Special Teams Send Checkers Over Syracuse

The Checkers bounced back in their rematch with the second-ranked Syracuse Crunch, using a strong special teams showing to secure a 4-2 win.

  Queens beats Augusta to advance to the NCAA Division II Elite 8

  Lawmakers moving quickly to lure Panthers to South Carolina

Simmons, Redick lead 76ers past pesky Hornets 118-114

Lipscomb tops Davidson 89-81 in NIT

Reed scores 24 to lead Clemson over Wright St. 75-69 in NIT

Johnson scores 26 to lift NC State past Hofstra 84-78 in NIT

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Panthers sign Super Bowl-champion defensive end Bruce Irvin

Patriots owner Robert Kraft offered a plea deal in prostitution case - with a catch

  NC Special Olympic athletes collecting hardware at 2019 World Games

  Panthers player hit, knocked down in street brawl, video shows. He played at Clemson

  Queens Defeats Catawba 96-93, Advances to NCAA DII Southeast Regional Title Game

  Gardner-Webb to Face No. 1 Seed Virginia in NCAA Tournament

ACC Ties Record With Three No. 1 NCAA Tournament Seeds

Seven Atlantic Coast Conference teams – including a record-tying three No. 1 regional seeds – are bound for the 2019 NCAA Division I Basketball Tournament.

Kyle Busch Reaches 200 Career Wins

Kyle Busch swept all three stages at Auto Club Speedway to grab his 200th career victory across NASCAR’s national series.

Duke defeats Florida State 73-63 for ACC Championship

The Duke Blue Devils met the Florida State Seminoles in the ACC Championship game at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte Saturday night.

Checkers Pick Up Season Sweep Of Rochester

The Checkers battled through a hard-hitting rematch to pick up a season sweep of the Rochester Americans courtesy of a 3-1 victory.

  In defeat, West Charlotte’s ‘Lion Pride’ shines through

Saint Louis routs Davidson 67-44 to reach A-10 title game

No. 5 Duke edges No. 3 UNC 74-73 in ACC semifinals

Duke defeats UNC 74-73 in thriller to advance to ACC Championship game

Walker leads Hornets past Wizards, 116-110

App State Announces Men’s Basketball Leadership Change

  Forest Hills Hopes to Repeat as State Champs

The Forest Hills Men’s Basketball team won their first state title last season. The Yellow Jackets are just one win away from accomplishing that feat again this year.

  Panthers owner David Tepper is helping West Charlotte High get to the state finals. Literally.

Thursday afternoon, city councilman James “Smudgie” Mitchell told the team that Tepper had provided them with two charter buses to make the trip to Raleigh as well as cover the team’s hotel rooms Friday night.

Travel ban to NC starts uproar as NY swim team competing in NCAA must stay in Virginia

Cuomo told the New York Post that he left the ban in place because the N.C. law that replaced HB2 still allows “discriminatory practices” against the LGBT community.

No. 3 North Carolina beats Louisville 83-70 in ACC quarters

Luke Maye had 19 points and nine rebounds, Coby White added 17 points, seven rebounds and six assists and No. 3 North Carolina beat Louisville 83-70 in the Atlantic Coast Conference quarterfinals

West Charlotte HS basketball team gets special dinner before heading to championship

The church provided the team a spaghetti dinner before the team is scheduled to travel to play in the state championship game.

  ‘Panthers are the long game, not the short.’ Charlotte leaders respond to potential facility move

A day after a meeting between Panther’s owner, David Tepper, and South Carolina leaders about potentially moving part of the teams operations to South Carolina, Charlotte leaders are responding.

NC bill allowing colleges to sell alcohol at athletic venues headed to General Assembly

Representative John Bell and North Carolina Senate Majority Whip Rick Gunn are sponsoring the bill, set to be filed next week, that will allow public universities to sell beer and wine at venues on campus.

Panthers make offensive line a priority during NFL Free Agency

After a season where Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton was sacked 29 times and didn’t finish the season due to a shoulder injury, the team has made improving the offensive line a key during NFL Free Agency.

Guy, Salt help No. 2 Virginia beat NC State 76-56 in ACCs

Kyle Guy scored 29 points and second-ranked Virginia rallied to beat North Carolina State 76-56 in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

  Some Uptown residents disappointed to hear Panthers practice fields could move to SC

What could be South Carolina’s big gain might be a loss for the Panthers fans who live close to the team's current practice facilities.

  McMaster: Carolina Panthers hope to relocate facilities, 150+ employees to South Carolina

Governor Henry McMaster announced Wednesday that a meeting with leadership from the state’s general assembly and the Carolina Panthers are looking to moving their football operations to South Carolina.

  Businesses, city leaders want to keep events coming to Charlotte

Charlotte will evaluate the big events to determine what needs to be tweaked. Leaders want Charlotte to get better so more games can keep coming Charlotte's way.

Johnson helps NC State edge Clemson 59-58 in ACCs

Markell Johnson hit two free throws with 2.6 seconds left and North Carolina State came from 18 down in the first half to beat Clemson 59-58 in Wednesday's second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament

  Jets agree to sign RB Le’Veon Bell, according to reports

Le'Veon Bell agreed to a deal early Wednesday morning, ending months of speculation about where he'd resume his playing career after six years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.

  S.C. lawmakers could consider change in state law to lure Carolina Panthers

South Carolina legislators could consider changing state law in order to bring the Carolina Panthers’ new team headquarters and training facilities to the state.

  Browns to acquire star receiver Beckham from NY

With the Browns, Beckham will be reunited with receiver Jarvis Landry, a teammate at LSU.

Miami topples Wake Forest 79-71 in ACC Tournament

DJ Vasiljevic scored 21 points, Anthony Lawrence added 20 points and 10 rebounds and Miami defeated Wake Forest 79-71 in the first round of the ACC Tournament. Chris Lykes added 13 points for Miami, which avenged a 76-75 loss at Wake Forest two weeks ago

Longtime Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis finds a new football home

He finished his time with the Panthers with 1,111 tackles and 28 sacks.

  Local food truck business welcomes added crowds with ACC Tournament

For one local food truck, another big event in Charlotte will likely mean a weak of good business.

  Fans welcome team home after Gardner-Webb clinches historic trip to NCAA tournament

A historic moment for the Gardner-Webb men’s basketball team, now that they’re going to the NCAA tournament for the first time ever.

Duke’s Williamson, UVa’s Bennett earn individual ACC awards

Duke's Zion Williamson was selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference's player and rookie of the year, and Virginia coach Tony Bennett was picked as coach of the year

  Charlotte welcomes ACC Tournament to Queen City

You would think some people would be worn out after having the NBA All-Star Game, and then the CIAA tournament, but college basketball fans are hype. There’s some folks who just can’t get enough basketball.

Catawba Takes Down Lenoir-Rhyne To Win 2019 SAC Pilot Flying J Men’s Basketball Championship

In a hard fought battle, the Catawba Indians held on to defeat the Bears of Lenoir-Rhyne 71-67 to claim the 2019 SAC Pilot Flying J Men’s Basketball Championship on Sunday (March 10). The title is the Catawba’s first since 2009.

Jon Davis Named Conference USA Player of the Week

Charlotte senior guard Jon Davis was named Conference USA Player of the Week for the second time this season and the fourth time in his career for his performances this past week.

Gardner-Webb beats Radford 76-65, makes NCAA Tournament

DJ Laster scores 32 points, Gardner-Webb beats Radford 76-65 to win Big South Tournament championship, earn its 1st trip to NCAA Tournament

  Cox Mill’s 3A Title Streak Ends In Loss to Southwest Guildford

Southwest Guildford ends Cox Mill's 3A Title Streak.

  Forest Hills Defeats East Lincoln, Looks to Defend State Title

Forest Hills defeats East Lincoln 71-62 and now have a shot to defend their state title.

Bears Defeat Queens for Second Time to Advance to SAC Tournament Championship Game

The historic season continues for the Lenoir-Rhyne Men's Basketball Team who beat No. 7 Queens for the second time this season to advance to the program's first South Atlantic Conference Tournament Championship since 2005.

Men’s Basketball to Face ULM in First Round of Sun Belt Tournament on Tuesday

Appalachian State men's basketball will take on ULM in the First Round of the Sun Belt Tournament on Tuesday evening in Monroe, La.

Wildcats Rally in Regular Season Finale to Clinch No. 2 Seed

In addition to Jon Axel Gudmundsson's game-high 22 points, Luka Brajkovic recorded his fifth double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds, to lead Davidson in a 73-69 come-from-behind victory over Richmond, Saturday at the Robins Center.

UNC defeats Duke for 2nd time this season, 79-70

The second meeting of arch-rivals UNC-Chapel Hill and Duke this season resulted in the Tar Heels winning again, 79-70

Former NC State basketball coach Gottfried linked to player payments, ESPN reports

Gottfried is the first head coach to have been linked to this case.

Duke’s Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett contend for Wooden Award

Duke teammates Zion Williamson, RJ Barrett among 15 players on ballot for John R. Wooden Award that goes to nation's outstanding college basketball player

Tony Parker talks Hornets playoff push

The Hornets are a team that’s currently searching for their first postseason birth since 2016, but they are currently on the outside looking in.

Perez, Laster lift Gardner-Webb past Campbell 79-74

Jose Perez had 19 points to lead five Gardner-Webb players in double figures as the Runnin' Bulldogs narrowly beat Campbell 79-74 in the Big South Conference Tourney semifinals

Williams scores 30, Hornets edge Wizards 112-111

Marvin Williams scored a season-high 30 points on seven 3-pointers, and the Charlotte Hornets snapped a five-game home losing streak with a 112-111 win over the Washington Wizards

Former NBA star Wallace becomes high school coach in NC

Former NBA -star Rasheed Wallace is now a high school basketball coach in North Carolina

Krzyzewski: Williamson ‘doubtful’ for Duke’s game at UNC

Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski says freshman star Zion Williamson is doubtful to play in Saturday's game against third-ranked North Carolina as he continues his recovery from a knee sprain

Ranked teams meet as No. 3 UNC hosts No. 4 Duke

Two top-5 teams meet as No. 4 Duke visits No. 3 North Carolina in a late season showdown

Gardner-Webb gets past High Point 75-69 in Big South tourney

David Efianayi scores 25 points as Gardner-Webb beats High Point 75-69 in the quarterfinals of the Big South Conference Tourney

Queens dominates the post season awards in the South Atlantic Conference

After a record breaking regular season for Queens, Shaun Willett was named the South Atlantic Conference player of the year and head coach Bart Lundy claimed the league’s coach of the year award.

Charleston Southern beats Winthrop 77-63 in Big South

Christian Keeling scores 25 points as Charleston Southern tops Winthrop 77-63 in the Big South Conference Tourney quarterfinals

  Queens beats Carson-Newman to advance to the SAC semifinals

A 17-5 first half run for Queens set the Royals up to pick up a 84-75 win over Carson-Newman to advance to the South Atlantic Conference tournament semifinals.

  Davidson Defeats St. Bonaventure 64-46

Davidson defeated the Bonnies 64-46 in their final home game of the 2019 season.

  Charlotte 49ers Fall In Final Home Game of Season

Charlotte falls to Rice in final home game of the season.

Billionaire Boom! Panthers owner slides down 2019 Forbes billionaires list

Tepper was ranked the 118th richest person in the world on the most recent addition of Forbes’ billionaires list. Last year, he was ranked #38 in the world and in elite company - ahead of Charles Schwab and 14 spots away from Elon Musk.

No. 3 North Carolina beats Boston College 79-66

Luke Maye scored 17 points and added a career-high 20 rebounds to lead No. 3 North Carolina to a 79-66 victory over Boston College

No. 4 Duke holds on for 71-70 victory over Wake Forest

RJ Barrett scored 28 points and No. 4 Duke held on to beat Wake Forest 71-70 after Chaundee Brown's jumper rimmed out at the buzzer

  From West Charlotte High School student-athletes to the pros, racism creeps onto the basketball court

A star basketball player for Ardrey Kell High School has been kicked off the team right before Tuesday night’s big game against West Charlotte High School. This happened because the 17-year-old said something racist on Snapchat.

  Consultant says Ardrey Kell HS needs more cultural training

A Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Consultant believes there should be some training done immediately at Ardrey Kell High School. Dr. Deborah Walker has been a consultant for about 30 years.

These 5 draft prospects could be in play for the Carolina Panthers with the 16th pick

How NFL draft prospects perform at the combine tells teams a lot.

  In an unpredictable Big South Conference, Winthrop feels they have a shot to win it all

The Winthrop Eagles enter the Big South tournament not playing their best basketball as they have lost 3 of their last 4 games. But in a regular season that had a lot of teams tied for high spots in the conference standings, anyone has a shot at winning this tournament.

  Trump feeds FCS national champs McDonald’s, Chick-Fil-a during White House visit

The president served hamburgers from McDonald’s and chicken sandwiches from Chick-fil-a, KLVY reported.

  Record breaking regular season sets the tone for Queens post season run

It is often said, don’t question the heart of a champion. Which is why we shouldn’t really be surprised the Queens men’s basketball team set a program record for the most wins in a regular season, even though they only had 1 starter back.

  West Charlotte HS basketball game moved because of space

The team made it to the regional semi-finals only to be told West Charlotte’s High School gymnasium wasn’t big enough to host the game.

Seacat Powers Men’s Basketball Past Louisiana

Hunter Seacat poured in a career-high 16 points as Appalachian State men's basketball recorded a 90-80 victory at Louisiana on Sunday afternoon.

Charlotte 49ers defeated UTEP, 68-58, On Senior Day

Behind three double-figure scorers led by Jon Davis’s 21 points and a 16-0 second half run, the Charlotte 49ers (7-20, C-USA: 4-12) defeated the UTEP Miners (8-19, C-USA: 3-13), 68-58, on Senior Day in Halton Arena.

Hood, Nurkic lead Blazers past Hornets 118-108

Rodney Hood scored 27 points, Jusuf Nurkic added 26 points and 15 rebounds and the Portland Trail Blazers beat the Charlotte Hornets 118-108