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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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CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Olympic Player Added to Roster

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Charlotte, N.C. – – Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of  Charlotte’s Olympic High School standout Jaylan McGill, a 6-foot-2 guard, to the 49ers 2017-18 roster. “We are excited to add Jaylan McGill to the 49ers basketball program,” Price said. “It is great to sign another young man from the city of Charlotte to be a part of our program. Jaylan is a combo guard who is able to shoot the... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Brill Taken In MLB Draft

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June 14, 2017 Contact: Andrew Clausen Baseball (704) 301-2818 • clausenac@appstate.edu Brill Selected by Diamondbacks in Third Day of MLB Draft BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State University baseball senior right-hand pitcher Matt Brill (Coal Valley, Ill./Moline) was selected in the 2017 Major League Baseball Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks in the 12th round (No. 352 overall) on Wednesday afternoon. Brill becomes the first App State baseball player to be drafted in the top ... More>>

Appalachian State: Volleyball Schedule Announced

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June 14, 2017 Contact: Ben Winterrowd Volleyball (828) 262-7162 • winterrowdbb@appstate.edu Volleyball Announces 2017 Schedule BOONE, N.C. –– Appalachian State University volleyball and head coach Matt Ginipro announced its fall slate of games for the 2017 season on Wednesday. The upcoming schedule features 11 home matches, which includes App State hosting the Appalachian Invitational Sept. 1-2. Over the last four seasons, Appalachian State holds a 37-20 (.649) reco... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Adolfo Guides Intimidators To Win

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SALISBURY, Md. (June 11, 2017) — Micker Adolfo mashed his fourth home run in nine games as the Intimidators marched to a 6-2 win over the Shorebirds on Sunday afternoon at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium.  Kannapolis (33-27) scored its second straight win as Adolfo finished 2-for-3 with a pair of walks, an RBI, and a run scored.   The Intimidators staked themselves to a 3-0 lead in the second inning, and the Shorebirds never recovered.  Mitch Roman, ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Finale In Gwinnett

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(LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their four-game series to the Gwinnett Braves by a score of 5-0 on Sunday afternoon from Coolray Field in Lawrenceville, GA. The Knights went 1-3 on the four-game road trip.  Chicago White Sox LHP Carlos Rodon (0-1, 9.82) made his first rehab start of the season with the Knights and allowed four runs on five hits over 3.2 innings pitched. Rodon, a product of N.C. State University, walked four and struck... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose At Gwinnett 4-1 Thursday

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Knights Fall to G-Braves 4-1 in Thursday’s Opener Ronald Bueno Tripled Home Charlotte’s Lone Run (LAWRENCEVILLE, GA) -- Matt Tuiasosospo hit 29 home runs and recorded 84 RBIs over parts of two seasons with the Charlotte Knights from 2014-2015. On Thursday, his two RBIs propelled the Gwinnett Braves to a win over his former team. Tuiasosopo’s two-run double in the sixth inning broke a 1-1 tie and ultimately led the G-Braves to a 4-1 win over Knights on Thursday in ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTSL Rodon To Make Rehab Start At Gwinnett Sunday

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LHP Carlos Rodon to Make Rehab Start Sunday in Gwinnett RHP James Shields Will Continue Rehab with Knights & Start Thursday in Gwinnett (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Chicago White Sox left-handed pitcher Carlos Rodon, who is currently on the club’s 60-day disabled list with left biceps bursitis, will make a rehab start for the Charlotte Knights on Sunday, June 11th on the road in Lawrenceville, GA. Rodon, 24, will get the start Sunday as the Knights conclude a four-game series... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Game Two of Home Series Against Durham 4-3

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Knights Fall to Bulls 4-3 Tuesday Carson Blair Launched His Fourth Home Run of the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- RHP Reynaldo Lopez tossed seven strong innings and Carson Blair launched a ninth-inning home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to Durham Bulls by a score of 4-3 on Tuesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss was Charlotte’s seventh straight. Down by a score of 4-1 in the bottom of the ninth inning, the Kn... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Series Opener To Durham At Home

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Knights Drop Monday’s Opener to Bulls 6-1 RHP Lucas Giolito Struck Out Season-High 11 Batters (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte RHP Lucas Giolito struck out a season-high 11 batters over six innings, but the Knights fell to the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-1 on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. Making his 11th start of the season with the Knights -- and second since throwing a seven-inning no-hitter on May 25 -... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves Monday

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Today’s Roster Move – June 5, 2017 RHP Max Beatty assigned to Winston-Salem (High-A) Roster 23 active Notes: RHP Max Beatty (1-0, 8.10) was assigned back to Winston-Salem (High-A) today. Beatty made his Triple-A debut on Sunday, May 28 and earned the win after 2.2 scoreless innings out of Charlotte’s bullpen. For the season with the Dash, Beatty has appeared in 10 games (seven starts) and is 2-4 with a 4.65 ERA. Beatty, a native of Vancouver, WA, was signed by the C... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Three Wrestlers Shine at Nationals

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Three Wrestlers Advance in University Freestyle Nationals BOONE, N.C. – Three Appalachian State University wrestlers have had impressive showings at University Freestyle Nationals and have advanced to the quarterfinals that are set to take place on Sunday. Matt Zovistoski (Paramus, N.J./St. Joseph Regional) took down the 2014 NCAA Champion Jason Tsirtsis, 9-6, on Saturday to make his way to the quarterfinals. Zovistoski started out with 10-0 and 7-4 victories over Toby Warr... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Game With Greensboro Cancelled

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Sunday's game against Greensboro cancelled  Final game of the first half against Grasshoppers will not be made up KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (June 4, 2017) — Sunday evening’s game between the Kannapolis Intimidators and Greensboro Grasshoppers has been cancelled due to rain and unplayable field conditions at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System.  Because the game is the final meeting of the first half of the season between the two teams... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knight's Fall in Final Game in Buffalo

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Knights Drop Sunday’s Finale to Bisons 10-5  Charlotte Wraps Up Six-Game Road Trip, Returns Home Monday (BUFFALO, NY) -- The Charlotte Knights belted out 10 hits, but dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Buffalo Bisons by a score of 10-5 on Sunday afternoon in Buffalo, NY. The Knights finished the six-game road trip with a 1-5 record.  Buffalo RHP Cesar Valdez (2-0, 3.38) allowed just one earned run over seven stron... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Syracuse Game Postponed Sets Up Doubleheader Wednesday

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Knights and Chiefs Postponed from Syracuse on Tuesday The Two Teams Will Play a Doubleheader on Wednesday Starting at 5:05 PM (SYRACUSE, NY) -- Tuesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from NBT Bank Stadium in Syracuse, NY has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will make up the game as part of a doubleheader on Wednesday with first pitch of game one set for 5:05 p.m. from NBT Bank Stadium. The teams will play two se... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Activated Off DL

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Moncada Activated off the DL, Raburn Traded Charlotte Second Baseman Hitting .331 on the Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Yoan Moncada, who is ranked as the number one prospect in Major League Baseball by MLB.com and Baseball America, has been activated off the team’s disabled list today. Moncada was placed on Charlotte’s seven-day DL on May 18 (retroactive to May 16). In addition, Charlotte outfielder Ryan Raburn has been traded to the Washington Nationals organization.... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter To Beat Chiefs Thursday

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Lucas Giolito Tosses Seven-Inning No-Hitter Charlotte Right-Handed Pitcher Tosses First No-Hitter in BB&T Ballpark History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Charlotte Knights right-handed pitcher Lucas Giolito threw a seven-inning no-hitter in game one of Thursday’s doubleheader win over the Syracuse Chiefs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights hit three home runs and beat the Chiefs by a score of 4-0. Giolito (2-5, 5.44) threw 87 pitches (50 for strikes) and allo... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Postponed Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds

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Knights Postponed on Wednesday Due to Wet Grounds Doubleheader Set for Thursday at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Wednesday’s game between the Charlotte Knights and Syracuse Chiefs originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been postponed due to wet grounds. The two teams will play a doubleheader on Thursday with first pitch of game one set for 6:05 p.m. Both games will be seven-inning contests and game two will follow approximately 30 minu... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Tuesday's Opener in Charlotte

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Knights Drop Tuesday’s Opener to Chiefs 6-2 Nicky Delmonico Hit an Inside-The-Park Home Run in the Ninth (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico homered for the third time over his last two games, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Syracuse Chiefs by a score 6-2 on Tuesday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. On Sunday in Charlotte’s finale from Norfolk, Delmonico launched two home runs, including a 12th inning bl... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Tides Sunday 5-3

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Delmonico’s Blast Leads Knights Past Tides 5-3 Sunday Charlotte’s Slugger Launches Two Home Runs in Exciting Finale Win (NORFOLK, VA) -- It was a memorable day at the plate for Nicky Delmonico on Sunday and the Charlotte Knights reaped the benefits. Delmonico launched two home runs -- including a go-ahead, two-run home run in the 12th inning -- to lead the Knights past the Norfolk Tides by a score of 5-3 in 12 innings on Sunday in the finale of their four-game series fr... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall 4-3 at Norfolk

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Knights Fall to Tides 4-3 in Opener Adam Engel Homers in Charlotte’s Game One Loss to Norfolk (NORFOLK, VA) -- Norfolk’s Johnny Giavotella singled home Michael Bourn in the bottom of the seventh inning to break a 3-3 tie and lead the Tides over the Charlotte Knights by a score of 4-3 on Thursday in the opening game of a four-game series from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The Knights jumped out to an early lead in the first inning courtesy of outfielder Adam Engel, who lau... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Bulls Snap Knights Six Game Winning Streak Wednesday

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Knights Drop Finale to Bulls 9-2 Wednesday Charlotte Wins Two of Three From First Place Bulls at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tyler Ladendorf hit a two-run home run, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the finale of their three-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 9-2 on Wednesday from BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The loss snapped Charlotte’s six-game winning streak. Ladendorf, an Illinois native -- who grew up a Chicago White Sox fan -- provid...

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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL

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Charlotte Second Baseman Yoan Moncada Placed on DL Number One Prospect in Baseball Hitting .331 This Season with the Knights (NORFOLK, VA) -- Second baseman Yoan Moncada, who is hitting .331 (46-for-139) this season over 34 games with the Charlotte Knights, has officially been placed on the team’s disabled list (retroactive to May 16). In two additional roster moves today, RHP Jake Dunning has been promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham, and infielder/outfielder Cody A... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Bulls 6-4 Monday

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Knights Charge Past the Bulls 6-4 Monday Red-Hot Charlotte Knights Record Fifth-Straight Victory (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Nicky Delmonico launched a two-run home run in a three-run first inning to help set the tone and lead the red-hot Charlotte Knights to a 6-4 win over the Durham Bulls on Monday in the opening game of their three-game series from BB&T Ballpark. With the win, the Knights (19-17) earned their fifth consecutive victory and pulled to within just four games of fir... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Notre Dame Future Football Match-ups

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Atlantic Coast Conference, Notre Dame Announce Future Football Matchups Fighting Irish will continue to face conference teams an average of five times per season through 2037 GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – As part of the ongoing agreement, Notre Dame and the Atlantic Coast Conference announced the five football games that will be played annually between the Fighting Irish and members of the league from 2026 through 2037. The agreement continues a partnersh... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: NASCAR Driver Ty Dillon To Throw Out First Pitch May 24th

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Ty Dillon to Sign Autographs, Throw First Pitch May 24th NASCAR Driver Set to Visit BB&T Ballpark During Team’s Seven-Game Homestand (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- NASCAR driver Ty Dillon, who competes full-time in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, will meet fans and sign pre-game autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, May 24th. Dillon is the driver of the No. 13 Chevrolet SS for Germain Racing.   Gates will open at 6:00 p.m. on May 24th and... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children's Hospital

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10th Annual Knights Golf Classic Raises $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital Knights Raise Largest Total in 10-Year History (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Wednesday, May 10th, the Charlotte Knights held their 10th Annual Golf Classic at The Golf Club at Ballantyne. Just like in previous seasons, Wednesday’s annual golf tournament was a big success. Overall, the day’s festivities raised $22,495 for Levine Children’s Hospital. This year’s total was the la... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Indians Wednesday in Series Finale

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Knights Drop Wednesday’s Finale to Indians 1-0 Indianapolis Scores Only Run of the Game in the 2nd Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- RHP Chris Volstad allowed just one run over five innings, but it was just enough to propel the Indianapolis Indians to a 1-0 win over the Charlotte Knights on Wednesday in the finale of their three-game series from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The Indians won all three games in the series against the Knights. Making his third start of th... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday

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Knights Fall to Indians 3-2 Tuesday Jason Bourgeois Launches Solo Homer in Seventh Inning   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Jason Bourgeois homered and Tyler Danish was solid over six innings, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 3-2 on Tuesday at Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. First pitch of the game was thrown at 11:16 a.m. after rain delayed the start by 11 minutes. The two teams are scheduled to play a sec... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Contribute More Than $350,000 To Community in 2016-17

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 8, 2017 CHECKERS CONTRIBUTE MORE THAN $350,000 TO COMMUNITY IN 2016-17 Team has now donated $4 million to Charlotte area since 2006 CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they contributed $356,570 to nearly 300 different local organizations through cash and in-kind donations during the 2016-17 season. They have now totaled $4 million in community contributions since Michael Kahn took ownership of the team in 2006. In addition to popu... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week

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Yoan Moncada Named IL Batter of the Week Charlotte Second Baseman Hit .500 Over Six-Games Last Week (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Charlotte second baseman Yoan Moncada, who hit .500 (11-for-22) with eight runs scored, two home runs, and four RBIs over six games last week, was named as the International League’s Batter of the Week for the period of May 1-7, as announced by the International League of Professional Baseball Clubs, Inc. earlier this morning. Ranked as the number one pros... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Monday's Game at Indianapolis

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Knights Drop Monday’s Game 5-3 Engel Records Three Hits in Game One Loss to Indians   (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) -- Outfielder Adam Engel continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Indianapolis Indians by a score of 5-3 on Monday from Victory Field in Indianapolis, IN. The loss snapped a two-game winning streak for the Knights. Engel finished Monday’s game 3-for-4 with two doubles and a run scored. The Ci... More>>

ELEVATION CHEER COMPANY: Local Cheerleading Program Headed to D2 Summit

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Local cheerleading program climbS their way to the D2 Summit Salisbury, NC, May 2, 2017 – Elevation Cheer Co., a local cheerleading training facility, is proud to announce that their teams have been selected to compete at one of the nation’s most prestigious cheerleading competitions for small gyms, The D2 Summit, produced by Varsity All Star. Held at Walt Disney World® Resort’s ESPN Wide World of Sports May 13-14, The D2 Summit, is the season-capping goal for ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Beat Mud Hens 6-5 Thursday

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Knights Power Past Mud Hens 6-5 Thursday Five-Run Eighth Inning Propels Charlotte to Series Win over Toledo (TOLEDO, OH) -- A five-run eighth inning -- highlighted by three key home runs -- propelled the Charlotte Knights to a 6-5 win over the Toledo Mud Hens on Thursday in the finale of their three-game series from Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH. The Knights won two of the three games in the series and have now won four of their last six games overall. With the game tied at 1-1 i... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop Wednesday's Game to Mud Hens 4-1

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Knights Drop Wednesday’s Game to Mud Hens 4-1 Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith Record Two Hits Apiece in Game Two Loss (TOLEDO, OH) -- Willy Garcia and Kevan Smith recorded two hits apiece, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game two of their three-game series to the Toledo Mud Hens by a score of 4-1 on Wednesday from Fifth Third Field in Toledo, OH. Wednesday’s loss snapped a two-game winning streak by the Knights. LHP Chad Bell (1-2, 1.25) gave up just six hits over six sh... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Eliminated From Calder Cup Playoffs

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 26, 2017 CHECKERS' RALLY FALLS SHORT AS PLAYOFF RUN ENDS Checkers battle back to within one in final minutes but drop Game 5 to Chicago CHICAGO, IL - In a decisive Game 5, the Checkers rallied back from a disastrous start but ended up just short, with a 3-2 loss to Chicago ending their Calder Cup Playoff run. The game had a strange start when one minute in the Checkers were assessed a bench minor for an error in their starting lineup card. Th... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls To Compete in Famous Penn Relays

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Golden Bulls Track and Field to Race in the Prestigious Penn Relays Charlotte, N.C. (April 26, 2017)— The Johnson C. Smith University track and field teams will send a contingent of 12 athletes to take part in the Penn Relays at historic Franklin Field in Philadelphia, Pa. April 27-29. The JCSU men will have two runners compete in the 400m hurdles on Friday in Kyle Robinson (Levelland, Tex.) and Zavier Lawrence (Mandeville, Jamaica). JCSU also managed to qualify both the 4x100... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Move – April 26, 2017 RHP Juan Minaya reinstated from MLB Rehab Assignment, activated off Chicago’s DL, and assigned to Charlotte Roster 25 Active Notes: RHP Juan Minaya started a rehab assignment yesterday with the Knights and tossed a scoreless seventh inning in Charlotte’s 2-1 win over the Toledo Mud Hens in Toledo, OH. Minaya was returned to Chicago today, activated off the team’s disabled list, and optioned to Charlotte. The Knights now hav... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Lady Golden Bulls Second After Day One of CIAA Track and Field Championships

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JCSU Women Second After Day One of CIAA Track and Field Championships Bowie, Md. (April 21, 2017)—Johnson C. Smith University women’s track team qualified 13 individuals for finals and while senior Fellan Ferguson won the 1500m and 3000m races on day one of the CIAA Track and Field Championships held in Bowie, Md. Ferguson, from Kingston, Jamaica, continued her dominance in the distance races, taking the 1500m with a 4:50.59 while racing to the title in the 3000m with a ... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Drop Game Two of Playoff Series 3-2

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 21, 2017 CHECKERS DROP NAIL-BITER AS WOLVES EVEN SERIES Miller stays hot, Wolves net late winner in Game 2 CHARLOTTE, NC - After a one-sided affair to kick off the series, the Central Division Semifinals took a turn for the dramatic in Game 2, with Chicago squeaking out a 3-2 victory. As expected, the visitors pushed hard right off the bat, breaking through for the first time in the series with a rebound goal early in regulation, followed by ... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Get Kuokkanen From Hurricanes

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – APRIL 19, 2017 HURRICANES ASSIGN JANNE KUOKKANEN TO CHARLOTTE Second-round pick in 2016 completed junior season on Tuesday CHARLOTTE, NC -  The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have received forward Janne Kuokkanen on assignment from the Carolina Hurricanes. Kuokkanen, 18, completed his junior season on Tuesday when his London Knights team suffered a Game 7 overtime loss to the Erie Otters in the second round of the Ontario H... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Sign 6'10 Center Jailan Haslem

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49ers Sign Junior College Standout Big Man Jailan Haslem  Charlotte, N.C. – – Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Mark Price announces the addition of Georgia’s Gordon State College standout Jailan Haslem, a 6-foot-10 center, who has signed a National Letter Of Intent to play for the 49ers. “I extremely excited to add Jailan to our program,” said Price, who is heading into his third season at Charlotte. “He is a young man that br... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Return Home to Beat Pawtucket 3-1

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Knights Return Home, Beat the PawSox 3-1 Tuesday Yoan Moncada & Willy Garcia Launch Home Runs in Game One Win (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights returned home to BB&T Ballpark on Tuesday where they have played their best baseball of the season. That impressive play continued in game one of their series against the Pawtucket Red Sox. Yoan Moncada led the bottom of the first inning off with a home run, Willy Garcia added a two-run shot in the inning, and the Char... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Spring Football Game Saturday at 6PM

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Charlotte 49ers To Host Spring Game, Saturday The Charlotte 49ers football program will host its annual Green-White Spring Game, Saturday at 6 pm at Jerry Richardson Stadium.  The 49ers, coached by Brad Lambert, are preparing for their fifth season of football and third at the FBS level as a member of Conference USA. General admission tickets for the Spring Game are $10 and are available at charlotte49ers.com or by calling 704/687-4949.  UNC Charlotte students re... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose To Norfolk Tides Friday

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Knights Lose Friday, Fall to Tides 3-1 Jason Bourgeois Records His 350th Career Knights Hit in Game One Loss (NORFOLK, VA) -- Tyler Danish tossed seven solid innings, Jason Bourgeois racked up his 350th career Knights hit, but Charlotte dropped the opening game of their three-game series to the Norfolk Tides by a score of 3-1 on Friday night from Harbor Park in Norfolk, VA. The loss was the club’s fifth consecutive after beginning the season 4-0. Danish (1-1, 2.25) gave up th... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Additional Knights Roster Move – April 14, 2017 C Chris O’Dowd promoted to Charlotte from Birmingham (Double-A) Roster 25 Active Notes: Catcher Chris O’Dowd was activated off of Birmingham’s disabled list today and promoted to Charlotte. O’Dowd has yet to appear in a game this season. Last year, the 26-year-old catcher appeared in one game (May 29 at Rochester) with the Charlotte Knights and went 0-for-1 at the plate with three walks. He was signed by th... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIIDATORS: Intimidators Lost in Hickory to Crawdads 2-1 Thursday

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Dunning strikes out 13 as I’s lose in extras White Sox prospect collects most strikeouts since 2013 season   HICKORY, N.C. (April 13, 2017) - Dane Dunning struck out 13 batters, the most by an Intimidators pitcher in four seasons, but Kannapolis could not back him up offensively in a 2-1 loss to the Crawdads in 12 innings on Thursday at L.P. Frans Stadium in Hickory. Kannapolis (1-7) managed 10 hits on the night with seven of them coming through the first five inni... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights to Honor Negro League Players and Celebrate Jackie Robinson April 18th

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Knights to Honor Negro League Players, Celebrate Jackie Robinson on April 18th BB&T Ballpark Concourse to Feature Former Players & Traveling Museum, Team to Wear #42 Jerseys (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, April 18th at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights will once again showcase the rich tradition of the Negro Leagues and welcome five former players, as well as Negro League historians, and a customized historical display featuring photos, artifacts, and more. The... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Additional Knights Roster Move -- April 13, 2017 C Carson Blair activated off the DL Roster 25 Active Notes: Catcher Carson Blair has been activated off Charlotte's DL to take the roster spot of catcher Kevan Smith, who had his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox earlier today. Charlotte's active roster is now set at 25 players. Blair, 27, was signed by the White Sox as a free agent on January 11, 2017. The Carrollton, TX native was a member of both the Texas Rangers and Oakl... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose On The Road At Durham 6-2

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Knights Lose Wednesday’s Game to Bulls 6-2 Top Prospect Yoan Moncada Adds Two Hits in Game Three Loss to Division Rival (DURHAM, NC) -- Yoan Moncada continued his hot hitting, but the Charlotte Knights dropped game three of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 6-2 on Wednesday from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. The first place Bulls increased their lead in the International League South Division to two games over the Knights. Moncada, the n... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Ronme Braves Beat Intimidators 2-1 Tuesday

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Comito solid for 6.0 innings in season debut Braves take advantage of Intimidators quartet of errors for victory KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (April 11, 2017) – Chris Comito tossed six strong innings in his 2017 season debut, but the Intimidators could not overcome a 4-error game in a 2-1 loss to the Rome Braves on Tuesday at Intimidators Stadium supported by Carolinas HealthCare System.  Kannapolis (1-5) tied the game in the sixth inning before the Braves pulled in front with a ru... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH': Golden Bulls Blaire Thomas Named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team

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JCSU’s Blaire Thomas Named to NCCSIA All-State Second Team Charlotte, N.C. -- (April 10, 2017) –Johnson C. Smith University junior Blaire Thomas has been named as a second-team selection to the North Carolina Collegiate Sports Information Directors Association (NCCSIA) College Division team. Thomas, from Waterloo, Iowa, helped the JCSU women’s basketball team to the second CIAA Championship in program history. The Golden Bulls downed regionally-ranked Bowie State a... More>>

DAVIDSON COLLEGE: Gibbs To Participate in Portsmouth Tournament

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Gibbs to Participate in Portsmouth Invitational Tournament DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Jack Gibbs will compete in the 65th Annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament this week in Portsmouth, Va., as announced Monday afternoon. For the past 64 years the P.I.T has invited 64 of the best college basketball players (seniors) from across the nation to participate in a four-day, 12-game tournament in front of representatives from every NBA team. The 2017 P.I.T. tips off ... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH UNIVERSITY: Golden Bulls Men's Golf Team Finishes Second at JCSU Invitational

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Charlotte, N.C. (April 10, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University golf team finished in second place at the 2017 JCSU Invitational held at the par-72, 6,717 yard Larkhaven Golf Club in Charlotte, N.C. on Monday. The Golden Bulls returned a team total of 377 (+89) on their home course in the five-team event JCSU was led by DeJuan Powell (Atlanta, Ga.), as he carded a 10-over par 82, good for fourth place overall. Junior teammate Glenn Canty (Durham, N.C.) shot a 94 (+22) to fi... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Drop First Game of the Season to Durham 7-4

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Knights Drop Monday’s Contest to Bulls 7-4 Yoan Moncada Continues Hot Hitting with Second Homer of 2017 (DURHAM, NC) -- Yoan Moncada continued his torrid pace to start the 2017 season. Moncada homered and scored two runs, but the Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their four-game series to the Durham Bulls by a score of 7-4 on Monday from the Durham Bulls Athletic Park in Durham, NC. Monday’s loss was Charlotte’s first of the 2017 campaign and it moved t... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Baseball News

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White Sox Legends Baines, Dotson to Open 30th Knights’ Season in Charlotte Two Millionth Fan in BB&T Ballpark’s Short History Expected to Attend Friday Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- In just two days, the 2017 Charlotte Knights will begin their much-anticipated 30th season in franchise history. Starting with Opening Knight on Thursday, April 6th, the fourth season at BB&T Ballpark gets underway with a fun-filled, four-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides (Tr... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Forward Saarela Named CCM/AHL Player of the Week

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CHARLOTTE CHECKERS FORWARD ALEKSI SAARELA NAMED CCM/AHL PLAYER OF THE WEEK SPRINGFIELD, Mass. … The American Hockey League announced today that Charlotte Checkers forward Aleksi Saarela has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending Apr. 2, 2017. Saarela made his American Hockey League debut last week and recorded four goals and two assists for six points with a plus-5 rating in four games, helping Charlotte stay in the thic... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: AHL Honors Checkers Goaltender Tom McCollum

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CHRISTIAN DJOOS, MARK JANKOWSKI, TOM McCOLLUM NAMED CCM/AHL AWARD WINNERS FOR MARCH SPRINGFIELD, Mass. ... The American Hockey League announced today that Hershey Bears defenseman Christian Djoos, Stockton Heat forward Mark Jankowski and Charlotte Checkers goaltender Tom McCollum have been selected as the league’s award winners for March. Djoos, the CCM/AHL Player of the Month, skated in 13 games for Hershey during March and recorded three go... More>>

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Woodard Named Winthrop Women;s Basketball Head Coach

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Woodard Named Winthrop Women’s Basketball Head Coach ROCK HILL, SC—Director of Athletics Ken Halpin has announced that Lynette Woodard has been named head coach of the Winthrop women’s basketball program. A news conference has been scheduled for 11 a.m. on Tuesday to introduce Woodard. Woodard joined the Winthrop coaching staff last August as an assistant, was appointed acting head coach in January, and was elevated to interim head coach in February. A baske... More>>

PETTY ENTERPRISES: Pete Hamilton Dies

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Press Release For Immediate Release Petty Statements on the Passing of Pete Hamilton Pete Hamilton drove the No. 40 for Petty Enterprises in 1970 and won three races, including the Daytona 500, with Maurice Petty heading the team.  Statement from Richard Petty: "We ran two cars in 1970, and Plymouth helped introduce us to Pete. They wanted us to run a second car with him on the bigger tracks. 'Chief' (Maurice Petty) led that car and started in the Daytona 500. Pete an... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Knights College Baseball Series Game Between Charlotte and Wake Suspended

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Tuesday’s 49ers Game Suspended Due to Inclement Weather Game to Be Resumed Against Wake Forest at Hayes Stadium on Wednesday (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tuesday’s game between the Charlotte 49ers and Wake Forest Demon Deacons from BB&T Ballpark has been suspended due to inclement weather. The two teams will resume the game from Charlotte’s home ballpark, Hayes Stadium, on Wednesday with first pitch set for 6:00 p.m. Tickets from Tuesday’s game can be exch... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights to Become Pitmasters for Saturday, July 15th Game

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Knights to Become Charlotte Pitmasters for Saturday, July 15th Game Pitmasters to Host Gwinnett Braves on Carolina BBQ Battle Royale Night at BB&T Ballpark (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Saturday, July 15th, the Charlotte Knights will take the field for their 7:05 p.m. game at BB&T Ballpark against the Gwinnett Braves as a “brand” new team -- the Charlotte Pitmasters. Themed behind the rich history of delicious BBQ in the City of Charlotte, the Knights unveiled a ne... More>>

SOUTH MECKLENBURG: HIGH SCHOOL: Sabres Swim Captain Receives Appt. To Naval Academy

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SOUTH MECKLENBURG HIGH SCHOOL SWIM CAPTAIN RECEIVES PRESTIGIOUS APPOINTMENT TO UNITED STATES NAVAL ACADEMY WASHINGTON – Congressman Robert Pittenger (NC-09) is honored to announce that Luke Johnson, a senior at South Mecklenburg High School, received a prestigious appointment to the United States Naval Academy at Annapolis. Mr. Johnson serves as co-president of the South Mecklenburg Honor Society, captain of the swim and dive team, and is an active volunteer with Special ... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Outslug N.C. Central Eagles at BB&T Ballpark

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Red-Hot Bats Propel Mountaineers Past Eagles, 9-5 CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Strong hitting shot Appalachian State University baseball out of the gates fast, pushing it to a 9-5 victory over NC Central on Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in Charlotte, N.C. The Mountaineers (7-9, 0-0 Sun Belt) used a season-high 14 hits to down the Eagles (9-7, 2-1 MEAC), scoring six runs in the first two innings of the ballgame to set the tone from first pitch. It’s the most amount of hits the ... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Close Historical Men's Basketball Season

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Queens Closes Historical Season in NCAA Southeast Regional Championship Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Falling 82-68 this evening in the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional Championship, the sixth-ranked Queens University of Charlotte Royals close their historical 2016-17 campaign at 30-4. The Railsplitter of Lincoln Memorial University move on to the Elite 8 for the second year in a row with the win, and their record improves to 29-5. Mike Davis led... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Appalachian State and N.C. Central at BB&T Ballpark Tonight at 6:05

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Appalachian State hosts North Carolina Central Tonight at BB&T Ballpark College Baseball Returns to Uptown Charlotte Tonight at 6:05 PM (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Appalachian State University Mountaineers will host the North Carolina Central University Eagles tonight at 6:05 p.m. at BB&T Ballpark. Tonight’s game is the first of five games in the Charlotte Knights Collegiate Baseball Series set to be held in Uptown Charlotte this year. A full list of games can be fou... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU 2017 Football Schedule Released

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JCSU Announces 2017 Football Schedule Charlotte, N.C. (March 14, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University has finalized the dates and opponents for the upcoming 2017 football season. The Golden Bulls, under the direction of third-year head coach Kermit Blount, will host five games inside the friendly confines of the Irwin Belk Complex, including the season opener on Sept. 2 against local rival Wingate. The following week JCSU will welcome Virginia State to Charlotte for a nonconfe... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women's Season Ends in 59-55 Loss in Atlantic Regional

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JCSU Women’s Basketball Season Ends in 59-55 Loss to Indiana at NCAA Atlantic Regional California, Pa. (March 10, 2017) – Second-seeded Indiana (Pa.) used a big third quarter spurt to build a 14-point lead and had to withstand a late Johnson C. Smith University rally to take a 59-55 win in the quarterfinals of the NCAA Women’s Basketball Atlantic Regional at Hamer Hall on the campus of California University on Saturday afternoon. The Golden Bulls started strong, j... More>>

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

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JCSU Golf Earns Third Place at Blue Bear Classic China Grove, N.C. (March 7, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University golf team earned third place in the Blue Bear Classic held at the par-71, 6609 yard Warrior Golf Club in China Grove, N.C. on Monday afternoon. The Golden Bulls returned a team total of 470 (+115) which earned third place in the four-team event. JCSU was led by Tyler Jolly, as he fired a 10-over 81, tying for sixth place. Teammate DeJuan Powell  notched a... More>>

DAVIDSON: Gibbs and Aldridge Earn All League Honors

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

APPALACHIAN STATE: Shabazz Honored by Yosef Club

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Ronshad Shabazz Honored by Yosef Club BOONE, N.C. –– Appalachian State University men’s basketball sophomore guard Ronshad Shabazz (Raleigh, N.C./Huntington Prep (W.V.)) has been named the inaugural Yosef Club Student-Athlete of the Month. The Raleigh, N.C. native, a criminal justice major, was selected as the Yosef Club’s choice to kick off the program based on his performance in the classroom and on the court. As the basketball season winds down, Shabazz l... More>>

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

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE News Release Department of Athletics Queens University of Charlotte 1900 Selwyn Ave. Charlotte, NC  28274 Media Contact: Phylicia Short, 704-688-2819, shortp@queens.edu Queens Set to Host NCAA DII Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Queens University of Charlotte is set to host the NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Southeast Regional in Curry Arena March 11-14. The Royals earned the right to host after defe... More>>

HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Release 2017 Promo Calendar

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'Dads 2017 Promo Calendar Released Celebrity appearances, acts and giveaways highlight schedule  Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads have released their promotional calendar for the 2017 season with the schedule featuring plenty of appearances, giveaways, and fun theme nights. 2017 celebrity appearances include The Bachelorette contestant Luke Pell (Ladies Night-April 29), the return of 2-time NL MVP Dale Murphy (June 10), and UFC Hall-of-Famer Dan Severn (July 8). A... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Oliverio Named CoSIDA Academic All-America

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Oliverio Named CoSIDA Academic All-America AUSTIN, Texas- Queens University of Charlotte women's basketball player McKell Oliverio was named to the 2017 CoSIDA Academic All-America Division II Women's Basketball Third-Team as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Oliverio advanced from 40 athletes across division II, listed on the all-district team, to 15 who made the All-America list.   Oliverio is the first CoSIDA Academic All-Am... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Carolina Hurricanes Recall Brown , Nestrasil From Checkers

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‘CANES RECALL BROWN, NESTRASIL FROM CHECKERS Forwards will join Carolina for tonight’s game at Tampa Bay RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has recalled forwards Patrick Brown and Andrej Nestrasil from the Charlotte Checkers of the American Hockey League (AHL). Brown and Nestrasil will join the Hurricanes for the team’s game tonight ... More>>

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

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SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Southern Conference has announced the bracket and pairings for the 2017 Men’s Basketball Tournament, presented by General Shale.  ETSU, Furman and UNCG shared the regular season crown.  UNCG earned the top seed by virtue of the league’s tiebreaker procedures.  The Paladins garnered the second seed, while ETSU is seeded third.  The tournament will begin Friday (March 3) at 5:00 p.m. when No. 8 Western Carolina faces No. 9... More>>

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

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JCSU Women’s Basketball Coach Stephen Joyner Jr. to Appear on Two National Radio Shows Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 27, 2017) – Fresh off the first CIAA Women’s Basketball title since 2009 and his first as a head coach, Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball coach Stephen Joyner, Jr. will make two appearances on national radio shows on Monday and throughout the  upcoming week. Joyner will be a guest on “The Batchelor Pad” with L.A. Batchelor... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Basketball Players of the Week

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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week North Carolina’s Jackson, Miami’s Brown recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior Justin Jackson has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Miami’s Bruce Brown claimed Freshman of the Week honors. The weekly honors are the second of the season for both players. Jackson led UNC in scoring with 20-plus points in wins last week... More>>

HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Spring Fling March 11th

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Crawdads Spring Fling on March 11th Free event presented by Lou Bond CPA PA features $10.99 ticket pack Hickory, NC- The Hickory Crawdads annual Spring Fling, presented by Lou Bond CPA PA, is back to kick off the baseball and tax season, with the free ballpark event of games, food, and ticket deals scheduled for Saturday, March 11th from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at L.P. Frans Stadium.  Single game tickets for the 2017 season will go on sale at the event, with the Crawdad... More>>

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY:Eagle Men's Basketball League Tournament Plans

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

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Ranked Number 7 in IWLCA Poll

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Queens Climbs to No. 7 in IWLCA Poll GRAND LAKE, Colo. – The Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) released the first nation poll of the 2017 season with the Royals climbing two spots to No. 7 since the preseason poll. Queens University of Charlotte currently sits 1-1 on the year after falling 11-10 to Limestone College, who ranks No. 8 in the poll. The Royals then picked up a huge win over then ranked No. 6 Rollins College, defeating the Tar... More>>

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

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Knights Announce Improvements to Two Unique Group Areas at BB&T Ballpark Single-Game Tickets Go On Sale at 10:00 AM at BB&T Ballpark on Saturday, February 25th   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- With the 2017 season less than two months away on Thursday, April 6th, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce improvements to two unique areas at BB&T Ballpark. The Piedmont Natural Gas Picnic Area, which is located in left field, and the Miller Lite Rooftop Party Zone, which... More>>

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

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Charlotte Curling Member Jamie Sinclair Leads Team to 2017 USA National Curling Championship Title By Terry L. Davis. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Feb. 18, 2017 (EVERETT, Wash.) – Jamie Sinclair’s rink put the exclamation point to a successful season as winners of the 2017 USA Curling National Championships. Sinclair (Blaine, Minn.) and teammates Alex Carlson (St. Paul, Minn.), Vicky Persinger (Fairbanks, Alaska), and Monica Walker (St. Paul, Minn.) defeated Nina Roth... More>>

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

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Bulldogs go cold in loss at Catawba 2/22/2017 | Men's Basketball Salisbury, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs scored a season-low 57 points Wednesday night, falling 89-57 at Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action. Wingate shot its second-lowest percentage from the field, while also allowing the highest percentage by an opponent. Catawba improves to 18-9 overall and 12-9 in the SAC, while the Bulldogs drop just their second contest since Christmas,... More>>

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

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Larry McNulty to Retire After 2017-18 School Year Charlotte, N.C. – Long-time Head Varsity Football Coach, Larry McNulty, has announced that the 2017-18 season will be his final season. Coach McNulty took the helm of the Latin football program in 1985, leading the team to 11 state championships, including the 2016 title, with three undefeated seasons. His many accomplishments include coaching three Latin alumni who have played in the NFL, and being named the 2015 Bronko N... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients

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ACC Announces 2017 Postgraduate Scholarship Recipients 54 student-athletes to be honored with Weaver-James-Corrigan scholarships and awards GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today a list of 54 student-athletes who have been selected as 2017 Weaver-James-Corrigan Award recipients. This year’s list includes three student-athletes who will receive the Thacker Award and nine student-athletes who plan to pursue professional careers i... More>>

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

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Knights Reveal Full 2017 Promotional Lineup for Historic 30th Season Schedule Highlighted by Legendary Baseball Players, Retro Giveaways, Historic Tributes & More (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Legendary baseball players, retro giveaways, memorable theme nights, and historic tributes to 125 years of Charlotte baseball history, highlight the Charlotte Knights promotional schedule for the 2017 -- the team’s 30th season under the Knights’ name. Charlotte will kick off its fou... More>>

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

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Wingate is number 25 in this week's WBCA NCAA Division II top 25 coaches' poll 2/21/2017 | Women's Basketball Lilburn, Ga.----The Wingate University women's basketball team is number 25 in this week's WBCA NCAA Division II top 25 coaches' poll, officials announce Tuesday afternoon (complete poll). The Bulldogs (21-4 overall) are ranked for the first time this season. Wingate is one of two South Atlantic Conference schools listed in the top 25. Lincoln Memorial (23-2 overall) is num... More>>

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

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Sports Information Release Elizabeth City State University 1704 Weeksville Rd. Elizabeth City, NC 27909 CONTACT: John Westbrook, Sports Information/Marketing Director W: 252-335-3278 Email: jwwestbrookjr@ecsu.edu FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                         ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Announce 2017 Scholarships with Founding Partners

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Knights Announce 2017 Scholarships with Founding Partners Team Continues Partnership with Carolinas HealthCare System and Piedmont Natural Gas (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- As the 2017 season nears, the Charlotte Knights are pleased to announce their partnership with two of their founding partners to continue to provide educational funding through two unique scholarships for high school students. The Charlotte Knights Healthcare Scholarship, presented by Carolinas HealthCare System, alon... More>>

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

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Larry Ogunjobi First 49er to Participate in NFL Draft Combine The NFL has officially announced its list of invites to the 2017 NFL Draft Combine and Charlotte 49ers defensive tackle Larry Ogunjobi is among the participants, becoming the first 49er to be invited to the week-long showcase, Feb. 28-Mar. 6.   The defensive linemen will workout from Mar 2-Mar 5.      This is just one of many firsts that Ogunjobi has reached for the 49ers' young football progr... More>>

WINGATE: Bulldogs ride hot shooting to 90-79 Senior Day victory

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Bulldogs ride hot shooting to 90-79 Senior Day victory 2/18/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs picked up their 15th win in 16 games Saturday afternoon, knocking down a season-high 13 triples in a 90-79 victory over visiting Carson-Newman University in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate improves to 18-8 overall and 15-5 in the SAC, while t... More>>

JCSU: Shaw Nips JCSU Women 74-73 in Regular Season Finale

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Shaw Nips JCSU Women 74-73 in Regular Season Finale Raleigh, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2017) –  Shaw University overcame a 15 point second half deficit to squeeze past Johnson C. Smith University 63-62 in the women’s basketball regular season finale on Saturday afternoon at Spaulding Gym. JCSU, who clinched the CIAA Southern Division title this past Wednesday, enjoyed it’s larges lead (53-38) with 4:13 remaining in the third quarter. Shaw then went on a 10-3 run to ... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Martin Earns Scholarship from Women’s Hoops

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Martin Earns Scholarship from Women’s Hoops ? CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Charlotte junior women’s basketball player Jada Martin was awarded a scholarship with the 49ers in a surprise recognition following the team’s film session Friday afternoon. Martin joined the Niners just before the season began as a walk-on, the first in head coach Cara Consuegra’s six seasons. “I love having you on our team because No. 1, you’re a servant leader,” C... More>>

JCSU: Women Earn CIAA Southern Division No. 1 Seed, Men No. 5

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JCSU Women Earn CIAA Southern Division No. 1 Seed, Men No. 5 as CIAA Releases 2017 Tournament Brackets Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 18, 2017) –The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) releases its 2017 Women's and Men's Championship Brackets. The single-elimination tournament will be held in two venues this year: Bojangles' Coliseum February 21-22 and Spectrum Center February 23-25. The championship games will tipoff at 4:00 p.m. for the women with the men to ... More>>

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

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Single-Game Tickets Set to Go On Sale on Saturday, February 25 The Knights Armor Shoppe Will Also Be Open with Closeout Pricing on Numerous Items (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Single-game tickets for the 2017 season at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte will go on sale to the general public in person at the BB&T Ballpark Ticket Office beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 25th. Single-game tickets will then go on sale online at CharlotteKnights.com and by phone (704-274-82... More>>

CIAA: Women's CIAA Weekly Basketball Report

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

CIAA: Weekly Men's CIAA Basketball Report

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February 15, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Men's Basketball Report Week #14 Wednesday, February 15, 2017 PLAYER OF THE WEEK #3 Ray Anderson, Virginia Union (Sr., G, 6-3 - Wilimington, DE) Anderson averaged 22.5 points per game this past week, scoring 23 in VUU's 100-67 win over Bowie State and 22 in VUU's 83-64 win over Lincoln (Pa.). Anderson also grabbed four rebounds against Bowie State and dished out a total of eight assists this past week. He als... More>>

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

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Maiya Green Named CIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 15, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University freshman Maiya Green has been named the CIAA Women’s Basketball Rookie of the Week the league announced on Wednesday. Green, from San Antonio, Tex., had a career-high 19 points and was a perfect 6-of-6 from the field, including a 5-of-5 outing from beyond the arc in JCSU's 73-57 win over St. Augustine's. She also had four assists against SAU. F... More>>

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

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Bucky Dent to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark on June 28th 1978 World Series Hero Will Also Visit Levine Cancer Institute While in Charlotte (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Three-time American League All-Star Bucky Dent will meet fans and sign autographs at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, June 28th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, fans can expect a wide array of celebrities and legendary baseball players at BB&T B... More>>

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

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Queens Holds on to Top-10 Ranking CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team ranks No. 8 Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA and No. 10 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll. Queens enters this week having gone 1-1 last week in competition. The Royals fell 86-79 at Wingate University to pick up just their second loss of the season, before bouncing back with a commanding 119-79 road win over Mars Hill... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Runnin' Bulldogs Host Radford Wednesday

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

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Weekly Report

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The Checkers stayed hot at home over the weekend, beating the Stockton Heat on back-to-back nights to continue their second-half resurgence. They’ll now hope to keep that momentum going on the road as they get set to begin a tough three-in-three set in Milwaukee and Rockford starting Friday. Week in Review Team Statistics Overall record 22-23-3 Home record 15-6-1 Road record 7-17-2 Last week's record 2-0-0 Last 10 games 6-3-1 Division Standings 6th Conference Sta... More>>

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

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JCSU Women Wins First CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championship Lynchburg, Va. (Feb. 13, 2017)—The Johnson C. Smith University women’s indoor track and field team captured the first CIAA Championship in school history on Monday afternoon at the CIAA Indoor Championships held at Liberty University. The women’s team captured the title by returning 16 podium finishes over the two days of competition. Fellan Ferguson (Kingston, Jamaica) was named the CIAA Female Track A... More>>

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

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February 13, 2017 Saint Augustine's University 2017 CIAA Men's Indoor Track & Field Champions Johnson C. Smith University 2017 CIAA Women's Indoor Track & Field Champions LYNCHBURG, VA – Saint Augustine’s University captured its 20th straight men’s crown while Johnson C. Smith University won its first-ever title in the CIAA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the Liberty University Indoor Track Facility on Monday, February 13. The Falcons scored 1... More>>

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

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Legendary Pitcher Luis Tiant to Meet Fans at BB&T Ballpark on April 19th Three-Time All-Star & Boston Red Sox Hero to Sign Autographs When Knights Host Pawtucket Red Sox (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Legendary pitcher Luis Tiant, who won 229 games over a remarkable 19-year Major League Baseball career, will meet fans and sign autographs at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday, April 19th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, fans can exp... More>>

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

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BOILING SPRINGS – Liberty rallied twice from deficits of two or more possessions in the final minute of regulation and the first overtime to tie and captured a 92-87 win at Gardner-Webb Thursday in double overtime. Down six with 58.2 seconds left in regulation, the Flames (16-10, 11-2 Big South) knocked down a layup and three-pointer as Gardner-Webb (14-12, 7-6 Big South) made just one free throw and had a key shot clock violation with 6.6 seconds left. Georgie Pacheco-Ort... More>>

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

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Jerry “The King” Lawler Highlights Royalty Knight at BB&T Ballpark on June 7th Professional Wrestling Legend to Visit Uptown Charlotte as Part of the Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Professional wrestling legend Jerry “The King” Lawler will meet fans and sign autographs on “Royalty Knight” at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte on Wednesday, June 7th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Th... More>>

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

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Wingate's Keith Griffin earns Academic All-District honors for second straight year 2/9/2017 | Men's Basketball Austin, Texas----For the second consecutive year, Wingate University senior center Keith Griffin (Concord, N.C.) has been named to the Academic All-District III men's basketball team, selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA). Griffin is one of six men's basketball student-athletes in the region to earn Academic All-District accolades and one... More>>

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

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Wingate, N.C.----For the second time this season, the Wingate University Bulldogs defeated the sixth-ranked Queens University Royals, prevailing 86-79 in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate has handed the nation's sixth-ranked team its only two losses of the season. The 'Dogs have won 12 out of 13, improving to 15-8 overall and 12-5 in the SAC. The Royals fall to 21-2 overall and 15-2 in the conference. "This was a great team win," head... More>>

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

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ESPNU SELECTS UNC ASHEVILLE AT GARDNER-WEBB AS ITS FEB. 23 BIG SOUTH WILDCARD BROADCAST CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – ESPNU has selected the UNC Asheville at Gardner-Webb men’s basketball contest scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 23 as its Big South Wildcard Selection broadcast, it was announced today by the Big South Conference office.  Game time will be 9:00pm ET inside Paul Porter Arena in Boiling Springs, N.C.  Robert Lee (play-by-play) and Nate Ro... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces 2016 All Academic Football Team

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ACC Announces 2016 All-ACC Academic Football Team Jim Tatum Award Winner Ryan Janvion of Wake Forest Heads 66-Man Team Clemson’s Deshaun Watson Leads Nine ACC Quarterbacks on Team       GREENSBORO, N.C.—Wake Forest senior safety Ryan Janvion, who last December was named the winner of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s Jim Tatum Award as the ACC’s Football Scholar-Athlete of the Year, Clemson quarterback Deshaun Watson and linebacker B... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Annual Pink in the Rink Game Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – FEB. 8, 2017 CHECKERS’ ANNUAL PINK IN THE RINK GAME IS SATURDAY Event raised more than $300,000 for the fight against breast cancer in its first 10 years CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers' 11th annual Pink in the Rink event, presented by Novant Health, will take place this Saturday, Feb. 11. The goal of the game, which begins at 6 p.m., is to raise awareness and funds for the fight against women's cancers. Che... More>>

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

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Two-Sport Star Brian Jordan to Sign Autographs on June 14th at BB&T Ballpark 1999 National League All-Star Set for to Appear for 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Brian Jordan, a two-sport star who played for both the Atlanta Braves and Atlanta Falcons, will meet fans and sign free autographs at BB&T Ballpark on Wednesday, June 14th as part of the 2017 Harris Teeter & Gain Celeb Series. Throughout the 2017 season, the Knights will... More>>

CIAA: Golden Bulls Cunningham and Graham Earn Weekly CIAA Honor

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Joshua Cunningham and Lennox Graham Earn Weekly CIAA Awards Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 3, 2017)— Johnson C. Smith University runner Joshua Cunningham and head women’s track and field coach Lennox Graham have both earned weekly CIAA Indoor Track and Field honors, it was announced today by the conference. Cunningham, a native of Toronto, Ontario, captured the honor by finishing in fourth place in the Bob Pollack Invitational hosted by Clemson University with an NCAA Provis... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Add 18 to 2017 Football Signing Class

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Appalachian State Adds 18 in 2017 Football Signing Class SIGNING DAY CENTRAL BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State signed 18 student-athletes as part National Signing Day 2017 on Wednesday. Sixteen signees inked National Letters of Intent early Wednesday morning, joining a pair of early enrollees to complete the Mountaineers’ 2017 Signing Class. “We’re extremely excited these young men have joined our program and the Appalachian Family,” App State Head... More>>

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

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RADFORD, VA— Winthrop captured its national-leading 10th road win of the season with a 81-65 victory at Radford, Wednesday evening in the Dedmon Center. Winthrop improves to 17-5 on the year and remains in a three-way tie for first place in the league at 9-2. The loss drops Radford to 9-14 overall and 4-7 in the Big South. The Eagles are back in action on Saturday when they host Campbell at 2 p.m. Radford opened up the second half 6-for-6 from the field and overcame an eight-poi... More>>

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

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BUIES CREEK, N.C. – Laquincy Rideau scored 21 points and dished out seven assists to lead Gardner-Webb to an 80-68 road win at Campbell Wednesday night. It was the second win away from home in a row for Gardner-Webb (13-11, 6-5 Big South), who led by 16 points at halftime (43-27) and by as many as 22 points in the second half to split the regular-season series with the Fighting Camels (11-12, 4-7 Big South). The Runnin’ Bulldogs showed efficiency on offense for the s... More>>

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

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Royals Torch Cobras on the Road Box Score HARTSVILLE, S.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team moved to 20-1 on the year and 14-1 in South Atlantic Conference play after defeating Coker College, 114-77. The loss gives the Cobras a 7-14 record on the season, and a 4-11 record in the league. Queens, who currently ranks No. 4 in the DII Media Poll and No. 7 in the NABC Poll, was led by Daniel Camps who totaled 18 points. Todd Withers added 17 p... More>>

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

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

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Women Fall in Richmond

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

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

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

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

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Bulldogs put 10-game winning streak on the line Wednesday night against Newberry 1/31/2017 | Men's Basketball Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs look to continue their hottest stretch in over 15 years on Wednesday night, hosting Newberry College at 8 p.m. on ESPN3. Winners of 10 straight, the Bulldogs are 13-7 overall and 10-4 in the SAC, alone in third place in the league standings after starting conference play 1-4. Newberry enters the contest 12-8 overall and 7-7 in... More>>

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

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

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Ferguson and Jenkins Break School Records

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Ferguson and Jenkins Break School Records at the Bob Pollack Invitational Clemson, S.C. (Jan. 30, 2017)—Johnson C. Smith University runners Fellan Ferguson and Tovea Jenkins each broke school records this past weekend at the Bob Pollack Invitational hosted by Clemson University. Ferguson, a product of Kingston, Jamaica, broke the JCSU record in the mile run with a 5:20.33. That time breaks her own record of 5:24.09 set on Feb. 15, 2016 in Winston-Salem, N.C.  Ferguson als... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU'S CIAA Tournament Ticket Allotment On Sale Now

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JCSU’s Allotment of CIAA Tournament Tickets Now on Sale Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 30, 2017) –Tickets for the 2017 CIAA Basketball Tournament are now on sale for fans, alumni, students and supporters of Johnson C. Smith University.  The annual tournament will take place for the twelfth consecutive year in Charlotte, with the first two days at the Bojangles Coliseum and the final three days at the Spectrum Center in uptown Charlotte from Feb. 21-25. The 2017 tournament wi... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Basketball Players of the Week

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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week Louisville’s Mitchell, Georgia Tech’s Okogie recognized GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Georgia Tech’s Josh Okgoie earned Freshman of the Week honors. The weekly honor is the first of the season for Mitchell, while Okogie was recognized for an ACC-leading fourth ti... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Gardner-Webb's Offense Efficient In 85-76 Road Win At Charleston Southern Saturday

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CHARLESTON, S.C. – Laquincy Rideau scored 17 points and dished off a game-high seven assists to lead Gardner-Webb to an 85-76 win over Charleston Southern Saturday at Buccaneer Fieldhouse. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (12-11, 5-5 Big South) led by 14 at halftime and by as many as 19 in the second half to complete the regular season sweep of the Buccaneers (7-14, 3-7 Big South). The Big South’s top field goal shooting squad finished the game at a sizzling 60.9 percent (... More>>

JCSU: JCSU Women Gains 75-68 Win Over Shaw

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JCSU Women Gains 75-68 Win Over Shaw Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 28, 2017) – Junior Kendall Adams had a game-high 19 points as the Johnson C. Smith University Women’s basketball team downed visiting Shaw University 75-68 in a CIAA Southern Division game at Brayboy Gym on Saturday afternoon. Adams, from Opelika, Ala., went 8-of-11 from the field including a 2-for-2 effort from three-point range in the win. She also hauled in six rebounds for JCSU. Junior teammate Blaire Thomas ... More>>

JCSU: Shaw Drops JCSU Men’s Basketball, 66-63

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Shaw Drops JCSU Men’s Basketball, 66-63 Charlotte, N.C. -- (Jan. 28, 2017) – Shaw University guard Benji Bell scored a game-high 21 points as the visiting Bears earned a 66-63 win over Johnson C. Smith University in CIAA Southern Division play at Brayboy Gym on Saturday afternoon. Neither team started particularly well, as the teams were tied early at 6-6 with 18:14 to play.  Shaw then built the 13-7 lead following David Madol’s layup at the 15:11 mark. JCSU w... More>>

CHARLOTTE: Ogbueze Scores 1,000th Career Point, 49ers Fall At Rice

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Houston, Texas  – The 49ers had five players in double-figures, led by Jon Davis' 21 points, but Charlotte (10-10, C-USA: 4-5) lost to Rice (14-8, C-USA: 4-5), 84-67, on the road. With a three-point play in the final minute and a half, Braxton Ogbueze became the 26th player in Charlotte history to score 1,000 career points.   Davis' 21 points marked his ninth 20-point scoring game 19th double-figure scoring game of the season. Ogbueze scored 15 points on... More>>

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Eagles Beat Bulldogs in Boiling Springs Thursday 72-70

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BOILING SPRINGS, NC— Duby Okeke blocked the game-tying shot attempt by Tyrell Nelson with just a second to play as Winthrop held on for a 72-70 win at Gardner-Webb, Thursday night in Paul Porter Arena. The win is the seventh straight for the Eagles, who improve to 16-4 on the year and 8-1 in the Big South. The loss drops Gardner-Webb to 11-11 overall and 4-5 in the league. Winthrop will go for an eighth straight win Saturday afternoon at 2 p.m. when it hosts High Point on ESPN3... More>>

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Winthrop at UNC Asheville Men's Basketball Game To Be Nationally Televised

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ESPNU SELECTS WINTHROP AT UNC ASHEVILLE AS ITS FEB. 9 BIG SOUTH WILDCARD BROADCAST CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – ESPNU has selected the Winthrop at UNC Asheville men’s basketball contest scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 9 as its Big South Wildcard Selection broadcast, it was announced today by the Big South Conference office.  Game time will be 7:00pm inside Kimmel Arena in Asheville, N.C.  Robert Lee (play-by-play) and Nate Ross (analyst) will handle... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Queens Men's Basketball Ranked Number 5 and 8 in Division 2 Polls

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Queens Ranks No. 5 in DII Media Poll; No. 8 in NABC Poll CHARLOTTE, N.C. –  The Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team slipped one spot to No. 5 in the Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA after suffering their first loss of the season last week. The Royals, who are 17-1 on the year and 11-1 in South Atlantic Conference play, also rank No. 8 in this week’s National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll. The Royals had their historic win st... More>>

RAYCOM SPORTS: Mellow Mushroom Presenting Sponsor for Popular ACC 3 Point Challenge

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Charlotte, N.C. – Raycom Sports announced today that Mellow Mushroom has become the exclusive Presenting Sponsor for the popular ACC gaming app, ACC 3 Point Challenge. Mellow Mushroom, who was the Presenting Sponsor for the 2016 ACC Network Football telecasts, will receive branding throughout the app. As part of the new partnership, Mellow Mushroom is rewarding fans who download or update the app with a free small cheese pizza. Fans who download or update the app will receive... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Late Rally Downs Elizabeth City 68-61

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JCSU Men’s Basketball Uses Late Rally to Down Elizabeth City State, 68-61 Charlotte, N.C. -- (Jan. 23, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team used a late rally to upend visiting Elizabeth City State 68-61 in CIAA play on Monday night at Brayboy Gym. After JCSU’s Gabon Williams (Charlotte, N.C.) started the game by drawing an ECSU foul and converting both free throws, ECSU went on a 15-3 run over the next 7:01 to take the 15-5 lead after ... More>>

CIAA: Weekly Men's Basketball Report

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January 23, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Men's Basketball Report Week #11 Monday, January 23, 2017 PLAYER OF THE WEEK #13 Joshua Davis, Lincoln (Pa.) (Sr., G, 6-6 - Saginaw, MI) Davis recorded double-doubles in both of the Lions' games last week as Lincoln went 1-1, defeating Elizabeth City State and falling at Virginia Union in double overtime. He shot 54.5% vs. Elizabeth City, notching 20 points and 10 rebs. Versus VUU Davis added 14 points, 11 reb... More>>

CIAA: Women's Basketball Weekly Report

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January 23, 2017 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Women's Basketball Report Week #11 Monday, January 23, 2017 Player of the Week #1 Kiara Colston, Bowie State (Jr., G - 5-6, Burtonsville, MD) Colston led the Bulldogs in terms of scoring average last week (21.5 ppg) with her best performance coming at Chowan on Saturday, scoring a game-high 27 points to go al... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Davis' Game-Winner Lifts Niners Over ODU

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Davis’ Game-Winner Lifts Niners Over ODU Charlotte, N.C. – Jon Davis’ career-high 35 points including the game-winning basket in the final second led the Charlotte 49ers (9-9, C-USA: 3-4) to a 74-72 win over the Old Dominion Monarchs (11-8, C-USA: 4-3) in Halton Arena.  “Honestly, when I had the ball in the last 24 seconds, I knew I wasn’t passing it,” Davis said. “I knew I was taking the last shot. I was feeling good all game a... More>>

WINGATE: Bulldogs Roll to Eighth Straight Win with 94-73 Victory Over Mars Hill

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Bulldogs roll to eighth straight win with 94-73 victory over Mars Hill 1/21/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University senior center Keith Griffin (Concord, N.C.) piled up 21 points, six rebounds and six blocked shots Saturday afternoon, leading the Bulldogs to a 94-73 victory over Mars Hill University in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cuddy Arena. Wingate wins its eighth straight, improving to 11-7 overall an... More>>

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