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CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose at Columbus Friday 7-5

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Knights Fall to the Clippers 7-5 on Friday Charlotte Slugs Three Home Runs in Game Two Loss (COLUMBUS, OH) -- The Charlotte Knights slugged three home runs on Friday, but dropped game two of their four-game series against the Columbus Clippers by a score of 7-5 from Huntington Park in Columbus, OH. The Clippers broke a 5-5 tie in the sixth inning and tacked on an insurance run in the seventh inning to win for the second consecutive day. Catcher Kevan Smith continued his red-hot hit... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Drop Game One of Atlantic Division Finals

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - MAY 4, 2018 CHECKERS DROP GAME 1 ON LATE POWER-PLAY WINNER Nedeljkovic makes 30 saves in 2-1 loss LEHIGH VALLEY, PA - Game 1 of the Atlantic Division Finals went down to the wire, but the Checkers found themselves on the wrong end of a late winner and fell to the Phantoms 2-1. With less than two minutes left in regulation, Valentin Zykov was called for a tripping penalty. The Phantoms, who had been held scoreless on thei... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose to Gwinnett To Open Three Game Set

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Knights Fall to Stripers 5-0 in Monday’s Opener Charlie Tilson Recorded a Team-High Two Hits in the Loss   (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- The Charlotte Knights dropped the opening game of their three-game series against the Gwinnett Stripers (Triple-A affiliate of the Atlanta Braves) by a score of 5-0 on Monday at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. RHP Tyler Danish started for the Knights and allowed just three hits over three shutout innings pitched, but the Stripers tall... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off Victory at Home

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Knights Walk Off With Thrilling 5-4 Win in 10 Innings Friday Jacob May’s Game-Winning Hit Seals Charlotte’s Win in Front of Sell-Out Crowd (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Jacob May’s game-winning single in the bottom of the 10th inning led the Charlotte Knights to a thrilling 5-4 walk-off win over the Norfolk Tides on Friday night in front of a sell-out crowd of 10,368 fans at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown Charlotte. The Knights earned their second walk-off victory of the... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Sweep Penguins and Advance

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - APRIL 26, 2018 CHECKERS SWEEP PENGUINS TO ADVANCE TO SECOND ROUND Six different Checkers record multi-point efforts in 7-3 Game 3 win WILKES-BARRE/SCRANTON, PA - Hitting the road didn’t seem to faze Charlotte as the Checkers flew by the Penguins 7-3 to secure a sweep of Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and advance to the second round for the first time since 2011. As they did in each of the first two games, the Checkers ceded... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Move – April 26, 2018 LHP Colton Turner promoted to the Charlotte Knights from Double-A Birmingham (Report TBD) Roster 25 active Notes: LHP Colton Turner has appeared in six games with the Double-A Birmingham Barons this season and has compiled a 2-1 record with one save and a 0.00 ERA in 9.0 innings pitched. He was originally selected by the Toronto Blue Jays in the 21st round of the 2012 draft. He was acquired by the Chicago White Sox from the Blue Jays on Augu... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Lose on the Road against Louisville

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Knights Fall to Bats 2-1 in 10 Innings on Wednesday RHP Michael Kopech Fans Eight Batters Over Six Strong Innings (LOUISVILLE, KY) -- The Charlotte Knights concluded their three-game series against the Louisville Bats on Wednesday with a 2-1 loss in 10 innings from Louisville Slugger Field in Louisville, KY. RHP Michael Kopech, the number two prospect in the Chicago White Sox system, made his fourth start of the season and was sharp for the Knights, but did not factor in the decisio... More>>

CHARLOTTE INDEPENDENCE: Soccer Doubleheader Saturday, May 12th

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Local Soccer Clubs Team Up for Double Header Charlotte, N.C. — Charlotte Independence, a United Soccer League (USL) professional soccer team, is pleased to announce a doubleheader match up at the Sportsplex at Matthews featuring the local soccer partners Charlotte Eagles vs Myrtle Beach Mutiny at 2:00PM ET followed by the Charlotte Independence vs FC Cincinnati at 7:30PM ET on Saturday, May 12th. The Charlotte Independence and Charlotte Eagles shared a gameday during on Au... More>>

KANNAPOLIS INTIMIDATORS: Intimidators Beat Delmarva in rain shortened game

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Kannapolis holds off Delmarva in rain-shortened game In a rain-shortened game at Arthur W. Perdue Stadium, the Intimidators held on to beat the Shorebirds 3-2 in seven innings, extending their win streak to six games. The Intimidators (13-6) got the scoring going in the second inning off Shorebirds’ Michael Baumann with one out, as Anthony Villa legged out an infield single to third baseman Trevor Craport. On a swinging strikeout to Evan Skoug, Villa stole second base to get... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Collegiate Series Game Cancelled

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Tonight’s College Baseball Game Cancelled Due to Inclement Weather Davidson & Duke Game Will Not Be Made Up at BB&T Ballpark This Season (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Tuesday’s Sunbelt Rentals Collegiate Baseball Series matchup between Davidson College and Duke University originally scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from BB&T Ballpark has been cancelled due to inclement weather. The two teams will not make up the game in Uptown Charlotte this season. Tickets from Tuesday&... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Roster Moves

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Knights Roster Moves – April 24, 2018 OF Daniel Palka recalled by the Chicago White Sox OF Ryan Brett promoted to Charlotte from Double-A Birmingham Roster 25 active Notes: OF Daniel Palka was recalled by the Chicago White Sox today to take the place of OF Avisaíl García, who was placed on Chicago’s 10-day disabled list with a strained right hamstring. Palka becomes the fifth Knights player promoted to the majors already this season (RHP Chris Volstad, RHP B... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Honor Negro Leagues and Jackie Robinson April 17th

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Knights to Honor Former Negro League Players & Celebrate Jackie Robinson’s Legacy on April 17th Former Negro League Players, Jackie Robinson’s Daughter Sharon, a Traveling Museum, & #42 Jerseys Highlight Historic Night (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Tuesday, April 17th at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights will once again showcase the rich tradition of the Negro Leagues and welcome four former players, as well as Negro League historians, and a customized hist... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Walk Off With 6-5 Win

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Knights Walk Off with Thrilling 6-5 Win in 10 Innings on Friday Charlotte Scored Two in the Bottom of the 10th for First Home Win of 2018 (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- In front of a sell-out crowd of 10,442 fans, the Charlotte Knights notched their first home win of the season at BB&T Ballpark as they walked-off with a 6-5 victory in 10 innings over the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders on Friday night. With the new extra-inning rule in full effect -- a runner on second base to star... More>>

Carolinas Senior Football Showcase: Second Annual Football Showcase Saturday March 3rd

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Second Annual Carolinas Senior Football Showcase (pdf attached) More than 200 high school seniors will participate in a free football combine, attempting to earn financial aid packages from Division II, III and NAIA college football coaches.             Who: An anticipated 200-plus high school senior football players from the Carolinas and surrounding states. College football coaches from more than 30 Division II, III and... More>>

Panthers cut Kurt Coleman, Charles Johnson to create $5.9M in cap space Video included

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The Carolina Panthers’ eventful offseason continued Monday with the release of two veteran defensive players whose production had dropped off.

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BIG SOUTH CONFERENCE: Winthrop's Xavier Cooks Wins Big South Player of the Year

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ROCK HILL, SC—Winthrop’s Xavier Cooks has been voted the 2017-18 Big South Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year as the league announced its annual awards Monday evening. In addition to his player of the year recognition, Cooks was an All-Big South First Team selection while Bjorn Broman earned All-Big South honorable mention honors. Anders Broman was named to the Big South All-Academic Team. It was a career season for the Wollongong, New South Wales, Aus... More>>

CIAA: JCSU's Robert Davis CIAA Men's Basketball Player of the Year

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Robert Davis Tabbed CIAA Men’s Basketball Player of the Year Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 26, 2018) – Johnson C. Smith University guard Robert Davis was tabbed as the CIAA Player of the Year the league announced at the annual CIAA Tournament Tip-off Luncheon on Monday at the Charlotte Convention Center. Davis, a senior from West Friendship, Md., led the CIAA in scoring this season with 21.9 points-per-game.  Over the course of the season, Davis scored in double-figures in ... More>>

NJCAA: NJCAA To Open National Office in Charlotte

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NJCAA announces opening of office in Charlotte, NC Charlotte, NC – On a monumental day for the NJCAA, Dr. Christopher J. Parker, CEO, with approval from the association's Executive Committee announced the opening of a national office located in Charlotte, NC. Standing in front of the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Board of Director's meeting in Charlotte, NC, Parker made the official announcement. "We are extremely excited about the opening of this office," st... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Bowens and Carter Get CIAA Weekly Honors

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JCSU’s Bowens and Carter Earn CIAA Weekly Women’s Basketball Honors Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 20, 2018) – Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball players La’Zarea Bowens and Jasmine Carter have once again earned CIAA Weekly Women’s Basketball honors. Bowens, a freshman from Knightdale, N.C., captured the league Rookie of the Week award. She averaged 8.4 points per game for the week, scoring six at CIAA Northern Division foe Chowan and 11 at riv... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Big Names to Appear at Knights Games This Season

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David Justice, Ham Porter, Million Dollar Man Among Celebs to Appear at Knights’ Games in 2018 Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series to Feature Two-Time World Series Champ, WWE Hall of Famer, and Three Notable Film & TV Stars (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- A two-time World Series champion, a WWE Hall-of-Famer, and three notable celebrities from film and television will headline the 2018 Harris Teeter and Old Spice Celeb Series at BB&T Ballpark for the upcoming 2018 season... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Checkers Beat Springfield 5-2

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - FEB. 9, 2018 CHECKERS STEAMROLL SPRINGFIELD 5-2 IN RETURN HOME Miller scores twice, Bishop picks up three helpers in blowout win CHARLOTTE, NC - The Checkers showed some rejuvenation on home ice Friday night, blowing by the Springfield Thunderbirds 5-2. After struggling through some slow starts during their most recent road trip, the Checkers roared out of the gates in their return to Charlotte. Andrew Poturalski broke o... More>>

CHARLOTTE CHECKERS: Canes Assign Jooris to Checkers

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‘CANES ASSIGN JOORIS AND KRUGER TO CHARLOTTE The Checkers host the Springfield Thunderbirds tonight RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, today announced that the team has assigned forwards Josh Jooris and Marcus Kruger to the American Hockey League’s (AHL) Charlotte Checkers. Jooris, 27, registered six points (3g, 3a) in 30 games with the Hurricanes this season. The 6... More>>

WINTHROP: WInthrop Eagles ESPNU Big South Wildcard Selection

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ESPNU TABS WINTHROP AT UNC ASHEVILLE AS ITS FEB. 22 BIG SOUTH WILDCARD SELECTION CHARLOTTE, N.C. (www.BigSouthSports.com) -- ESPNU has selected the Winthrop at UNC Asheville men’s basketball contest scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 22 as its final Big South Wildcard broadcast of the season, it was announced today by the Big South Conference office.  Game time will be 7:00pm ET inside Kimmel Arena in Asheville, N.C.  Matt Schick (play-by-play) and Paul Biancardi (analyst... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Gets Pair of Weekly CIAA Awards

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JCSU Women’s Basketball Earns a Pair of CIAA Weekly Awards Charlotte, N.C. (Feb. 6, 2018) – Johnson C. Smith University women’s basketball players Jasmine Carter and La’Zarea Bowens were honored as the CIAA has announced their weekly award winners. Carter, from Dacula, Ga., had a stellar outing in JCSU's 78-60 road win at Shaw to earn the Newcomer of the Week award. She shot 45% on a 9-of-20 outing while scoring 19 points. She also added a pair of rebounds an... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Men's Basketball Team Wins 7th Straight

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JCSU Men Wins Seventh Straight, 76-58 Over Elizabeth City State Elizabeth City, N.C. (Feb. 5, 2018) – The Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team won their seventh-straight game, 76-58 over Elizabeth City State on Monday night at the R.L. Vaughan Center in Elizabeth City, N.C. After being tied 39-39 at halftime, JCSU went on a 13-2 run to start the second half to bolt to a 52-41 lead over the homestanding Vikings. ECSU fought back to close to within 52-49, but... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Tickets Go On Sale Saturday, Feb. 17th

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Single-Game Tickets Set to Go On Sale on Saturday, February 17th Tickets for March 26th White Sox Exhibition Game & All Six Games in Collegiate Baseball Series Will Also Be Available (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Single-game tickets for the 2018 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 17th. Two hours later (12:00 p.m. noon), single-game tickets... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Davis' Late Free Throws Wins It For Golden Bulls

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Davis’ Late Free Throws Pushes JCSU Past Virginia Union, 65-63 Charlotte, N.C. (Jan. 31, 2018) – Senior Robert Davis hit two free throws with 4.7 seconds left to lift the Johnson C. Smith University men’s basketball team to a 65-63 win over Virginia Union in a CIAA game at Brayboy Gym on Wednesday night. With the game tied at 63-63, Davis took the ball and drove to the basket for the protentional game-winning shot, but was fouled on the way to the basket.  The... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Knights Collegiate Baseball Series Announced

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2018 Sunbelt Rentals Collegiate Baseball Series Announced Today Charlotte Knights COO Dan Rajkowski & Three College Baseball Coaches Met the Media Earlier Today (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- Earlier today at BB&T Ballpark, Charlotte Knights Chief Operating Officer Dan Rajkowski, along with Charlotte 49ers Head Baseball Coach Loren Hibbs, Davidson College Head Baseball Coach Dick Cooke, and Appalachian State University Head Baseball Coach Kermit Smith, were available to meet the ... More>>

CIAA: CIAA Men's Basketball Report

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January 30, 2018 CIAA Men's Basketball Players and Coach of the Week #11 PLAYER OF THE WEEK Willie Gilmore, Fayetteville State University (Sr, G - Fayetteville, NC, 03) Willie Gilmore played a pivotal role in the Broncos back-to-back victories. His 42-point week helped Fayetteville State break an 8-game skid. Gilmore led the game against Winston-Salem State with 22 points and tied the game-hi... More>>

CIAA: CIAA Women's Basketball Report

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January 30, 2018 CIAA Women's Basketball Players and Coach of the Week #11 Player of the Week Alexis Johnson, Virginia Union University (Sr, F - Hamilton, NJ, 23) Alexis Johnson set a school-record with eight blocks in a single game when VUU defeated Elizabeth City State 88-54. She also led the Lady Panthers in scoring with 22 points and on the boards with nine rebounds. She scored 34... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: JCSU Earns Provisional Qualifying Marks

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JCSU Earns Two Provisional Qualifying Marks at Clemson’s Bob Pollock Invitational Clemson, S.C. (Jan. 29, 2018)— The Johnson C. Smith University indoor track and field teams earned two NCAA provisional qualifying marks at the Bob Pollock Invitational hosted by Clemson University. JCSU’s Kianje Pollard (Penns Grove, N.J.) registered a 24.73 in the 200m to finish 15th overall. That time is the second-fastest time recorded in the CIAA this season and is a provisional ... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: Grudzielanek Back To Manage Knights in 2018

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Grudzielanek Returns to Manage Knights for 2018 Season McCatty, Tomberlin, Ingram, and Powell Also Coming Back for Charlotte’s Upcoming Campaign (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) – Mark Grudzielanek, who made his Triple-A managerial debut last season with the Charlotte Knights, will return to Uptown Charlotte to manage the club for a second consecutive season in 2018. Grudzielanek, a 15-year major league veteran, will be joined by returnees Steve McCatty (pitching coach), Andy Tomb... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs host First Place Radford Friday

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BOILING SPRINGS – Gardner-Webb hosts the Big South’s hottest team on Friday night, as first-place Radford rolls into Paul Porter Arena at 7:00 pm riding a six-game win streak. Gardner-Webb (8-9, 3-1 Big South) sits one game back of the Highlanders (11-6, 4-0 Big South) in second place in the current league standings and has won five of its last six overall. The Runnin’ Bulldogs got back on track Tuesday night, riding a strong defensive effort and solid guard pl... More>>

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Win at Home in Hoops 62-45

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BOILING SPRINGS – David Efianayi scored a game-high 23 points and Gardner-Webb improved to 6-0 at home this season with a 62-45 win over High Point Tuesday night in Big South Conference men’s basketball action. The Runnin’ Bulldogs (8-9, 3-1 Big South) got 14 points from Liam O’Reilly, eight points from DJ Laster and six points (eight rebounds) from Patrick Zeck in a physical, defensive-themed battle. High Point (7-8, 2-2 Big South) actually sprinted to a... More>>

CHARLOTTE KNIGHTS: 13th Annual Pink Knights Game May 12th

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13th Annual Pink Knights Game On Tap for May 12th Fans Can Place Their Loved One’s Name on the Team’s Annual Pink Jerseys (UPTOWN CHARLOTTE, NC) -- On Saturday, May 12th at BB&T Ballpark, the Charlotte Knights will host their 13th Annual Pink Knights game presented by Charlotte Radiology. In 12 seasons hosting this annual event, the Knights have raised over $125,000 for Breast Cancer Awareness. Last year’s game raised a total of $26,890 for Carolinas Breast Ca... More>>

Queens University: Royals Men's Basketball Now 14-0

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Queens Tops Wingate to Move to 14-0 Box Score CHARLOTTE, N.C. – No. 2 Queens University of Charlotte moved to 14-0 this evening with a 74-58 win over South Atlantic Conference rival Wingate University. The Royals now sit undefeated at 6-0 in league play while the Bulldogs drop to 7-7 on the season and 4-2 in the SAC. Queens was led by Jalin Alexander who totaled 15 points, five rebounds, three assists, and three steals. Mike Davis added 12 points, nine rebounds, and thr... More>>

CAROLINA HURRICANES: Canes Recall Saarela From Charlotte

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CANES RECALL ALEKSI SAARELA FROM CHARLOTTE Marcus Kruger placed on injured reserve with lower-body injury 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 forward Aleksi Saarela from the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers. In addition, the Hurricanes placed forward Marcus Kruger on injured reserve with a lower-body injury. Saarela, 20... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Safety To Play in FCS Bowl

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JCSU Safety Carlo Thomas Participates in the Annual FCS Bowl Charlotte, N.C. (Dec. 15, 2017) – Johnson C. Smith University safety Carlo Thomas recently took part in the FCS National Bowl in Daytona Beach, Florida on Dec. 10. Thomas, a product of East Orange, N.J., was one of 35 players from HBCUs, and one of 12 players from the CIAA to participate in the event, now in its fourth year. Thomas completed his senior season in 2017 with 64 total tackles while recording 8.5 for los... More>>

ACC: League Bowl Games

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Friday, December 15, 2017 @ACCFootball Weekly Football Release: http://theacc.co/fb17rel ACC Football Media Guide: http://theacc.co/fb17guide ACC Bowl Schedule Dec. 26 Quick Lane Bowl: Duke (6-6) vs. Northern Illinois (8-4), 5:15 p.m., ESPN Dec. 27 Walk-On’s Independence Bowl: Florida State (6-6) vs. Southern Miss (8-4), 1:30 p.m., ESPN New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Boston College (7-5) vs. Iowa (7-5), 5:15 p.m., ESPN Dec. 28 Military Bowl pre... More>>

JOHNSON C. SMITH: Golden Bulls Fall on Homecourt Against Lincoln

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Lincoln vs Johnson C. Smith 12/14/17 7:30 p.m. at Charlotte, N.C. - Brayboy Gym Lincoln 96 Total3-pointRebounds ##Playerpfgm-fgafgm-fgaftm-ftaoff-deftotpftpatoblkstlmin 12 WILLIAMS,Deaquan f 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-3 3 5 6 0 2 0 0 22  13 BUSH,Elijah f 8-9 2-2 2-4 1-4 5 4 20 2 3 0 0 34  14 SAABA,Umar c 2-5 1-2 4-6&nbs... More>>

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

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

GARDNER-WEBB: Bulldogs Release 2018 Football Schedule

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

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers Already Talking 2018 Football

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

LENOIR-RHYNE: LRU Names New Head Football Coach

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

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

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

APPALACHIAN STATE: Mountaineers League Leading Eight Selections All Conference

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

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

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

ACC: Berrios Wins Tatum Award

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

ACC: Louisville's Young Wins Piccolo Award

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

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

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

ACC: League Partners Up To Fund Classroom Projects

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

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

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

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