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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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  • Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin misses practice with a knee injury

    Panthers WR Kelvin Benjamin misses practice with a knee injury

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:49 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:49:18 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    "We're a little bit concerned," said Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin missed practice on Thursday to go get his knee checked out.  

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    "We're a little bit concerned," said Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. Wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin missed practice on Thursday to go get his knee checked out.  

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  • Kuechly gets on the practice field but is still in the concussion protocol

    Kuechly gets on the practice field but is still in the concussion protocol

    Thursday, October 19 2017 6:40 PM EDT2017-10-19 22:40:52 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly hit the practice field with his helmet Thursday morning but remains in the concussion protocol. "He's progressing in the protocol and today he did the next step of it," said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. 

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    Panthers linebacker Luke Kuechly hit the practice field with his helmet Thursday morning but remains in the concussion protocol. "He's progressing in the protocol and today he did the next step of it," said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera. 

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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 >>
  • Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

    Harris-led Pistons beat Hornets 102-90 in return downtown

    Thursday, October 19 2017 12:54 PM EDT2017-10-19 16:54:52 GMT

    Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

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    Tobias Harris scored 17 of his 27 points in the first quarter, helping the Detroit Pistons celebrate their return downtown with a 102-90 victory over the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday night.

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  • 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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  • Keselowski races way into 3rd round of NASCAR's playoffs

    Keselowski races way into 3rd round of NASCAR's playoffs

    Monday, October 16 2017 2:41 PM EDT2017-10-16 18:41:12 GMT

    Brad Keselowski picked up the win he needed to continue his championship chances with a victory Sunday in a sloppy playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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    Brad Keselowski picked up the win he needed to continue his championship chances with a victory Sunday in a sloppy playoff race at Talladega Superspeedway.

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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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  • Panthers' Kuechly leaves game, enters concussion protocol

    Panthers' Kuechly leaves game, enters concussion protocol

    Friday, October 13 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-10-13 05:26:00 GMT

    Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly and running back Fozzy Whittaker left the Panthers' game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles because of injuries in the first half.

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    Carolina linebacker Luke Kuechly won't return to the Panthers' game Thursday night against the Philadelphia Eagles after being placed in the concussion protocol.

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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 >>
  • Earnhardt replacement Bowman set to make 2017 debut

    Earnhardt replacement Bowman set to make 2017 debut

    Friday, September 29 2017 3:46 PM EDT2017-09-29 19:46:36 GMT

    The driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season in the NASCAR Cup series will race in the sport for the first time this year.

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    The driver who will replace Dale Earnhardt Jr. next season in the NASCAR Cup series will race in the sport for the first time this year.

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  • 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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  • CIAA: CIAA To Host 2017 Football Championship in Salem, Virginia

    CIAA: CIAA To Host 2017 Football Championship in Salem, Virginia

    Wednesday, September 20 2017 4:38 PM EDT2017-09-20 20:38:28 GMT
    September 20, 2017 Charlotte, NC (September 19, 2017) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will host its 2017 Football Championship game at Salem Stadium on Saturday, November 11 in Salem, Virginia. Kickoff is slated for at 4:30 p.m. ET. Last year, the City of Salem warmly welcomed the CIAA and nearly 3,500 of the conference's fans during its first football championship appearance there. In addition to great football action between the Northern and Southern Div...More >>
    September 20, 2017 Charlotte, NC (September 19, 2017) - The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will host its 2017 Football Championship game at Salem Stadium on Saturday, November 11 in Salem, Virginia. Kickoff is slated for at 4:30 p.m. ET. Last year, the City of Salem warmly welcomed the CIAA and nearly 3,500 of the conference's fans during its first football championship appearance there. In addition to great football action between the Northern and Southern Div...More >>
  • Ron Rivera: Panthers tackle Matt Kalil must find a ‘comfort zone’ with Cam Newton

    Ron Rivera: Panthers tackle Matt Kalil must find a ‘comfort zone’ with Cam Newton

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 10:10 PM EDT2017-09-20 02:10:14 GMT

    After head coach Ron Rivera had a chance to watch the game film, he allowed that some of those mistakes are likely a direct result of the left tackle and his quarterback simply not being used to each other.

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    After head coach Ron Rivera had a chance to watch the game film, he allowed that some of those mistakes are likely a direct result of the left tackle and his quarterback simply not being used to each other.

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  • BLOG: Local stars lighting up college football-- Week 3

    BLOG: Local stars lighting up college football-- Week 3

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:28 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:28:25 GMT

    Local stars continued to put on great performances in college football in week 3.   Last week, I wrote about the likes of Mason Rudolph, Will Grier, and Chazz Surratt.  Guess what?  They once again had great Saturdays in week 3 so I'm not going to highlight them this time around. There is no shortage of big time performances by former stars on Football Friday Night and here are just some of those great performances. 

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    Local stars continued to put on great performances in college football in week 3.   Last week, I wrote about the likes of Mason Rudolph, Will Grier, and Chazz Surratt.  Guess what?  They once again had great Saturdays in week 3 so I'm not going to highlight them this time around. There is no shortage of big time performances by former stars on Football Friday Night and here are just some of those great performances. 

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  • Kasey Kahne to stay in NASCAR and drive for Leavine in 2018

    Kasey Kahne to stay in NASCAR and drive for Leavine in 2018

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:46 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:46:36 GMT

    Kasey Kahne will drive for Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro next season.

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    Kasey Kahne will drive for Leavine Family Racing in the No. 95 Chevrolet Camaro next season.

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  • Chase Elliott's NASCAR title chances take hit with penalty

    Chase Elliott's NASCAR title chances take hit with penalty

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 7:25 PM EDT2017-09-19 23:25:25 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Chase Elliott suffered a setback to his championship hopes when NASCAR penalized his Hendrick Motorsports team Tuesday for a modification to his Chevrolet in the opening round of the playoffs.

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    Chase Elliott suffered a setback to his championship hopes when NASCAR penalized his Hendrick Motorsports team Tuesday for a modification to his Chevrolet in the opening round of the playoffs.

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  • Panthers TE Olsen heads to IR; will miss at least 8 games

    Panthers TE Olsen heads to IR; will miss at least 8 games

    Tuesday, September 19 2017 6:33 PM EDT2017-09-19 22:33:23 GMT

    Greg Olsen will miss a minimum of eight games after the Panthers placed the three-time Pro Bowl tight end on injured reserve with a broken right foot Tuesday.

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    Greg Olsen will miss a minimum of eight games after the Panthers placed the three-time Pro Bowl tight end on injured reserve with a broken right foot Tuesday.

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  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Weekly Football Release

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Weekly Football Release

    Monday, September 18 2017 11:21 PM EDT2017-09-19 03:21:18 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel  Upcoming Schedule ? Friday, September 22 Virginia at Boise State, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Saturday, September 23 NC State at No. 11/11 Florida State, Noon, ABC/ESPN2 1 Kent State at No. 19/20 Louisville, Noon, RSN Pitt at Georgia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Old Dominion at No. 13/13 Virginia Tech, 2 p.m., ACC Network Extra Boston College at No. 2/2 Clemson, 3:30 p.m...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 18, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel  Upcoming Schedule ? Friday, September 22 Virginia at Boise State, 8 p.m., ESPN2 Saturday, September 23 NC State at No. 11/11 Florida State, Noon, ABC/ESPN2 1 Kent State at No. 19/20 Louisville, Noon, RSN Pitt at Georgia Tech, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Old Dominion at No. 13/13 Virginia Tech, 2 p.m., ACC Network Extra Boston College at No. 2/2 Clemson, 3:30 p.m...More >>
  • BLOG: Nate's take aways from the Panthers win over Buffalo

    BLOG: Nate's take aways from the Panthers win over Buffalo

    Monday, September 18 2017 4:29 PM EDT2017-09-18 20:29:12 GMT

    After taking a little time to sit back and think about yesterday's victory over Buffalo, things aren't as bad as they seem Panthers Nation. 

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    After taking a little time to sit back and think about yesterday's victory over Buffalo, things aren't as bad as they seem Panthers Nation. 

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  • Some of NASCAR’s biggest names shared their thoughts on driver killed in plane crash

    Some of NASCAR’s biggest names shared their thoughts on driver killed in plane crash

    Monday, September 18 2017 2:23 PM EDT2017-09-18 18:23:14 GMT
    Modified championship racer Ted Christopher, 59, was one of two people killed in a plane crash in Connecticut on Saturday, NASCAR officials said. (Photo provided to the Observer courtesy of NASCAR)Modified championship racer Ted Christopher, 59, was one of two people killed in a plane crash in Connecticut on Saturday, NASCAR officials said. (Photo provided to the Observer courtesy of NASCAR)

    The death of modified championship racer Ted Christopher in a plane crash drew an outpouring of reaction in the racing world.

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    The death of modified championship racer Ted Christopher in a plane crash drew an outpouring of reaction in the racing world.

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  • Sports fans say Greg Olsen’s injury ‘massive blow’ to the Panthers

    Sports fans say Greg Olsen’s injury ‘massive blow’ to the Panthers

    Monday, September 18 2017 7:44 AM EDT2017-09-18 11:44:54 GMT
    Greg Olsen’s broken foot creates anxiety for Carolina Panthers fans. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)Greg Olsen’s broken foot creates anxiety for Carolina Panthers fans. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)

    Doom and gloom was the response of football fans after news spread that Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen broke his right foot. Here’s what sports sites, social media posters and fantasy football enthusiasts were saying Sunday. Conor Orr, NFL.com “Already in need of help to spruce up their offense, the Carolina Panthers sustained a massive blow on Sunday. So it goes for Carolina, a team that has a brilliant quarterback and dynamic skill position...

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    Doom and gloom was the response of football fans after news spread that Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen broke his right foot. Here’s what sports sites, social media posters and fantasy football enthusiasts were saying Sunday. Conor Orr, NFL.com “Already in need of help to spruce up their offense, the Carolina Panthers sustained a massive blow on Sunday. So it goes for Carolina, a team that has a brilliant quarterback and dynamic skill position...

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  • Fans can expect some off-the-field changes at the Panthers’ home opener

    Fans can expect some off-the-field changes at the Panthers’ home opener

    Friday, September 15 2017 9:05 AM EDT2017-09-15 13:05:35 GMT
    A view of the field from a Suite Terrace on the 300 Level of Bank of America Stadium during a tour of the latest round of renovations at the facility on Aug. 3. (Credit: David T. Foster ||| | The Charlotte Observer)A view of the field from a Suite Terrace on the 300 Level of Bank of America Stadium during a tour of the latest round of renovations at the facility on Aug. 3. (Credit: David T. Foster ||| | The Charlotte Observer)
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Katherine Peralta | The Charlotte Observer) - The Carolina Panthers are finally back at Bank of America Stadium Sunday, and fans can expect a few changes for the season home opener – including fewer tailgating lots, more craft beer at the stadium and possibly steep pedicab fares. Sunday’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills is the Panthers’ 150th straight sellout, according to Phil Youtsey, the team’s executive director of ticketing an...More >>
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Katherine Peralta | The Charlotte Observer) - The Carolina Panthers are finally back at Bank of America Stadium Sunday, and fans can expect a few changes for the season home opener – including fewer tailgating lots, more craft beer at the stadium and possibly steep pedicab fares. Sunday’s matchup against the Buffalo Bills is the Panthers’ 150th straight sellout, according to Phil Youtsey, the team’s executive director of ticketing an...More >>
  • KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Intimidators Stay Alive in SAL Championship Series

    KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Intimidators Stay Alive in SAL Championship Series

    Thursday, September 14 2017 11:19 PM EDT2017-09-15 03:19:22 GMT
    Intimidators force Championship Series Game 4 Kannapolis rallies in middle innings and holds on late in Greenville GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sep. 14, 2017) – Facing elimination, the Intimidators rallied for three runs in the fifth inning and held on late to defeat the Greenville Drive, 5-4, in Game 3 of the South Atlantic League Championship Series on Thursday night at Fluor Field at the West End.  With the win, Kannapolis forced Game 4 of the the best-of-five series ...More >>
    Intimidators force Championship Series Game 4 Kannapolis rallies in middle innings and holds on late in Greenville GREENVILLE, S.C. (Sep. 14, 2017) – Facing elimination, the Intimidators rallied for three runs in the fifth inning and held on late to defeat the Greenville Drive, 5-4, in Game 3 of the South Atlantic League Championship Series on Thursday night at Fluor Field at the West End.  With the win, Kannapolis forced Game 4 of the the best-of-five series ...More >>
  • City of Charlotte revisiting indoor sports complex proposal

    City of Charlotte revisiting indoor sports complex proposal

    Thursday, September 14 2017 6:04 PM EDT2017-09-14 22:04:12 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    While Bojangles' Coliseum was the only site on the list during previous conversations, other locales like the old Eastland Mall site could be in play.

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    While Bojangles' Coliseum was the only site on the list during previous conversations, other locales like the old Eastland Mall site could be in play.

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  • It’s official: Hornets are bringing back vintage pinstripes and pleats

    It’s official: Hornets are bringing back vintage pinstripes and pleats

    Thursday, September 14 2017 9:25 AM EDT2017-09-14 13:25:39 GMT
    The Charlotte Hornets are bringing back their classic uniforms with pinstripes and pleats, worn by the original team in the 1980s. (Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets)The Charlotte Hornets are bringing back their classic uniforms with pinstripes and pleats, worn by the original team in the 1980s. (Courtesy of the Charlotte Hornets)
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Katherine Peralta and Rick Bonnell | The Charlotte Observer) - Mark your calendars, Charlotte Hornets fans: The iconic uniform look clothing designer Alexander Julian made famous in 1988 returns Nov. 15. In what Hornets Chief Marketing Officer Pete Guelli calls the “worst-kept secret in sports,” the local NBA team said Wednesday they will bring back the classic pinstripe-and-pleats look of the original team. The Hornets are one of eigh...More >>
    CHARLOTTE, N.C. (Katherine Peralta and Rick Bonnell | The Charlotte Observer) - Mark your calendars, Charlotte Hornets fans: The iconic uniform look clothing designer Alexander Julian made famous in 1988 returns Nov. 15. In what Hornets Chief Marketing Officer Pete Guelli calls the “worst-kept secret in sports,” the local NBA team said Wednesday they will bring back the classic pinstripe-and-pleats look of the original team. The Hornets are one of eigh...More >>
  • Construction moving along on Rock Hill indoor sports complex

    Construction moving along on Rock Hill indoor sports complex

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 8:33 PM EDT2017-09-14 00:33:58 GMT
    (City of Rock Hill)(City of Rock Hill)

    The property on W. White Street near Stewart and Laurel Ave. will likely open in late 2018. It is about 190,000 sq. ft. with room for 10 basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts and a championship court. 

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    The property on W. White Street near Stewart and Laurel Ave. will likely open in late 2018. It is about 190,000 sq. ft. with room for 10 basketball courts, 17 volleyball courts and a championship court. 

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  • FFN Top 10-- Week 5

    FFN Top 10-- Week 5

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:58 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:58:54 GMT

    For the 3rd straight week, everyone in the FFN Top 10 won, but one team had a very impressive win that moved them up this week's poll. For the FFN Top 10 for week 5 watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    For the 3rd straight week, everyone in the FFN Top 10 won, but one team had a very impressive win that moved them up this week's poll. For the FFN Top 10 for week 5 watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Patrick at career crossroads as days as driver appear over

    Patrick at career crossroads as days as driver appear over

    Wednesday, September 13 2017 4:56 PM EDT2017-09-13 20:56:42 GMT

    Tony Stewart has pledged his "unwavering" support to Danica Patrick as her driving career appears to be coming to an end.

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    Tony Stewart has pledged his "unwavering" support to Danica Patrick as her driving career appears to be coming to an end.

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  • QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Queens Soccer Ranked Number Eight

    QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Queens Soccer Ranked Number Eight

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 11:06 PM EDT2017-09-13 03:06:54 GMT
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s soccer team remains ranked in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s Southeast Region Poll sitting ranked at No. 8 in week two after opening at No. 6. The Queens men currently sit at 2-1-1 on the year after splitting a pair of matches last week against Peach Belt Conference opponents North Georgia and Flagler. The Royals fell, 1-0, to the Nighthawks before handling the Saints, 4-1, at Dickson Fi...More >>
    KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s soccer team remains ranked in the United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s Southeast Region Poll sitting ranked at No. 8 in week two after opening at No. 6. The Queens men currently sit at 2-1-1 on the year after splitting a pair of matches last week against Peach Belt Conference opponents North Georgia and Flagler. The Royals fell, 1-0, to the Nighthawks before handling the Saints, 4-1, at Dickson Fi...More >>
  • Danica Patrick done at Stewart-Haas Racing

    Danica Patrick done at Stewart-Haas Racing

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-09-12 21:12:57 GMT
    (Source: WBTV/File)(Source: WBTV/File)

    Smithfield Foods will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to become a primary sponsor next year at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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    Danica Patrick is done at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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  • CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Release Training Camp Schedule

    CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Release Training Camp Schedule

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-09-12 20:24:42 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SEPT. 12, 2017 CHECKERS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE First practice is Sept. 25 at Bojangles' Coliseum CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced dates and times for the team’s 2017 training camp that begins Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. For the first time since the team moved back to the facility for the 2015-16 season, all training camp practices will be held at Bojangles' Coliseum. A full daily schedule, subject to change, can be found...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - SEPT. 12, 2017 CHECKERS ANNOUNCE TRAINING CAMP SCHEDULE First practice is Sept. 25 at Bojangles' Coliseum CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced dates and times for the team’s 2017 training camp that begins Monday, Sept. 25, at 10 a.m. For the first time since the team moved back to the facility for the 2015-16 season, all training camp practices will be held at Bojangles' Coliseum. A full daily schedule, subject to change, can be found...More >>
  • Smithfield moving sponsorship from Petty to Stewart-Haas

    Smithfield moving sponsorship from Petty to Stewart-Haas

    Tuesday, September 12 2017 3:26 PM EDT2017-09-12 19:26:26 GMT

    Smithfield Foods will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to become a primary sponsor next year at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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    Smithfield Foods will leave Richard Petty Motorsports at the end of the season to become a primary sponsor next year at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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  • BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football

    BLOG: Local stars lighting it up in college football

    Monday, September 11 2017 8:17 PM EDT2017-09-12 00:17:41 GMT
    (AP Photo/Dan Anderson)(AP Photo/Dan Anderson)

    While lots of local guys shine on Football Friday Night each and every week, some go on to college and tear it up on the next level as well.   Time to shed a little light on those guys as some may even advance to the ultimate level of the NFL very soon.  

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    While lots of local guys shine on Football Friday Night each and every week, some go on to college and tear it up on the next level as well.   Time to shed a little light on those guys as some may even advance to the ultimate level of the NFL very soon.  

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  • ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Weekly Football Release

    ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Weekly Football Release

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:10 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:10:58 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel  Upcoming Schedule ? Saturday, September 16 No. 9/8 Oklahoma State at Pitt, Noon, ESPN Connecticut at Virginia, Noon, ESPN2 Furman at NC State, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Baylor at Duke, 12:30 p.m., RSN Utah State at Wake Forest, 3 p.m., ACC Network Extra Notre Dame at Boston College, 3:30 p.m., ESPN No. 16/16 Virginia Tech at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m.,...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 11, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel  Upcoming Schedule ? Saturday, September 16 No. 9/8 Oklahoma State at Pitt, Noon, ESPN Connecticut at Virginia, Noon, ESPN2 Furman at NC State, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Baylor at Duke, 12:30 p.m., RSN Utah State at Wake Forest, 3 p.m., ACC Network Extra Notre Dame at Boston College, 3:30 p.m., ESPN No. 16/16 Virginia Tech at East Carolina, 3:30 p.m.,...More >>
  • KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Game One Of Kannapolis vs. Greenville Series Postponed

    KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Game One Of Kannapolis vs. Greenville Series Postponed

    Monday, September 11 2017 6:08 PM EDT2017-09-11 22:08:57 GMT
    Game 1 of Championship Series postponed Kannapolis, Greenville to begin best-of-5 series on Tuesday KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Monday night’s South Atlantic League Championship Series opening game between the Kannapolis Intimidators and Greenville Drive has been postponed due to rain at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System. Game 1 of the SAL Championship Series will now be played on Tuesday in Kannapolis at 7:05 p.m. with Gam...More >>
    Game 1 of Championship Series postponed Kannapolis, Greenville to begin best-of-5 series on Tuesday KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (Sept. 11, 2017) – Monday night’s South Atlantic League Championship Series opening game between the Kannapolis Intimidators and Greenville Drive has been postponed due to rain at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System. Game 1 of the SAL Championship Series will now be played on Tuesday in Kannapolis at 7:05 p.m. with Gam...More >>
  • Newton throws 2 TDs to lead Panthers past 49ers 23-3

    Newton throws 2 TDs to lead Panthers past 49ers 23-3

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:44 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:44:14 GMT

    Cam Newton threw a pair of touchdown passes following San Francisco turnovers and the Carolina defense shut down Kyle Shanahan's offense in his coaching debut as the Panthers beat the 49ers 23-3 Sunday.

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    Cam Newton threw a pair of touchdown passes following San Francisco turnovers and the Carolina defense shut down Kyle Shanahan's offense in his coaching debut as the Panthers beat the 49ers 23-3 Sunday.

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  • BLOG: Nate's take away from the Carolina Panthers win over the 49ers

    BLOG: Nate's take away from the Carolina Panthers win over the 49ers

    Sunday, September 10 2017 8:46 PM EDT2017-09-11 00:46:15 GMT

    The Carolina Panthers were suppose to beat a San Francisco team with a new head coach and pretty much a new team and that is what they did in impressive fashion 23-3. 

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    The Carolina Panthers were suppose to beat a San Francisco team with a new head coach and pretty much a new team and that is what they did in impressive fashion 23-3. 

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  • Byrnes at Northwestern

    Byrnes at Northwestern

    Sunday, September 10 2017 3:19 PM EDT2017-09-10 19:19:35 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Byrnes at Northwestern. 

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    Here are the highlights of Byrnes at Northwestern. 

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  • Hard-to-see experimental device Luke Kuechly wears on field might save his brain

    Hard-to-see experimental device Luke Kuechly wears on field might save his brain

    Saturday, September 9 2017 2:26 PM EDT2017-09-09 18:26:26 GMT
    Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) is wearing an experimental device called a Q Collar, barely visible between his helmet and shoulder pads, in hopes of reducing his risk of concussion. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers middle linebacker Luke Kuechly (59) is wearing an experimental device called a Q Collar, barely visible between his helmet and shoulder pads, in hopes of reducing his risk of concussion. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    It had Luke Kuechly on it as an example of how to dress for the game; the literal “poster child” of the proper equipment players can wear.

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    It had Luke Kuechly on it as an example of how to dress for the game; the literal “poster child” of the proper equipment players can wear.

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  • Freedom at Patton

    Freedom at Patton

    Saturday, September 9 2017 1:06 AM EDT2017-09-09 05:06:16 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Freedom at Patton. 

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    Here are the highlights of Freedom at Patton. 

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  • York at Nation Ford

    York at Nation Ford

    Saturday, September 9 2017 1:02 AM EDT2017-09-09 05:02:07 GMT

    Here are the highlights of York at Nation Ford. 

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    Here are the highlights of York at Nation Ford. 

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  • Pine Lake Prep at Cannon School

    Pine Lake Prep at Cannon School

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:59 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:59:11 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Pine Lake Prep at Cannon School.

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    Here are the highlights of Pine Lake Prep at Cannon School.

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  • Victory Christian at Christ the King

    Victory Christian at Christ the King

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:53 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:53:54 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Victory Christian at Christ the King. 

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    Here are the highlights of Victory Christian at Christ the King. 

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  • Clover at South Point

    Clover at South Point

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:50:21 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Clover at South Point. 

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    Here are the highlights of Clover at South Point. 

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  • Thomasville at Salisbury

    Thomasville at Salisbury

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:44 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:44:24 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Thomasville at Salisbury. 

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    Here are the highlights of Thomasville at Salisbury. 

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  • Carson at North Rowan

    Carson at North Rowan

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:41 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:41:15 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Carson at North Rowan. 

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    Here are the highlights of Carson at North Rowan. 

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  • Statesville Christian at Latin-- FFN Game of the Week sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    Statesville Christian at Latin-- FFN Game of the Week sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:38 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:38:11 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Statesville Christian at Latin. 

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    Here are the highlights of Statesville Christian at Latin. 

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  • Mount Pleasant vs Concord

    Mount Pleasant vs Concord

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:32 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:32:46 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Mount Pleasant at Concord. 

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    Here are the highlights of Mount Pleasant at Concord. 

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  • Hickory Ridge vs Northwest Cabarrus

    Hickory Ridge vs Northwest Cabarrus

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:29 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:29:35 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Hickory Ridge vs Northwest Cabarrus. 

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    Here are the highlights of Hickory Ridge vs Northwest Cabarrus. 

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  • Pinecrest at Providence

    Pinecrest at Providence

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:26:03 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Pinecrest at Providence. 

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    Here are the highlights of Pinecrest at Providence. 

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  • Gaffney at Harding

    Gaffney at Harding

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:21 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:21:06 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Gaffney at Harding. 

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    Here are the highlights of Gaffney at Harding. 

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  • Crest at Shelby

    Crest at Shelby

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:16 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:16:03 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Crest at Shelby. 

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    Here are the highlights of Crest at Shelby. 

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  • Central Academy at Garinger

    Central Academy at Garinger

    Saturday, September 9 2017 12:12 AM EDT2017-09-09 04:12:48 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Central Academy at Garinger. 

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    Here are the highlights of Central Academy at Garinger. 

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  • BLOG: Time for Carolina Panthers predictions

    BLOG: Time for Carolina Panthers predictions

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:22 PM EDT2017-09-07 21:22:21 GMT

    With the NFL starting tonight with the defending Super Bowl champs New England hosting Kansas City, the big question around here is will the Carolina Panthers make it back to the playoffs? 

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    With the NFL starting tonight with the defending Super Bowl champs New England hosting Kansas City, the big question around here is will the Carolina Panthers make it back to the playoffs? 

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  • Charlotte Motor Speedway opening campground to Irma evacuees

    Charlotte Motor Speedway opening campground to Irma evacuees

    Thursday, September 7 2017 4:24 PM EDT2017-09-07 20:24:12 GMT

    The campground will open for evacuees beginning Friday at 7 a.m. Speedway officials say accommodations will be available "as long as possible prior to potential landfall."

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    The campground will open for evacuees beginning Friday at 7 a.m. Speedway officials say accommodations will be available "as long as possible prior to potential landfall."

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  • FFN Top 10-- Week 4

    FFN Top 10-- Week 4

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-09-07 00:24:25 GMT

    For the second straight week, no one in the FFN Top 10 lost, but for the second straight week, there was a change in the poll. For the new FFN Top 10 for week 4, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    For the second straight week, no one in the FFN Top 10 lost, but for the second straight week, there was a change in the poll. For the new FFN Top 10 for week 4, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • BLOG: Is the ACC still the best football conference in America after week 1 of this season?

    BLOG: Is the ACC still the best football conference in America after week 1 of this season?

    Wednesday, September 6 2017 8:24 PM EDT2017-09-07 00:24:07 GMT

    Something struck me as I walked off the field at Bank of America Stadium Saturday afternoon after South Carolina stunned NC State 35-28.  Fans were not chanting go Gamecocks.  You heard them loudly yelling "SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC!"  Message sent to the "best football conference in America." 

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    Something struck me as I walked off the field at Bank of America Stadium Saturday afternoon after South Carolina stunned NC State 35-28.  Fans were not chanting go Gamecocks.  You heard them loudly yelling "SEC, SEC, SEC, SEC!"  Message sent to the "best football conference in America." 

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  • NC State's Phillips out for year with torn Achilles tendon

    NC State's Phillips out for year with torn Achilles tendon

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:41 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:41:21 GMT

    North Carolina State safety Freddie Phillips Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

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    North Carolina State safety Freddie Phillips Jr. will miss the rest of the season with a torn Achilles tendon.

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  • JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox Graham Resigns

    JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox Graham Resigns

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:40 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:40:17 GMT
    JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox Graham Resigns Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2017) – After almost 10 seasons as head coach of the Johnson C. Smith University track and field and cross country programs, Lennox Graham has announced his resignation. “I wish the track and field programs, the athletic department and Johnson C. Smith University nothing but great success in the future,” said Graham. “I also want to thank God for my future opportunities to coach a spor...More >>
    JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox Graham Resigns Charlotte, N.C. (Sept. 5, 2017) – After almost 10 seasons as head coach of the Johnson C. Smith University track and field and cross country programs, Lennox Graham has announced his resignation. “I wish the track and field programs, the athletic department and Johnson C. Smith University nothing but great success in the future,” said Graham. “I also want to thank God for my future opportunities to coach a spor...More >>
  • ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly Football Release

    ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly Football Release

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 5:30 PM EDT2017-09-05 21:30:07 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel  Upcoming Schedule Saturday, September 9 No. 17/16 Louisville at North Carolina, Noon, ESPN Northwestern at Duke, Noon, ESPNU Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech, 12:30 p.m., RSN Wake Forest at Boston College, 1 p.m., ACC Network Extra Pitt at No. 4/4 Penn State, 3:30 p.m., ABC No. 16/17 Miami at Arkansas State, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU Middle Tennessee at S...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 5, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel  Upcoming Schedule Saturday, September 9 No. 17/16 Louisville at North Carolina, Noon, ESPN Northwestern at Duke, Noon, ESPNU Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech, 12:30 p.m., RSN Wake Forest at Boston College, 1 p.m., ACC Network Extra Pitt at No. 4/4 Penn State, 3:30 p.m., ABC No. 16/17 Miami at Arkansas State, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU Middle Tennessee at S...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Kopech Named White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Kopech Named White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 4:00 PM EDT2017-09-05 20:00:19 GMT
    Kopech Named White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month 21-Year-Old Right-Hander Made Three Starts with Knights in 2017 (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – RHP Michael Kopech, who was promoted to the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham on Saturday, August 19th, was named as the Chicago White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August/September, as announced earlier today by the White Sox. The award was voted on by a panel of Chicago-area media members. In five starts durin...More >>
    Kopech Named White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month 21-Year-Old Right-Hander Made Three Starts with Knights in 2017 (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – RHP Michael Kopech, who was promoted to the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham on Saturday, August 19th, was named as the Chicago White Sox Minor League Pitcher of the Month for August/September, as announced earlier today by the White Sox. The award was voted on by a panel of Chicago-area media members. In five starts durin...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Finish Season with Win at 41-61 Record

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Finish Season with Win at 41-61 Record

    Monday, September 4 2017 9:31 PM EDT2017-09-05 01:31:53 GMT
    Knights Finish 2017 Season with 6-3 Win Monday Bueno’s Three-Run Home Run in the Bottom of the Eighth Propels Knights to Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights finished the 2017 regular season the way they started it -- with a win at BB&T Ballpark over the Norfolk Tides. Ronald Bueno launched a go-ahead, three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Charlotte Knights to a 6-3 come-from-behind win over the Tides from BB&T Ballpark in ...More >>
    Knights Finish 2017 Season with 6-3 Win Monday Bueno’s Three-Run Home Run in the Bottom of the Eighth Propels Knights to Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights finished the 2017 regular season the way they started it -- with a win at BB&T Ballpark over the Norfolk Tides. Ronald Bueno launched a go-ahead, three-run home run in the bottom of the eighth inning to propel the Charlotte Knights to a 6-3 come-from-behind win over the Tides from BB&T Ballpark in ...More >>
  • Rory Kinane: Special Olympics Athlete of the Month

    Rory Kinane: Special Olympics Athlete of the Month

    Sunday, September 3 2017 3:43 PM EDT2017-09-03 19:43:26 GMT
    Ashley Stroehlein | WBTVAshley Stroehlein | WBTV

    Kinane represented the United States at the 2013 Winter World Games held in South Korea where he won the silver medal in the 777 meter short track race.

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    Kinane represented the United States at the 2013 Winter World Games held in South Korea where he won the silver medal in the 777 meter short track race.

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  • Latest on Panthers roster moves: Panthers looking to trade a kicker as they set 53

    Latest on Panthers roster moves: Panthers looking to trade a kicker as they set 53

    Saturday, September 2 2017 2:52 PM EDT2017-09-02 18:52:45 GMT
    Source: Joseph Person | The Charlotte ObserverSource: Joseph Person | The Charlotte Observer

    The Panthers have set their 53-man roster ... at least for the time being. 

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    The Panthers have set their 53-man roster ... at least for the time being. 

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  • Watauga at Avery County

    Watauga at Avery County

    Saturday, September 2 2017 1:14 AM EDT2017-09-02 05:14:02 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Watauga at Avery County. 

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    Here are the highlights of Watauga at Avery County. 

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  • Blacksburg at Indian Land

    Blacksburg at Indian Land

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:50 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:50:32 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Blacksburg at Indian Land. 

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    Here are the highlights of Blacksburg at Indian Land. 

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  • Marvin Ridge at Ardrey Kell

    Marvin Ridge at Ardrey Kell

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:37 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:37:35 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Marvin Ridge at Ardrey Kell. 

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    Here are the highlights of Marvin Ridge at Ardrey Kell. 

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  • Vance at Rocky River

    Vance at Rocky River

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:31 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:31:13 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Vance at Rocky River. 

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    Here are the highlights of Vance at Rocky River. 

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  • Independence at Olympic

    Independence at Olympic

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:26 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:26:45 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Independence at Olympic.

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    Here are the highlights of Independence at Olympic.

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  • Northwestern at South Meck

    Northwestern at South Meck

    Saturday, September 2 2017 12:22 AM EDT2017-09-02 04:22:03 GMT

    Here are the highlights of Northwestern at South Point. 

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    Here are the highlights of Northwestern at South Point. 

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    Robinson at Hickory Ridge-- FFN Game of the Week sponsored by Blue Cross and Blue Shield

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    Here are the highlights of the FFN Game of the Week between Robinson and Hickory Ridge. 

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    Here are the highlights of the FFN Game of the Week between Robinson and Hickory Ridge. 

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  • Carolina Panther Thomas Davis distributes 700+ backpacks at elementary school

    Carolina Panther Thomas Davis distributes 700+ backpacks at elementary school

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    Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (Kevin Marlow | WBTV)Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis (Kevin Marlow | WBTV)

    Davis is partnering with Classroom Central and Carolina Panthers Charities to distribute the much-needed school supplies to students at Merry Oaks Elementary.

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    Davis is partnering with Classroom Central and Carolina Panthers Charities to distribute the much-needed school supplies to students at Merry Oaks Elementary.

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    Panthers sweeten tight end Greg Olsen’s deal in place of new contract

    Thursday, August 31 2017 5:33 PM EDT2017-08-31 21:33:40 GMT
    Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen can collect bonuses by hitting benchmarks in receptions, receiving yards, average yards-per-catch and postseason honors, his agent said Thursday. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen can collect bonuses by hitting benchmarks in receptions, receiving yards, average yards-per-catch and postseason honors, his agent said Thursday. (David T. Foster III | The Charlotte Observer)

    The Panthers have added $2 million in incentives to Olsen’s contract, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told the Observer on Thursday.

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    The Panthers have added $2 million in incentives to Olsen’s contract, his agent Drew Rosenhaus told the Observer on Thursday.

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    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 4-1 Thursday

    Thursday, August 31 2017 3:53 PM EDT2017-08-31 19:53:27 GMT
    Knights Beat the Bulls 4-1 Thursday Volstad Tosses Seven Solid Innings for the Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Chris Volstad tossed seven solid innings, Cody Gillaspie launched a two-run home run, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Durham Bulls by a score of 4-1 on Thursday in the finale of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Volstad (3-10, 5.57) gave up just one unearned run over his seven masterful frames on Thursday en route to his third vict...More >>
    Knights Beat the Bulls 4-1 Thursday Volstad Tosses Seven Solid Innings for the Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Chris Volstad tossed seven solid innings, Cody Gillaspie launched a two-run home run, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Durham Bulls by a score of 4-1 on Thursday in the finale of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Volstad (3-10, 5.57) gave up just one unearned run over his seven masterful frames on Thursday en route to his third vict...More >>
  • WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP: Pro Link Sports to Manage Wells Fargo Championship

    WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP: Pro Link Sports to Manage Wells Fargo Championship

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 6:17 PM EDT2017-08-30 22:17:07 GMT
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    Pro Links Sports  to Manage Wells Fargo Championship For Immediate Release Charlotte, NC, August 30, 2017— The Board of Champions for Education announced today that Pro Links Sports has been retained to manage and operate the Wells Fargo Championship and Hollis Cavner, the CEO of Pro Links Sports, will serve as the tournament’s Executive Director. “Pro Links Sports is recognized as one of the most successful sports marketing and management firms in pro...More >>
  • FFN Top 10-- Week 3

    FFN Top 10-- Week 3

    Wednesday, August 30 2017 4:28 PM EDT2017-08-30 20:28:49 GMT

    Everyone in the FFN Top 10 won last week, but there were still changes for this week's poll. To see the FFN Top 10 for week 3, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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    Everyone in the FFN Top 10 won last week, but there were still changes for this week's poll. To see the FFN Top 10 for week 3, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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  • Gardner-Webb University: Bulldogs Host 25th Ranked North Carolina A&T Saturday

    Gardner-Webb University: Bulldogs Host 25th Ranked North Carolina A&T Saturday

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:03 PM EDT2017-08-30 03:03:42 GMT
    THE GAME Gardner-Webb hosts 25th-ranked North Carolina A&T in Saturday's season opener, with the Aggies making their first football trip to Boiling Springs. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm in Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, and will air live on The Big South Network. Fabian Fuentes and Alex Guest will provide the video call. Game audio will also be broadcast via wgwg.org, with Brendan Boylan and Tyler Helms handling those duties. SERIES NOTES Gardner-Webb and North Carolina A&T have n...More >>
    THE GAME Gardner-Webb hosts 25th-ranked North Carolina A&T in Saturday's season opener, with the Aggies making their first football trip to Boiling Springs. Kickoff is set for 6:00 pm in Ernest W. Spangler Stadium, and will air live on The Big South Network. Fabian Fuentes and Alex Guest will provide the video call. Game audio will also be broadcast via wgwg.org, with Brendan Boylan and Tyler Helms handling those duties. SERIES NOTES Gardner-Webb and North Carolina A&T have n...More >>
  • CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Durham 2-1 Tuesday

    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Durham 2-1 Tuesday

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 11:00 PM EDT2017-08-30 03:00:27 GMT
    Knights Beat the Bulls 2-1 Tuesday Cody Asche’s RBI Double Leads Knights to Comeback Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- LHP David Holmberg tossed seven shutout innings, and Cody Asche ripped a go-ahead, RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Charlotte Knights to a 2-1 win over the Durham Bulls on Tuesday in game two of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Knights ...More >>
    Knights Beat the Bulls 2-1 Tuesday Cody Asche’s RBI Double Leads Knights to Comeback Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- LHP David Holmberg tossed seven shutout innings, and Cody Asche ripped a go-ahead, RBI double in the bottom of the eighth inning to lead the Charlotte Knights to a 2-1 win over the Durham Bulls on Tuesday in game two of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. With the game tied at 1-1 in the bottom of the eighth inning, the Knights ...More >>
  • Panthers RB raises funds for hometown Houston after Hurricane Harvey

    Panthers RB raises funds for hometown Houston after Hurricane Harvey

    Tuesday, August 29 2017 8:49 PM EDT2017-08-30 00:49:13 GMT
    (Amanda Foster | WBTV)(Amanda Foster | WBTV)

    The Carolina Panthers running back is a Houston native. He says for the last few days, it has been difficult to be away from home.

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    The Carolina Panthers running back is a Houston native. He says for the last few days, it has been difficult to be away from home.

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    CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Bulls 5-2 Monday

    Monday, August 28 2017 10:38 PM EDT2017-08-29 02:38:47 GMT
    Knights Fall to Bulls 5-2 Monday Jacob May and Cody Asche Both Homered for Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 5-2 from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Monday evening. Durham scored four runs in the ninth inning for the come-from-behind win. The loss snapped Charlotte’s two-game winning streak. RHP Brad Goldberg (3-2, 3.35) came on in the top of the ninth inning...More >>
    Knights Fall to Bulls 5-2 Monday Jacob May and Cody Asche Both Homered for Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 5-2 from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Monday evening. Durham scored four runs in the ninth inning for the come-from-behind win. The loss snapped Charlotte’s two-game winning streak. RHP Brad Goldberg (3-2, 3.35) came on in the top of the ninth inning...More >>
  • FFN Player of the Week for Aug. 18th Games-- Sam McCollum of Avery County

    FFN Player of the Week for Aug. 18th Games-- Sam McCollum of Avery County

    Monday, August 28 2017 6:21 PM EDT2017-08-28 22:21:13 GMT

    The FFN Player of the Week for August 18th games is Sam McCollum of Avery County. In a win over Ashe County, Sam had 406 total yards and 6 TD. 

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    The FFN Player of the Week for August 18th games is Sam McCollum of Avery County. In a win over Ashe County, Sam had 406 total yards and 6 TD. 

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  • WINGATE UNIERSITY: Wingate Football Giving Back at Special Olympics Field Day

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    Monday, August 28 2017 5:14 PM EDT2017-08-28 21:14:56 GMT
    Wingate Football gives back through 14th annual Special Olympics Field Day 8/28/2017 | Football Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University graduate student Cornel Cheron (Miami, Fla.) is working with the Wingate University Sports Network this fall as an analyst. In addition, the 2016 All-SAC defensive back will provide updates and feature stories throughout the season. Following is his recap of the 14th annual Special Olympics Football Field Day. SPECIAL OLYMPICS FOOTBALL FIELD DAY RECAP ...More >>
    Wingate Football gives back through 14th annual Special Olympics Field Day 8/28/2017 | Football Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University graduate student Cornel Cheron (Miami, Fla.) is working with the Wingate University Sports Network this fall as an analyst. In addition, the 2016 All-SAC defensive back will provide updates and feature stories throughout the season. Following is his recap of the 14th annual Special Olympics Football Field Day. SPECIAL OLYMPICS FOOTBALL FIELD DAY RECAP ...More >>
  • ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC 2017 Football Schedule Opening Weekend

    ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC 2017 Football Schedule Opening Weekend

    Monday, August 28 2017 5:12 PM EDT2017-08-28 21:12:54 GMT
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17release-pdf 2017 Season Opening Weekend Schedule Thursday, August 31 Presbyterian at Wake Forest, ACC Network Extra, 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 1 Central Connecticut State at Syracuse, ACC Network Extra, 7 p.m. Boston College at Northern Illinois, CBSSN, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 2 Kent State at #5/5 Clemson, ESPN, Noon California at North Carolina, ACC Net...More >>
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE August 28, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17release-pdf 2017 Season Opening Weekend Schedule Thursday, August 31 Presbyterian at Wake Forest, ACC Network Extra, 6:30 p.m. Friday, September 1 Central Connecticut State at Syracuse, ACC Network Extra, 7 p.m. Boston College at Northern Illinois, CBSSN, 9:30 p.m. Saturday, September 2 Kent State at #5/5 Clemson, ESPN, Noon California at North Carolina, ACC Net...More >>
  • Wake Forest brings in Marshall grad transfer Thompson

    Wake Forest brings in Marshall grad transfer Thompson

    Monday, August 28 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-08-28 20:57:41 GMT

    Wake Forest has added graduate transfer Terrence Thompson from Marshall.

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    Wake Forest has added graduate transfer Terrence Thompson from Marshall.

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    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 >>
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