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Davidson baseball unveils 2018 slate

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Wildcats to play 32 games at home, including one at BB&T Ballpark 

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Stewart runs for 3 TDs, Panthers beat Vikings 31-24

Jonathan Stewart ran for 103 yards and three touchdowns, and the Carolina Panthers snapped the Minnesota Vikings' eight-game winning streak with a 31-24 victory Sunday.

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Harding University High wins 4A championship with a 30-22 win over Scotland County

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Harding racked up 400 yards of total offense and held on to beat Scotland County 30-22 in the 4A State Championship game at BB&T Field. 

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Hibriten nabs first title with a hard-fought 16-14 win over East Duplin

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Hibriten slugged their way to a 16-14 victory over East Duplin in the first football State Championship appearance, claiming the school’s first title. 

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Wake Forest takes second straight crown with a 21-0 win over Mallard Creek

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The Wake Forest Cougars captured their second straight championship with a 21-0 victory over Mallard Creek in the 4AA Championship game at BB&T Field. 

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Charlotte Catholic takes down Havelock 28-14 to win fifth championship

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Charlotte Catholic dominated the time of possession and the ground game on the way to their fifth State Championship victory, a 28-14 win over Havelock at Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium. 

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Morsell scores 18 to lead Maryland past Gardner-Webb 82-60

Freshman Darryl Morsell scored a career-high 18 points, Kevin Huerter added 15 and Maryland used a balanced attack to beat Gardner-Webb 82-60 on Saturday.

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Dorn's double-double sends N.C. State past UMKC 88-69

Torin Dorn had 22 points and a career-high 17 rebounds to help North Carolina State beat Missouri-Kansas City 88-69 on Saturday afternoon.

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Markkanen scores 24, Bulls end skid with OT win over Hornets

Lauri Markkanen had 24 points and 12 rebounds, and the Chicago Bulls beat the Charlotte Hornets 119-111 in overtime Friday night, snapping a 10-game losing streak.

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Checkers keep rolling in Wilkes-Barre

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Team earns third straight win, extends point streak to season-best five games

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LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Names New Head Football Coach

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LRU names new head football coach Drew Cronic becomes Bears’ 22nd head football coach in school history HICKORY, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Kim Pate announced that Drew Cronic, offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Furman University, will be the new head football coach at Lenoir-Rhyne. University officials welcomed Cronic to the Bear family at a press conference this morning. “We are excited to welcome ... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Named to 2017-18 All-CIAA Cheerleading Squad

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JCSU’s Temitope Ashorobi and Kierre Clark Named to the 2017-18 All-CIAA Cheerleading Team Charlotte, NC – Johnson C. Smith University cheerleaders Temitope Ashorobi and  Kierre Clark were selected to the 2017-18 All-CIAA Cheer Team. The standout student-athletes were chosen for their leadership and athletic abilities contributing to the success of the Luv-A-Bulls Program. Ashorobi, from Boston, Mass., is a member of the Luv-A-Bulls Gold Team.  This marks the ... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers League Leading Eight Selections All Conference

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BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State had a league-leading eight first-team selections as the 2017 All-Sun Belt football teams and award winners were announced Wednesday. App State, which went 7-1 in the Sun Belt to share the conference championship with Troy, had a total of 13 players recognized on the three all-league teams and four more players receive honorable mention in voting done by Sun Belt coaches and media members. The Mountaineers’ first-team picks were senior ... More>>

Aldridge, Gudmundsson lead Davidson to 74-51 win over VMI

Jon Axel Gudmundsson scored 22 points with seven rebounds and a career-high tying four steals, and Peyton Aldridge had 20 points, seven rebounds and seven assists to help Davidson beat VMI 74-51 on Tuesday night.

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Crawford, Woods help Deacons roll past Charlotte 49ers 80-57

Bryant Crawford scored 17 points and Keyshawn Woods scored 15 against his old team as Wake Forest defeated Charlotte 80-57 and continued to surge after a sluggish start to the season.

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Seven 49ers Receive all-C-USA Honorable Mention

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Seven Charlotte 49ers were named 2017 all-Conference USA Football Honorable Mention following a vote by the league's 14 head coaches. 

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Clemson, Lamar Jackson dominate AP All-ACC team

Top-ranked Clemson once again dominated the Associated Press All-Atlantic Coast Conference teams released Tuesday.

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APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Overcome Eight Point Deficit to Beat Western Carolina

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CULLOWHEE, N.C. -- Appalachian State men's basketball overcame a eight-point deficit in the final four minutes, but fell in the closing seconds 72-71 at Western Carolina on Monday evening. Trailing 70-62 with 4:00 to play, the Mountaineers (5-5) reeled off nine straight points, capped off on a tip in by senior Craig Hinton(Winston-Salem, N.C./East Forsyth), to take a 71-70 lead with 1:33 to play. On the Catamounts (3-6) next possession, it was Hinton making a key bloc... More>>

Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Special Olympics Cleveland County Flag Football Teams Video included

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They recently traveled to Maryland to compete in NIRSA where they finished in 2nd and 3rd place.

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Hartsville at South Pointe-- AAAA State Championship Video included

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Here are the highlights of South Pointe's win over Hartsville to claim the AAAA State Championship. 

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Bryant, No. 1 Clemson pound No. 7 Miami 38-3 for ACC crown

No. 1 Clemson emphatically claimed its spot in the College Football Playoff with a 38-3 victory over No. 7 Miami in the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game Saturday night.

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Mosley with 25 points, James Madison beats Charlotte 87-82

Stuckey Mosley scored 25 points and James Madison beat Charlotte 87-82 on Saturday night.

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Appalachian State rolls to 84-61 win over South Florida

Ronshad Shabazz scored 21 points with five assists as Appalachian State rolled to an 84-61 win over South Florida on Saturday night.

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Woods, Moore lead Wake Forest over Richmond 82-53.

Keyshawn Woods scored 17 points, Doral Moore added 15 points and eight rebounds, and Wake Forest cruised to an 82-53 win over Richmond on Saturday.

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Appalachian State cruises to share of Sun Belt title

Taylor Lamb passed for four touchdowns and ran for another to help Appalachian State wrap up a share of the Sun Belt Conference title with a 63-14 win over Louisiana-Lafayette on Saturday.

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No. 1 Duke beats South Dakota 96-80 to improve to 10-0

Grayson Allen scored 15 of his 25 points in an 8-minute opening blitz and No. 1 Duke beat South Dakota 96-80 on Saturday.

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South Carolina State player collapses in loss at NC State

After their teammate collapsed on the court in a terrifying scene, South Carolina State's players wanted to honor him by resuming the game.

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Anders Broman's career-high 39 leads Winthrop in 107-76 win

Anders Broman scored a career-high 29 points, Xavier Cooks notched his first triple-double and Winthrop reeled off a third-straight win, 107-76 over the NAIA's Reinhardt on Saturday.

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Gardner-Webb has hot hand, beats SC Upstate 87-66

Liam O'Reilly and DJ Laster combined for 37 points as Gardner-Webb took an early lead and thumped South Carolina Upstate 87-66 to halt a three-game skid on Saturday afternoon.

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Richardson's career night lifts Heat past Hornets, 105-100

Josh Richardson scored a career-high 27 points, Dion Waiters added 19 and the Miami Heat shook off a horrendous start to beat the Charlotte Hornets 105-100 on Friday night.

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Berry, Maye carry No. 13 UNC past pesky Davidson 85-75

Joel Berry II had 27 points, Luke Maye had 24 points and a career-high 17 rebounds and No. 13 North Carolina defeated Davidson 85-75 on Friday night.

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NC State board approves Doeren's new 5-year contract

North Carolina State's Board of Trustees has approved a new contract for football coach Dave Doeren.

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ACC: Berrios Wins Tatum Award

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Thursday, November 30, 2017 @ACCFootball Miami’s Berrios Earns Jim Tatum Award Hurricanes' wide receiver makes mark academically and on the field GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Miami senior wide receiver Braxton Berrios has been named the recipient of the 2017 Jim Tatum Award, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday. The Tatum Award is given annually in memory of the late Jim Tatum to the top senior student-athlete (in athl... More>>

ACC: Louisville's Young Wins Piccolo Award

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Louisville’s Young Named Winner of Brian Piccolo Award Cardinals’ defensive end overcomes severe hip injury and multiple surgeries GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville senior defensive end Trevon Young has been named the recipient of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s 2017 Brian Piccolo Award, ACC Commissioner John Swofford announced on Thursday. The Piccolo Award has been given annually since 1970 in memory of the late Brian Piccolo to the "most... More>>

FFN Top 10-- Week 16 Video included

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Week 16 of the FFN Top 10 brings 2 new teams into the poll and for the second straight week, a newcomer to the party-- Sun Valley. For the FFN Top 10 for week 16, watch this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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East Carolina coach Lebo resigns amid 2-4 start

East Carolina basketball coach Jeff Lebo has stepped down amid a 2-4 start that includes several confounding losses.

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ACC: Louisville's Jackson Repeat League Player of the Year

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, November 29, 2017 @ACCFootball Louisville’s Jackson Repeats as ACC Player of the Year NC State’s Chubb is Defensive Player of the Year                                     GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville junior quarterback Lamar Jackson is the... More>>

ACC: League Partners Up To Fund Classroom Projects

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, Nov. 29, 2017 @ACCFootball http://theacc.co/fcg17eyft1129 ACC Partners with College Football Playoff Foundation to Fund 309 Classroom Projects Conference funds DonorsChoose.org projects benefitting 27,726 students. CHARLOTTE, N.C. – In partnership with the College Football Playoff Foundation’s Extra Yard for Teachers initiative, the Atlantic Coast Conference has provided more than $100,000 to fully fund 309 classroom projects in... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Men's Basketball Grabs Three CIAA Weekly Honors

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JCSU Men’s Basketball Earns Three CIAA Weekly Honors Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 28, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team brought home three weekly CIAA honors the league has announced. Senior Robert Davis (West Friendship, Md.) was named CIAA Player of the Week after Davis continuing his stellar start to his senior campaign. In the three JCSU wins last week, he scored 27 points against Lees-McRae, 26 against Belmont Abbey and 20 against West Ge... More>>

Larson to be sponsored by Credit One Bank next season

NASCAR star Kyle Larson has landed a significant sponsor for next season, with Credit One Bank stepping up as his primary backer.

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JCSU men’s basketball earns three CIAA weekly honors

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The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team brought home three weekly CIAA honors the league has announced. 

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Nichols’ contract as head football coach not renewed

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Davidson College Athletics is moving the Wildcats football program toward new leadership. Coach Paul Nichols has worked diligently, but his contract will not be renewed at the end of this year. 

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Lambert Retained as 49ers Head Coach; Announces Changes to Football Staff

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UNC Charlotte Chancellor Dr. Philip Dubois and Director of Athletics Judy Rose have announced that Brad Lambert will be retained as the 49ers head coach.                  

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Duke now unanimous No. 1, Arizona falls out of new AP Top 25

Duke is now the unanimous No. 1 in the AP Top 25. And Arizona has gone from No. 2 to out of the poll in a week.

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Lamar Jackson, 5 Clemson players lead all-ACC team

Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson and five players from top-ranked Clemson headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.

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Hines' career day leads NC State past UNC, 33-21

Nyheim Hines rushed for a career-best 196 yards and two long touchdowns, and North Carolina State beat North Carolina 33-21 on Saturday night.

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App State beats Georgia State, stays in Sun Belt title hunt

Jalin Moore ran 32 times for 239 yards and a touchdown on Saturday, and Appalachian State beat Georgia State 31-10.

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FAU wraps up unbeaten C-USA season

Jason Driskel completed 18 of 22 passes for 245 yards and two touchdowns and Devin Singletary ran for 108 yards and two scores as Florida Atlantic wrapped up an unbeaten Conference USA season with a 31-12 victory over...

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Dwight Howard fined $35,000 for obscene gesture in Cleveland

Dwight Howard of the Charlotte Hornets has been fined $35,000 for making an obscene gesture toward Cleveland fans.

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Nelson scores 26, Fairfield holds off Gardner-Webb 75-64

Tyler Nelson scored 26 points and Fairfield turned back Gardner-Webb 75-64 on Saturday at the Wright State round-robin tournament.

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Duke tops Wake Forest 31-23 to become bowl eligible

Daniel Jones threw for two touchdowns and ran for another and Duke earned bowl eligibility by beating Wake Forest 31-23 on Saturday.

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FFN Top 10-- Week 15 Video included

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With South Point Belmont losing last Friday night, there is finally a change in the top 5 in this week's FFN Top 10 and for the 2nd time in 3 weeks, there is a newcomer to the poll. For the new FFN Top 10 for week 15, check out this edition of WBTV Sports Overtime. 

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Winthrop makes 15 3s in 104-49 victory

Xavier Cooks scored 22 points with eight rebounds and Winthrop beat Mars Hill 104-49 on Tuesday.

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Gardner-Webb Cruises To 93-70 Win Over Brevard College Tuesday Afternoon

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David Efianayi scored 19 of his game-high 28 points in the opening half and Gardner-Webb had seven men with at least eight points in a 93-70 win over Brevard College Tuesday afternoon. 

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Duke safety McDuffie out for season with knee injury

Duke safety Jeremy McDuffie will miss the rest of the season with a knee injury.

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

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

ACC: League Announces Basketball Players of the Week

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

BLOG: Scott Young leaves one heck of a legacy

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

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

Chancellor Lee Adams, left, and his grandmother Saundra Adams on a bridge at Freedom Park in Charlotte in early November 2017. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer) Chancellor Lee Adams, left, and his grandmother Saundra Adams on a bridge at Freedom Park in Charlotte in early November 2017. (Jeff Siner | The Charlotte Observer)
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Chancellor Lee will reach this landmark as a gentle young man. He has lived his entire life in Charlotte protected and emboldened by a loving grandmother, Saundra Adams, who has raised him from birth.

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

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

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Wildcats to Play in 2018 Gildan Charleston Classic

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

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Former West Rowan coach Scott Young has passed away Video included

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

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

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

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

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

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South Carolina to host Charlotte in football in 2022

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

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

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

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LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

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

FFN Top 10-- Week 14 Video included

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

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

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

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Nov. 15, 2017 @ACCFootball 2017 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game Sold Out December 2nd game at Charlotte’s Bank of America Stadium features No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Miami CHARLOTTE, N.C. (theACC.com) – The 2017 Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game between No. 2 Clemson and No. 3 Miami is sold out. This year’s game is scheduled for prime time on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Charlotte’s Bank of Ame... More>>

LRU Announces Head Football Coaching Change

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Smith, Shine lead Oklahoma State to big win over Charlotte

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

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

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

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Former Old Dominion coach Jeff Capel Jr. dies of ALS

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

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ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Weekly Football Players of the Week

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

ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly ACC Football Schedule

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ACC Announces Game Times & Networks for November 24-25 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced the following game times and networks for the football games of Nov. 24-25. Friday, Nov. 24 Miami at Pitt, noon, ABC Virginia Tech at Virginia, 8 p.m., ESPN Saturday, Nov. 25 Georgia at Georgia Tech - noon or 8 p.m., ABC – time determined after the games of Nov. 18 Florida State at Florida, noon, ESPN L... More>>

ACC FOOTBALL: Weekly ACC Football Release

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

ACC BASKETBALL: ACC Hoops Information

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NOTING ACC BASKETBALL ACColades Three ACC teams are in action at home on Monday night … Notre Dame plays host to Mount St. Mary’s, while Pitt welcomes Montana and Virginia faces Austin Peay … league teams combine for a 17-3 record versus non-conference opposition during opening weekend, including two wins each by Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Mia... More>>

Gudmundsson and Grady Earn A-10 Weekly Honors

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Checkers earn fourth straight victory

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Offensive success continues in 5-2 win over Utica

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Winthrop announces contract extension for Pat Kelsey

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

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Niners Men’s Hoops Signs Three Prep Standouts

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

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Charlotte 49ers ready for 2017-18 basketball season Video included

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

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

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Providence Day School celebrates seven student-athletes signing on National Letter of Intent Day Charlotte, NC – November 8, 2017 – On Wednesday, November 8, Providence Day School celebrated seven student-athletes signing national letters of intent and commitment letters to play at the college level.  Seniors signed their letters during Upper School assembly in front of their family, coaches, faculty, and students.  Basketball, Boys Devon Dotson:  Kan... More>>

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

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

JCSU Football Earns Three Postseason All-CIAA Awards

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

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NC State tries again for immediate eligibility for Beverly

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

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CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Beat Comets 5-2

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

FFN Top 10-- Week 13 Video included

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

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

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

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Tony Stewart hints he may run some NASCAR events in future

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

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Aric Almirola named Danica Patrick's replacement at SHR

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

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

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Multi-Platinum-Selling Artist Scotty McCreery Set to Perform at 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest Will Play Free Concert Prior to Belk Bowl Kickoff on December 29th Charlotte, N.C. – The Belk Bowl announced today that multi-Platinum-selling country music artist Scotty McCreery will be the featured act at the 2017 Belk Bowl FanFest on Friday, December 29. The Belk Bowl FanFest is free to the public and will begin at 10:00 a.m., with McCreery scheduled to begin his performance at 11:00... More>>

ACC: 2017-18 ACC Basketball Season Ready to Open

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 7, 2017 Release: http://theacc.co/mbb1718release Media Guide: http://theacc.c... More>>

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

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

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App State to Play Wisconsin in 2020

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

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

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

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FFN Top 10-- Week 12 Video included

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

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Darian Grubb named crew chief for William Byron in 2018

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

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

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

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ACC: 2017 ACC Class of Football Legends Announced

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

ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Announces Football Players of the Week

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Monday, October 30, 2017 @ACCFootball Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Football Players of the Week Wake Forest’s Wolford, Dortch claim a combined three honors following win over Louisville GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference Football Players of the Week have been recognized following their performances in week nine of the 2017 season. The selections are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel. The fo... More>>

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

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Concord vs. A.L. Brown Selected to 2017 Great American Rivalry Series Schedule Friday, Nov. 3, 2017   KANNAPOLIS, N.C.– The Great American Rivalry Series is proud to announce it will feature Friday’s game between the Concord Spiders and the A.L. Brown Wonders in the Series’ 12th weekend of games for 2017. The Spiders and Wonders have faced off against each other since 1924 in the “Battle for the Bell.” Concord leads the overall series 42-40-4, but... More>>

NC State loses NCAA appeal for Beverly's eligibility

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

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Wake WR Greg Dortch out for season with abdominal injury

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

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FFN Top 10-- Week 11

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

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Darrell Wallace Jr. to drive for Richard Petty in 2018

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

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

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

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

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October 23, 2017 CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8 With only two weeks left of the regular season, we keep an eye on teams in contention to compete in the November 11th CIAA Football Championship in Salem, Virginia. Week #9 will provide us with clear scenarios, but fans can start to anticipate teams with the following CIAA Football Championship criteria: The Conference Champion is determined in a one-game playoff between Northern and Southern Division winners. A. The ... More>>

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

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

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CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Comeback to Beat Rochester

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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>>

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

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

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JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Welcomes Shaw for Homecoming

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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

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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

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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

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

FFN Top 10-- Week 10 Video included

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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

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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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WINGATE UNIVERSITY:Wingate Visits Catawba Saturday for a Football Showdown

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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>>

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

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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FFN Top 10-- Week 9 Video included

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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 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

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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

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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

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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 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

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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 with names, positions and high schools:

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Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Amber Nee Video included

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

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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>>

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

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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

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)
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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 Video included

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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

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

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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Weekly Football Schedule

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE October 2, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC FB Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide Upcoming Schedule ? Thursday, October 5 No. 17/17 Louisville at No. 24/24 NC State, 8 p.m., ESPN Saturday, October 7 Wake Forest at No. 2/2 Clemson, noon ESPN2 Duke at Virginia, 12:20 p.m., ACC Network Pitt at Syracuse, 12:30 p.m., RSN No. 13/12 Miami at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ESPN No. 21/22 Notre Dame at North Car... More>>

Patrick heads into NASCAR homestretch with few options

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

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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

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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

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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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

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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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Kyle Busch gets NASCAR playoff win in New Hampshire

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

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

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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

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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 Video included

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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

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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>>

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

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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 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

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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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ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Weekly Football Release

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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

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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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KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Intimidators Stay Alive in SAL Championship Series

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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

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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

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)
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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 Video included

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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 Video included

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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

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

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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

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Danica Patrick is done at Stewart-Haas Racing.

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CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Release Training Camp Schedule

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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 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

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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

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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

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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

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: Time for Carolina Panthers predictions

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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

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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

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

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

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