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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>>

WINTHROP UNIVERSITY: Kelsey Leaving Winthrop to Accept Same Position at UMass

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Kelsey Accepts Head Coaching Job at UMass Following Five Years and 102 Wins at Winthrop ROCK HILL, SC—Pat Kelsey is leaving Winthrop as head men’s basketball coach after five years to accept the same position at the University of Massachusetts.  UMass officials announced the hiring on Tuesday afternoon just after Kelsey met with the Winthrop players and staff to inform them of his decision. Kelsey departs Winthrop after leading the Eagles to the 2017 Big South Conf... 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>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Runnin' Bulldogs Fall at Liberty Thursday 65-62

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LYNCHBURG, Va. – Eric Jamison’s three-pointer was just long at the horn and Gardner-Webb dropped a 65-62 road game at first-place Liberty Thursday night. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (10-10, 3-4 Big South) tied the game, 60-60, on a pair of Tyrell Nelson free throws with 50.5 seconds left, but the Flames (11-9, 6-1 Big South) got two John Dawson free throws – and GWU turned the ball over with 17.2 seconds left. A pair of Ryan Kemrite free throws pushed the l... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Homer The Dragon Spreading Valentine's Day Love

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(UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Valentine's Day is right around the corner and the Charlotte Knights are spreading love around the Queen City with help from Homer The Dragon. Much like in past years, the Knights are once again giving fans a chance to surprise their sweetie with a special Valentine's Day delivery from their lovable mascot. For just $60, fans can purchase a special Valentine's Day package, which features a visit from Homer, two Field Box ticket vouchers to a 2017 Charlotte K... More>>

WINGATE: Bulldogs Roll to 65-51 Road Triumph Over Queens

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Wingate rolls to 65-51 road triumph over Queens 1/18/2017 | Women's Basketball | Box Score Charlotte, N.C.----Wingate University junior center Marta Miscenko (Riga, Latvia) tallied her tenth double-double performance of the season with 16 points and 10 rebounds as the Bulldogs earn a convincing 65-51 South Atlantic Conference women's basketball victory over the Queens University of Charlotte Royals from The Levine Ce... More>>

JCSU: Women's Basketball Coasts By St. Augustine's, 67-44

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JCSU Women’s Basketball Coasts by St. Augustine’s, 67-44 Raleigh, N.C. -- (Jan. 18, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball used a big third quarter and coasted past St. Augustine’s University 67-44 in CIAA Southern Division play The Golden Bulls started hot, going on a 13-0 run in the first quarter, holding the Falcons scoreless over the first 8:09 of play. The Falcons finally got on the board when Paulette Addison scored t... More>>

WINGATE: Bulldogs hand #3 Royals Their First Loss Of The Season

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Bulldogs hand #3 Royals their first loss of the season 1/18/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Charlotte, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs picked up their seventh consecutive victory Wednesday night, holding third-ranked Queens University to a season-low 64 points in a 71-64 victory in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action. Wingate improves to 10-7 overall and 7-4 in the SAC, while the Royals fall to 1... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: 12 Annual Pink Game On Tap for Saturday, May 6th

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12th Annual Pink Knights Game On Tap for May 6th Knights Giving Fans a Chance to Place Loved One’s Name on Annual Pink Jerseys (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Saturday, May 6th, the Charlotte Knights will host their 12th Annual Pink Knights game at BB&T Ballpark presented by Charlotte Radiology and Belk. Over the course of this 11-year partnership, the annual Pink Knights game has combined to raise over $100,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness. When the Knights take the field on ... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Second Half Push Falls Short For Men’s Basketball

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Second Half Push Falls Short for Men’s Basketball CONWAY, S.C. –– Appalachian State University men’s basketball trailed by as many as 14 points in the first half and cut the deficit all the way down to three with 16:03 left in regulation, but couldn’t get over the hump in a 85-73 loss at Coastal Carolina on Saturday. The Mountaineers (6-10, 1-4 Sun Belt) got out of the gates quick, starting 4-for-5 from the field, including 1-for-2 from three and ... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Women’s T&F Concludes Weekend At Tennessee

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Women’s T&F Concludes Weekend at Tennessee  JOHNSON CITY, TENN. - Appalachian State University women’s track and field finalized action at the ETSU Track & Field Invitational in Johnson City, Tenn. Saturday evening. Senior Darlene Girardeau (Hope Mills, N.C./South View(North Carolina Central)) snatched two top-three spots in the sprints and jumps, and Taylor Drummonds (Boone, N.C./Watauga) proved to be the top collegian in the p... More>>

WINGATE: Nationally-Ranked Eagles Sweep Catawba

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Nationally-ranked Wingate teams sweep Catawba in Salisbury Saturday 1/14/2017 | Men's Swimming Salisbury, N.C.----The nationally-ranked Wingate University swimming teams swept a dual meet over Catawba College Saturday at the Johnson Pool. The number seven Wingate women won 116-69, while the number 11 Bulldog men claimed a 117-81 decision. Wingate freshman Ebba Stillman (Huskvarna, Sweden) won two individual events for the visitors (complete results). ... More>>

WINGATE: Bulldogs Push Winning Streak To Six

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Bulldogs hang on for 76-70 victory over Anderson to push winning streak to six 1/14/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University senior guard Anthanee Doyle (Holly Springs, N.C.) scored nine of the last 13 points of the game for the Bulldogs Saturday afternoon as Wingate held on for a 76-70 victory over visiting Anderson University in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action in Cu... More>>

DAVIDSON: Wrestling Team Falls At Pitt

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PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The Davidson wrestling team fell in a pair of matches at the Pitt Duels, dropping a 45-0 decision to the host Panthers and a 30-10 set against Franklin and Marshall. The Wildcats opened the day with a tough match against nationally ranked No. 30 Pitt. The Panthers earned four technical fall victories and a pair of major decisions en route to a blanking of the Wildcats. Davidson sophomore Aidan Conroy had a productive day in the 149-pound weight class... More>>

WINTHROP: Turnovers Doom Eagles in 71-52 Setback At CSU

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Turnovers Doom Eagles in 71-52 Setback at CSU NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—Winthrop senior Erica Williams recorded a double-double with 15 points and a season-high 15 rebounds, but turnovers proved to be the Eagles’ downfall in a 71-52 Big South Conference loss at Charleston Southern on Saturday. Winthrop falls to 1-15 overall and remains winless in Big South play with a 0-4 record.  CSU is now 8-7 and even in conference play at 2-2. The Eagles committed 19... More>>

JCSU: Women’s Basketball Earns 73-64 CIAA Southern Division Win Over Fayetteville State

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JCSU Women’s Basketball Earns 73-64 CIAA Southern Division Win Over Fayetteville State Charlotte N.C. (Jan. 14, 2017) – The Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball team shot 49% from the field and forced 25 Fayetteville State turnovers en route to a 73-64 CIAA Southern Division win in Brayboy Gym on Saturday afternoon. After leading by only four points at the half, JCSU started the third quarter on a 13-0 run over the first 5:32 to go ahead 43-24.&nb... More>>

DAVIDSON: Gibbs And Aldridge Lead Wildcats to 69-63 Win Over VCU

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For Immediate Release: Men’s Basketball Saturday, January 14, 2017 Gibbs and Aldridge Lead Wildcats to 69-63 Win Over VCU DAVIDSON, N.C. – Jack Gibbs scored a game-high 30 points and Peyton Aldridge recorded a double-double with 24 points and 12 rebounds to lead Davidson past league-leading VCU, 69-63, Saturday afternoon at Belk Arena. Gibbs and Aldridge, the nation’s third highest scoring duo, have combined for 20 20-point outings this season. Rust... More>>

WINGATE: Anderson Outlasts Wingate In SAC Showdown

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Anderson (S.C.) outlasts Wingate 62-61 in SAC showdown Saturday 1/14/2017 | Women's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----Anderson University senior guard Heather Jankowy (Walhalla, S.C.) had 17 points and nine rebounds as the Trojans edged Wingate University 62-61 in South Atlantic Conference women's basketball action in Cuddy Arena and Thomas Koontz Family Court Saturday afternoon. Jankowy made six-of-10 field go... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Women's Basketball Falls To Coastal Carolina

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CONWAY, S.C. - Turnovers, missed free throws and a fourth-quarter dry spell on offense plagued Appalachian State University women's basketball (7-9, 2-3 SBC) in a 60-55 setback to Coastal Carolina (7-8, 2-3 SBC) on Saturday at the HTC Center. With Appalachian leading by five in the fourth quarter, 53-48, CCU finished the game on a 12-2 run for the five-point win. Appalachian, trailing three (58-55) with 23 seconds left in the contest, had a chance to tie when Katelyn... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Runnin' Bulldogs Win Important Big South Conference Game

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FARMVILLE, Va. – Jamaal Robateau scored 22 points and Gardner-Webb controlled the backboards to hold off Longwood, 85-79, Saturday afternoon for an important Big South Conference road win. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (10-9, 3-3 Big South) improved to 2-1 away from home in league play this season, scoring 48 points in the paint and owning an impressive 21-8 edge in second-chance scoring. Gardner-Webb out-rebounded Longwood (6-11, 3-3 Big South) by a 48-28 margin, pullin... More>>

CIAA: CIAA To Induct Seven Honorees Into 2016-17 John B. McClendon Hall of Fame Feb. 24th

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January 12, 2017 The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) will induct seven honorees into the 2016-17 John B. McLendon, Jr., Hall of Fame. A formal induction ceremony will be held at the Hall of Fame Breakfast on Friday, February 24 at 9:00 a.m. in the Charlotte Convention Center. The CIAA will induct Dr. Mickey L. Burnim, President of Bowie State University; Lakisha Phifer-Patterson, former women's basketball student-athlete at Saint Paul's College; Dr. DeWayne Jeter... More>>

WINGATE BULLDOGS: Bulldogs Get Career High From Baez to Win 5th Straight Wednesday

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Baez pours in career-high 30 as Bulldogs win fifth straight 1/11/2017 | Men's Basketball | Box Score Wingate, N.C.----Wingate University sophomore guard Mike Baez (Orlando, Fla.) scored a career-high 30 points Wednesday night, leading the Bulldogs to a 97-82 victory over visiting Catawba College in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action. Wingate wins its fifth straight, improving to 8-7 overall and 5-4 in the SAC. Catawba falls to 10-5 overall and 4-5 in the conference. ... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Improve To 15-0 With Win Over Lenoir-Rhyne Wednesday

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CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team, ranked third in the nation, improved their record to 15-0 this evening with a 78-56 win over Lenoir-Rhyne University. The win also moves the Royals to 9-0 in South Atlantic Conference play, while the Bears drop to 6-8 on the year and 5-4 in the league. Todd Withers had a career-high night, scoring 26 points on 10-of-12 shooting. Withers connected on 6-of-8 three-pointers as well, and pulled down... More>>

WINTHROP EAGLES: Eagles 17-0 Second Half Run Lifts Them Over Presbyterian Wednesday

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ROCK HILL, SC— Winthrop used a 17-0 run in the second half to pull away for a 75-52 victory over Presbyterian College, Wednesday evening at the Winthrop Coliseum. The win is the third straight for the Eagles, who are 12-4 overall and 4-1 in the Big South while PC falls to 4-12 on the year and 0-5 in the league. Winthrop will hit the road for its next contest when it heads to Buies Creek, NC to take on Campbell, Saturday afternoon at noon on the American Sports Network. The big r... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Fall at Home to Campbell Wednesday

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BOILING SPRINGS – Chris Clemons scored 17 of his game-high 28 points in a big first half as Campbell took a 76-60 win at Gardner-Webb Wednesday night. The Fighting Camels (10-7, 3-2 Big South) shot 61.3 percent as a team in the first half and led by as many as 23 points before settling into a 50-32 lead at intermission.  Gardner-Webb (9-9, 2-3 Big South) was able to slow the shooting success in the second half, but could not find its range offensively to make a s... More>>

LEES-MCRAE: Bobcats Rally To Beat Mount Olive

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January 11, 2017 MOUNT OLIVE, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team trailed by as many as 13 points Wednesday evening at Mount Olive, but the Bobcats rallied to upend the Trojans by a final score of 73-70. The victory completes a season sweep for the Bobcats over UMO and improves their record to 4-11 on the season. Both teams had their respective ways offensively in the first half. Lees-McRae shot at a respectable 54.2 percent, but UMO came in just above shooting... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Host In State Rival Campbell Wednesday

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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb hosts in-state rival Campbell on Wednesday night, with the opening tip set for 7 pm in Paul Porter Arena. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (9-8, 2-2 Big South) are coming off a strong week that saw a pair of gritty wins – one on the road at Radford (70-59) and the other a snow-covered Saturday win at home vs. Charleston Southern (79-75). Gardner-Webb has pounded the basketball inside with success over the past two games, scoring 100... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Lady Royals Lose to #6 Ranked Lincoln Memorial Monday

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Royals Battle with Top-10 Ranked Railsplitters Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte women’s basketball team came ready to play this evening in their first home game of the New Year. Battling to the end, the Royals fell 70-60 to a Lincoln Memorial University team that ranks No. 6 in the DII Media Poll and No. 10 in the WBCA Poll. The Royals fall to 3-10 on the year and 3-5 in South Atlantic Conference play, while the Railsplitters remain unde... More>>

LEES-MCRAE: Bobcats Drop Close Game to Belmont Abbey in Hoops 74-71 Monday

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January 9, 2017 Photo Courtesy of Dakota Hamilton  BANNER ELK, N.C. – Jordan Turner matched a season-high with five three-pointers and finished with a team-high 19 points, but the Lees-McRae College men's basketball team dropped a close one at Williams Gymnasium to Belmont Abbey, 74-71. The Crusaders attempted nine fewer field goals and six fewer free throws than the Bobcats in the first half. Despite the fairly lop-sided shot numbers, Belmont Abbey made the most of... More>>

BIG SOUTH CONFERNCE: Winthrop's Keon Johnson Big South Player of the Week

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE ANNOUNCES MEN’S BASKETBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – Winthrop senior guard Keon Johnson (Mansfield, Ohio) has been named the Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, while UNC Asheville freshman guard MaCio Teague (Cincinnati, Ohio) is the Come Ready Nutrition Freshman of the Week for games played Jan. 2-8, it was announced today by the Conference office. Johnson averaged 23.5 points, 4.... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: First Ever Caturday For Checkers January 14th

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JAN. 9, 2017 CHECKERS TO HOST “CATURDAY” ON JAN. 14 Rescue cats will be available for adoption during game CHARLOTTE, NC -  The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they will host their first-ever “Caturday” on Saturday, Jan. 14, during their 6 p.m. game against the Cleveland Monsters. As part of the feline-themed event, rescue cats from Carolina P.A.W.S., a non-profit organization dedicated to helpin... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers To Bring JR. Checkers Brand In House

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – JAN. 9, 2017 CHECKERS TO BRING “JR. CHECKERS” BRAND IN HOUSE Team working on plans to bring youth hockey program to Bojangles’ Coliseum CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they are working on plans to launch their youth hockey program at Bojangles’ Coliseum. The “Jr. Checkers” brand that had previously been based out of Extreme Ice Cen... More>>

FCS Coaches Poll: James Madison Unanimous Number One After Title Run

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James Madison (14-1) Unanimous No. 1 After Championship Run SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Dukes of James Madison University (14-1, 8-0 CAA) tallied 26-out-of-26 possible first-place votes in the final FCS coaches’ poll after the Dukes clinched the program’s second national title in school history with its 28-14 defeat over Youngstown State (12-4, 8-0 MVC) in Frisco, Texas, Saturday afternoon. The Dukes, who finished the season 14-1 and undefeated against all FCS foes... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Still Ranked Number Three in Nation

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COLUMBUS, Ga. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team remains first in week seven of the D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll. The Royals are currently unbeaten at 13-0 on the year. They are also 7-0 in South Atlantic Conference play. Queens is the only remaining unbeaten team in the southeast region, and they are one of just six teams undefeated at the NCAA Division II level. Coming off of an 83-77 road win at Catawba College to start the New Year, the Ro... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announed Basketball Players of the Week

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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week North Carolina’s Berry, NC State’s Smith honored GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – North Carolina junior guard Joel Berry II has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while NC State guard Dennis Smith Jr. earned Freshman of the Week honors. The ACC weekly honor is the third of the season for Berry (also November 14 and November 28), while Smith was recogniz... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Runnin' Bulldogs to Host Charleston Southern Saturday In Men's Hoops

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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb will host Charleston Southern Saturday afternoon at 4:30 pm in Paul Porter Arena in a matchup of two of the Big South’s top-scoring teams. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (8-8, 1-2 Big South) are fresh off a hard-fought, 70-59 win at Radford that saw All-Big South forward Tyrell Nelson turn in one of his best performances of the season. The 6-foot-7, 235-pound senior netted 19 points on an efficient 8-of-10 shooting effort and made seve... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Weekend Athletics Altered By Weather

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JCSU Weekend Athletics Schedule Altered by Impending Winter Weather Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 6, 2017) – Three Johnson C. Smith University athletic events have been altered due to the impending winter weather expected to hit the area this weekend. The men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders originally scheduled for 2:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 7 at Brayboy Gym have been postponed. A reschedule date has not yet been determined. Despite the postponements... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Football Opponents Set for 2017

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App State's Sun Belt Opponents Set for 2017; Football Season Tickets on Sale Next Week BOONE, N.C. – With season tickets set to go on sale next week, Appalachian State announced their Sun Belt Conference football opponents for the 2017 season on Friday. App will host (in no particular order) Georgia Southern, Louisiana, New Mexico State, and Coastal Carolina at Kidd Brewer Stadium, while traveling to Georgia State, ULM, Idaho, and Texas State. Home Sun Belt Opponents: G... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Men's Basketball Game Against Lincoln Moved to Monday

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Queens Matchup with Lincoln Memorial Moved to Monday CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Saturday afternoon’s doubleheader between Queens University of Charlotte and Lincoln Memorial University has been moved to Monday evening due to inclement weather. The women’s game will be played at 6 p.m. and the men’s game will follow at 8 p.m. Additionally, Youth Day has been rescheduled for Saturday, January 28 when the Royals welcome Carson-Newman College to Curry Arena for a ba... More>>

DAVIDSON WILDCATS: Wildcats Suffer Loss at George Washington in Men's Hoops

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Wildcats Suffer 73-69 Setback at George Washington WASHINGTON, D.C. – Tyler Cavanaugh scored 20 points and George Washington drilled 11-of-18 3-pointers as the Colonials held off Davidson, 73-69, in Atlantic 10 men’s basketball action Thursday evening at the Charles E. Smith Center. Peyton Aldridge paced the Wildcats with 20 points and 9 rebounds, while Jack Gibbs (16), Will Magarity (12) and Rusty Reigel (11) also added double figures. After Jon Axel Gudmundsson&... More>>

JOHNSON AND WALES: Basketball Game Set For Sunday Postponed Due to Inclimate Weather

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Charlotte, NC - Sunday's game between the USCAA #17 Johnson & Wales men's basketball team and USCAA rival The Apprentice School has been postponed due to impending weather. The game was originally scheduled for 3:00 p.m.  Both schools will attempt to reschedule the game later in the season. The Wildcats will shift their attention to Tuesday as they host USCAA #10 Warren Wilson College at the Wildcat Center.  Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Beat First Place Radford Wednesday NIght

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GARDNER-WEBB BUCKLES DOWN FOR 70-59 WIN AT FIRST-PLACE RADFORD WEDNESDAY NIGHT IN KEY BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MATCHUP RADFORD, Va. – Tyrell Nelson scored a game-high 19 points to lead Gardner-Webb to a 70-59 win at first-place Radford Wednesday night in a key Big South Conference matchup. Nelson made 8-of-10 shots and pulled down five boards in just 23 minutes of action, as the Runnin’ Bulldogs (8-8, 1-2 Big South) owned a 42-22 edge in the paint. Center Brandon Miller ... More>>

WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Beat Coker College 54-38 Wednesday

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Hartsville, S.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs outscored Coker College 54-38 in the second half Wednesday night en route to a 99-84 road victory in South Atlantic Conference men's basketball action. Wingate wins its third straight, improving to 6-7 overall and 3-4 in the SAC. The Cobras fall to 5-8 overall and 2-5 in league play. The 99 points are a season high for the Bulldogs this year. Senior forward Isiah Cureton (Waxhaw, N.C.) scored a season-high 22 points to lead the Wing... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Queens Men's Basketball Moves to 13-0

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No. 3 Queens Moves to 13-0 Box Score SALISBURY, N.C. – No. 3 Queens University of Charlotte moved to a record setting 13-0 on the season after holding off Catawba College late to win 83-77 on the road. The win gives the Royals their best start in program history and their longest winning streak. Queens also remains unbeaten at 7-0 in South Atlantic Conference play. The Indians fall to 9-4 on the year and 3-4 in the league with the loss. Knocking off the rust from the ... More>>

WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Wingate's Ray Edwards Associated Press Little All-America Team selection

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Wingate's Ray Edwards is Associated Press Little All-America team selection 1/3/2017 | Football New York, N.Y.----Wingate University senior defensive end Ray Edwards (Sacramento, Calif.) adds another prestigious award to his decorated WU resume by earning a spot on the 2016 Associated Press Little All-America list as a third team honoree. The team consists of the best collegiate football student-athletes from ac...

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LEES-MCRAE: Bobcats Beat Southern Weslyan 93-64 Tuesday in Men's Hoops

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CENTRAL, S.C. – Eleven different players from the Lees-McRae College men's basketball team scored at least two points in a 93-64 victory over Southern Wesleyan Tuesday evening. The victory not only snaps a three-game losing skid for the Bobcats but it also improves their record to 3-9 overall and 2-2 in league action. Despite scoring a season-high 93 points Tuesday, the Bobcats started slowly offensively as their first points did not come until three-and-a-half minutes into the... More>>

ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: ACC Announces Basketball Players of the Week

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Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week Florida State’s Bacon, Boston College’s Bowman, Georgia Tech’s Okogie honored GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State sophomore Dwayne Bacon has been recognized as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Boston College’s Ky Bowman and Georgia Tech’s Josh Okogie earned ACC Co-Freshman of the Week honors. The ACC weekly honor is the first of the ... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Drop Big South Conference Opener

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GARDNER-WEBB DROPS BIG SOUTH OPENER, 71-64, AT HOME THURSDAY NIGHT TO HIGH POINT BOILING SPRINGS – High Point used a 15-8 run out of the locker room to take control of the game and held on for a 71-64 win over Gardner-Webb Thursday night in both teams’ Big South Conference opener. Laquincy Rideau led Gardner-Webb (7-7, 0-1 Big South) with 22 points, with 12 of those markers coming in the final 2:55 of the game. The loss for the Runnin’ Bulldogs came dow... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Cox Headed To East-West Shrine Game

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App State’s Cox Headed to East-West Shrine Game BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State’s all-time leading rusher Marcus Cox (Dacula, Ga.) has accepted an invitation to the 92nd East-West Shrine Game on Jan. 21 in St. Petersburg, Fla. at Tropicana Field. The game will be televised on the NFL Network. Cox recently capped one of the great careers in Appalachian State history becoming the Mountaineers’ career rushing leader, surpassing 5,000 yards for his career, an... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Makes History at #3 in NABC Poll

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Queens Men’s Basketball Makes History at No. 3 in NABC Poll KANSAS CITY, Mo – In the final National Association of Basketball Coaches NCAA Division II Men’s Basketball Rankings before the New Year, the Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team has been ranked third in the nation. It is the highest ranking in school history for the 12-0 Royals who also rank first in the D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll. Queens remains one of nine NCAA Division II ... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Monsters Beat Checkers At Holiday Break

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DEC. 22, 2016 MONSTERS SEND CHECKERS INTO HOLIDAY BREAK ON DOWN NOTE Wallmark, Brickley spark rally, but road winless streak rolls on to 12 CLEVELAND, OH - The Checkers were able to mount a rally late in Cleveland, but they’ll still head into the holiday break on a down note, falling 3-2 to the Monsters. The first period belonged to the home squad, who outshot the Checkers 12-5 and built up a two-goal ... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB Tyrell Nelson Named Big South Conference Men's Basketball Player of the Week

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CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb’s Tyrell Nelson was named Big South Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week Monday afternoon as selected by the league office. Nelson (Charlotte, N.C. / Metrolina Christian Academy) averaged 19.0 points, 9.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 blocks per game for the Runnin’ Bulldogs as they went 2-0 on the week. The 6-foot-7, 235-pound senior was at his best on a big stage, scoring a game and season-high 24 points to lead Gardne... More>>

DICKS SPORTING GOODS CLASSIC TOURNAMENT: Tournament Dates December 27th, 28th and 29th

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    Pairings announced for Dick's Sporting Goods  Classic Tournament Tournament dates are December 27th, 28th & 29th   The Hickory Metro Sports Commission has announced the pairings for the 30th annual Dick's Sporting Goods Classic Tournament scheduled for Tuesday, December ... More>>

PROVIDENCE DAY: Devon Dotson Reaches 1000 Point Milestone

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Providence Day’s Devon Dotson reaches 1000 point milestone Charlotte, North Carolina – December 9, 2016 – Last night prior to the Providence Day vs Charlotte Latin boys’ basketball game, Head Coach Brian Field presented junior guard Devon Dotson with a basketball commemorating his 1000 point milestone.   On Tuesday, November 29, Devon scored his 1000th career point when the Chargers took on Greensboro Day. The junior guard h... More>>

CIAA: Men's Basketball Report CIAA

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December 13, 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Men's Basketball Report Week #5 Monday, December 12, 2016 PLAYER OF THE WEEK #13 Joshua Cassady, Shaw (Sr., C, 6-9 - Raleigh, NC) Cassady recorded his first ever triple-double with a career-high 23 points, career-high 18 rebounds (14 off of the defensive board) and career-high 12 blocks against Virginia Union Saturday. ... More>>

CIAA: Women's Basketball Report for CIAA

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December 13, 2016 Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association 2016-17 Women's Basketball Report Week #5 Monday, December 12, 2016 Player of the Week #15 Jordan Payne, Chowan (Sr. F - 5-9, Norfolk, VA) Payne averaged 14 points per game and 13 rebounds per outing for the Hawks this week. Her top performance was a 20 point, 14 rebounds outing in an 80-59 victory over Shaw. ... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH : Rivers and Thomas Win CIAA Weekly Honors

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Malia Rivers and Blaire Thomas Win CIAA Weekly Honors Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 13, 2016) – A pair of Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball players have earned CIAA Weekly Honors. Freshman Malia Rivers (Pageland, S.C.) brought home the CIAA Rookie of the Week honors after scoring 12 points in the Golden Bulls 84-73 win at Paine College on Dec. 10. She also had three rebounds and a steal in the win. Against the Lions, Rivers shot 80% from the field on a 4-of-5 effort... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE:Number 21 Ranked Mountaineers Wrestling Continues Great Season

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Historic Season Continues for No. 21 App State Wrestling BOONE, N.C. — Appalachian State University wrestling continued to make history on Tuesday, ranking a program-best No. 21 in the nation in the USA Today/NWCA Division I Wrestling Coaches Poll and No. 20 in the InterMat duals rankings. The Mountaineers (5-1, 1-0 Southern Conference) enter their ninth week in program history ranked in the USA Today/NWCA poll Top 25 – all coming in the last two seasons. Appalachian is ... More>>

QUEENS ROYALS: Queens Men's Basketball Jumps Into Top-Five Nationally

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Queens Jumps in to Top-Five Nationally CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men's basketball team, currently undefeated at 11-0 on the year and 4-0 in South Atlantic Conference play, jumped into the top-five this week. The Royals rank No. 4 in the National Association of Basketball Coaches Poll and No. 5 in the Division II Media Poll sponsored by D2SIDA.  The Royals remain one of 14 teams in the nation undefeated at this point in the season. Qu... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Teddy Bear Toss Set for Saturday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – DEC. 13, 2016 TEDDY BEAR TOSS SET FOR SATURDAY Team will donate stuffed animals thrown by fans to Novant Health Hemby Children’s Hospital CHARLOTTE, NC - The Checkers’ annual Teddy Bear Toss, presented by Novant Health, will take place Saturday, Dec. 17, during the 6 p.m. game against the Grand Rapids Griffins.  Fans are encouraged to bring new stuffed animals wrapped in plastic to throw on th... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Stay Unbeaten

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BREVARD, N.C.-  The Queens University of Charlotte women’s basketball team found their first win of the season, traveling on the road to Brevard College on Wednesday, December 07, 2016. Queens outscored the Tornados in three out of the four quarters for the 50-45 victory, moving the team to a 1-7 overall record and a 1-2 South Atlantic Conference record. Brevard dropped to 4-2 on the year and 2-2 in SAC play. The Royals were led by Sarah Henson who tallied 17 points to t... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Moore Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year

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App’s Moore Named Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year NEW ORLEANS – After leading the Sun Belt Conference in rushing and Appalachian State to the Sun Belt Conference Championship, sophomore running back Jalin Moore (Shelby, N.C.) has been named the 2016 Sun Belt Offensive Player of the Year, the conference announced on Wednesday.   Moore averaged 113.9 yards per game in leading the league in rushing, good for 13th nationally and was second in the league with 1... More>>

DAVIDSON: McKillop Named to NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Competition Committee

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Davidson’s McKillop Named to NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Competition Committee Longtime Wildcat Coach Will Help Guide College Basketball Strategic Principles NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Davidson Men’s Basketball Coach Bob McKillop is one of 10 people selected to serve on the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Competition Committee. McKillop joins another head coach, four Division I NCAA staff members, three members of the public with significant men&r... More>>

WINGATE: Kaitlyn Brunworth Earns Second Career SAC Scholar-Athlete Award

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Kaitlyn Brunworth earns second career SAC Scholar-Athlete Award 12/6/2016 | Women's Soccer Austin, Texas----Wingate University senior midfielder Kaitlyn Brunworth(Littleton, Colo.) continues to pile up the awards. The All-American has been named the South Atlantic Conference women's soccer Scholar-Athlete, league officials announced Tuesday afternoon. Brunworth earns the prestigious honor for the second time in her career. Wingate now has a conference-best 69 SAC ... More>>

WINGATE: Three Bulldogs Named To D2CCA All-Super Region 2 Team

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Three Bulldogs named to D2CCA All-Super Region 2 team 12/6/2016 | Football Pembroke, N.C.----Three Wingate University football student-athletes have been named to NCAA Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-Super Region 2 team. Senior defensive end Ray Edwards (Sacramento, Calif.) and junior running back Blake Hayes(Greenville, S.C.) are first team picks, while redshirt junior offensive lineman Daniel Owens (Ch... More>>

CHARLOTTE: Niners take Steel City sweep with win over former A-10 mate

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Niners take Steel City sweep with win over former A-10 mate ? PITTSBURGH – Charlotte pulled away from a tightly-contested first half behind a stout defense, especially in the fourth quarter, to pick up a 77-63 win over Duquesne Tuesday evening to earn the program’s third-straight victory. The Niners completed a sweep over Pittsburgh-area schools, (--/RV) Pittsburgh Sunday and the Dukes two days later. LEADERS Charlotte (6-3) placed four players in double-figure scoring... More>>

Davidson Downed At Limestone

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Davidson Downed At Limestone, 30-16 GAFFNEY, S.C. - Davidson picked up two pin victories, but wrestling fell at non-conference Limestone Tuesday night. With the loss the Wildcats fall to 3-4 in dual meets this season, while Limestone moves to 1-1 in early season action. Freshman Conor Fenn earned his second fall of the young season at 174-pounds, quickly dispatching of Saint Matt Ostermiller in under a minute. The Cumming, Ga., native will head into the second semester of act... More>>

HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Announce 2017 Coaching Staff

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    'Dads 2017 Coaching Staff Announced Spike Owen named team's new manager   Hickory, NC- The Texas Rangers, Major League parent club of the Hickory Crawdads, have announced the 2017 coaching staff for the 'Dads, with Spike Owen tabbed as the new manager. Owen will become the 16th mana... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Sign Chris Newbury

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - NOV. 29, 2016 CHECKERS SIGN KRIS NEWBURY TO PROFESSIONAL TRYOUT CONTRACT Veteran forward has 567 points in 788 career AHL games CHARLOTTE, NC -  The Charlotte Checkers today announced that they have signed forward Kris Newbury to a professional tryout contract. He will join the team as it begins a six-game road trip in Stockton on Wednesday. Newbury, 34, began his 14th professional season in the ECHL with the Reading Royals, ... More>>

CHARLOTTE MOTOR SPEEDWAY: Speedway Children's Charities Record Breaking 2016

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Speedway Children’s Charities Enjoys Record-Breaking 2016, Raises More than $3.1 Million Nationally to Benefit 800,000 Children CONTACT: Scott Cooper Aaron Burns (704) 455-3209 -- For Immediate Release Speedway Children’s Charities raised more than $3.1 million for nearly 450 children’s programs and 800,000 children thanks to fundraising efforts at Atlanta Motor Speedway, Bristol Motor Speedway, Charlotte Motor Speedway, Kentucky Speedway, Las Vegas Motor Speed... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Remain Atop D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll

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Queens Remains atop D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team is undefeated at 6-0, holding the top spot in the D2SIDA Southeast Region Poll. This is the third week of rankings, and the second week in a row that the Royals have been ranked No. 1. The Royals recently opened conference play with a 104-86 win over Newberry College. The 104 points scored were a new season-high. The Royals then defeated cros...

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APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Fall Short in Charlotte Against 49ers

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Late Push Not Enough in Men’s Hoops’ Loss to 49ers CHARLOTTE, N.C. –– Appalachian State University men’s basketball’s late second half push and Isaac Johnson’s (Charlotte, N.C./Providence Day) first career double-double were not enough in Appalachian’s 80-72 loss at Charlotte on Monday night. The Mountaineers (2-4) were led by the true freshman Johnson who totaled his first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Johnson f... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Fall On The Road at Lees-McRae

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Lees-McRae Takes 70-66 Win Over JCSU Banner Elk, N.C. (Nov. 22, 2016) – Despite getting 18 second half points from senior Christian Williams, Lees-McRae took a 70-66 win over the Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team at Williams Gym in Banner Elk, N.C. on Tuesday night. The Golden Bulls sped out to an impressive 18-8 lead after Christian Kirchman (Roanoke, Va.) canned a jumper at the 9:45 mark. Lees-McRae then started to chip away the JCSU lead, trimming it t... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Open SAC Play With Victory Over Newberry

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Royals Open SAC Play with Win Over Newberry Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team opened South Atlantic Conference play this evening against Newberry College, winning 104-86 over the Wolves. The 104 points was a new season-high for Queens as they improved to 5-0 on the year and 1-0 in the league. The Wolves open league play at 0-1 and move to 3-2 on the year. Queens was led by Mike Davis who scored a season-high 29 p... More>>

CHARLOTTE 49ERS: Niners Drop Tough Early Season Home Game in Overtime

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Charlotte falls to USC Upstate In Overtime CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Despite a season-high 28 points from senior guard Braxton Ogbueze, the Charlotte 49ers (3-1) dropped a 108-103 decision in overtime to USC Upstate (3-2) at Halton Arena on Tuesday night. “First of all, congratulations to USC Upstate,” Charlotte coach Mark Price said. “I’ve known Eddie Payne for a long time. He’s a good coach and their guys deserved to win tonight; they outplayed us. Obvi... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Stay Perfect at Home

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOV. 22, 2016 BROWN BEATS BUZZER TO KEEP CHECKERS PERFECT AT HOME Checkers top Wolves 4-3 thanks to game winner with 0.7 seconds left CHARLOTTE, NC - It wasn’t easy, but the Checkers shook off their winless skid and protected their undefeated home record thanks to some literal last-second heroics. With division rival Chicago in town, the two clubs locked up in a back and forth battle all night. The lea... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs QB Maxwell 2016 Big South Conference Player of the Year

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CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb quarterback Tyrell Maxwell’s banner season was rewarded Tuesday, as the league’s coaches and select media selected him as the 2016 Big South Conference Offensive Player of the Year. Cornerback Jaylan Foster was named 2016 Big South Conference Freshman of the Year as well, with Gardner-Webb taking two of the four top individual honors among the league’s postseason awards. The pair was part of a group of 11 men who earned All-Big So... More>>

ACC: Conference Announces Football Players of the Week

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GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State leads the way with three Atlantic Coast Conference Football Player of the Week selections following the Seminoles’ 45-14 road win at Syracuse on Saturday. FSU running back Dalvin Cook earned ACC Offensive Back of the Week honors, while left tackle Roderick Johnson was voted the Offensive Lineman of the Week and defensive end Brian Burns the Rookie of the Week. Pitt and Georgia Tech each had two players recognized followin... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Cox Honored By Sun Belt Conference

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NEW ORLEANS -  After rushing for a season-high 153 yards, three touchdowns and setting Appalachian State’s all-time rushing mark on Saturday in the Mountaineers’ 42-17 victory over ULM, Marcus Cox (Dacula,Ga./Dacula) was named the Sun Belt’s Offensive Student-Athlete of the Week. For Cox, it’s the second Student-Athlete of the Week award this season (9/10/16 - Old Dominion), while it’s the 10th of his career and the fifth Student-Athlete of the Week... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Schumacher Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week

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GARDNER-WEBB KICKER PAUL SCHUMACHER NAMED BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK CHARLOTTE – Gardner-Webb kicker Paul Schumacher was named Big South Conference Special Teams Player of the Week on Monday, following a clutch effort in the 2016 season finale. Schumacher (West Palm Beach, Fla. / The King’s Academy) scored a season-high 10 points in Gardner-Webb’s 34-33 overtime win against Monmouth on Saturday afternoon. Each of those points was crit... More>>

WINTHROP EAGLES: Johnson Career High 38 As Winthrop Beats Illinois in Overtime

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CHAMPAIGN, IL— Senior Keon Johnson returned to the lineup after a one-game absence with an injury and scored a career-high 38 points to lead Winthrop to an 84-80 overtime victory at Illinois, Monday night in the NIT Season Tip-Off. Johnson missed Friday’s game at Florida State and came off the bench to score his career-high and lead the Eagles from an early 14-2 deficit as the Eagles are now 3-1 on the year while Illinois drops its first game of the season and is 4-1. S... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Jirschele To Manage Kannapolisin 2017

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Jirschele, 26, to manage Kannapolis in 2017 Former Intimidators player will likely be youngest manager in MiLB KANNAPOLIS, N.C. (November 16, 2016) — Justin Jirschele has been named the 12th manager of the Kannapolis Intimidators, Class A Affiliate of the Chicago White Sox. In addition to becoming the first former Intimidators player to manage the club, Jirshele (pronounced "JIRSH-lee") will likely be the youngest manager in affiliated Minor League Baseball du... More>>

PRESIDENTIAL FREEDOM OF HONOR: President Obama Names 2016 Recipients/Michael Jordan On List

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President Obama Names Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom WASHINGTON, DC – Today, President Barack Obama named 21 recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The Presidential Medal of Freedom is the Nation’s highest civilian honor, presented to individuals who have made especially meritorious contributions to the security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors. The awa... More>>

QUEENS UNIVERSITY: Royals Beat Johnson and Wales in Hoops

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Charlotte, NC - The Johnson & Wales men's basketball team struggled to keep pace with local NCAA D2 rival Queens University, falling 92-50 on the road Tuesday. The Wildcats (2-3) struggled with the size of the Royals (3-0), losing the rebounding battle 44-25 and giving up a 38-22 advantage in points in the paint. Junior guard Deion Gilchrist and senior forward Rickey Porter did the majority of the damage for Johnson & Wales, combining for 29 of the team's 50 points on the af... More>>

WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Football Places Record 13 Players on All-SAC Teams

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Wingate football places record 13 Bulldogs on All-SAC teams; Edwards earns DPOTY 11/15/2016 | Football Rock Hill, S.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs have a program-record 13 student-athletes named to the All-South Atlantic Conference football squads, league officials announce Tuesday. Four Bulldog student-athletes made the first team: SAC Defensive Player of the Year and WU senior defensive end Ray Edwards ... More>>

U.S. ARMY ALL AMERICAN BOWL: Player of the Year Award Nominees Chosen

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The U.S. Army All-American Bowl Selection Committee today announced its list of sixteen nominees for the prestigious U.S. Army Player of the Year Award. The award is given annually to the nation’s most outstanding high school senior football player, and is the most prestigious individual award given in high school football. Six finalists for the award will be announced Monday, Nov. 28, 2016. The U.S. Army Player of the Year will be recognized during the U.S. Army All-Ameri... More>>

DAVIDSON BASKETBALL: Gibbs Named to John R. Wooden Preseason Top 50

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Gibbs Named to John R. Wooden Award® Preseason Top 50 DAVIDSON, N.C. – Davidson’s Jack Gibbs has been named to the John R. Wooden Award® presented by Wendy’s® Preseason Top 50, as announced Tuesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter and on ESPN.com. Chosen by a preseason poll of national college basketball experts, the list is comprised of 50 student-athletes, who are early front-runners for college basketball’s most prestigious individual honor. ... More>>

LEES_MCRAE: Bobcats Lose at Winston-Salem State

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November 15, 2016 WINSTON SALEM, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team nearly erased a 19-point deficit on the road Tuesday at Winston-Salem State but fell just short, 83-79. LMC moves to 0-3 on the season with the loss. Lees-McRae was led by Lepreece Lynch who totaled a season-high 20 points, while Chad Hicks, Donta Falls and Jordan Turner all finished in double figures in scoring as well. It was an up-and-down half for Lees-McRae to open the ... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Beat Benedict 64-45

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JCSU Basketball Takes 64-45 Road Win at Benedict Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 15, 2016) – The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team used a potent inside game to down Benedict 64-45 in Columbia, S.C. on Tuesday night. Junior Robert Davis (West Friendship, Md.) finished with 14 points and four assists while senior teammate Christian Williams (Chesapeake, Va.) tallied 12 points and six rebounds in the win. Williams went 6-of-8 from the field while Davis finished 6-of-1... More>>

BIG SOUTH: Campbell Football to Join Big South Conference

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Campbell Football to join Big South GoCamels.com | BigSouthSports.com BUIES CREEK, North Carolina – Campbell University will join the Big South Conference as a football member effective the 2018 season. Campbell President J. Bradley Creed made the announcement Monday, Nov. 14, at Gore Arena upon the recommendation of the Board of Trustees. The University’s Board of Trustees unanimously approved the motion for Campbell, already a Big South affiliate in 18 other sports. T... More>>

FCS COACHES POLL: Sam Houston State Still Number One In FCS Poll

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Undefeated Sam Houston State Remains No. 1; South Dakota State Slides into Top 10 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Sam Houston State Bearkats (10-0, 8-0 Southland) tallied 21 out of 26 possible first-place votes in this week’s FCS coaches’ poll after advancing to 10-0 on the year with their 48-16 defeat of Northwestern State on Saturday. The Bearkats scored 41 straight points in the first half after falling behind for the first time this season. Quarterback Jeremiah Bri... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Extra Tickets Available for Heroes Day November 19th

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Make Your Extra Tickets Available for Heroes Day (Nov. 19) BOONE, N.C. – Appalachian State will hold Heroes Day during its final home game on Nov. 19 against UL Monroe at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Kickoff is at 2:30 p.m. App State will honor our military veterans and first responders throughout game. Tickets not used for the day of the game can be returned to the App State Ticket Office and be made available at no cost to military veterans, first responders, and student veteran... More>>

CONCORD HIGH SCHOOL: Hamsah Nasirildeen 2017 Army All-American

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Hamsah Nasirildeen (Concord, NC/Concord High School) was selected today to join an elite class as a 2017 U.S. Army All-American.  Having been selected to play in the seventeenth edition of the U.S. Army All-American Bowl presented by American Family Insurance, Nasirildeen will play in the annual East vs. West matchup on Saturday, January 7, 2017 in the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas.  The Bowl will be nationally televised live on NBC at 12:00 p.m. CST and will feature the n... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Six Golden Bulls Earn Postseason CIAA Football Honors

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Six Golden Bulls Earn Postseason CIAA Football Honors Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2016) – Johnson C. Smith University football had six players earn All-CIAA postseason honors it was announced by the league today. Junior safety Carlo Thomas (East Orange, N.J.) earned All-CIAA First Team honors for the second straight year after turning in a 69-tackle performance in 2016. He led the league in interceptions with seven, returning those for 166 yards, including one score against Winga... More>>

JCSU Claims 30-8 Commemorative Classic Win Over Livingstone

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Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2016) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team concludes the 2016 season by hosting rival Livingstone in the 8th annual Commemorative Classic. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Irwin Belk Complex. The Golden Bulls will look to regain the Commemorative Classic trophy after suffering a 35-12 loss last season on a muddy field in Salisbury. In that game, the Blue Bears limited the Golden Bulls to just four first downs and passed for ...

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JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Ready to Host Livingstone

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JCSU Hosts Rival Livingstone for the Commemorative Classic Charlotte, N.C. (Nov. 4, 2016) – The Johnson C. Smith University football team concludes the 2016 season by hosting rival Livingstone in the 8th annual Commemorative Classic. Kickoff will be at 1:00 p.m. at the Irwin Belk Complex. The Golden Bulls will look to regain the Commemorative Classic trophy after suffering a 35-12 loss last season on a muddy field in Salisbury. In that game, the Blue Bears limited the Golden ... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Sweep IceHogs 2-1 Thursday

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOV. 3, 2016 CHECKERS SWEEP ICEHOGS WITH 2-1 VICTORY TO EXTEND WIN STREAK Miller pots game winner to keep Checkers unbeaten at home CHARLOTTE, NC - Bojangles’ Colisuem has become quite the nightmare for opponents this season, as the Checkers downed the IceHogs 2-1 to remain unbeaten on their home ice. The Checkers got on the board less than five minutes into the game thanks to their hottest scorer, Bro... More>>

WINGATE UNIVERSITY: Bulldogs Picked to Finish Second in Pre-season SAC Poll

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Wingate picked second in preseason SAC poll; three Bulldogs earn league honors 11/3/2016 | Men's Basketball Rock Hill, S.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs have been picked to finish second in the preseason South Atlantic Conference men's basketball coaches poll, league officials announced Thursday morning. In addition, senior Isiah Cureton (Waxhaw, N.C.) and sophomore Mike Baez (Huntersville, N.C.) are prese... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knigjhts Unveil Full 2017 Schedule for 30th Season

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Knights Unveil Full 2017 Schedule for 30th Season in Franchise History Historic 30th Campaign Logo & Four Unique Partial Plans Also Revealed Today (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights will open the 2017 season -- their 30th in franchise history -- on Thursday, April 6th at BB&T Ballpark against the Norfolk Tides at 7:05 p.m. in Uptown Charlotte. The team’s historic 30th campaign is highlighted by 71 home games, including 14 thrilling fireworks shows, the 12t... More>>

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Bowl Tickets Now On Sale

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App State Bowl Tickets Now on Sale BOONE, N.C. – Tickets for Appalachian State’s 2016 bowl game are now available for sale on appstatesports.com. Fans can purchase tickets for all four potential bowl destinations to watch the Mountaineers play in their second straight bowl game. Appalachian’s bowl destination and opponent will be announced on Sunday, Dec. 4. The Mountaineers will play in one of four bowls with Sun Belt Conference tie-ins: APP STATE BOW... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Beat Rockford 4-0 Stay Perfect at Home

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – NOV. 2, 2016 CHECKERS ROAST ICEHOGS 4-0 TO STAY PERFECT AT HOME Leighton records second straight shutout, sets franchise shutout streak record CHARLOTTE, NC - The Checkers kept their winning ways going on home ice by blanking the Rockford IceHogs 4-0 thanks to some late offense and a record-setting performance from goalie Michael Leighton. The two teams battled through a scoreless first period that saw the C... More>>

BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE: Radford Wins Men's Soccer Regular-Season Title

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RADFORD CAPTURES MEN’S SOCCER REGULAR-SEASON TITLE; EARNS NO. 1 SEED IN BIG SOUTH CHAMPIONSHIP CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) – For the third straight season, Radford is the Big South men’s soccer regular-season champion. The Highlanders claimed the No. 1 seed in the Big South Men’s Soccer Championship with a 7-1 conference record and 21 points following their 3-0 win over UNC Asheville Wednesday evening.  As the No. 1 seed, Radford earns a by... More>>

FCS COACHES POLL: Sam Houston State Remains Number One

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Undefeated Sam Houston State Remains No. 1; N.C. A&T Slides into Top 10 SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Sam Houston State Bearkats (8-0) tallied 22 out of 26 possible first-place votes in this week’s FCS coaches’ poll after advancing to 8-0 on the year with their 66-17 defeat of Texas Southern State on Saturday. Bearkats wide receiver Davion Davis caught three touchdown passes and set a team season high with 184 receiving yards to rout the Tigers at Bowers Stadium ... More>>

JCSU Runs Wild in 34-8 Homecoming Win over St. Augustine’s

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Johnson C. Smith University rushed for 218 yards and limited visiting St. Augustine’s to negative rushing yardage en route to a convincing 34-8 homecoming win on a gorgeous afternoon at the Irwin Belk Complex. The Golden Bulls had no problems with the Falcons, as JCSU jumped out to a 24-0 lead. JCSU got on the board first when Gabriel Yuille (Baltimore, Md.) rushed for a 39-yard score at the 5:40 mark to put JCSU up 7-0. A little over three minutes later, freshman kicker Brand...

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JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU 34-8 Homecoming Win over St. Augustine's

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JCSU Runs Wild in 34-8 Homecoming Win over St. Augustine’s Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 29, 2016) – Johnson C. Smith University rushed for 218 yards and limited visiting St. Augustine’s to negative rushing yardage en route to a convincing 34-8 homecoming win on a gorgeous afternoon at the Irwin Belk Complex. The Golden Bulls had no problems with the Falcons, as JCSU jumped out to a 24-0 lead. JCSU got on the board first when Gabriel Yuille (Baltimore, Md.) rushed for a 3... More>>

HICKORY CRAWDADS: Crawdads Fall Fling Saturday, November 12th

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Hickory, NC - The Hickory Crawdads annual Fall Fling is scheduled for Saturday, November 12th, with the free autumn event running from 11 am - 1 pm at L.P. Frans Stadium. The family-friendly event is free to the public, with activities including hayrides, arts & crafts, inflatable bounce house & speed pitch, and more. Fans will be able to purchase their favorite ballpark foods at a discounted price, including hotdogs, hamburgers, french-fri... More>>

LEES-MCRAE: Bobcats Picked to Finish 5th in Pre-season Poll

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October 27, 2016 HIGH POINT, N.C. – The Lees-McRae College men's basketball team was picked to finish fifth in the Conference Carolinas Preseason Coaches' Poll released Thursday by the league office. The Bobcats will look to build upon a 16-15 record overall and a 12-8 mark in league play they posted last season. Junior Lepreece Lynch will be looked upon to lead the scoring efforts for LMC as he is the returning leading scorer after averaging 12.7 points per... More>>

WINGATE BULLDOGS: Wingate Anounces 2016=17 Men's Basketball Schedule

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Wingate announces 2016-17 men's basketball schedule 10/27/2016 | Men's Basketball Wingate, N.C.----The Wingate University Bulldogs will look for a second consecutive NCAA Tournament appearance in the 2016-17 season, coming off a 23-10 record last year, advancing to the SAC Tournament championship game and the NCAA regional semifinals. Wingate was 16-6 in league play last season, finishing in third in the league ... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Announce Promotions for Opening Weekend

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - OCT. 26, 2016 CHECKERS ANNOUNCE PROMOTIONS FOR OPENING WEEKEND Giveaways, discounts and special events planned for this Friday and Saturday CHARLOTTE, NC - The Charlotte Checkers today announced various promotions planned for their first two home games of the regular season on Friday, Oct. 28 (7:15 p.m.) and Saturday, Oct. 29 (6 p.m.) at Bojangles’ Coliseum. Doors will open 90 minutes prior to the above-listed sta... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Gardner-Webb Men Picked 4th in Big South Conference Men's Basketball Poll

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GARDNER-WEBB MEN PICKED FOURTH IN 2016-2017 BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE MEN’S BASKETBALL POLL CONCORD, N.C. – Gardner-Webb was picked to finish fourth Tuesday afternoon in the Big South Conference men’s basketball preseason poll, released in conjunction with the league’s annual media day. The Runnin’ Bulldogs collected five second-place votes, seven third-place votes and 12 fourth-place votes to finish with 218 points in the tabulation, which was comp... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Geter and Khalil Finalists for Players of the Year Award

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GARDNER-WEBB DUO OF CHAD GETER AND KHALIL LEWIS NAMED FINALISTS FOR 2016 S.C. FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME COLLEGIATE PLAYER OF THE YEAR GREENVILLE, S.C. – Gardner-Webb senior linebacker Chad Geter and sophomore running back Khalil Lewis were among the group of 25 players named finalists for the 2016 South Carolina Football Hall of Fame Collegiate Player of the Year Award Tuesday afternoon. The award, presented by Hale’s Jewelers, is in its fourth year. The South Carol... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Foster Named to 2016 Stats FCS Freshmen Player of the Year Watch List

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GARDNER-WEBB’S JAYLAN FOSTER NAMED TO 2016 STATS FCS FRESHMAN PLAYER OF THE YEAR WATCH LIST NORTHBROOK, Ill. – Gardner-Webb’s Jaylan Foster was one of 17 players named to the 2016 STATS FCS Freshman Player of the Year Watch List on Tuesday afternoon. In a season with many standout freshmen performances around the country, Foster (Duncan, S.C. / Byrnes HS) has emerged as one of the top playmakers on the defensive side of the football among his peers. The... More>>

NORTH CAROLINA HALLOWEEN HALF MARATHON: Goodwin To Set Guiness World Record

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Suzy Goodwin will set a Guinness World Record when she runs in the North Carolina Halloween Half Marathon & 5K October 30th in #Fayetteville. The military spouse will set the world record for the fastest female half-marathon while pushing triplets in a stroller.  Goodwin's triplets, now a year old and healthy, spent the first two months of their life in the neonatal intensive care unit at Cape Fear Valley Health. Goodwin is hoping to bring aware... More>>

CIAA FOOTBALL AWARDS: CIAA Football Players and coach of the Week #8

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October 24, 2016 CIAA Football Players and Coach of the Week #8 For the week ending October 23, 2016. OFFENSIVE LINEMAN OF THE WEEK #55 Shamdu Nalls, Virginia Union (Jr, OL - Baltimore, MD)   QUARTERBACK OF THE WEEK #3 Daquan Neal, Elizabeth City State (Jr, QB - Franklinton, NC) ... More>>

FCS COACHES' POLL: Sam Houston State Remains Number One

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Undefeated Sam Houston State Remains No. 1; Top 5 Unchanged SPARTANBURG, S.C. – The Sam Houston State Bearkats (7-0) tallied 23 out of 26 possible first-place votes in this week’s FCS coaches’ poll after advancing to 7-0 on the year with their defeat of Southland rival Nicholls State (3-4), 38-21, on Saturday. The Bearkats scored on six straight drives as quarterback Jeremiah Briscoe threw for over 400 yards for the third time in the last four games. Briscoe al... More>>

CHARLOTTE HORNETS: Hornets Tip-off Tour Presented by Sprite

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October 21, 2016 – The Charlotte Hornets today announced that the team will celebrate the opening of the 2016-17 NBA season with the “Hornets Tipoff Tour,” presented by Sprite. Hornets players, Hugo and the Honey Bees will swarm various areas of the Charlotte community on Monday, October 24, to mark the start of the regular season.  The Hornets begin play on Wednesday, October 26, when they visit the Milwaukee Bucks. The home opener at Spectrum Center will ... More>>

DAVIDSON BASKETBALL: Former Wildcats Player Barham Signs with MBK Handlova

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For Immediate Release: Men’s Basketball Thursday, October 20, 2016 Barham Signs with Slovakia’s MBK Handlova DAVIDSON, N.C. – Former Davidson men’s basketball player Jordan Barham ’16 has signed a professional contract with MBK Handlova in Slovakia. A native of Cleveland, Ohio, Barham appeared in 120 contests, including 24 starts during his four-year career with the Wildcats. As a junior, he averaged a personal-best 11.8 points and 6.1 rebounds, ... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs to Host Salute to Service Day Saturday

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GARDNER-WEBB TO HOST SALUTE TO SERVICE DAY FOR SATURDAY FOOTBALL GAME VS KENNESAW STATE (NOON KICKOFF) BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb football will hosts its annual Salute to Service game on Saturday, October 22, vs. Kennesaw State. Kickoff is set for Noon in Spangler Stadium. The Big South Conference and corporate partner Hardee’s® have also teamed up for a special promotion in conjunction with Saturday’s game. All veterans and active members of the arm... More>>

DAVIDSON BASKETBALL: The Wildcats Men's Team Red/Black Scrimmage Saturday

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Wildcats to Hold Annual Red/Black Scrimmage Saturday DAVIDSON, N.C. -- The Davidson men's basketball team will hold their annual Red/Black Scrimmage Saturday at 2 p.m. inside John M. Belk Arena. The scrimmage is open to the public and admission is free with gates opening at 1:30 p.m.   The 2016-17 Wildcats will be introduced prior to the game, which will consist of one 20-minute half and two separate in-game situations. In addition, there will be a 3-point competition whe... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Track and Field Coach Graham Gets Big Honor

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JCSU Track and Field Coach Lennox Graham Invited to Speak in Barbados Charlotte, N.C. (Oct. 19, 2016) – Johnson C. Smith University head track and field coach Lennox Graham has been invited by the Athletics Association of Barbados to speak at a workshop designed to educate track and field coaches from around the Caribbean region. Graham will speak on the “Practical Approach to the Macrocycle and Peaking for Major Competitions” on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Bridgetown. G... More>>

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