Clemson Tigers greeted with fast food feast during White House visit Monday

The Clemson Tigers continue their National Championship celebration today with a visit to the white house.

Queens’ Willett Named South Atlantic Conference Astroturf Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

The Crown Lacrosse Classic announces partnership with Major League Lacrosse

Tuesday’s Checkers Game Is Sold Out

Duke stays at No. 1 in AP Top 25; Kentucky, Marquette rise

High school football player committed to NC college dies during surgery

Four bears named to Don Hansen All-District team

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Checkers Get Revenge with 5-3 Win Over Pens

ICYMI: Dabo tells Clemson crowd national champs are ‘the best ever, drop the mic’

Joe Gibbs' eldest son dies at 49 from neurological disease

Charlotte 49ers All-American defender Callum Montgomery is the 4th overall pick in the MLS SuperDraft

NASCAR starts 2019 with layoffs

Even with a lot of new faces, Queens is off to another hot start

  JCSU defeats Chowan in home opener

The Golden Bulls entered the game looking to snap a four-game losing streak, sitting at 2-7 on the season.

Clemson & App State highlight the 2019 football schedule for the Charlotte 49ers

The Charlotte 49ers announced their 2019 football schedule on Thursday and the Niners will take on the defending National Champions Clemson in Death Valley on September 21st. They will also make the trip to Boone to take on App State on September 7th.

Jacob, Osaghae help FIU hold off Charlotte 69-66

Trejon Jacob hit three 3-pointers and scored 19 points and Osasumwen Osaghae finished with 13 points, seven rebounds, seven blocked shots and three steals to guide Florida International to a 69-66 victory over Charlotte

Smith, Broman lead Winthrop past Campbell 90-86 in Big South

Nych Smith and Bjorn Broman, who sat out the previous game with injuries, combined for a clutch five points in the last 19 seconds and Winthrop fended off Campbell 90-86

  Special Olympics Athlete of the Month: Erykah Culbertson

Panthers part ways with 3x Pro Bowler Thomas Davis after 14 seasons

Grady with 17, Davidson holds on to beat George Mason 61-56

Charlotte Checkers tearing up the AHL

Williamson scores 30, No. 1 Duke routs Wake Forest 87-65

NCHSAA moving basketball regionals to Hickory in 2019

  Stores reopen to sell championship gear after Clemson’s victory over Alabama

Athletic stores re-opened following Clemson's victory over Alabama last night.

Local players to make a big difference in the National Championship game

As you watch the National Championship game tonight between Clemson and Alabama, you may hear a few names that you have heard before on Football Friday Night as some local guys will play a big role in who wins the title.

CIAA tournament to leave Charlotte for Baltimore in 2021

Charlotte still has the tournament until 2020.

Duke’s Zion Williamson Earns ACC Freshman of the Week Honors

For the second time this season, Duke’s Zion Williamson earned ACC Freshman of the Week honors.

Daniel Suárez Joins Stewart-Haas Racing

Daniel Suárez Joins Stewart-Haas Racing.

Nedeljkovic shuts out Marlies in dominant win

The Checkers wrapped up their Canadian road trip in convincing fashion, dominating the defending Calder Cup champion Toronto Marlies for a 5-0 victory.

Drinkwitz adds Adams to App State football staff

Appalachian State head football coach Eliah Drinkwitz announced Sunday the hiring of title-winning offensive assistant Junior Adams, who spent the last two seasons as the offensive coordinator and receivers coach at Western Kentucky.

Second half run dooms Gardner-Webb in 72-61 loss at Campbell in Big South opener

Gardner-Webb saw its eight-game win streak halted Saturday afternoon as Campbell rallied for a 72-61 win in both teams’ Big South Conference opener.

Three in doubles figures; Charlotte 49ers were nipped by Marshall

Jon Davis and Milos Supica combined for 60 points but the Charlotte 49ers (3-10, C-USA: 0-2) in a valiant effort were nipped by the defending Conference USA Champs Marshall Thundering Herd (9-6, C-USA: 2-0), 85-84.

Checkers win second straight against Belleville

The Checkers took control of the game after a wild first five minutes to eventually prevail by a 6-3 score in Belleville and extend their point streak to four games.

Mountaineers come up short at Troy

Appalachian State cut a 22-point first half deficit to just one, but came up on the short end of a 89-85 decision at Troy on Saturday afternoon.

Checkers start 2019 with 4-1 stomping of Sens

The Checkers kicked off a three-game Canadian road trip Friday night in Belleville and knocked off the Senators by a final score of 4-1.

Howell and Echols named AP Players of the Year

On Friday, the Associated Press announce the North Carolina AP Players of the Year and the All State team and it is full of our local players. The AP Offensive Player of the Year is Sun Valley quarterback Sam Howell. The AP Defensive Player of the Year is Vance linebacker Power Echols.

Gardner-Webb playing well heading into Big South Conference action on Saturday

One of the biggest surprises in college basketball has been Gardner-Webb. The Runnin' Bulldogs have won 8 in a row and are currently 10-5.

Panther stars Luke Kuechly and Christian McCaffrey honored with All-Pro selections

Two players from the Carolina Panthers were selected on Friday to the 2018 AP All-Pro squads.

Willett scores 28 as No. 17 Queens men’s basketball tops Virginia Union

Shaun Willett scored a career-high 28 points and grabbed 14 rebounds, as the 17th-ranked Queens University of Charlotte men’s basketball team defeated Virginia Union University, 102-85 on Thursday night at the Levine Center.

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller out 4 to 6 weeks

Charlotte Hornets center Cody Zeller will be out 4 to 6 weeks after undergoing successful surgery on Thursday.

Davis scores 24; 49ers fall WKU in C-USA opener

Two 49ers scored in double-figures led by 24 points from Jon Davis but Charlotte (3-9, C-USA: 0-1) fell 68-50 to WKU (8-6, C-USA: 1-0) in their Conference USA opener in Halton Arena.

Trevor Carrick, Janne Kuokkanen named AHL All Stars

The American Hockey League today announced that Charlotte Checkers defenseman Trevor Carrick and forward Janne Kuokkanen will represent the Atlantic Division at the 2019 AHL All-Star Classic.

Charlotte 49ers prepare to open conference play

Charlotte 49ers prepare to open conference play on January 3rd.

App State cornerback Clifton Duck declares for the NFL Draft

After 3 years up in Boone, former Butler High star and App State cornerback Clifton Duck is ready to take his talents to the next level as he has declared for the NFL Draft.

Hornets Look To Roster Depth to During Zeller and Lamb’s Absence

Hornets lose Cody Zeller and Jeremy Lamb to injuries.

Panthers Clean Out Lockers, Reflect on 2018 Season

Carolina Panthers clean out lockers and reflect on 2018 season.

Carolina Panthers to pick 16th in the NFL Draft; 2019 opponents set

The Carolina Panthers win over New Orleans on Sunday cleared up two pieces of business for the team as they get ready for 2019.

Duke QB Daniel Jones declares for the NFL Draft

Former Charlotte Latin star and current Duke QB Daniel Jones announced on Monday, that he will declare for the NFL Draft.

Duke remains No. 1 in AP Top 25 poll; Kentucky rises to 13th

Duke remains atop an AP Top 25 poll with few major changes after a light Christmas-week schedule of games

Panthers coach Ron Rivera expects he will be back in 2019

Ron Rivera says he expects to be back coaching the Panthers next season following a conversation with owner David Tepper

Virginia defeats South Carolina 28-0 in Belk Bowl

Virginia defeats South Carolina 28-0 in Belk Bowl.

Charlotte Hornets honor longtime broadcaster Steve Martin

It was a special night at the Spectrum Center as the Charlotte Hornets honored longtime broadcaster Steve Martin.

Walker, Parker lead Hornets over Nets 100-87

Kemba Walker scored 29 points on seven 3-pointers, Tony Parker had 17 of his 19 points in the fourth quarter and the Charlotte Hornets avenged a double overtime loss to the Brooklyn Nets earlier this week with a 100-87 victory on Friday night

Payton: Bridgewater to start Saints' finale vs. Panthers

Saints coach Sean Payton says Teddy Bridgewater will start New Orleans' regular-season finale against Carolina

Cotton Bowl: Can Notre Dame measure up to No. 2 Clemson?

Clemson coach Dabo Swinney has built the Tigers into what Notre Dame used to be and what Fighting Irish coach Brian Kelly is trying to recreate

QB Bentley leads South Carolina vs. Virginia in Belk Bowl

South Carolina quarterback Jake Bentley leads Gamecocks vs. Virginia in Belk Bowl

NCAA confirms suspension of Clemson star DT Dexter Lawrence

Clemson defensive tackle Dexter Lawrence will not play against No. 3 Notre Dame in the Cotton Bowl after the NCAA confirmed a suspension for a failed test for performance-enhancing drugs, possibly ending the highly touted junior's college career

Panthers place Taylor Heinicke on injured reserve

Panthers place Taylor Heinicke on injured reserve.

Muschamp wants Charlotte recruits looking at Gamecocks during Belk Bowl

The South Carolina Gamecocks might have hoped for more at the start of the season but there can’t be too many complaints about playing the Belk Bowl in Charlotte Saturday.

Irving scores 25, Celtics beat Hornets 119-103 to end skid

Kyrie Irving scored 25 points, Jayson Tatum had 17 and the Boston Celtics ended a three-game skid with a 119-103 win over the Charlotte Hornets

What started with such promise for Panthers ends in seventh straight loss, elimination

The sun shined over Bank of America Stadium just two days after weather in Charlotte forced the team to practice at the city’s Convention Center.

Ryan, Falcons hand Panthers 7th straight loss, 24-10

Matt Ryan threw for 239 yards and three touchdowns, and the Atlanta Falcons handed Carolina Panthers their seventh straight loss with a 24-10 win

Taylor Heinicke ready for start on Sunday

Heinicke has been with the team since training camp, went on to win the backup position and for the second half of the season has been getting plenty of reps with the starters during practice while Cam Newton has been dealing with his shoulder injury.

Panthers Set to Start Taylor Heinicke

Panthers to start Taylor Heinicke in place of injured Cam Newton on Sunday.

Carolina Panthers make a decision on Cam Newton and his distressed shoulder

Newton has been dealing with shoulder soreness and a limited range of motion almost a year after surgery to repair a partially torn rotator cuff.

UNC basketball coach Roy Williams signs 8-year contract extension

“I’m grateful and humbled in the University’s continued faith in my leadership of the basketball program,” said Williams.

Charlotte Christian is the FFN Team of the Year

With the high school football season in the books and all the state champs crowned, WBTV Sports and Football Friday Night announced their final FFN Top 10 and the team of the year on Tuesday night and that squad is Charlotte Christian.

Three in double-figures; 49ers top ECU

Jon Davis, Malik Martin, and Milos Supica combined for 41 points as the Charlotte 49ers (3-5) secured a 55-49 victory over the visiting ECU Pirates (6-5) inside Halton Arena, Tuesday evening.

Kuechly and Turner selected to play in the Pro Bowl

In a season where not much is going right for the Carolina Panthers, some good news on Tuesday as linebacker Luke Kuechly and offensive tackle Trai Turner were selected to play in the Pro Bowl.

Thomas leads Clemson to 78-51 win over Bucs

Elijah Thomas had 25 points and 14 rebounds to lead Clemson to a 78-51 victory over Charleston Southern

Georgetown pulls away late to beat Appalachian State 83-73

James Akinjo made three 3-pointers and scored 17 points, Josh LeBlanc posted a double-double and Georgetown pulled away late from Appalachian State for an 83-73 victory

No. 2 Duke emerges from exam break to beat Princeton 101-50

Freshman RJ Barrett scored 27 points to help second-ranked Duke beat Princeton 101-50

Laster helps Gardner-Webb run past Georgia Tech 79-69

DJ Laster scored 20 of his career high-tying 25 points in the first half, and Gardner-Webb shot nearly as well as it had all season in a 79-69 win at Georgia Tech

Hoard, Childress lead Wake past Davidson, 67-63

Jaylen Hoard and Brandon Childress each scored 16 points to lead Wake Forest past Davidson 67-63

Thomas Davis wearing cleats for Monday Night Football to honor injured Sun Valley player

Panthers' star linebacker Thomas Davis will be sporting a special pair of cleats when he takes the field Monday night before his team’s clash with the New Orleans Saints.

Eliah Drinkwitz introduced as App State’s football coach

Like so many others who traveled to New Orleans last week and watched Appalachian State cap a memorable football season with a thrilling bowl win, Eliah Drinkwitz showed up to work Monday morning.

Shelby knocks out North Davidson 42-21 to win program’s tenth NCHSAA title

The Shelby Golden Lions jumped out to a 14-0 lead after one quarter and did not look back on their way to doubling up North Davidson 42-21 and winning the school’s tenth NCHSAA State Championship in football.

Appalachian St. rolls past Middle Tenn. in N.O. Bowl, 45-13

Appalachian State receiver Malik Williams passed for two touchdowns on trick plays and the Mountaineers defeated Middle Tennessee 45-13 in the New Orleans Bowl

Fans throw stuffed animals on ice during Checkers’ annual Teddy Bear Toss

In the past eight seasons, the Checkers have collected and donated more than 14,000 stuffed animals.

Charlotte Catholic goes back-to-back with a hard-fought 17-14 win over Jacksonville

Charlotte Catholic took the 3A Championship in come-from-behind fashion, edging a tough-nosed Jacksonville team 17-14 to win the school’s sixth state championship and second straight.

Weddington blitzes by Southeast Guilford to win second title

The Weddington Warriors struck first, and struck often, as they ripped off a 27-14 victory over Southeast Guilford to claim the school’s second state football championship.