoir-Rhyne staff in December of 2015, and served as head coach for the past two seasons. "I want to thank Coach Kellar for his contributions to LR and for the dedication he and his staff have shown in support of our student-athletes. I wish him and his family all the best i...More >>
  • FFN Top 10-- Week 14

    FFN Top 10-- Week 14

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-11-15 21:29:56 GMT

    With Maiden losing last Friday night, that opened the door for a new team to enter this week's poll. For a look at this week's FFN Top 10, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    With Maiden losing last Friday night, that opened the door for a new team to enter this week's poll. For a look at this week's FFN Top 10, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Football Announces SEC Foes for Upcoming Non--Conference Schedule

    CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Football Announces SEC Foes for Upcoming Non--Conference Schedule

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:16 PM EST2017-11-15 21:16:37 GMT

    Charlotte 49ers Football Announces SEC Foes on Upcoming Non-Conference Slates CHARLOTTE, N.C.  -- The Charlotte 49ers have completed the 2020 and 2021 non-conference football schedules, scheduled a 2022 game at South Carolina and moved a previously scheduled contest with Indiana from 2022 to 2024.                   The 49ers will kick off the 2020 season on Sept. 5 at Tennessee after adding a...

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    Charlotte 49ers Football Announces SEC Foes on Upcoming Non-Conference Slates CHARLOTTE, N.C.  -- The Charlotte 49ers have completed the 2020 and 2021 non-conference football schedules, scheduled a 2022 game at South Carolina and moved a previously scheduled contest with Indiana from 2022 to 2024.                   The 49ers will kick off the 2020 season on Sept. 5 at Tennessee after adding a...

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  • ACC: League Title Game Sold Out December 2nd at Bank of America Stadium

    ACC: League Title Game Sold Out December 2nd at Bank of America Stadium

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 4:09 PM EST2017-11-15 21:09:41 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 15, 2017 @ACCFootball 2017 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Sold Out December 2nd game at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium features No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Miami CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2017 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Miami is sold out. This year’s game is scheduled for prime time on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Charlotte’s Bank of Ame...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 15, 2017 @ACCFootball 2017 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Sold Out December 2nd game at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium features No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Miami CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2017 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Miami is sold out. This year’s game is scheduled for prime time on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Charlotte’s Bank of Ame...More >>
  • 'Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR' exhibit

    'Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR' exhibit

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 3:40 PM EST2017-11-15 20:40:47 GMT
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    This month we are featuring their new "Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR" exhibit.

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    This month we are featuring their new "Cars 3: Inspired by NASCAR" exhibit.

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  • LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

    LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 2:06 PM EST2017-11-15 19:06:32 GMT

    Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. 

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    Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. 

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  • Panthers’ Greg Olsen has been busy with a project close to his heart

    Panthers’ Greg Olsen has been busy with a project close to his heart

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:40 AM EST2017-11-15 05:40:42 GMT
    (Molly Grantham | WBTV)(Molly Grantham | WBTV)

    It’s been about five years since Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his wife, Kara, started a fund to assist families of children born with heart defects at Levine Children’s Hospital. 

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    It’s been about five years since Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen and his wife, Kara, started a fund to assist families of children born with heart defects at Levine Children’s Hospital. 

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  • Exclusive: Behind the scenes with Panthers social media

    Exclusive: Behind the scenes with Panthers social media

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 12:17 AM EST2017-11-15 05:17:40 GMT
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    No matter where you are in life in the Charlotte-area, chances are you follow the Carolina Panthers on social media. They're the big Cats in town when it comes to creativity on their four major platforms - Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Snapchat. 

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    No matter where you are in life in the Charlotte-area, chances are you follow the Carolina Panthers on social media. 

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  • Aldridge's 37 PTs lifts Davidson past UNC Wilmington 108-81

    Aldridge's 37 PTs lifts Davidson past UNC Wilmington 108-81

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:03 PM EST2017-11-15 03:03:15 GMT

    Peyton Aldridge had a career-high 37 points, Kellan Grady scored 20 and Davidson ran away from UNC Wilmington 108-81 on Tuesday night.

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    Peyton Aldridge had a career-high 37 points, Kellan Grady scored 20 and Davidson ran away from UNC Wilmington 108-81 on Tuesday night.

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  • Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

    Allen leads No. 1 Duke past No. 2 Michigan State 88-81

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:02 PM EST2017-11-15 03:02:19 GMT

    Grayson Allen - Duke's lone senior - scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic...

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    Grayson Allen - Duke's lone senior - scored a career-high 37 points, freshman Trevon Duval had 17 points and 10 assists, and the top-ranked Blue Devils beat No. 2 Michigan State 88-81 in the Champions Classic on...

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  • Dorn scores career-high 26, NC State beats Bryant 95-72

    Dorn scores career-high 26, NC State beats Bryant 95-72

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:01 PM EST2017-11-15 03:01:24 GMT

    Torin Dorn tied a career-high with 26 points to help North Carolina State beat Bryant 95-72 on Tuesday night.

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    Torin Dorn tied a career-high with 26 points to help North Carolina State beat Bryant 95-72 on Tuesday night.

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  • Cabbil, Kemrite spark Liberty to 79-66 upset at Wake Forest

    Cabbil, Kemrite spark Liberty to 79-66 upset at Wake Forest

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 10:00 PM EST2017-11-15 03:00:19 GMT

    Lovell Cabbil scored 22 points, Ryan Kemrite had 17 on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, and Liberty upset Wake Forest 79-66 on Tuesday night.

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    Lovell Cabbil scored 22 points, Ryan Kemrite had 17 on 4-of-5 shooting from 3-point range, and Liberty upset Wake Forest 79-66 on Tuesday night.

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  • NCAA reconsiders ruling, clears NC State's Beverly to play

    NCAA reconsiders ruling, clears NC State's Beverly to play

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 9:58 PM EST2017-11-15 02:58:54 GMT

    The NCAA has cleared North Carolina State's Braxton Beverly to play immediately after reconsidering an ineligibility ruling tied to summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State.

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    The NCAA has cleared North Carolina State's Braxton Beverly to play immediately after reconsidering an ineligibility ruling tied to summer courses the freshman took at Ohio State.

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  • Panthers' Kalil facing underage alcohol charge at restaurant

    Panthers' Kalil facing underage alcohol charge at restaurant

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 2:43 PM EST2017-11-14 19:43:54 GMT
    Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Matt Kalil (75) warms up against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)Carolina Panthers offensive tackle Matt Kalil (75) warms up against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Oct. 8, 2017. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

    The charges say Kalil is responsible for the illegal sale because he's the owner. No one else was charged in the case.

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    The charges say Kalil is responsible for the illegal sale because he's the owner. No one else was charged in the case.

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  • Smith, Shine lead Oklahoma State to big win over Charlotte

    Smith, Shine lead Oklahoma State to big win over Charlotte

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:59 AM EST2017-11-14 06:59:18 GMT

    Kendall Smith scored 19 points - 17 in the first half - and Tavarius Shine had 17 points to lead Oklahoma State to an 83-65 victory over Charlotte Monday night, despite missing its best player.

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    Kendall Smith looked a lot more comfortable in his second game.

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  • Newton, Panthers hammer Dolphins 45-21 for 3rd straight win

    Newton, Panthers hammer Dolphins 45-21 for 3rd straight win

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 1:57 AM EST2017-11-14 06:57:48 GMT

    Cam Newton threw for 254 yards and four touchdowns, rookie Christian McCaffrey scored touchdowns rushing and receiving, and the Carolina Panthers crushed the Miami Dolphins 45-21 on Monday night for their third...

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    Cam Newton took it as a challenge when the Carolina Panthers defense vaulted to the league's No. 1 ranking.

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  • Former Old Dominion coach Jeff Capel Jr. dies of ALS

    Former Old Dominion coach Jeff Capel Jr. dies of ALS

    Monday, November 13 2017 7:17 PM EST2017-11-14 00:17:50 GMT

    Former Old Dominion and Fayetteville State coach Jeff Capel Jr. has died, less than two years after being diagnosed with ALS.

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    Former Old Dominion and Fayetteville State coach Jeff Capel Jr. has died, less than two years after being diagnosed with ALS.

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  • ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Weekly Football Players of the Week

    ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Weekly Football Players of the Week

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:20 PM EST2017-11-13 22:20:30 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 13, 2017 @ACCFootball Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week Miami leads with three honorees following 41-8 win over No. 3 Notre Dame GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in week 11 of the 2017 season. The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The following are this week&rs...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 13, 2017 @ACCFootball Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week Miami leads with three honorees following 41-8 win over No. 3 Notre Dame GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in week 11 of the 2017 season. The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The following are this week&rs...More >>
  • ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly ACC Football Schedule

    ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly ACC Football Schedule

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:18 PM EST2017-11-13 22:18:57 GMT
    ACC Announces Game Times & Networks for November 24-25 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced the following game times and networks for the football games of Nov. 24-25. Friday, Nov. 24 Miami at Pitt, noon, ABC Virginia Tech at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN Saturday, Nov. 25 Georgia at Georgia Tech - noon or 8 p.m., ABC – time determined after the games of Nov. 18 Florida State at Florida, noon, ESPN L...More >>
    ACC Announces Game Times & Networks for November 24-25 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced the following game times and networks for the football games of Nov. 24-25. Friday, Nov. 24 Miami at Pitt, noon, ABC Virginia Tech at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN Saturday, Nov. 25 Georgia at Georgia Tech - noon or 8 p.m., ABC – time determined after the games of Nov. 18 Florida State at Florida, noon, ESPN L...More >>
  • ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly ACC Football Release

    ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly ACC Football Release

    Monday, November 13 2017 5:15 PM EST2017-11-13 22:15:23 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC Football Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Saturday, November 18 Virginia at No. 2/2 Miami, noon, ABC, Miami leads, 8-6 Delaware State at Florida State, noon, RSN, First meeting The Citadel at No. 4/3 Clemson, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network, Clemson leads, 31-5-1 Pitt at Virginia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network, Virginia Tech leads, 9-7 Western ...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 13, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC Football Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Saturday, November 18 Virginia at No. 2/2 Miami, noon, ABC, Miami leads, 8-6 Delaware State at Florida State, noon, RSN, First meeting The Citadel at No. 4/3 Clemson, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network, Clemson leads, 31-5-1 Pitt at Virginia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network, Virginia Tech leads, 9-7 Western ...More >>
  • ACC BASKETBALL: ACC Hoops Information

    ACC BASKETBALL: ACC Hoops Information

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:51 PM EST2017-11-13 21:51:16 GMT
    NOTING ACC BASKETBALL ACColades Three ACC teams are in action at home on Monday night … Notre Dame plays host to Mount St. Mary’s, while Pitt welcomes Montana and Virginia faces Austin Peay … league teams combine for a 17-3 record versus non-conference opposition during opening weekend, including two wins each by Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Mia...More >>
    NOTING ACC BASKETBALL ACColades Three ACC teams are in action at home on Monday night … Notre Dame plays host to Mount St. Mary’s, while Pitt welcomes Montana and Virginia faces Austin Peay … league teams combine for a 17-3 record versus non-conference opposition during opening weekend, including two wins each by Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Mia...More >>
  • Gudmundsson and Grady Earn A-10 Weekly Honors

    Gudmundsson and Grady Earn A-10 Weekly Honors

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:32 PM EST2017-11-13 21:32:18 GMT

    Davidson’s Jon Axel Gudmundsson has been named Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week, while backcourt mate Kellan Grady was selected Co-Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon. 

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    Davidson’s Jon Axel Gudmundsson has been named Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Co-Player of the Week, while backcourt mate Kellan Grady was selected Co-Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office Monday afternoon. 

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  • Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

    Duke is No. 1 in 1st regular-season AP Top 25, MSU is No. 2

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:29 PM EST2017-11-13 21:29:05 GMT

    Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season.

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    Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press' first regular-season poll of the 2017-18 season.

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  • Exclusive: Charlotte Hornets team up with local company for first jersey patch

    Exclusive: Charlotte Hornets team up with local company for first jersey patch

    Monday, November 13 2017 4:05 PM EST2017-11-13 21:05:30 GMT

    At the home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets fans will notice a little something new on their team’s classic pinstriped jerseys.

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    At the home game against the Cleveland Cavaliers Wednesday, Charlotte Hornets fans will notice a little something new on their team’s classic pinstriped jerseys.

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  • Inside the matchup: Panthers could shut out Dolphins if they focus on these two things

    Inside the matchup: Panthers could shut out Dolphins if they focus on these two things

    Sunday, November 12 2017 5:01 PM EST2017-11-12 22:01:28 GMT

    It’s hard to imagine the Dolphins’ offense will find any success against a Carolina front that ranks second in the NFL in stuffing the run

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    It’s hard to imagine the Dolphins’ offense will find any success against a Carolina front that ranks second in the NFL in stuffing the run

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  • Johnson, No. 10 Auburn knock off No 2 Georgia, 40-17

    Johnson, No. 10 Auburn knock off No 2 Georgia, 40-17

    Saturday, November 11 2017 7:25 PM EST2017-11-12 00:25:42 GMT
    Sunday, November 12 2017 4:08 PM EST2017-11-12 21:08:31 GMT
    Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham and No. 10 Auburn smothered No. 2 Georgia's running game in a 40-17 victory.More >>
    Kerryon Johnson rushed for 167 yards and caught a 55-yard touchdown pass from Jarrett Stidham and No. 10 Auburn smothered No. 2 Georgia's running game in a 40-17 victory.More >>
  • Charlotte routs D-III Methodist, rolls to a 116-76 victory

    Charlotte routs D-III Methodist, rolls to a 116-76 victory

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:06 AM EST2017-11-11 05:06:22 GMT

    Austin Ajukwa and Milos Supica each scored 18 points and led seven players in double-figure scoring as Charlotte routed Division III Methodist, 116-76 in the season opener Friday night.

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    Austin Ajukwa and Milos Supica each scored 18 points and led seven players in double-figure scoring as Charlotte routed Division III Methodist, 116-76 in the season opener Friday night.

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  • Davidson makes 26 3s, beats Charleston Southern 110-62

    Davidson makes 26 3s, beats Charleston Southern 110-62

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:04 AM EST2017-11-11 05:04:58 GMT

    Kellan Grady made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points in his Davidson debut, and the Wildcats made a school-record 26 3s in a 110-62 rout of Charleston Southern on Friday night in a season opener.

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    Kellan Grady made seven 3-pointers and scored 23 points in his Davidson debut, and the Wildcats made a school-record 26 3s in a 110-62 rout of Charleston Southern on Friday night in a season opener.

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  • Checkers earn fourth straight victory

    Checkers earn fourth straight victory

    Saturday, November 11 2017 1:16 AM EST2017-11-11 06:16:21 GMT

    Offensive success continues in 5-2 win over Utica

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    Offensive success continues in 5-2 win over Utica

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  • JCSU Men’s Basketball Opens Season With 81-78 Win at West Virginia State

    JCSU Men’s Basketball Opens Season With 81-78 Win at West Virginia State

    Saturday, November 11 2017 1:13 AM EST2017-11-11 06:13:10 GMT

    Senior guard Robert Davis scored 19 second-half points, helping the Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team to an 81-78 season-opening 81-78 road win at West Virginia State in the Earl Lloyd Classic on Friday night. 

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    Senior guard Robert Davis scored 19 second-half points, helping the Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team to an 81-78 season-opening 81-78 road win at West Virginia State in the Earl Lloyd Classic on Friday night. 

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  • Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets 90-87

    Irving gets hit in face, Celtics hold off Hornets 90-87

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:11 AM EST2017-11-11 05:11:08 GMT

    Jayson Tatum had 16 points, Shane Larkin added 16 off the bench and the Boston Celtics overcame an injury to Kyrie Irving and a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 90-87 on Friday night.

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    Jayson Tatum had 16 points, Shane Larkin added 16 off the bench and the Boston Celtics overcame an injury to Kyrie Irving and a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 90-87 on Friday night.

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  • Bagley, Allen lead No. 1 Duke past Elon, 97-68

    Bagley, Allen lead No. 1 Duke past Elon, 97-68

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:09 AM EST2017-11-11 05:09:11 GMT

    Marvin Bagley had 25 points and 10 rebounds in his college debut, and No. 1 Duke opened another season of high expectations by routing Elon 97-68 on Friday night and moving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski one...

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    Marvin Bagley had 25 points and 10 rebounds in his college debut, and No. 1 Duke opened another season of high expectations by routing Elon 97-68 on Friday night and moving Hall of Fame coach Mike Krzyzewski one victory...

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  • Maye helps No. 9 UNC beat Northern Iowa 86-69 in opener

    Maye helps No. 9 UNC beat Northern Iowa 86-69 in opener

    Saturday, November 11 2017 12:07 AM EST2017-11-11 05:07:46 GMT

    Luke Maye had a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds in No. 9 North Carolina's season-opening 86-69 win against Northern Iowa on Friday night.

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    Luke Maye had a career-high 26 points to go with 10 rebounds in No. 9 North Carolina's season-opening 86-69 win against Northern Iowa on Friday night.

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  • Winthrop announces contract extension for Pat Kelsey

    Winthrop announces contract extension for Pat Kelsey

    Friday, November 10 2017 5:12 PM EST2017-11-10 22:12:22 GMT

    A new five-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Pat Kelsey will run through 2022, Winthrop Athletics announced today. 

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    A new five-year contract extension for men’s basketball head coach Pat Kelsey will run through 2022, Winthrop Athletics announced today. 

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  • Niners Men’s Hoops Signs Three Prep Standouts

    Niners Men’s Hoops Signs Three Prep Standouts

    Friday, November 10 2017 3:16 PM EST2017-11-10 20:16:22 GMT

    Charlotte 49ers men's basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of three standout prep players to the 2018-19 roster. 

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    Charlotte 49ers men's basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of three standout prep players to the 2018-19 roster. 

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans: You’re invited to private screening of tribute video

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. fans: You’re invited to private screening of tribute video

    Friday, November 10 2017 6:53 AM EST2017-11-10 11:53:49 GMT
    NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. prior to the running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 26, 2017. (Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer)NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. prior to the running of the Daytona 500 at Daytona International Speedway on Sunday, February 26, 2017. (Jeff Siner | Charlotte Observer)

    Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. are welcome to attend a private screening on Friday of a tribute video to NASCAR’s most popular driver.

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    Fans of Dale Earnhardt Jr. are welcome to attend a private screening on Friday of a tribute video to NASCAR’s most popular driver.

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  • Charlotte 49ers ready for 2017-18 basketball season

    Charlotte 49ers ready for 2017-18 basketball season

    Thursday, November 9 2017 7:07 PM EST2017-11-10 00:07:28 GMT

    The college basketball season starts tomorrow and for the Charlotte 49ers, it is year 3 of the Mark Price era and a lot to be excited about thanks to one key component-- experience. Charlotte finished last season 13-17 and know they have to improve in 2 areas to be able to compete in Conference USA this season. For a preview of the Charlotte 49ers, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    The college basketball season starts tomorrow and for the Charlotte 49ers, it is year 3 of the Mark Price era and a lot to be excited about thanks to one key component-- experience. Charlotte finished last season 13-17 and know they have to improve in 2 areas to be able to compete in Conference USA this season. For a preview of the Charlotte 49ers, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • PROVIDENCE DAY: Providence Day Has Seven Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    PROVIDENCE DAY: Providence Day Has Seven Student-Athletes Sign Letters of Intent

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:41 PM EST2017-11-09 22:41:29 GMT
    Providence Day School celebrates seven student-athletes signing on National Letter of Intent Day Charlotte, NC – November 8, 2017 – On Wednesday, November 8, Providence Day School celebrated seven student-athletes signing national letters of intent and commitment letters to play at the college level.  Seniors signed their letters during Upper School assembly in front of their family, coaches, faculty, and students.  Basketball, Boys Devon Dotson:  Kan...More >>
    Providence Day School celebrates seven student-athletes signing on National Letter of Intent Day Charlotte, NC – November 8, 2017 – On Wednesday, November 8, Providence Day School celebrated seven student-athletes signing national letters of intent and commitment letters to play at the college level.  Seniors signed their letters during Upper School assembly in front of their family, coaches, faculty, and students.  Basketball, Boys Devon Dotson:  Kan...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason CIAA Awards

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason CIAA Awards

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:36 PM EST2017-11-09 21:36:08 GMT
    JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason All-CIAA Awards Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2017) – Three football student-athletes from Johnson C. Smith University have earned All-CIAA honors for their performances over the 2017 season, the league announced on Thursday. Senior safety Carlo Thomas (East Orange, N.J.) was named to the All-CIAA First Team as a defensive back. This past season, Thomas had 64 tackles with 41 being solo.  He also posted 8.5 tackles for loss (37 yards) and h...More >>
    JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason All-CIAA Awards Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 9, 2017) – Three football student-athletes from Johnson C. Smith University have earned All-CIAA honors for their performances over the 2017 season, the league announced on Thursday. Senior safety Carlo Thomas (East Orange, N.J.) was named to the All-CIAA First Team as a defensive back. This past season, Thomas had 64 tackles with 41 being solo.  He also posted 8.5 tackles for loss (37 yards) and h...More >>
  • JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason All-CIAA Awards

    JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason All-CIAA Awards

    Thursday, November 9 2017 4:35 PM EST2017-11-09 21:35:03 GMT

    Three football student-athletes from Johnson C. Smith University have earned All-CIAA honors for their performances over the 2017 season, the league announced on Thursday.   

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    Three football student-athletes from Johnson C. Smith University have earned All-CIAA honors for their performances over the 2017 season, the league announced on Thursday.   

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  • NC State tries again for immediate eligibility for Beverly

    NC State tries again for immediate eligibility for Beverly

    Thursday, November 9 2017 3:47 PM EST2017-11-09 20:47:20 GMT

    North Carolina State is trying again to get freshman guard Braxton Beverly cleared to play this season.

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    North Carolina State is trying again to get freshman guard Braxton Beverly cleared to play this season.

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  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Beat Comets 5-2

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Beat Comets 5-2

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 10:55 PM EST2017-11-09 03:55:23 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 8, 2017 CHECKERS TROUNCE COMETS 5-2 FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN Smith stops 33, three Checkers finish with multi-point games in rout of Utica UTICA, NY - Heading into Utica for the first time ever, the Checkers leaned on their high-powered offense and a strong performance in net to defeat the Comets 5-2. The Checkers came out of the gates firing, breaking the ice with a slick conversion by Andrew Miller just 20 seconds into regulation and then ...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOVEMBER 8, 2017 CHECKERS TROUNCE COMETS 5-2 FOR THIRD STRAIGHT WIN Smith stops 33, three Checkers finish with multi-point games in rout of Utica UTICA, NY - Heading into Utica for the first time ever, the Checkers leaned on their high-powered offense and a strong performance in net to defeat the Comets 5-2. The Checkers came out of the gates firing, breaking the ice with a slick conversion by Andrew Miller just 20 seconds into regulation and then ...More >>
  • FFN Top 10-- Week 13

    FFN Top 10-- Week 13

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-11-08 21:56:43 GMT

    With 3 teams in the FFN Top 10 losing last Friday night, that opened the door for 3 new teams to enter and we have 2 newcomers to the party. For the complete FFN Top 10 for week 13, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    With 3 teams in the FFN Top 10 losing last Friday night, that opened the door for 3 new teams to enter and we have 2 newcomers to the party. For the complete FFN Top 10 for week 13, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Gardner-Webb signs three standouts to National Letters of Intent Wednesday

    Gardner-Webb signs three standouts to National Letters of Intent Wednesday

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 4:56 PM EST2017-11-08 21:56:23 GMT

    Gardner-Webb men’s basketball signed three standouts to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. 

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    Gardner-Webb men’s basketball signed three standouts to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. 

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  • Tony Stewart hints he may run some NASCAR events in future

    Tony Stewart hints he may run some NASCAR events in future

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 1:46 PM EST2017-11-08 18:46:32 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Tony Stewart hasn't ruled out a return in some form to NASCAR, perhaps in the Xfinity Series or at Charlotte Motor Speedway's road course.

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    Tony Stewart hasn't ruled out a return in some form to NASCAR, perhaps in the Xfinity Series or at Charlotte Motor Speedway's road course.

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  • Aric Almirola named Danica Patrick's replacement at SHR

    Aric Almirola named Danica Patrick's replacement at SHR

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 1:40 PM EST2017-11-08 18:40:24 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Aric Almirola has been officially named Danica Patrick's replacement at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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    Aric Almirola has been officially named Danica Patrick's replacement at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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  • Want to get in the kitchen with Ayesha and Steph Curry?

    Want to get in the kitchen with Ayesha and Steph Curry?

    Wednesday, November 8 2017 1:26 PM EST2017-11-08 18:26:47 GMT
    WBTVWBTV

    Charlotte’s very familiar with Stephen and Ayesha Curry: He’s the son of former Hornets star Dell Curry who grew up to become a basketball star himself at Davidson College and now with the Golden State Warriors.

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    Charlotte’s very familiar with Stephen and Ayesha Curry: He’s the son of former Hornets star Dell Curry who grew up to become a basketball star himself at Davidson College and now with the Golden State Warriors.

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  • Clemson coach: Laptop comments challenge team's integrity

    Clemson coach: Laptop comments challenge team's integrity

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:53 PM EST2017-11-08 00:53:25 GMT

    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren's call to investigate a laptop on the Tigers' sideline was a "challenge to the team's integrity."

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    Clemson coach Dabo Swinney says North Carolina State coach Dave Doeren's call to investigate a laptop on the Tigers' sideline was a "challenge to the team's integrity."

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  • BELK BOWL: Scotty McCreery Set Top Perform at 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest

    BELK BOWL: Scotty McCreery Set Top Perform at 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:26 PM EST2017-11-08 00:26:07 GMT
    Multi-Platinum-Selling Artist Scotty McCreery Set to Perform at 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest Will Play Free Concert Prior to Belk Bowl Kickoff on December 29th Charlotte, N.C. – The Belk Bowl announced today that multi-Platinum-selling country music artist Scotty McCreery will be the featured act at the 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest on Friday, December 29. The Belk Bowl FanFest is free to the public and will begin at 10:00 a.m., with McCreery scheduled to begin his performance at 11:00...More >>
    Multi-Platinum-Selling Artist Scotty McCreery Set to Perform at 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest Will Play Free Concert Prior to Belk Bowl Kickoff on December 29th Charlotte, N.C. – The Belk Bowl announced today that multi-Platinum-selling country music artist Scotty McCreery will be the featured act at the 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest on Friday, December 29. The Belk Bowl FanFest is free to the public and will begin at 10:00 a.m., with McCreery scheduled to begin his performance at 11:00...More >>
  • ACC: 2017-18 ACC Basketball Season Ready to Open

    ACC: 2017-18 ACC Basketball Season Ready to Open

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 7:23 PM EST2017-11-08 00:23:40 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2017 Release: http://theacc.co/mbb1718release Media Guide: http://theacc.c...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2017 Release: http://theacc.co/mbb1718release Media Guide: http://theacc.c...More >>
  • South Carolina-Virginia to play home-and-home hoops series

    South Carolina-Virginia to play home-and-home hoops series

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 6:10 PM EST2017-11-07 23:10:07 GMT

    South Carolina and Virginia will play each other in men's basketball starting next season.

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    South Carolina and Virginia will play each other in men's basketball starting next season.

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  • Cam Newton shares rare photo of himself and son on Facebook

    Cam Newton shares rare photo of himself and son on Facebook

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 1:30 PM EST2017-11-07 18:30:38 GMT
    Cam Newton posted this photo Tuesday. (Credit: Facebook screen shot)Cam Newton posted this photo Tuesday. (Credit: Facebook screen shot)

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton doesn’t post a lot of photos of himself and his kids, so social media notices when it happens.

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton doesn’t post a lot of photos of himself and his kids, so social media notices when it happens.

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  • WBTV anchors join in on the #DoTheJulio trend

    WBTV anchors join in on the #DoTheJulio trend

    Tuesday, November 7 2017 9:13 AM EST2017-11-07 14:13:20 GMT
    Molly Kelleher | WBTVMolly Kelleher | WBTV

    The new hashtag #DoTheJulio was created after Falcons receiver Julio Jones dropped the sure fire touchdown pass in the end zone.

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    The new hashtag #DoTheJulio was created after Falcons receiver Julio Jones dropped the sure fire touchdown pass in the end zone.

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  • Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Damian Roberts

    Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Damian Roberts

    Monday, November 6 2017 10:57 PM EST2017-11-07 03:57:37 GMT

    Our Special Olympics Athlete of the Month for October is Damian Roberts.

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    Our Special Olympics Athlete of the Month for October is Damian Roberts.

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  • App State to Play Wisconsin in 2020

    App State to Play Wisconsin in 2020

    Monday, November 6 2017 5:43 PM EST2017-11-06 22:43:21 GMT

    The Appalachian State football team will travel to Madison, Wis., to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Sept. 19, 2020. The matchup will be the first between the Mountaineers and Badgers and continues Appalachian’s trend of annually scheduling some of the nation’s most recognizable programs. 

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    The Appalachian State football team will travel to Madison, Wis., to take on the Wisconsin Badgers on Sept. 19, 2020. The matchup will be the first between the Mountaineers and Badgers and continues Appalachian’s trend of annually scheduling some of the nation’s most recognizable programs. 

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  • Panthers run for 201 yards in 20-17 win over Falcons

    Panthers run for 201 yards in 20-17 win over Falcons

    Sunday, November 5 2017 8:10 PM EST2017-11-06 01:10:32 GMT

    Cam Newton ran for 86 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers stormed back from an early 10-point deficit and then held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 on Sunday in a key NFC South matchup.

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    Cam Newton ran for 86 yards and a touchdown and the Carolina Panthers stormed back from an early 10-point deficit and then held on to beat the Atlanta Falcons 20-17 on Sunday in a key NFC South matchup.

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  • Social media reacts to Panthers slow start, bounce back win vs Atlanta

    Social media reacts to Panthers slow start, bounce back win vs Atlanta

    Sunday, November 5 2017 4:17 PM EST2017-11-05 21:17:57 GMT

    The Panthers didn’t get off to a good start against arch rival Atlanta.

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    The Panthers didn’t get off to a good start against arch rival Atlanta.

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  • He said, she said: Which Panthers receiver is primed to step up against Atlanta?

    He said, she said: Which Panthers receiver is primed to step up against Atlanta?

    Sunday, November 5 2017 9:44 AM EST2017-11-05 14:44:48 GMT

    On Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers will officially begin life without former No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin. 

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    On Sunday against the Atlanta Falcons, the Carolina Panthers will officially begin life without former No. 1 receiver Kelvin Benjamin. 

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  • Charlotte accused of having one of NFL’s ‘weakest fan bases.’ Should we be angry?

    Charlotte accused of having one of NFL’s ‘weakest fan bases.’ Should we be angry?

    Thursday, November 2 2017 7:54 AM EDT2017-11-02 11:54:31 GMT

    When the Atlanta Falcons face off the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, “they will deal with the light jeering of one of the weakest fan bases in the league.”

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    When the Atlanta Falcons face off the Carolina Panthers on Sunday, “they will deal with the light jeering of one of the weakest fan bases in the league.”

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  • FFN Top 10-- Week 12

    FFN Top 10-- Week 12

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 4:45 PM EDT2017-11-01 20:45:09 GMT

    With Alexander Central and Statesville Christian losing last Friday, that opened the door for 2 new teams to enter the Top 10. For the FFN Top 10 for week 12, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    With Alexander Central and Statesville Christian losing last Friday, that opened the door for 2 new teams to enter the Top 10. For the FFN Top 10 for week 12, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Duke is No. 1 in AP preseason poll for second straight year

    Duke is No. 1 in AP preseason poll for second straight year

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 4:21 PM EDT2017-11-01 20:21:26 GMT

    Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll for the second straight season and ninth time as a program, matching rival North Carolina for most all-time.

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    Duke is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason poll for the second straight season and ninth time as a program, matching rival North Carolina for most all-time.

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  • Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron in 2018

    Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron in 2018

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-11-01 20:20:00 GMT

    Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will lead rookie William Byron when he steps up to NASCAR's top level next season with Hendrick Motorsports.

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    Veteran crew chief Darian Grubb will lead rookie William Byron when he steps up to NASCAR's top level next season with Hendrick Motorsports.

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  • Exclusive with Ric Flair and ‘Nature Boy’ director: Sex, lies and ... some sobering truths?

    Exclusive with Ric Flair and ‘Nature Boy’ director: Sex, lies and ... some sobering truths?

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 9:47 AM EDT2017-11-01 13:47:35 GMT
    (Credit: Photo provided to the Observer courtesy of ESPN)(Credit: Photo provided to the Observer courtesy of ESPN)

    Ric Flair’s first wife flatly says this about her famous ex in a new documentary, premiering Nov. 7: “Don’t trust him.”

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    Ric Flair’s first wife flatly says this about her famous ex in a new documentary, premiering Nov. 7: “Don’t trust him.”

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  • McCaffrey and Panthers rookies dress as superheroes for sick kids. Twitter loved it.

    McCaffrey and Panthers rookies dress as superheroes for sick kids. Twitter loved it.

    Wednesday, November 1 2017 7:41 AM EDT2017-11-01 11:41:50 GMT
    Credit: Levine Children’s Hospital TwitterCredit: Levine Children’s Hospital Twitter

    This year marked the fourteenth annual trip and it included rookies Christian McCaffrey, Taylor Moton and Alex Armah visiting patients.

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    This year marked the fourteenth annual trip and it included rookies Christian McCaffrey, Taylor Moton and Alex Armah visiting patients.

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  • BLOG: Don't Panic! The Panthers trading Kelvin Benjamin is not the end of the world

    BLOG: Don't Panic! The Panthers trading Kelvin Benjamin is not the end of the world

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 6:47 PM EDT2017-10-31 22:47:34 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    What a crazy NFL Trade Deadline here for the Carolina Panthers. In one of the shockers of all shockers, the Panthers have traded 2014 first round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo for a 3rd and 7th round draft pick. UMMMM OK! 

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    What a crazy NFL Trade Deadline here for the Carolina Panthers. In one of the shockers of all shockers, the Panthers have traded 2014 first round draft pick Kelvin Benjamin to Buffalo for a 3rd and 7th round draft pick. UMMMM OK! 

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  • ACC: 2017 ACC Class of Football Legends Announced

    ACC: 2017 ACC Class of Football Legends Announced

    Tuesday, October 31 2017 3:11 PM EDT2017-10-31 19:11:02 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 @ACCFootball ACC Announces 2017 Class of Football Legends Honorees to be recognized at Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Two national champions, five NFL All-Pros and multiple Super Bowl winners are among the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Legends class announced on Tuesday. The 14-member group of honorees includes Boston College’s Matt Hasselbeck, Clemson’s Hom...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017 @ACCFootball ACC Announces 2017 Class of Football Legends Honorees to be recognized at Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Two national champions, five NFL All-Pros and multiple Super Bowl winners are among the 2017 Atlantic Coast Conference Football Legends class announced on Tuesday. The 14-member group of honorees includes Boston College’s Matt Hasselbeck, Clemson’s Hom...More >>
  • ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Announces Football Players of the Week

    ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Announces Football Players of the Week

    Monday, October 30 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-10-30 22:46:48 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 30, 2017 @ACCFootball Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week Wake Forest’s Wolford, Dortch claim a combined three honors following win over Louisville GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in week nine of the 2017 season. The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The fo...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 30, 2017 @ACCFootball Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week Wake Forest’s Wolford, Dortch claim a combined three honors following win over Louisville GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in week nine of the 2017 season. The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The fo...More >>
  • CONCORD VS A.L. BROWN: Big Game Selected to the Great American Rivalry Series

    CONCORD VS A.L. BROWN: Big Game Selected to the Great American Rivalry Series

    Monday, October 30 2017 6:44 PM EDT2017-10-30 22:44:41 GMT
    Concord vs. A.L. Brown Selected to 2017 Great American Rivalry Series Schedule Friday, Nov. 3, 2017   KANNAPOLIS, N.C.– The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature Friday’s game between the Concord Spiders and the A.L. Brown Wonders in the Series’ 12th weekend of games for 2017. The Spiders and Wonders have faced off against each other since 1924 in the “Battle for the Bell.” Concord leads the overall series 42-40-4, but...More >>
    Concord vs. A.L. Brown Selected to 2017 Great American Rivalry Series Schedule Friday, Nov. 3, 2017   KANNAPOLIS, N.C.– The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature Friday’s game between the Concord Spiders and the A.L. Brown Wonders in the Series’ 12th weekend of games for 2017. The Spiders and Wonders have faced off against each other since 1924 in the “Battle for the Bell.” Concord leads the overall series 42-40-4, but...More >>
  • NC State loses NCAA appeal for Beverly's eligibility

    NC State loses NCAA appeal for Beverly's eligibility

    Monday, October 30 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-10-30 21:55:07 GMT

    The NCAA has upheld its decision that North Carolina State freshman Braxton Beverly is ineligible to play this season.

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    The NCAA has upheld its decision that North Carolina State freshman Braxton Beverly is ineligible to play this season.

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  • Wake WR Greg Dortch out for season with abdominal injury

    Wake WR Greg Dortch out for season with abdominal injury

    Sunday, October 29 2017 9:04 PM EDT2017-10-30 01:04:15 GMT

    Wake Forest receiver Greg Dortch will miss the rest of the season with an abdominal injury.

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    Wake Forest receiver Greg Dortch will miss the rest of the season with an abdominal injury.

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  • McElwain out as UF head coach after blow out loss to UGA

    McElwain out as UF head coach after blow out loss to UGA

    Sunday, October 29 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-10-30 00:46:50 GMT

    Florida (3-4) is on a three-game losing streak and needs to win three more games to become bowl eligible. 

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    Florida (3-4) is on a three-game losing streak and needs to win three more games to become bowl eligible. 

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  • Luke Kuechly clears concussion protocol; will Panthers need an emergency kicker?

    Luke Kuechly clears concussion protocol; will Panthers need an emergency kicker?

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:29:32 GMT
    Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) has cleared the concussion protocol and is exected to play Sunday at Tampa Bay. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) has cleared the concussion protocol and is exected to play Sunday at Tampa Bay. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    As the final step in the league’s protocol, Kuechly was cleared by an independent neuroconsultant. Kuechly was a full participant in practice this week, and all signs point to him returning against the Buccaneers.

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    As the final step in the league’s protocol, Kuechly was cleared by an independent neuroconsultant. Kuechly was a full participant in practice this week, and all signs point to him returning against the Buccaneers.

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  • Panthers fan raises $1,700 in GoFundMe campaign to get Mike Shula fired

    Panthers fan raises $1,700 in GoFundMe campaign to get Mike Shula fired

    Friday, October 27 2017 4:25 PM EDT2017-10-27 20:25:55 GMT
    A Panthers fan is raising money to fly a banner demanding offensive coordinator Mike Shula be fired. (Screenshot of GoFundMe via The Charlotte Observer)A Panthers fan is raising money to fly a banner demanding offensive coordinator Mike Shula be fired. (Screenshot of GoFundMe via The Charlotte Observer)

    The fundraiser was created Monday, and had reached its goal of $1,700 by Friday.

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    The fundraiser was created Monday, and had reached its goal of $1,700 by Friday.

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  • Upset with Mike Shula? This is how some Panthers fans hope to get him fired.

    Upset with Mike Shula? This is how some Panthers fans hope to get him fired.

    Thursday, October 26 2017 1:11 PM EDT2017-10-26 17:11:29 GMT
    A Panthers fan is raising money to fly a banner demanding offensive coordinator Mike Shula be fired. (Source: Screenshot of GoFundMe)A Panthers fan is raising money to fly a banner demanding offensive coordinator Mike Shula be fired. (Source: Screenshot of GoFundMe)

    The fundraiser, started by the user “Ogi ‘David’ Davidovic,” seeks to raise $1,700 to fly a banner over Bank of America Stadium and uptown Charlotte for an hour with a message indicating they want Shula fired. 

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    The fundraiser, started by the user “Ogi ‘David’ Davidovic,” seeks to raise $1,700 to fly a banner over Bank of America Stadium and uptown Charlotte for an hour with a message indicating they want Shula fired. 

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  • Panthers’ Cam Newton, asked about lack of big plays, abruptly leaves news conference

    Panthers’ Cam Newton, asked about lack of big plays, abruptly leaves news conference

    Thursday, October 26 2017 6:41 AM EDT2017-10-26 10:41:13 GMT
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Wednesday’s news conference after a question about the team’s struggle to create big plays this season. (Source: David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton left Wednesday’s news conference after a question about the team’s struggle to create big plays this season. (Source: David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a media-related incident for the second week in a row on Wednesday, abruptly leaving his press conference after declining to answer a question about the Panthers’ recent lack of big plays. 

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    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was involved in a media-related incident for the second week in a row on Wednesday, abruptly leaving his press conference after declining to answer a question about the Panthers’ recent lack of big plays. 

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  • On The Go With Stro: Fencing

    On The Go With Stro: Fencing

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 7:21 PM EDT2017-10-25 23:21:08 GMT

    In our latest installment of On The Go With Stro, I decided to give fencing a try for the first time! Coach Brian gave me a lesson on a few basic moves to know, and after that he brought in Sandy, who competes at the national level, for me to actually compete against! Let's just say I'm glad she took it easy on me. Watch the video for ...

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    In our latest installment of On The Go With Stro, I decided to give fencing a try for the first time!

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  • FFN Top 10-- Week 11

    FFN Top 10-- Week 11

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 5:55 PM EDT2017-10-25 21:55:01 GMT

    Hibriten moves into the top 5 in this week's FFN Top 10 as they continue to dominate opponents. 

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    Hibriten moves into the top 5 in this week's FFN Top 10 as they continue to dominate opponents. 

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  • Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive for Richard Petty in 2018

    Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive for Richard Petty in 2018

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-10-25 21:31:38 GMT

    Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive Richard Petty's iconic No. 43 full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series next year.

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    Darrell Wallace Jr. will drive Richard Petty's iconic No. 43 full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series next year.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERISITY: JCSU's Howard Earns Special Teams Award

    JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERISITY: JCSU's Howard Earns Special Teams Award

    Monday, October 23 2017 6:59 PM EDT2017-10-23 22:59:15 GMT
    JCSU’s Brandon Howard Earns CIAA Special Teams Player of the Week Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 23, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University sophomore kicker Brandon Howard was tabbed the CIAA Special Teams Player of the Week the league announced on Monday. Howard, a product of Columbia, S.C., knocked through a 44-yard field goal with 1:00 to play to lift JCSU to a 13-10 homecoming win over Shaw this past Saturday. He also kicked a 34-yarder in the first quarter. Collectively, he...More >>
    JCSU’s Brandon Howard Earns CIAA Special Teams Player of the Week Charlotte N.C. (Oct. 23, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University sophomore kicker Brandon Howard was tabbed the CIAA Special Teams Player of the Week the league announced on Monday. Howard, a product of Columbia, S.C., knocked through a 44-yard field goal with 1:00 to play to lift JCSU to a 13-10 homecoming win over Shaw this past Saturday. He also kicked a 34-yarder in the first quarter. Collectively, he...More >>
  • CIAA FOOTBALL: CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8

    CIAA FOOTBALL: CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8

    Monday, October 23 2017 4:20 PM EDT2017-10-23 20:20:44 GMT
    October 23, 2017 CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8 With only two weeks left of the regular season, we keep an eye on teams in contention to compete in the November 11th CIAA Football Championship in Salem, Virginia. Week #9 will provide us with clear scenarios, but fans can start to anticipate teams with the following CIAA Football Championship criteria: The Conference Champion is determined in a one-game playoff between Northern and Southern Division winners. A. The ...More >>
    October 23, 2017 CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8 With only two weeks left of the regular season, we keep an eye on teams in contention to compete in the November 11th CIAA Football Championship in Salem, Virginia. Week #9 will provide us with clear scenarios, but fans can start to anticipate teams with the following CIAA Football Championship criteria: The Conference Champion is determined in a one-game playoff between Northern and Southern Division winners. A. The ...More >>
  • UNC: point guard Joel Berry II out 4 weeks with broken hand

    UNC: point guard Joel Berry II out 4 weeks with broken hand

    Monday, October 23 2017 3:07 PM EDT2017-10-23 19:07:18 GMT

    North Carolina point guard Joel Berry II will miss about four weeks after suffering a broken bone in his right hand.

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    North Carolina point guard Joel Berry II will miss about four weeks after suffering a broken bone in his right hand.

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  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Comeback to Beat Rochester

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Comeback to Beat Rochester

    Friday, October 20 2017 9:57 PM EDT2017-10-21 01:57:02 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCT. 20, 2017 CHECKERS EARN COMEBACK WIN IN ROCHESTER Team scores five unanswered goals, improves to franchise-best 4-1-0 on the season CHARLOTTE, NC - The Checkers scored five unanswered goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and mark the best start in team history with a 5-2 victory in Rochester on Friday. Zack Stortini started the rally with a wraparound goal early in the second period, with Warren Foegele, Trevor Carrick and Roland McKeown all finding the score sh...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCT. 20, 2017 CHECKERS EARN COMEBACK WIN IN ROCHESTER Team scores five unanswered goals, improves to franchise-best 4-1-0 on the season CHARLOTTE, NC - The Checkers scored five unanswered goals to erase a 2-0 deficit and mark the best start in team history with a 5-2 victory in Rochester on Friday. Zack Stortini started the rally with a wraparound goal early in the second period, with Warren Foegele, Trevor Carrick and Roland McKeown all finding the score sh...More >>
  • First comes love, then marriage, then a crazy video for Dale Earnhardt Jr. baby news

    First comes love, then marriage, then a crazy video for Dale Earnhardt Jr. baby news

    Thursday, October 19 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-10-20 03:00:01 GMT
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles at members of various sports teams from his former high school during a news conference after practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles at members of various sports teams from his former high school during a news conference after practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    JR Motorsports released a humorous 95-second video on Thursday afternoon celebrating this week’s announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, are expecting a baby.

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    JR Motorsports released a humorous 95-second video on Thursday afternoon celebrating this week’s announcement that Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife, Amy, are expecting a baby.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Welcomes Shaw for Homecoming

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Welcomes Shaw for Homecoming

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:21:58 GMT
    JCSU Welcomes Shaw for Homecoming Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will look to break into the win column this upcoming Saturday when the Golden Bulls welcome CIAA Southern Division rival Shaw for homecoming. The Golden Bulls (0-7, 0-4 CIAA, 0-2 Southern Division) fell last week 41-16 to Fayetteville State.  The visiting Broncos jumped out to a 7-0 lead but sophomore Desmond Dozier (Longs, S.C.) sprinted through the FSU cover...More >>
    JCSU Welcomes Shaw for Homecoming Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will look to break into the win column this upcoming Saturday when the Golden Bulls welcome CIAA Southern Division rival Shaw for homecoming. The Golden Bulls (0-7, 0-4 CIAA, 0-2 Southern Division) fell last week 41-16 to Fayetteville State.  The visiting Broncos jumped out to a 7-0 lead but sophomore Desmond Dozier (Longs, S.C.) sprinted through the FSU cover...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Homegrown Series Begins October 28th

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Homegrown Series Begins October 28th

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:33:52 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCT. 19, 2017 CHECKERS HOMEGROWN SERIES BEGINS OCT. 28 Game to feature locally-inspired food, beer, art and music CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that their Husqvarna Homegrown Series will begin at their next home game on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. The event, as well as four others during the season-long series, will showcase the best food, beer, art and music that the area has to offer. On the concessions side, the Oct. 28 kickoff g...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCT. 19, 2017 CHECKERS HOMEGROWN SERIES BEGINS OCT. 28 Game to feature locally-inspired food, beer, art and music CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that their Husqvarna Homegrown Series will begin at their next home game on Saturday, Oct. 28, at 6 p.m. The event, as well as four others during the season-long series, will showcase the best food, beer, art and music that the area has to offer. On the concessions side, the Oct. 28 kickoff g...More >>
  • Panthers' QB Cam Newton opts not to speak with reporters

    Panthers' QB Cam Newton opts not to speak with reporters

    Thursday, October 19 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-10-19 20:42:34 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to speak to reporters for the second consecutive day.

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    Panthers quarterback Cam Newton has declined to speak to reporters for the second consecutive day.

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  • CHARLOTTE HORNETS: Hornets Unveil 2017-18 Uniform Schedule

    CHARLOTTE HORNETS: Hornets Unveil 2017-18 Uniform Schedule

    Thursday, October 19 2017 5:05 PM EDT2017-10-19 21:05:25 GMT
    HORNETS UNVEIL UNIFORM SCHEDULE FOR 2017-18 SEASON Team Reveals Series Of Narratives Aimed At Engaging Fans, Associating Meanings With Uniforms October 19, 2017 – The Charlotte Hornets today announced their uniform scripting schedule for the 2017-18 season, and revealed a series of stories and narratives related to each of their five uniforms.  The team has already unveiled four of the five uniforms that will comprise the Hornets Uniform Collection this season – t...More >>
    HORNETS UNVEIL UNIFORM SCHEDULE FOR 2017-18 SEASON Team Reveals Series Of Narratives Aimed At Engaging Fans, Associating Meanings With Uniforms October 19, 2017 – The Charlotte Hornets today announced their uniform scripting schedule for the 2017-18 season, and revealed a series of stories and narratives related to each of their five uniforms.  The team has already unveiled four of the five uniforms that will comprise the Hornets Uniform Collection this season – t...More >>
  • FFN Top 10-- Week 10

    FFN Top 10-- Week 10

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:27 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:27:33 GMT

    Another team in the FFN Top 10 lost last Friday as Hickory Ridge fell to Myers Park 9-7. This week, a team that started the year in the Top 10 but lost in week 1, is back in after winning 6 straight games. For the entire FFN Top 10 for Week 10, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    Another team in the FFN Top 10 lost last Friday as Hickory Ridge fell to Myers Park 9-7. This week, a team that started the year in the Top 10 but lost in week 1, is back in after winning 6 straight games. For the entire FFN Top 10 for Week 10, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Kuechly still in concussion protocol but safety Coleman is back

    Kuechly still in concussion protocol but safety Coleman is back

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 5:18 PM EDT2017-10-18 21:18:44 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The daily Luke Kuechly watch is still on as the linebacker remains in the concussion protocol, but the team got more good news today on the injury front as safety Kurt Coleman was back on the practice field. 

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    The daily Luke Kuechly watch is still on as the linebacker remains in the concussion protocol, but the team got more good news today on the injury front as safety Kurt Coleman was back on the practice field. 

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  • ACC: ACC Has Six Selected AS 2017 Loft Impact Award Quarterfinalists

    ACC: ACC Has Six Selected AS 2017 Loft Impact Award Quarterfinalists

    Wednesday, October 18 2017 4:22 PM EDT2017-10-18 20:22:48 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2017 @ACCFootball ACC Has Six Selected As 2017 Lott Impact Award Quarterfinalists Total Is The Most of Any Conference Nationally Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences nationally with six of the 20 defensive football student-athletes named Wednesday as quarterfinalists for the 2017 Lott Impact Trophy. Virginia was one of just two schools nationally to have two players chosen as quarterfina...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 18, 2017 @ACCFootball ACC Has Six Selected As 2017 Lott Impact Award Quarterfinalists Total Is The Most of Any Conference Nationally Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference led all conferences nationally with six of the 20 defensive football student-athletes named Wednesday as quarterfinalists for the 2017 Lott Impact Trophy. Virginia was one of just two schools nationally to have two players chosen as quarterfina...More >>
  • Kuechly still in concussion protocol/ Ryan Kalil back

    Kuechly still in concussion protocol/ Ryan Kalil back

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:35 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:35:03 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    There is no news and good news on the injury front for the Carolina Panthers. 

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    There is no news and good news on the injury front for the Carolina Panthers. 

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  • Aldridge Tabbed Preseason All-Conference; Wildcats Picked Sixth

    Aldridge Tabbed Preseason All-Conference; Wildcats Picked Sixth

    Tuesday, October 17 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-10-17 21:26:15 GMT

    For the second straight season, Peyton Aldridge has been voted preseason all-conference, while Davidson is predicted to finish sixth in the standings, as announced at the 2017-18 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Media Day, Tuesday inside Capital One Arena. 

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    For the second straight season, Peyton Aldridge has been voted preseason all-conference, while Davidson is predicted to finish sixth in the standings, as announced at the 2017-18 Atlantic 10 Men’s Basketball Media Day, Tuesday inside Capital One Arena. 

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  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Wingate Football Number 20 in Latest Poll

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Wingate Football Number 20 in Latest Poll

    Monday, October 16 2017 6:39 PM EDT2017-10-16 22:39:54 GMT
    Wingate football moves to number 20 in AFCA top 25 10/16/2017 | Football Waco, Texas----The Wingate University football team (6-0 overall, 3-0 SAC) is the number 20 team in this week's AFCA/NCAA Division II Coaches' top 25 poll, officials announce today. The Bulldogs are ranked for the second consecutive week, as the Navy Blue and Vegas Gold-clad WU student-athletes entered the October 9 listing at number 24 (complete week seven AFCA top 25 poll). "We are honored to have our U...More >>
    Wingate football moves to number 20 in AFCA top 25 10/16/2017 | Football Waco, Texas----The Wingate University football team (6-0 overall, 3-0 SAC) is the number 20 team in this week's AFCA/NCAA Division II Coaches' top 25 poll, officials announce today. The Bulldogs are ranked for the second consecutive week, as the Navy Blue and Vegas Gold-clad WU student-athletes entered the October 9 listing at number 24 (complete week seven AFCA top 25 poll). "We are honored to have our U...More >>
  • Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife are expecting their first child. Is it a boy or girl?

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. and his wife are expecting their first child. Is it a boy or girl?

    Monday, October 16 2017 5:01 PM EDT2017-10-16 21:01:51 GMT
    Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles at members of various sports teams from his former high school during a news conference after practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)Dale Earnhardt Jr. smiles at members of various sports teams from his former high school during a news conference after practice for the NASCAR Cup Series auto race at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, N.C., Friday, Oct. 6. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton)

    Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced on Instagram on Monday afternoon that he and his wife, Amy, are expecting their first child soon.

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    Dale Earnhardt Jr. announced on Instagram on Monday afternoon that he and his wife, Amy, are expecting their first child soon.

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  • CMPD: Man arrested after video of punch during Panthers game goes viral

    CMPD: Man arrested after video of punch during Panthers game goes viral

    Friday, October 13 2017 10:51 PM EDT2017-10-14 02:51:34 GMT
    Screenshot of video posted by Warren Carrigan on InstagramScreenshot of video posted by Warren Carrigan on Instagram

    A video has been posted online showing a purported attack of a fan in the stands during Thursday night's Carolina Panthers game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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    A video has been posted online showing a purported attack of a fan in the stands during Thursday night's Carolina Panthers game against the Philadelphia Eagles.

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  • Panthers’ Luke Kuechly fined $9,000 for face-mask penalty on Lions RB

    Panthers’ Luke Kuechly fined $9,000 for face-mask penalty on Lions RB

    Friday, October 13 2017 9:23 PM EDT2017-10-14 01:23:33 GMT
    Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, right, was called for grabbing the face mask of Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah last Sunday in Detroit. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly, right, was called for grabbing the face mask of Detroit Lions running back Ameer Abdullah last Sunday in Detroit. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Kuechly’s penalty was the first of two face-mask penalties against the Panthers on successive second-quarter plays.

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    Kuechly’s penalty was the first of two face-mask penalties against the Panthers on successive second-quarter plays.

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  • Coach Rivera used guarded words regarding injured Kuechly

    Coach Rivera used guarded words regarding injured Kuechly

    Friday, October 13 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-10-13 22:05:00 GMT

    It was a dramatic moment as time seemed to stand still on the Carolina Panthers' home field.

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    It was a dramatic moment as time seemed to stand still on the Carolina Panthers' home field.

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  • NC State: NCAA rules transfer Beverly ineligible for 2017-18

    NC State: NCAA rules transfer Beverly ineligible for 2017-18

    Friday, October 13 2017 4:08 PM EDT2017-10-13 20:08:41 GMT

    North Carolina State says the NCAA has ruled freshman guard Braxton Beverly ineligible to play this season.

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    North Carolina State says the NCAA has ruled freshman guard Braxton Beverly ineligible to play this season.

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  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY:Wingate Visits Catawba Saturday for a Football Showdown

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY:Wingate Visits Catawba Saturday for a Football Showdown

    Friday, October 13 2017 3:29 PM EDT2017-10-13 19:29:28 GMT
    Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University football team (5-0 overall, 2-0 SAC) will play its second of three consecutive South Atlantic Conference road games Saturday, venturing to Catawba College for a 1:30 p.m. encounter in Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. The Bulldogs are tied with Newberry (4-2 overall, 2-0 SAC) for first place in the SAC standings. 2017 Wingate University Football #24 Wingate University at Catawba College Shuford Stadium, Salisbury, N.C. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017...More >>
    Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University football team (5-0 overall, 2-0 SAC) will play its second of three consecutive South Atlantic Conference road games Saturday, venturing to Catawba College for a 1:30 p.m. encounter in Shuford Stadium and Kirkland Field. The Bulldogs are tied with Newberry (4-2 overall, 2-0 SAC) for first place in the SAC standings. 2017 Wingate University Football #24 Wingate University at Catawba College Shuford Stadium, Salisbury, N.C. Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017...More >>
  • ‘Last year was ... scarier,’ but third Luke Kuechly concussion should give us all pause

    ‘Last year was ... scarier,’ but third Luke Kuechly concussion should give us all pause

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:07 PM EDT2017-10-13 17:07:13 GMT
    Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) leaves the field after being injured in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium. (Credit: David T. Foster ||| | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) leaves the field after being injured in the first half of Thursday night’s game against the the Philadelphia Eagles at Bank of America Stadium. (Credit: David T. Foster ||| | The Charlotte Observer)

    It was what no one wanted to see – not the 74,000-plus watching at Bank of America Stadium, not the fans watching at home, certainly not the Carolina Panthers’ players and coaches.

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    It was what no one wanted to see – not the 74,000-plus watching at Bank of America Stadium, not the fans watching at home, certainly not the Carolina Panthers’ players and coaches.

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  • Wonder why fans love Luke Kuechly? Watch him struggle with this interview

    Wonder why fans love Luke Kuechly? Watch him struggle with this interview

    Friday, October 13 2017 7:58 AM EDT2017-10-13 11:58:38 GMT
    Luke Kuechly struggles through his strangest interview. Twitter screen shot.Luke Kuechly struggles through his strangest interview. Twitter screen shot.

    Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly is once against facing the possibility of having a concussion, which is for many fans outweighed the team’s 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.

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    Carolina Panther Luke Kuechly is once against facing the possibility of having a concussion, which is for many fans outweighed the team’s 28-23 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles Thursday night.

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  • Carson Wentz throws 3 TD passes, Eagles beat Panthers 28-23

    Carson Wentz throws 3 TD passes, Eagles beat Panthers 28-23

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:27 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:27:15 GMT

    Carson Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers 28-23 on Thursday night to improve to an NFC-best 5-1.

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    Carson Wentz threw for 222 yards and three touchdowns to help the Philadelphia Eagles beat the Carolina Panthers 28-23 on Thursday night to improve to an NFC-best 5-1.

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  • Protestors 'take a knee' outside BofA Stadium to 'bring attention to police brutality'

    Protestors 'take a knee' outside BofA Stadium to 'bring attention to police brutality'

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:07 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:07:33 GMT
    (Alex Giles | WBTV)(Alex Giles | WBTV)

    The match-up between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles will be the group's first stop in an effort that will be carried out at other NFL games this weekend.

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    The match-up between the Carolina Panthers and Philadelphia Eagles will be the group's first stop in an effort that will be carried out at other NFL games this weekend.

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  • Charlotte skyline will glow blue for national broadcast of Panthers game tonight

    Charlotte skyline will glow blue for national broadcast of Panthers game tonight

    Thursday, October 12 2017 5:00 PM EDT2017-10-12 21:00:21 GMT
    (Gary O'Brien/ The Charlotte Observer)(Gary O'Brien/ The Charlotte Observer)

    When the Carolina Panthers play the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in Charlotte, the national audience watching on CBS will see Charlotte’s new approach to self promotion: A color-coordinated skyline.

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    When the Carolina Panthers play the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday in Charlotte, the national audience watching on CBS will see Charlotte’s new approach to self promotion: A color-coordinated skyline.

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  • Panthers’ Greg Olsen cries during challenge to eat the ‘world’s hottest chip’

    Panthers’ Greg Olsen cries during challenge to eat the ‘world’s hottest chip’

    Thursday, October 12 2017 8:53 AM EDT2017-10-12 12:53:48 GMT
    Greg Olsen starts to cry from his hot chip. (Credit: YouTube screen shot)Greg Olsen starts to cry from his hot chip. (Credit: YouTube screen shot)

    The 3:35 minute YouTube video, posted Wednesday, claims the two are taking their “on-the-field rivalry to the next level with the hottest chip in the world.”

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    The 3:35 minute YouTube video, posted Wednesday, claims the two are taking their “on-the-field rivalry to the next level with the hottest chip in the world.”

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  • FFN Top 10-- Week 9

    FFN Top 10-- Week 9

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:13 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:13:28 GMT

    With Myers Park losing last Friday, that opened the door for a team to crack the FFN Top 10 for the first time ever, but that is not the only change to this week's poll. For the complete FFN Top 10 for week 9 watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    With Myers Park losing last Friday, that opened the door for a team to crack the FFN Top 10 for the first time ever, but that is not the only change to this week's poll. For the complete FFN Top 10 for week 9 watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Furniture Row to field just 1 car for Truex in 2018

    Furniture Row to field just 1 car for Truex in 2018

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:10 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:10:38 GMT

    Furniture Row Racing will field only one team next season, the ride for Martin Truex Jr.

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    Furniture Row Racing will field only one team next season, the ride for Martin Truex Jr.

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  • NASCAR HALL OF FAME: Hall Induction Ceremony Tickets on Sale Now

    NASCAR HALL OF FAME: Hall Induction Ceremony Tickets on Sale Now

    Tuesday, October 10 2017 10:45 PM EDT2017-10-11 02:45:28 GMT
    2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tickets On Sale Now Pricing Options for Fans Start at $45 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Tickets to the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now on sale to the public. Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates will be honored during this year’s ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Induction ticket prices range from $45 for general seats to $350 for the Exclus...More >>
    2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Tickets On Sale Now Pricing Options for Fans Start at $45 CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Oct. 10, 2017) – Tickets to the 2018 NASCAR Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony are now on sale to the public. Red Byron, Ray Evernham, Ron Hornaday Jr., Ken Squier and Robert Yates will be honored during this year’s ceremony set for Friday, Jan. 19, 2018. Induction ticket prices range from $45 for general seats to $350 for the Exclus...More >>
  • ACC: ACC Football Weekly Release

    ACC: ACC Football Weekly Release

    Monday, October 9 2017 6:05 PM EDT2017-10-09 22:05:25 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC Football Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Friday, October 13 Clemson at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPN, Clemson leads series, 4-1 Saturday, October 14 NC State at Pitt, noon, RSN, Pitt leads series, 5-3-1 Florida State at Duke, noon, ESPN2, Florida State leads series, 19-0 Boston College at Louisville, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network, Louisville leads s...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 9, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC Football Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Friday, October 13 Clemson at Syracuse, 7 p.m., ESPN, Clemson leads series, 4-1 Saturday, October 14 NC State at Pitt, noon, RSN, Pitt leads series, 5-3-1 Florida State at Duke, noon, ESPN2, Florida State leads series, 19-0 Boston College at Louisville, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network, Louisville leads s...More >>
  • Martin Truex Jr. wins yet another playoff race for Toyota

    Martin Truex Jr. wins yet another playoff race for Toyota

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:52 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:52:03 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Toyota continued its romp through NASCAR's playoffs as Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway to earn an automatic berth into the next round.

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    Toyota continued its romp through NASCAR's playoffs as Martin Truex Jr. won Sunday at Charlotte Motor Speedway to earn an automatic berth into the next round.

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  • Cam Newton's 3 TD passes help Panthers beat Lions 27-24

    Cam Newton's 3 TD passes help Panthers beat Lions 27-24

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:53:24 GMT

    Cam Newton showed he was very focused on football, throwing three touchdowns to help the Carolina Panthers build a lead big enough to hold off the Detroit Lions for a 27-24 win Sunday.

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    Cam Newton showed he was very focused on football, throwing three touchdowns to help the Carolina Panthers build a lead big enough to hold off the Detroit Lions for a 27-24 win Sunday.

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  • Bowman wins Xfinity race; 8 drivers advance in playoffs

    Bowman wins Xfinity race; 8 drivers advance in playoffs

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:49 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:49:57 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    The start of the NASCAR Xfinity Series playoff race at Charlotte Motor Speedway has been delayed by rain.

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    Alex Bowman raced to his first NASCAR Xfinity Series victory Saturday night at Charlotte Motor Speedway, while four drivers were eliminated from playoff contention.

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  • Rosters for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

    Rosters for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:41 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:41:24 GMT

    Rosters for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas with names, positions and high schools:

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    Rosters for the Shrine Bowl of the Carolinas with names, positions and high schools:

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  • Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Amber Nee

    Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Amber Nee

    Monday, October 9 2017 3:21 PM EDT2017-10-09 19:21:07 GMT

    Amber is a five-time gold medalist, and she's also excelling on the tennis court at her high school.

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    Amber is a five-time gold medalist, and she's also excelling on the tennis court at her high school.

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  • Michael Jordan gives $7M to open medical clinics in poor areas of Charlotte

    Michael Jordan gives $7M to open medical clinics in poor areas of Charlotte

    Monday, October 9 2017 11:30 AM EDT2017-10-09 15:30:37 GMT
    Credit: John D. SimmonsCredit: John D. Simmons

    Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch two medical clinics in troubled Charlotte communities, in one of the largest gifts ever from the basketball legend with deep ties to North Carolina.

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    Hornets owner Michael Jordan is donating $7 million to launch two medical clinics in troubled Charlotte communities, in one of the largest gifts ever from the basketball legend with deep ties to North Carolina.

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  • CIAA: Golden Bulls Open Southern Division Slate with Trip to Winston-Salem

    CIAA: Golden Bulls Open Southern Division Slate with Trip to Winston-Salem

    Friday, October 6 2017 2:50 PM EDT2017-10-06 18:50:07 GMT
    Golden Bulls Open CIAA Southern Division Slate With Trip to Winston-Salem State Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls will open the CIAA Southern Division portion of the 2017 football schedule with a trip to the two-time defending CIAA Champion Winston-Salem State Rams on Saturday, Oct. 7.  Kickoff at Bowman Gray Stadium is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The Golden Bulls (0-5, 0-2 CIAA) are coming off a disappointing 10-7 home loss to Chow...More >>
    Golden Bulls Open CIAA Southern Division Slate With Trip to Winston-Salem State Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 6, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University Golden Bulls will open the CIAA Southern Division portion of the 2017 football schedule with a trip to the two-time defending CIAA Champion Winston-Salem State Rams on Saturday, Oct. 7.  Kickoff at Bowman Gray Stadium is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The Golden Bulls (0-5, 0-2 CIAA) are coming off a disappointing 10-7 home loss to Chow...More >>
  • Woman accused of stalking Cam Newton asked to leave practice

    Woman accused of stalking Cam Newton asked to leave practice

    Friday, October 6 2017 11:55 AM EDT2017-10-06 15:55:12 GMT
    Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) celebrates a Panthers touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)Carolina Panthers' Cam Newton (1) celebrates a Panthers touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals in the first quarter of an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

    The report listed the 28-year-old Newton as the victim in the complaint. The woman's name was not listed on the report.

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    The report listed the 28-year-old Newton as the victim in the complaint. The woman's name was not listed on the report.

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  • Friends, family remember NASCAR Hall of Famer Robert Yates

    Friends, family remember NASCAR Hall of Famer Robert Yates

    Friday, October 6 2017 9:28 AM EDT2017-10-06 13:28:32 GMT
    Robert Yates (Source: nascar.com)Robert Yates (Source: nascar.com)

    He wasn't known for his exploits behind the steering wheel, but for what he put in front of it to power some of NASCAR's greatest drivers to their biggest wins.

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    He wasn't known for his exploits behind the steering wheel, but for what he put in front of it to power some of NASCAR's greatest drivers to their biggest wins.

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  • Cam Newton apologizes, says words were 'degrading, disrespectful to women'

    Cam Newton apologizes, says words were 'degrading, disrespectful to women'

    Thursday, October 5 2017 10:29 PM EDT2017-10-06 02:29:17 GMT

    The yogurt brand Dannon Oikos cut ties with Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton Thursday after an apparent off-handed comment he made to a female sports reporter during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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    The yogurt brand Dannon Oikos cut ties with Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton Thursday after an apparent off-handed comment he made to a female sports reporter during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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  • Sports reporter at center of Cam Newton controversy apologizes for past tweets

    Sports reporter at center of Cam Newton controversy apologizes for past tweets

    Thursday, October 5 2017 1:36 PM EDT2017-10-05 17:36:46 GMT
    (David T. Foster, III | The Charlotte Observer)(David T. Foster, III | The Charlotte Observer)

    The female sports reporter who is at the center of the quarterback Cam Newton controversy regarding an apparent off-handed comment he made towards her during a news conference has since apologized after previous tweets came forward. 

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    The female sports reporter who is at the center of the quarterback Cam Newton controversy regarding an apparent off-handed comment he made towards her during a news conference has since apologized after previous tweets came forward. 

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  • Former Atlanta Falcon Roddy White among those defending Cam Newton

    Former Atlanta Falcon Roddy White among those defending Cam Newton

    Thursday, October 5 2017 8:56 AM EDT2017-10-05 12:56:17 GMT
    (David T. Foster, III | The Charlotte Observer)(David T. Foster, III | The Charlotte Observer)

    Retired Atlanta Falcon Al Pro Wide Receiver Roddy White is among the people coming to Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton’s defense over criticism of an apparent joke that is being condemned as sexist.

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    Retired Atlanta Falcon Al Pro Wide Receiver Roddy White is among the people coming to Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton’s defense over criticism of an apparent joke that is being condemned as sexist.

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  • VIDEO: Local VFW burns Julius Peppers jersey in response to NFL protests

    VIDEO: Local VFW burns Julius Peppers jersey in response to NFL protests

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 10:12 PM EDT2017-10-05 02:12:28 GMT
    A still from the video of the NFL jersey burning. (Source: Chip Chandler)A still from the video of the NFL jersey burning. (Source: Chip Chandler)

    Over the weekend, Chandler and a small crowd burned at least three NFL jerseys, including that of Carolina Panther Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger, on the VFW grounds.

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    Over the weekend, Chandler and a small crowd burned at least three NFL jerseys, including that of Carolina Panther Julius Peppers and Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger, on the VFW grounds.

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  • Panthers' QB Cam Newton faces backlash over comment to female sports writer

    Panthers' QB Cam Newton faces backlash over comment to female sports writer

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 9:19 PM EDT2017-10-05 01:19:19 GMT
    Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton smiles after a touchdown during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton smiles after a touchdown during an NFL football game against the New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. Sunday, Oct. 1, 2017. (Winslow Townson/AP Images for Panini)

    Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton is facing backlash after an apparent off-handed comment that he made to a female sports reporter during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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    Carolina Panther's quarterback Cam Newton is facing backlash after an apparent off-handed comment that he made to a female sports reporter during a news conference Wednesday afternoon.

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  • FFN Top 10-- Week 8

    FFN Top 10-- Week 8

    Wednesday, October 4 2017 5:32 PM EDT2017-10-04 21:32:53 GMT

    For the 5th time this season, no one in the FFN Top 10 lost the previous Friday. But just like the last 4 times, we have changes to this week's poll. Check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime for the new FFN Top 10 for week 8. 

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    For the 5th time this season, no one in the FFN Top 10 lost the previous Friday. But just like the last 4 times, we have changes to this week's poll. Check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime for the new FFN Top 10 for week 8. 

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  • NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74

    NASCAR champion owner, engine maker Robert Yates dies at 74

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-03 18:41:33 GMT

    Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, has died, his son said. He was 74.

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    Robert Yates, a longtime NASCAR owner and engine builder, has died, his son said. He was 74.

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  • Legendary NASCAR figure Robert Yates of Charlotte has died

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 9:25 AM EDT2017-10-03 13:25:55 GMT
    Legendary NASCAR team owner and engine builder Robert Yates died at age 74 on Monday.  (Credit: John D. Simmons | The Charlotte Observer)Legendary NASCAR team owner and engine builder Robert Yates died at age 74 on Monday. (Credit: John D. Simmons | The Charlotte Observer)

    Yates, 74, was selected for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

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    Yates, 74, was selected for induction into the NASCAR Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018.

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  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Weekly Football Schedule

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Weekly Football Schedule

    Monday, October 2 2017 4:42 PM EDT2017-10-02 20:42:02 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC FB Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Thursday, October 5 No. 17/17 Louisville at No. 24/24 NC State, 8 p.m., ESPN Saturday, October 7 Wake Forest at No. 2/2 Clemson, noon ESPN2 Duke at Virginia, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Pitt at Syracuse, 12:30 p.m., RSN No. 13/12 Miami at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN No. 21/22 Notre Dame at North Car...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC FB Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Thursday, October 5 No. 17/17 Louisville at No. 24/24 NC State, 8 p.m., ESPN Saturday, October 7 Wake Forest at No. 2/2 Clemson, noon ESPN2 Duke at Virginia, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Pitt at Syracuse, 12:30 p.m., RSN No. 13/12 Miami at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN No. 21/22 Notre Dame at North Car...More >>
  • Patrick heads into NASCAR homestretch with few options

    Patrick heads into NASCAR homestretch with few options

    Friday, September 29 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-09-29 19:43:02 GMT

    Danica Patrick says there has been some discussion with other NASCAR teams about continuing her career next season.

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    Danica Patrick says there has been some discussion with other NASCAR teams about continuing her career next season.

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  • GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Tip Off Pre-season Basketball Practice Friday

    GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Tip Off Pre-season Basketball Practice Friday

    Friday, September 29 2017 3:37 PM EDT2017-09-29 19:37:29 GMT
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb men’s basketball tipped off the 2017-2018 preseason on Friday, hitting the court for the first official day of practice. The squeak of sneakers filled Paul Porter Arena at 12:15 pm, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs went through drills for two-plus hours in preparation for a promising season.  Gardner-Webb returns three starters and 86.7 percent of its roster (13 letterwinners) from a team that finished with 19 wins, finished fourth in...More >>
    BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb men’s basketball tipped off the 2017-2018 preseason on Friday, hitting the court for the first official day of practice. The squeak of sneakers filled Paul Porter Arena at 12:15 pm, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs went through drills for two-plus hours in preparation for a promising season.  Gardner-Webb returns three starters and 86.7 percent of its roster (13 letterwinners) from a team that finished with 19 wins, finished fourth in...More >>
  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Football Team Hosts Chowan Saturday

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Football Team Hosts Chowan Saturday

    Friday, September 29 2017 2:46 PM EDT2017-09-29 18:46:39 GMT
    Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will return home for the first time in two weeks, hosting CIAA Northern Division foe Chowan on Saturday. The Golden Bulls (0-4, 0-1 CIAA) are smarting from a 20-17 road loss at Elizabeth City State last weekend.  Against the Vikings, junior quarterback Terrance Ervin (Richmond, Va.) threw for 171 yards and two scores on a 15-of-32 effort while throwing one interception. Sophomore Desmond Dozie...More >>
    Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 29, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will return home for the first time in two weeks, hosting CIAA Northern Division foe Chowan on Saturday. The Golden Bulls (0-4, 0-1 CIAA) are smarting from a 20-17 road loss at Elizabeth City State last weekend.  Against the Vikings, junior quarterback Terrance Ervin (Richmond, Va.) threw for 171 yards and two scores on a 15-of-32 effort while throwing one interception. Sophomore Desmond Dozie...More >>
  • WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Zack Singleton Semi-finalist For Campbell Trophy

    WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Zack Singleton Semi-finalist For Campbell Trophy

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 11:11 PM EDT2017-09-28 03:11:44 GMT
    Wingate's Zack Singleton is semi-finalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy 9/27/2017 | Football Irving, Texas----Wingate University senior linebacker Zack Singleton (Germanton, N.C.) is one of 181 semi-finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. Sponsored by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), the award is college football's premier scholar-athlete recognition (complete release). "This nomination i...More >>
    Wingate's Zack Singleton is semi-finalist for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy 9/27/2017 | Football Irving, Texas----Wingate University senior linebacker Zack Singleton (Germanton, N.C.) is one of 181 semi-finalists for the 2017 William V. Campbell Trophy, presented by Fidelity Investments. Sponsored by the National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF), the award is college football's premier scholar-athlete recognition (complete release). "This nomination i...More >>
  • FFN Top 10-- Week 7

    FFN Top 10-- Week 7

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 5:26 PM EDT2017-09-27 21:26:33 GMT

    After Shelby lost to South Pointe last Friday, we knew there would be a shake up in the top 5, but how far would Shelby fall? For the FFN Top 10 for week 7, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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    After Shelby lost to South Pointe last Friday, we knew there would be a shake up in the top 5, but how far would Shelby fall? For the FFN Top 10 for week 7, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime.

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  • Painting Charlotte Motor Speedway Pink with Jimmie Johnson

    Painting Charlotte Motor Speedway Pink with Jimmie Johnson

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 4:16 PM EDT2017-09-27 20:16:28 GMT
    (Molly Grantham | WBTV)(Molly Grantham | WBTV)

    NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson – along with 450 other people, half of whom were survivors – went out to the speedway Wednesday morning to paint the wall pink as a continued effort to showcase the importance of fighting breast cancer in our world.

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    NASCAR superstar Jimmie Johnson – along with 450 other people, half of whom were survivors – went out to the speedway Wednesday morning to paint the wall pink as a continued effort to showcase the importance of fighting breast cancer in our world.

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  • Former Carolina Panther partnering with police to jump-start change

    Former Carolina Panther partnering with police to jump-start change

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:45 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:45:04 GMT

    During a joint press conference with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Wednesday, former Carolina Panther Colin Cole announced his efforts to team up with CMPD to raise money to fund their programs aimed at unifying the community.

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    During a joint press conference with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department Wednesday, former Carolina Panther Colin Cole announced his efforts to team up with CMPD to raise money to fund their programs aimed at unifying the community.

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  • Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Trump tweet gets lots of love ... and hate, too

    Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s Trump tweet gets lots of love ... and hate, too

    Wednesday, September 27 2017 12:36 PM EDT2017-09-27 16:36:14 GMT
    (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)(Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    While 368,000 people “liked” Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s tweet supporting the rights of NFL football players to protest during the national anthem, the NASCAR driver’s post generated lots of angry reaction as well.

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    While 368,000 people “liked” Dale Earnhardt Jr.’s tweet supporting the rights of NFL football players to protest during the national anthem, the NASCAR driver’s post generated lots of angry reaction as well.

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  • BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football-- Week 4

    BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football-- Week 4

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-09-26 22:38:55 GMT

    Week 4 saw a lot of former stars of Football Friday Night put up outstanding numbers in huge wins.   

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    Week 4 saw a lot of former stars of Football Friday Night put up outstanding numbers in huge wins.   

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  • Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson releases statement after Trump, NFL feud

    Panthers Owner Jerry Richardson releases statement after Trump, NFL feud

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:56 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:56:37 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Richardson's statement came hours after an early-morning tweet from the President that stated, "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!"

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    Richardson's statement came hours after an early-morning tweet from the President that stated, "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!"

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  • NASCAR champs weigh in on pro sports protests

    NASCAR champs weigh in on pro sports protests

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:52 PM EDT2017-09-25 22:52:51 GMT

    On Monday, Dale Earnhart Jr tweeted, in part, “All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests." 

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    On Monday, Dale Earnhart Jr tweeted, in part, “All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests." 

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  • No protests in NASCAR after warnings from executives

    Monday, September 25 2017 6:33 AM EDT2017-09-25 10:33:21 GMT

    Childress said he told his team that "anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America."

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    Childress said he told his team that "anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America."

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  • Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire

    Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire

    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:33 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:33:28 GMT

    Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.

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    Kyle Busch earned a berth in the second round of NASCAR's playoffs with a dominant victory Sunday at New Hampshire Motorspeedway.

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  • Brees throws 3 TDs, Saints dominate unbeaten Panthers 34-13

    Brees throws 3 TDs, Saints dominate unbeaten Panthers 34-13

    Sunday, September 24 2017 7:29 PM EDT2017-09-24 23:29:26 GMT

    Drew Brees shredded the league's top-ranked defense, throwing for 220 yards and three touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints defeated the previously unbeaten Carolina Panthers 34-13 on Sunday.

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    Drew Brees shredded the league's top-ranked defense, throwing for 220 yards and three touchdowns as the New Orleans Saints defeated the previously unbeaten Carolina Panthers 34-13 on Sunday.

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  • Yankee Stadium foul ball injury hits home for Matthews family

    Yankee Stadium foul ball injury hits home for Matthews family

    Friday, September 22 2017 12:03 AM EDT2017-09-22 04:03:36 GMT
    (Alex Giles | WBTV)(Alex Giles | WBTV)

    A similar situation happened to David’s son, James, in May of 2016. David and his family were attending a Charlotte Knights game at BB&T BallPark in uptown Charlotte.

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    A similar situation happened to David’s son, James, in May of 2016. David and his family were attending a Charlotte Knights game at BB&T BallPark in uptown Charlotte.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Opens CIAA Play Saturday at Elizabeth City State

    JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Opens CIAA Play Saturday at Elizabeth City State

    Thursday, September 21 2017 4:01 PM EDT2017-09-21 20:01:34 GMT
    JCSU Opens CIAA Play at Elizabeth City State Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University will open up CIAA play this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 23 with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff at Elizabeth City State. The Golden Bulls (0-3) enter the matchup after suffering a 41-0 loss last week at FCS opponent South Carolina State.  Against the Bulldogs, JCSU was limited to just 69 yards of total offense.  Terrance Ervin (Richmond, Va.) had 47 yards passing, going 6-for...More >>
    JCSU Opens CIAA Play at Elizabeth City State Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 21, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University will open up CIAA play this upcoming Saturday, Sept. 23 with a 1:00 p.m. kickoff at Elizabeth City State. The Golden Bulls (0-3) enter the matchup after suffering a 41-0 loss last week at FCS opponent South Carolina State.  Against the Bulldogs, JCSU was limited to just 69 yards of total offense.  Terrance Ervin (Richmond, Va.) had 47 yards passing, going 6-for...More >>
  • FFN Top 10-- Week 6

    FFN Top 10-- Week 6

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 5:02 PM EDT2017-09-20 21:02:41 GMT

    With Harding and West Meck losing last Friday, there are some changes in the FFN Top 10 as 2 new teams enter the poll in week 6. For the new FFN Top 10, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    With Harding and West Meck losing last Friday, there are some changes in the FFN Top 10 as 2 new teams enter the poll in week 6. For the new FFN Top 10, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs forward D.J. Laster Wins Weekly Big South Award

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:49 PM EST2017-11-20 21:49:39 GMT
    CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb forward D.J. Laster was named Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, following a dominant effort over three games. Laster (Pensacola, Fla. / Pensacola Catholic) is in his first season as a full-time starter after playing in a reserve role for his first two seasons on campus behind All-Big South forward Tyrell Nelson. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound junior was sensational last week, averaging a double-double over three gam...More >>
    CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb forward D.J. Laster was named Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week on Monday, following a dominant effort over three games. Laster (Pensacola, Fla. / Pensacola Catholic) is in his first season as a full-time starter after playing in a reserve role for his first two seasons on campus behind All-Big South forward Tyrell Nelson. The 6-foot-6, 230-pound junior was sensational last week, averaging a double-double over three gam...More >>
  • ACC: League Announces Basketball Players of the Week

    ACC: League Announces Basketball Players of the Week

    Monday, November 20 2017 4:43 PM EST2017-11-20 21:43:54 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 20, 2017 @ACCMBB http://theacc.co/MBBPOTW1120 Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week Duke sweeps as Allen and Carter are recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Top-ranked Duke swept Atlantic Coast Conference basketball honors for week two of the 2017-18 season, as Grayson Allen was selected the ACC Player of the Week and Wendell Carter Jr. was recognized as the ACC Rookie of the Week. ACC bas...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, November 20, 2017 @ACCMBB http://theacc.co/MBBPOTW1120 Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week Duke sweeps as Allen and Carter are recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Top-ranked Duke swept Atlantic Coast Conference basketball honors for week two of the 2017-18 season, as Grayson Allen was selected the ACC Player of the Week and Wendell Carter Jr. was recognized as the ACC Rookie of the Week. ACC bas...More >>
  • LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

    LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

    Wednesday, November 15 2017 5:54 PM EST2017-11-15 22:54:30 GMT
    LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. Kellar joined the Lenoir-Rhyne staff in December of 2015, and served as head coach for the past two seasons. "I want to thank Coach Kellar for his contributions to LR and for the dedication he and his staff have shown in support of our student-athletes. I wish him and his family all the best i...More >>
    LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University (LRU) officials announced today that Mike Kellar will no longer serve as head football coach. Kellar joined the Lenoir-Rhyne staff in December of 2015, and served as head coach for the past two seasons. "I want to thank Coach Kellar for his contributions to LR and for the dedication he and his staff have shown in support of our student-athletes. I wish him and his family all the best i...More >>
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