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U.S. ARMY BOWL: South Pointe's Herron Coach of the Year Nominee

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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee today announced its list of six finalists for its prestigious Coach of the Year Award. The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Coach of the Year honors the nation’s top high school football coach for exceptional coaching abilities and leadership skills, and acknowledges his role as a positive influence to young Americans on and off the field.             The U.S. Army All-America... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Release 2018 Football Schedule

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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb announced its 2018 football schedule Wednesday afternoon, with six home games set for Ernest W. Spangler Stadium. The Runnin’ Bulldogs will open the season on September 1 at home vs. NCAA Division II member Limestone. It is the first meeting on the gridiron between two schools separated by only 15 miles. Gardner-Webb will then alternate road and home games for the remainder of the regular season slate, traveling to Greensboro, N.C., on ... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Already Talking 2018 Football

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BOONE, N.C. — The Appalachian State Mountaineers, winners of back-to-back Sun Belt Conference titles, will look for another big season when they return to The Rock in 2018. Season tickets for 2018 are now on sale.   To renew your season tickets and Yosef Club membership or purchase new seats for the 2018 season, fans can go online at appstatesports.com/renew during the month of December and throughout the ren... More>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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>>

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

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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

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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

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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

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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>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 4-1 Thursday

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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

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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>>

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

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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

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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>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Bulls 5-2 Monday

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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>>

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

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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

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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>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – August 28, 2017 LHP Brian Clark placed on Temporary Inactive List RHP Drew Hasler promoted to CHA from Winston-Salem (High-A) Roster 25 active Notes: LHP Brian Clark has appeared in 34 games with the Knights this season and is 6-1 with two saves and a 3.47 ERA (46.2 IP)… RHP Drew Hasler, a native of Hickory, NC, has appeared in 30 games this season with the Winston-Salem Dash and owns a 2-1 mark with one save and a 3.28 ERA (57.2 IP). He also went ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Both Games of Doubleheader Friday Against Braves

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Knights Drop Both Games of Friday’s Twin Bill D.J. Peterson and Jake Peter Launch Home Runs for Charlotte (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) – D.J. Peterson and Jake Peter homered, but the Charlotte Knights dropped both games of their doubleheader against the Gwinnett Braves on Friday from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. In game one, the Knights lost to the G-Braves by a score of 6-3. RHP Carson Fulmer (7-9, 5.79) started for the Knights in his return from the Chicago White Sox an... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Both Games of Thursday's Doubleheader

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Knights Drop Both Games of Thursday’s Twin Bill Charlotte Splits Four-Game Series in Norfolk (NORFOLK, VA) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped both games of their doubleheader against the Norfolk Tides on Thursday from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The Knights, who won each of the first two games, settled for a four-game series split. The two teams will meet one final time and conclude the 2017 season with a four-game series from September 1st to 4th at BB&T Ballpark. In game ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday in Norfolk Doubleheader Thursday

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Knights Postponed on Wednesday in Norfolk, VA Doubleheader Set for Thursday Starting at 12:05 PM from Harbor Park (NORFOLK, VA) -- Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Norfolk Tides originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA, has been postponed due to rain. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 12:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 min... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Unveil 2018 Schedule

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Charlotte Knights Unveil 2018 Schedule 20th Season as Chicago White Sox Affiliate & 5th Season at BB&T Ballpark Highlight Schedule (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- With just eight home games remaining during the 2017 season, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to unveil their schedule with home game times for the 2018 season -- the team’s much-anticipated fifth at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Early-bird pocket schedules for the 2018 season will be available to fans at ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides 8-7 Tuesday

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Knights Beat the Tides 8-7 Tuesday Charlotte Wins Fifth-Straight Game (NORFOLK, VA) -- A six-run fifth inning propelled the red-hot Charlotte Knights to an 8-7 victory over the Norfolk Tides on Tuesday in game two of their four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The win was Charlotte’s fifth straight and ninth over their last 12 games. The Tides scored five runs over the first three innings, but the Charlotte offense battled back in the fifth inning against Norfolk ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Promoted to Chicago Tuesday

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Lucas Giolito Promoted to Chicago Today Right-Hander Set to Make His White Sox Debut Tonight (NORFOLK, VA) – Charlotte Knights RHP Lucas Giolito, who is 3-1 with 1.71 ERA over his last five starts, was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Giolito will make his White Sox debut and start tonight’s game against the Minnesota Twins in Chicago, IL. Additionally, RHP Carson Fulmer, who served as the Chicago White Sox 26th man on Monday, was returned to the Knights, while R... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides 4-2 Monday

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Kopech, Offense Lead Knights Past Tides 4-2 21-Year-Old Right-Hander Backed by Two Home Runs to Win Triple-A Debut (NORFOLK, VA) -- RHP Michael Kopech tossed five solid innings in his Triple-A debut, and the Charlotte Knights used two home runs to beat the Norfolk Tides by a score of 4-2 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The win was Charlotte’s fourth straight and eighth over their last 11 games. Promoted to the Knights f... More>>

ACC FOOTBALL: ACC Has Five Teams Ranked in Preseason AP Top 25 Poll

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Five ACC Football Teams Ranked In Preseason Associated Press Top 25 Poll ACC places two in the top five for second consecutive season Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – Five Atlantic Coast Conference teams, including No. 3 Florida State and No. 5 Clemson, are ranked in the preseason college football Top 25 poll released Monday by the Associated Press. FSU received four first place votes. Also included in the poll are No. 16 Louisvil... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – August 17, 2017 INF Tyler Ladendorf placed on the DL INF Ronald Bueno promoted to CHA from Birmingham (Double-A), active Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall in Home Series Opener 5-3 to Mud Hens

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Knights Fall to Mud Hens 5-3 Tuesday Toledo Scores Two Runs in 10th Inning for Game One Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 5-3 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte, NC. The ‘Hens scored two runs the top of the 10th inning en route to the game one victory over the Knights. The Knights and Mud Hens battled to a 3-3 tie after nine full innings. In th... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – August 15, 2017 RHP Chris Volstad placed on the DL (retroactive to 8/13) LHP David Homberg active (outrighted by Chicago on 8/11) Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More>>

CHARLOTTE HORNETS: 2017-18 Regular Season Schedule Highlights

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Hornets 2017-18 Schedule Highlights Season Opener At Detroit on Wednesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. Home Opener Friday, October 20 vs. Atlanta Hawks at 7 p.m. Big Games at Spectrum Center Cleveland – Defending Eastern Conference Champs (twice): Wed., Nov. 15 and Wed., March 28 Golden State – Defending NBA Champs: Wed., Dec. 6 Houston – James Harden & Chris Paul: Fri., Oct. 27 San Antonio – Thanksgiving Weekend: Sat., Nov. 25 Boston – Post-C... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Lehigh Valley 9-8 Thursday

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Knights Power Past ‘Pigs 9-8 Thursday Liriano Homers in Third Consecutive Game for Charlotte (ALLENTOWN, PA) -- Rymer Liriano homered for the third consecutive day, Lucas Giolito tossed 6.2 solid innings, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Lehigh Valley IronPigs by a score of 9-8 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Coca-Cola Park in Allentown, PA. Liriano once again paced the offense with the long ball. The 26-year-old outfielder went 3-for-5 at the pla... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Pawtucket 9-2 Tuesday

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Knights Fall to PawSox 9-2 on Tuesday Rymer Liriano Launches 12th Home Run of 2017 Season (PAWTUCKET, RI) – Rymer Liriano launched his 12th home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Tuesday night by a score of 9-2 from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Liriano hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth inning and finished the game 1-for-4. The Knights tallied a total of six hits on the evening... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Move – August 8, 2017 OF Avisail Garcia completes MLB Rehab Assignment, returned to Chicago Roster 25 active Notes: Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia has completed his rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights and has been activated off Chicago’s 10-day disabled list. He takes the roster spot of 3B Matt Davidson, who was placed on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list (retroactive to August 4). Garcia started for the Knights last night in Pawtucket (0-for-4).... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener at Pawtucket

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Knights Drop Opener in Pawtucket 7-0 Casey Gillaspie Records Two Hits for Charlotte (PAWTUCKET, RI) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Pawtucket Red Sox on Monday by a score of 7-0 from McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, RI. Pawtucket RHP Hector Velazquez (7-3, 1.93) earned the win after he gave up just two hits over five shutout innings. Velazquez struck-out nine batters on the night. LHP Edgar Olmos notched his third save of the seas... More>>

PGA CHAMPIONSHIP: Rory and Sergio Become Astronauts For The Day

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OMEGA Ambassadors Rory McIlroy and Sergio Garcia Become “Astronauts for the Day” at the 2017 PGA Championship CHARLOTTE, N.C. – (Aug. 7, 2017) OMEGA, Official Patron of the PGA of America, combined their passions for golf and space in a unique on-course activity at the 2017 PGA Championship on Monday.  OMEGA’s Speedmaster timepiece was launched in 1957 and its official space legacy started in 1965, when NASA qualified it for use on its piloted missions.... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Roster Moves

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Additional Knights Roster Moves – August 7, 2017 OF Avisail Garcia begin MLB Rehab Assignment RHP Dylan Covey begin MLB Rehab Assignment Roster 25 active Notes: Chicago White Sox OF Avisail Garcia will begin a rehab stint with the Charlotte Knights tonight. Garcia, who is currently on the Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with a sprained right thumb, is in tonight’s lineup for the Knights in Pawtucket, RI. Garcia will bat second and play right field. He was placed on C... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat G-Braves 7-5 Friday

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Knights Battle Back to Beat the G-Braves 7-5 Friday Eddy Alvarez Rips Two-Run Single in Three-Run Seventh Inning (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Eddy Alvarez roped a go-ahead, two-run single in the bottom of the seventh inning to propel the Charlotte Knights to a come-from-behind 7-5 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Down by a score of 5-3 in the bottom of the seventh inning, the Knights battled back against G... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Bulls in Durham Thursday 4-1

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Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 4-1 Thursday Cody Asche Launches Solo Homer for Charlotte (DURHAM, NC) -- Cody Asche hit his ninth home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 4-1 on Thursday from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Down by a score of 4-1, the Knights battled back in the top of the ninth inning. Catcher Rob Brantly began the inning with a leadoff single. Two batters later, after... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Football Set to Open 2017 Fall Camp

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JCSU Football Set To Open 2017 Fall Camp Charlotte, N.C. (Aug. 3, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team will begin preparations for the 2017 season on Tuesday, August 8. Under the helm of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, the Golden Bulls are slated for check-in on Sunday August 6. On Monday, August 7, a full day of team meetings will begin, as the Golden Bulls are set to receive information from the JCSU sports medicine staff, compliance office, and sports ... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Hasty and Julius-Williams NCAA Women of the Year Award Nominees

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Morgan Hasty and Domenique Julius-Williams Earn CIAA’s Nominations for the NCAA Woman of the Year Award Indianapolis, Ind. (Aug. 3, 2017) – Two recent Johnson C. Smith University graduates have been nominated by the CIAA for the prestigious NCAA Woman of the Year Award. JCSU softball standout Morgan Hasty (Salem, Ind.) and track and field star Domenique Julius-Williams (Oshawa, Ontario) earned the honors after 543 individuals were nominated at the school level. Of the or... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB UNIVERSITY: Tyrell Maxwell named to 2017 Payton Award Watch List

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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb senior Tyrell Maxwell was named to the 2017 Walter Payton Award Watch List Wednesday afternoon, his second appearance in two seasons on that prestigious list. The award, administered by STATS FCS, is given each season to the top offensive player in the Football Championship Subdivision. The Orangeburg, S.C., native finished 24th in the voting last season for the award. The 6-foot-2, 231-pound quarterback enters his senior season in fine shape... More>>

HICKORY MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Watson Continues Hot Streak at Hickory Motor Speedway

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“Watsons Hot Streak Continues” July 31st, 2017. For Immediate Release:   The NASCAR Whelen All-American Series roared to life Saturday at Hickory Motor Speedway with Sam's Club Night at the Races.  The One Design Super Trucks would lead off the evening's festivities with their 35 lap feature. Sheflon Clay in the #15 would lead the field to the green flag with Tyler Dayton in the #36 to his outside. Clay would take the early lead and hold the top spot unti... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Series Opener at Durham 6-0 Tuesday

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Knights Drop Opener in Durham 6-0 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Inches Closer to 400th Knights Hit (DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-0 on Tuesday from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Charlotte outfielder Jason Bourgeois tallied the team’s lone hit. RHP Reynaldo Lopez (6-6, 3.65) started for the Knights and was solid -- especially over the first three innings. Lopez held the Bu... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – August 1, 2017 OF Jacob May activated off the Temporary Inactive List OF Jason Bourgeois activated off the Temporary Inactive List Roster 25 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 Office: 704-274-8203 tommyv@charlotteknights.com More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Charlotte Drops Finale to RailRiders

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(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – RHP Lucas Giolito was solid over seven innings, and Ronald Bueno homered, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 3-2 on Sunday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte in front of 9,557 fans.  Giolito (4-10, 4.95) started for the Knights and gave up three runs on five hits over seven innings. Giolito, who tossed seven innings for his se... More>>

Charlotte Knights: Knights Fall Again At Home

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(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – The Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 8-1 on Saturday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights welcomed 10,524 fans through the gates for their 18th sell-out crowd of the season. Jake Peter drove home Charlotte’s lone run in the bottom of the third inning on a groundout. Peter, who entered the game with a nine-game hit-str... More>>

Wingate: Bulldogs Excited About Future

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Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University football program looks to build from a successful 2016 season, as the Bulldogs finished 8-3 overall and 5-2 in South Atlantic Conference play. All this foundation-building begins in the summer. Over the course of an eight-week period during the months of June and July, the Bulldogs have what they call the "Dog Days of Summer." This is a period when players come back to campus to conduct the bulk of their preparation for the upcoming s... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener Hosting Scranton 15-8

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Knights Drop Friday’s Slugfest 15-8 to RailRiders Catcher Rob Brantly Launched His Second Career Grand Slam (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) –Rob Brantly launched his second career grand slam, and Jake Peter remained red-hot, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 15-8 on Friday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights welcomed 10,215 fans through the gates for their 17th se... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: JCSU Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors

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JCSU Track and Field Earns USTFCCCA Academic Honors New Orleans, La. (July 28, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University track and field program has had nine individuals earn All-Academic awards from the United States Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA). The JCSU women’s team, headlined by eight individual winners, compiled a 3.56 cumulative grade point average to also earn a team award. On the men’s side, the Golden Bulls returned a 3... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – July 28, 2017 SS Eddy Alvarez promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) OF Jeff Gelalich promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) RHP Connor Walsh promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) 1B Casey Gillaspie placed on the DL (retroactive to July 27) INF/OF Tyler Ladendorf placed on the DL OF Jason Bourgeois placed on Temporary Inactive List Roster 24 active Tommy Viola Director of PR/Media Relations 324 S Mint St Charlotte, NC 28202 ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off with 5-4 Victory

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Knights Walk Off With 5-4 Win in 11 Innings Wednesday Charlotte Remains Red-Hot, Wins Fifth Straight-Game (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf singled home Jacob May in the bottom of the 11th inning to lead the Charlotte Knights to a 5-4 walk-off win over the Columbus Clippers on Wednesday in game three of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The win was Charlotte’s fifth straight. Tied by a score of 4-4, May led the bottom of the 11th innin... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce Winners for Six 2017 Scholarships

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Knights Announce Winners for Six 2017 Scholarships Team Continues Partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights, along with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas, are pleased to announce the names of six recipients of two unique 2017 scholarships for high school students. The Knights once again partnered with two of their founding partners to provide educational funding through the Charlotte Knigh... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Power Past Clippers 10-4 Monday

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Peter, Garcia Power Knights Past Clippers 10-4 Monday Knights Return Home & Earn Third Consecutive Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Jake Peter and Willy Garcia both homered, Carson Fulmer tossed five good innings, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Columbus Clippers by a score of 10-4 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The win was Charlotte’s third consecutive. Appearing in his fifth game with the Knights ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat RailRiders 5-3

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(MOOSIC, PA) -- RHP Tyler Danish tossed six solid innings, Rymer Liriano added three hits, and the Charlotte Knights beat the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders by a score of 5-3 on Sunday in the finale of their four-game series from PNC Field in Moosic, PA. The win was Charlotte’s second straight. The two teams split the four-game set. Danish (3-9, 4.42) was sharp on the afternoon en route to his second career win over the RailRiders. The 22-year-old gave up ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Railraiders Walk Off With Home Win Against Knights Friday

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RailRiders Walk Off with 2-1 Win Friday Charlotte RHP Reynaldo Lopez Tosses Six Strong Innings (MOOSIC, PA) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez struck out six batters over six sharp innings, but the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders walked-off with a 2-1 win over the Charlotte Knights on Friday from PNC Field in Moosic, PA in game two of the four-game series. Lopez allowed just one run on two hits over six strong innings on Friday, but did not factor in the decision. The 23-year-old right-hander ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose 13-2 Thursday in Rochester

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Knights Fall to RailRiders 13-2 Thursday Outfielder Jacob May Records Two Hits for Charlotte (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights opened a four-game series against the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Thursday with a 13-2 loss from PNC Field in Moosic, PA. Outfielder Jacob May had two of Charlotte’s six hits. Rymer Liriano recorded his third triple of the year. RHP Lucas Giolito (3-9, 5.38) started for the Knights and was charged with the loss. He allowed five runs on ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada and Goldberg Recalled to Chicago

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Yoan Moncada & Brad Goldberg Recalled to Chicago Infielder Jake Peter Promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham (ROCHESTER, NY) -- Charlotte Knights second baseman Yoan Moncada and right-handed pitcher Brad Goldberg have both been officially recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Additionally, infielder Jake Peter has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham today. Charlotte’s roster now features 24 active players. Ranked as the number one prospect in Ma... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Release 2017-18 Men's Basketball Schedule

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Charlotte 49ers Announce 2017-18 Men’s Basketball Schedule Charlotte, NC -- Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Mark Price announced the 49ers 2017-18 schedule which features 15 home games in Halton Arena. “We are excited about our 2017-18 schedule,” Price said. “It is a challenging schedule with a good mix of tough road games and exciting home games in Halton Arena.” The schedule is highlighted with seven games against teams ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall Short at Rochester Tuesday

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Knights Fall Short on Tuesday to ‘Wings 3-1 Outfielder Rymer Liriano Finishes a Triple Short of the Cycle (ROCHESTER, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights brought the tying run to the plate in the top of the ninth inning, but fell just short in Tuesday’s 11:05 a.m. game from Rochester, NY by a score of 3-1. With two outs in the top of the ninth and Rymer Liriano on first base, outfielder Tyler Ladendorf flied out to end the game. Liriano led the way offensively for the Knights ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Aaron Bummer Promoted to Charlotte

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Aaron Bummer Promoted to Charlotte Today Left-Handed Pitcher Entered Season Ranked as 21st Prospect in System (ROCHESTER, NY) -- LHP Aaron Bummer, who has compiled a 3.00 ERA with 34 strikeouts in 33.0 innings pitched with the Double-A Birmingham Barons in 17 games this season, was promoted to the Charlotte Knights today. Bummer will take the roster spot of outfielder Jason Bourgeois, who was placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to July 15th). Charlotte’s rost... More>>

LENOIR-RHYNE: Tennis Partners With YMCA

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Hickory, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University recently entered into a partnership with the YMCA of Catawba Valley.  Through this alliance, the tennis facilities at the Hickory Foundation YMCA will serve as the new home of the Lenoir-Rhyne University Tennis programs.  According to Nat Auten, President & CEO of the YMCA of Catawba Valley, the partnership will be mutually beneficial for Lenoir-Rhyne and the YMCA tennis community.  “Having the expertise of Lenoi... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Boelter Advanced

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GREENVILLE, S.C. (July 14, 2017) — The Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox have added right-handed pitcher Dylan Cease to the roster after the White Sox acquired the new arm as part of this week’s trade that sent big league starter Jose Quintana to the Chicago Cubs.  In a corresponding move, the Intimidators have transferred left-handed pitcher Ryan Boelter to Advanced Rookie Great Falls. Cease, 21, posted a 1-2 record with a 2.79 ERA ... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Softball Player Honored

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Charlotte, N.C. - Junior shortstop Haley Pace (Winston-Salem, N.C.) has been named Conference USA’s Softball Scholar-Athlete of the Year as announced by the league’s Faculty Athletic Representatives (FAR). The C-USA Scholar-Athlete of the Year awards are presented to the top student-athletes in each conference-sponsored sport, determined by the league’s 14 FARs. The award is based on academic achievement, athletic achievement and service. Pace, who earned First... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Has 18 Selected to 2017 Bednarik Watch List

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The ACC Has 18 Selected to 2017 Bednarik Watch List Bednarik Watch List Total is the Most of Any Conference League Also Has 11 Tabbed for the Maxwell Award List Greensboro, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference had 18 players selected to the 2017 Preseason Bednarik Award Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced Monday. That is the highest total of any conference. The Bednarik Award is given annually to the nation’s top defensive player. The AC... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Score 9 Runs in the 8th Inning to Beat Bulls Thursday

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Knights Charge Past the Bulls 11-7 Thursday Tyler Saladino Launches Three-Run Homer in Nine-Run Eighth (DURHAM, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights used a nine-run eighth inning to beat the Durham Bulls by a score of 11-7 on Thursday in the finale of their three-game series from Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The Bulls battled back in the ninth inning and brought the tying run to the on-deck circle, but the Knights held on for a thrilling come-from-behind victory on Thursday. D... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Miguel Gonzales to Begin Rehab With Knights

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Miguel Gonzalez to Begin Rehab With Charlotte Tonight White Sox Right-Hander Set to Start for Knights Tonight in Durham (DURHAM, NC) – Chicago White Sox right-handed pitcher Miguel Gonzalez, who is currently on the club’s 10-day disabled list with A/C joint inflammation in his right shoulder, will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight in Durham, NC. Gonzalez, 33, will get the start for the Knights against the Durham Bulls from the Durham Bulls Athle... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-2 To G-Braves in Rain Shortened Game Monday

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Knights Fall to G-Braves 4-2 Monday Yoan Moncada Launched His 11th Home Run of the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Yoan Moncada launched his 11th home run of the season, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their four-game series by a score of 4-2 on Monday in a rain-shortened game from BB&T Ballpark. A total of 10,743 fans -- the second largest crowd in BB&T Ballpark history -- were on-hand for the game. With the Knights trailing the G-Braves by a score of 4-2 ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Hayes Selected to IL All Star Squad

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Danny Hayes Selected to IL All-Star Squad Charlotte Slugger Leads Knights with 15 Home Runs & 49 RBIs (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- First baseman Danny Hayes, who currently leads the Charlotte Knights with 15 home runs and 49 RBIs in 76 games this season, has been selected to the 2017 International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. today. The 2017 Triple-A Baseball Game will be played in Tacoma, WA on Wednesday, July 1... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Saladino to Rehab with Knights

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Saladino to Rehab with Knights, Infante Recalled Charlotte Set to Host Gwinnett Tonight at 7:05 PM from BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Chicago White Sox infielder Tyler Saladino, who is currently on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with back spasms, will begin a rehab assignment with the Charlotte Knights tonight when the team hosts the Gwinnett Braves in a 7:05 p.m. game from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Additionally, RHP Gregory Infante has been rec... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat G-Braves 6-2 Friday

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Danish, Knights Beat the G-Braves 6-2 Friday BB&T Ballpark Welcomes 100th Charlotte Knights Game Sell-Out Crowd in History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Tyler Danish was sharp over seven innings, while Danny Hayes, Ronald Bueno, and Rymer Liriano all homered to propel the Charlotte Knights to a 6-2 win over the Gwinnett Braves on Friday in the opening game of their four-game series in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,231 fans at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The sell-out... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Delmonico Selected to IL All-Star Squad

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Nicky Delmonico Selected to IL All-Star Squad Charlotte Slugger Hit His 11th Home Run of the Season Last Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico, who is hitting .273 (78-for-286) with 41 runs scored, 16 doubles, two triples, 11 home runs, and 39 RBIs in 73 games this season with the Charlotte Knights, has been selected to the 2017 International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs Inc. today. The 2017 Triple-A Baseball... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Today’s Roster Moves – June 29, 2017 C Rob Brantly signed by Chicago White Sox organization, assigned to Charlotte RHP Juan Minaya recalled to Chicago Roster 25 active Notes: Catcher Rob Brantly was signed by the Chicago White Sox organization today and assigned to Charlotte. Brantly, 27, hit .298 (50-for-168) with five home runs and 16 RBIs in 46 games for Triple-A Louisville this season. A former member of the White Sox organization, he appeared in 23 games with the Kni... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Elected To IL All-Star Team

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Yoan Moncada Elected to IL All-Star Squad Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .280 This Season with the Charlotte Knights (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .280 (72-for-257) with 50 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 10 home runs, 29 RBIs, and 15 stolen bases in 65 games with the Charlotte Knights this season, has been elected to the International League All-Star Team, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Cl... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall Again To Columbus Tuesday 5-0

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Knights Fall to Clippers 5-0 on Tuesday Lucas Giolito Fanned Seven Batters Over Seven Innings (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Lucas Giolito fanned seven batters over seven inning on Tuesday, but the Charlotte Knights fell to the Columbus Clippers by a score of 5-0 in game two of their four-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Giolito (2-7, 4.86) was charged with the loss after he allowed three runs on six hits over seven innings. Giolito walked just one batter, but... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose A Close One in Home Series Opener Monday

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Knights Edged by Clippers 7-6 on Monday Jason Bourgeois Launched Two Home Runs, Added Five RBIs (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Jason Bourgeois entered the 2017 season among the Charlotte Knights all-time career leaders in a number offensive categories. On Monday, he took another big step forward. Bourgeois launched two home runs and added five RBIs, but the Charlotte Knights fell short to the Columbus Clippers by a score of 7-6 on Monday in the opening game of their four-game series fro... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Minaya Promoted to Chicago Monday

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RHP Juan Minaya Promoted to Chicago Today RHP Gregory Infante Optioned to Charlotte from Chicago (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Juan Minaya, who has compiled a 1-0 record with a 1.42 ERA in 13 games with the Charlotte Knights this season, was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today. Minaya will take the roster spot in Chicago of RHP Gregory Infante, who was optioned to Charlotte today (Report TBD). Charlotte’s roster features 24 active players at this time. Today’s promo... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lost Friday's Game at Durham

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Knights Drop Friday’s Game to Bulls 9-4 2B Yoan Moncada Falls a Double Short of the Cycle (DURHAM, NC) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada has made headlines throughout the 2017 campaign. On Friday, the talented infielder came within a double of hitting for the cycle. Ranked as Major League Baseball’s top prospect this season, Moncada went 3-5 with a home run and two RBIs as the Charlotte Knights lost to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-4 on Friday in the opening g... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose Doubleheader Game One 6-0 at Gwinnett

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Knights Drop Game One of Twin Bill to G-Braves 6-0 Game Two of Wednesday’s Doubleheader Set to Start at 9:40 PM (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- In game one of Wednesday’s doubleheader, the G-Braves scored three runs in the bottom of the third inning and three more in the bottom of the fifth inning en route to a 6-0 win over the Knights at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. Game two was delayed by rain with first pitch scheduled for 9:40 p.m. Charlotte RHP Carson Fulmer (6-4, 4.... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Today’s Roster Moves – June 21, 2017 INF/OF Grant Green signed by Chicago White Sox, assigned to CHA INF Max Dutto assigned to Great Falls (Rookie) Roster 25 active Notes: INF/OF Grant Green was signed by the Chicago White Sox and assigned to the Charlotte Knights today. He appeared in 40 games for the Syracuse Chiefs this season and hit .246 (32-for-130) with 11 runs scored, five doubles, and two RBIs. He also appeared in two games this season with the Washington Nationa... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Shift Games To Alleviate Congestion

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Knights Shift Two Game Times To Alleviate Congestion Fans Can Now Enjoy Multiple Sporting Events Each Day in Uptown Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights will change the times for two games scheduled later this season due to events at neighboring Bank of America Stadium on the same day. On Thursday, August 31st, the Knights were originally scheduled to face the Durham Bulls in a 7:05 p.m. game. With the recent announcement from the National Football League regard... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Engel Called Up To Chicago

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Adam Engel Promoted to Chicago Today Charlotte Outfielder Earns Second Promotion of the 2017 Season (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- Charlotte Knights outfielder Adam Engel was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today to take the roster spot of infielder/outfielder Leury Garcia, who was placed on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list yesterday (retroactive to June 16).  Engel is hitting .218 (36-for-165) with 20 runs scored, 12 doubles, eight home runs, and 19 RBIs... More>>

LENOIR RHYNE: Clair Awarded All-State

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Lenoir-Rhyne’s Thomas St. Clair Earns 2017 All-State Baseball Honors Senior from Winston-Salem, N.C., was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals  Hickory, N.C. – Lenoir-Rhyne University’s Thomas St. Clair has been named to the 2017 NCCSIA College Division All-State Baseball Second Team.  NCCSIA is the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Association.  St. Clair, a senior starting pitcher from Winston-Salem, N.C., was taken in the 2017 Major Leag... More>>

GARDNER WEBB: Men's Basketball Schedule Released

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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb men’s basketball released its 2017-2018 non-conference schedule Monday morning, highlighted by games against the ACC, Big Ten and SEC. The Runnin’ Bulldogs will open the season on Friday, November 10 in Coral Gables, Fla., against Miami. The opener is part of a long early road swing that will also feature games at Florida (Nov. 13) in Gainesville and UCF (Nov. 15) in Orlando. “We pride ourselves on playi... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Zavala Named An All-Star

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KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (June 19, 2017) — On the eve of appearing in his second straight All-Star Game, Kannapolis Intimidators catcher Seby Zavala has been named South Atlantic League Player of the Week for the week of June 12-18, the league announced Monday.  Zavala hit .440 (11-25) with three doubles, three home runs and 10 RBI this week, including a 3-run go-ahead home run in Sunday’s Northern Division First Half championship-clinching victory over We... More>>

Kannapolis Intimidators: Playoff Bound

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First Half champs! Intimidators win division Zavala, Adolfo power Kannapolis to first playoff berth since 2009   KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (June 18, 2017) — The Kannapolis Intimidators are going to the playoffs!  Micker Adolfo and Seby Zavala homered to power the Intimidators to a 5-3 win over the West Virginia Power on Sunday afternoon at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System. Kannapolis (39-29) clinched the South Atlantic League N...

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