How the Panthers are working with PSL owners who may struggle to pay for tickets on time

An email did go out to PSL owners Monday evening expressing that the team would not be moving back any deadlines. However, it did illustrate that the team will be flexible in working with each individual account holder on designing a payment plan that works for them.

  NCAA grants an extra year of eligibility to spring sports student-athletes

NCAA grants spring-sport athletes year of eligibility lost to coronavirus

I Racing raises the interest in NASCAR as the sports world is on pause

Former Panthers Steve Smith, Jonathan Stewart partner to raise money for Charlotte COVID-19 response

Long journey for Teddy Bridgewater brings him to the Carolina Panthers

Former Johnson C. Smith star and Harlem Globetrotter Fred “Curly” Neal passes away

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Drew and Brittany Brees pledge $5 million to Louisiana

  COVID-19 cancels spring football for the Charlotte 49ers but it’s not all bad news

NCAA denies that it shut down Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence’s fundraiser for coronavirus victims

AP source: Panthers agree to terms with WR Robby Anderson

Carolina Panthers release QB, former MVP Cam Newton after nine years

NCHSAA suspends spring sports until May 18th

Carolina Panthers sign XFL star QB PJ Walker

The Carolina Panthers continued the remake of the team by signing free agent quarterback P.J. Walker.

  New safety measures for local golf courses due to COVID-19

Local golf courses have seen business pick up but it is not business as usual due to COVID-19.

Panthers trade QB Kyle Allen to Washington Redskins

The Panthers traded Allen, who started 12 games in Carolina last season, to the Washington Redskins, according to reports by the NFL Network.

Cam Newton’s effect on Charlotte? He fed the homeless after Panthers home games

Since being drafted first overall in the 2011 NFL draft, Cam Newton has become synonymous with the Carolina Panthers.

  Chad Grier comes home to become the head football coach at Providence Day

Saints head coach Sean Payton tests positive for coronavirus

The rebuild is on for the Carolina Panthers defense

Charitable giving continues even though the Wells Fargo Championship is cancelled

  S.C. race track shuts down Saturday race over coronavirus outbreak concerns

Panthers release veteran safety Eric Reid, reports say

Former Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis reuniting with Ron Rivera on Redskins

Former Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis announced Tuesday that he is signing with the Washington Redskins and reuniting with his old head coach, Ron Rivera.

Report: Tom Brady will join the Tampa Bay Bucs

Brady will be 43 years old when the season starts

Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte canceled due to coronavirus pandemic

The PGA TOUR has canceled the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte due to the coronavirus outbreak.

2020 ACC Baseball Championship canceled, was set to take place in Charlotte

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) has cancelled the upcoming 2020 ACC Baseball Championship along with all other spring athletic activity with continuing concerns over the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Report: Quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ready to sign with Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers said they have strong interest in New Orleans Saints free agent quarterback Teddy Bridgewater, according to a report.

Panthers give Cam Newton permission to seek trade

After nine years with the Carolina Panthers, quarterback Cam Newton now has the team’s permission to seek a trade.

Kentucky Derby 146 re-scheduled for Saturday of Labor Day Weekend

You may not be able to wear white after Labor Day, but this year’s Kentucky Derby will offer fashionistas one final chance to put together their freshest ivory outfits.

  Shelby deals with postponed basketball state championships

North Carolina was suppose to crown state champs in basketball this past Saturday but because of covid-19, the championships were postponed. A tough pill to swallow for the community of Shelby.

NASCAR postpones all race events through May 3 due to coronavirus outbreak

NASCAR plans to return racing in Martinsville and intends to hold all 36 races this season, with future rescheduling soon to be determined as officials continue to monitor this situation closely with public health officials and medical experts.

Charlotte Hornets establish fund for hundreds of employees impacted by loss of events over coronavirus

Part-time, hourly Charlotte Hornets employees affected by loss of games due to the coronavirus pandemic will be provided financial assistance, thanks to a fund established by the Hornets and its players.

  NCHSAA hopes to play the basketball state championships... EVENTUALLY

At this point, all major sporting events around the world have been cancelled, but the NCHSAA is going with a more positive approach as they have just postponed their basketball state championships.

Grizzlies owner to compensate game night employees for missed games due to suspended season

Robert Pera, owner of the Memphis Grizzlies, is stepping up to compensate all Grizzlies game night employees for missed games, according to team officials.

Zion Williamson covering salaries for arena workers throughout NBA hiatus

Zion Williamson has joined his counterparts in the NBA by stepping up to provide financial relief for arena workers throughout the league’s 30-day hiatus.

Two upcoming NASCAR races postponed as coronavirus precaution

NASCAR has postponed two upcoming race events, and says they are monitoring the coronavirus situation to assess future races.

Carolina Panthers staff to work from home, travel limited due to coronavirus fears

Outside of a few exceptions, Panthers officials say they have instructed staff to work from home and have limited travel for Panthers coaches and scouts until further notice.

Charlotte NBA fans react to NBA suspending season

The National Basketball Association has suspended its season following a player’s positive test for the coronavirus.

Only essential staff and limited family at NCAA tournaments

NCAA President Mark Emmert says NCAA Division I basketball tournament games won’t be open to the general public because of concerns about the spread of coronavirus.

ACC suspends all athletic-related activities due to coronavirus fears

The Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) men’s basketball tournament has suspended all athletic-related activities as North Carolina is under a state of emergency due to coronavirus concerns.

Daniels helps NC State top Pittsburgh 73-58 in ACC 2nd round

Devon Daniels scored 23 points to help North Carolina State beat Pittsburgh 73-58 in Wednesday’s second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Dawes leads Clemson past Miami 69-64 in ACC Tournament

Al-Amir Dawes scored 18 points, and eighth-seeded Clemson defeated ninth-seeded Miami 69-64 on Wednesday to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

NASCAR announces event operational changes due to coronavirus fears

NASCAR is announcing event operational changes due to coronavirus fears after the virus was declared a global pandemic by the World Health Organization.

Governor Roy Cooper, sports fans weigh in on coronavirus potentially impacting sporting events

North Carolina Governor Roy Cooper and sports fans are weighing in on the potential impact the coronavirus could have on March Madness.

Charlotte Checkers implementing preventative measures for coronavirus

The Charlotte Checkers are implementing preventive measures as the coronavirus continues to spread in the United States, and a state of emergency was declared in North Carolina.

  Panthers-MLS talks started in 2018, email shows

The email shows that both Charlotte City Manager Marcus Jones and Mayor Vi Lyles were scheduled to be at the meeting.

NBA, MLB, NHL, MLS closing locker rooms amid virus scare

The NBA, NHL, Major League Baseball and Major League Soccer are closing access to locker rooms and clubhouses to all non-essential personnel in response to the coronavirus crisis.

Logano holds off Harvick in NASCAR Cup race at Phoenix

Joey Logano raced to his second NASCAR Cup Series win in three weeks, holding off Kevin Harvick over the final two laps after an overtime restart Sunday at Phoenix Raceway.

Winthrop to 11th NCAA Tournament with 76-68 win over Hampton

Winthrop is going back to where it almost always used to go — the NCAA tournament.

NCAA BOUND! Winthrop wins Big South Tournament to earn coveted postseason bid

The second-seeded Eagles won the Big South tournament championship on Sunday afternoon

Carey, Robinson help No. 12 Duke beat rival UNC 89-76

Vernon Carey Jr. had 25 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 12 Duke beat rival North Carolina 89-76 in the regular-season finale.

Terry Rozier scores 24 points, Hornets beat Rockets 108-99

Terry Rozier scored 24 points and the fast-starting Charlotte Hornets beat the slumping Houston Rockets 108-99 on Saturday night.

Dylann Roof murdered her mom in a church. Why the Mallard Creek hoops star forgave him.

In the late spring of 2015, Middleton-Doctor was on her way to the class, but forgot her Bible. So she went home to get it. That was the last time Hali Doctor saw her mom alive.

Drake Maye, Myers Park’s all-star quarterback, decommits from Alabama, commits to UNC

Mack Brown got his quarterback of the future Friday when Myers Park’s Drake Maye decommitted from Alabama and committed to North Carolina.

Jamal Murray hits late jumper to lift Nuggets past Hornets

Jamal Murray hit a running, off-balance 13-footer from the baseline with 5.1 seconds left and the Denver Nuggets overcame an eight-point fourth quarter deficit to beat the Charlotte Hornets 114-112 on Thursday night.

#3 Gardner-Webb tops #6 UNC Asheville, 72-62, Thursday afternoon in Hercules Tires Big South Quarterfinals

No. 3 seed Gardner-Webb closed the game on a 17-7 run and held No. 6 UNC Asheville without a field goal for the final 6:08 to win 72-62 and advance to the 2020 Hercules Tires Big South Men’s Basketball semifinals.

  As CIAA heads to Baltimore, Charlotte city leaders wonder what will replace it

The Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) basketball tournament is headed to Baltimore, and has left Charlotte city leaders wondering what could take its place.

Winthrop rolls past Upstate 106-70 in Big South

Hunter Hale scored 21 points, Josh Ferguson added 17, both knocking down five 3-pointers and second-seeded Winthrop used a school tournament record 16 triples to cruise past seventh-seeded South Carolina Upstate 106-70 in the Big South Conference tourney quarterfinals.

Charlotte defeats C-USA champion North Texas 56-43

Jordan Shepherd scored 18 points and Charlotte upended Conference USA regular-season champion North Texas 56-43.

Nic Batum would like to apologize. He knows he’s an overpaid Hornets cheerleader

In an exclusive Observer interview Tuesday, Batum offered an apology for not playing up to the level of his massive contract.

Salisbury native, DE Chris Smith signs one-year deal with Carolina Panthers

NFL defensive end and Salisbury native Chris Smith is signing with the Carolina Panthers, according to an ESPN report.

Panthers tentatively agree to trade RG Trai Turner for Chargers LT Russell Okung

The Panthers have tentatively agreed to a trade with the Los Angeles Chargers, swapping offensive lineman, per multiple reports. Carolina will receive left tackle Russell Okung while the Chargers will receive right guard Trai Turner.

Bowman holds off Busch bros at Fontana for 2nd NASCAR win

Alex Bowman raced to his second career NASCAR Cup Series victory by holding off Kyle and Kurt Busch.

Antetokounmpo’s 41 points lift Bucks past Hornets 93-85

Giannis Antetokounmpo had 41 points, 20 rebounds and six assists, and the Milwaukee Bucks beat the Charlotte Hornets 93-85 for their sixth straight win.

Osaghae sparks FIU run in 2nd half, defeat Charlotte 67-52

Osasumwen Osaghae scored 19 points, grabbed 12 rebounds and blocked four shots to lead Florida International to a 67-52 win over Charlotte.

Huff plays huge as Virginia beats No. 7 Duke, 52-50

Mamadi Diakite made a short, go-ahead jumper with 37 seconds left and Jay Huff blocked Vernon Carey Jr. under the basket with 3.7 seconds left and Virginia ended a three-game home losing streak against No. 7 Duke with a 52-50 victory.

North Carolina’s long-range barrage sinks Syracuse, 92-79

Freshman guard Cole Anthony scored 25 points, hitting a season-high seven 3-pointers, Garrison Brooks added 26 points and a career-high 14 rebounds, and North Carolina beat Syracuse 92-79.

Sarr, Wake Forest deal blow to Irish NCAA hopes

Olivier Sarr scored 30 points and grabbed 17 rebounds to lead Wake Forest to an 84-73 victory over visiting Notre Dame, which had won seven of its previous nine games.

Winthrop tops High Point to claim share of Big South title

Hunter Hale scored 22 points and Chandler Vaudrin distributed a career-high 15 assists and Winthrop beat High Point 84-76 to clinch a share of the Big South Conference regular season championship.

Cornwall scores 19 to carry Gardner-Webb past Radford 70-62

Jaheam Cornwall and Nate Johnson scored 19 points apiece and Gardner-Webb closed the regular season by knocking Radford out of sole possession of first place in the Big South Conference with a 70-62 win.

Clint Bowyer edges Jimmie Johnson for NASCAR pole at Fontana

Clint Bowyer has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup Series race at Fontana this weekend, holding off six-time race champion Jimmie Johnson.

N.C. State defeats Pitt 77-73 behind Hellems’ surge

Reserve forward Jericole Hellems scored 16 points and sparked a second-half comeback to give N.C. State’s NCAA Tournament hopes a boost in a 77-73 win over Pittsburgh.

Survey says? Charlotte MLS season tickets could include PSLs, just like the Panthers

The survey was designed to gather fan feedback regarding ticketing and seating preferences before tickets go on sale.

Rozier hits tiebreaking FT, Hornets beat Raptors 99-96

Terry Rozier hit a tiebreaking free throw with 2.1 seconds remaining and the Charlotte Hornets beat Toronto 99-96, handing the Raptors their second consecutive loss and just their third in 20 games.

No. 4 Dayton gets A-10 title with 82-67 win over Davidson

Obi Toppin demonstrated his assortment of dunks while scoring 23 points with near-perfect shooting, and No. 4 Dayton clinched the Atlantic 10 title by beating Davidson 82-67 for its 18th straight victory.

  Charlotte Hornets honor the Greensboro Four during Black History Month

During the final week of Black History Month 2020, the Charlotte Hornets recognized surviving family members of the pioneers, sent its players to visit the sit-in exhibit at the Levine of the New South, and hosted a forum showcasing the courage of these student foot soldiers.

Gardner-Webb dumps Charleston Southern 83-74

Nate Johnson had 21 points as Gardner-Webb beat Charleston Southern 83-74.

Winthrop gets win No. 20, beat SC Upstate 90-82

Josh Ferguson had 22 points as Winthrop defeated South Carolina Upstate 90-82 for the Eagles’ 20th victory.

Save Women’s Sports Act would essentially ban trans athletes from sports in Louisiana

Transgender athletes would not be allowed to compete in high school or college sports in Louisiana under a bill filed by Sen. Beth Mizell, R-Franklinton, ahead of the 2020 Regular Legislative Session.

N.C. brewing company donates nearly $4K in honor of Carolina Hurricanes emergency goalie

At Tuesday night’s Carolina Hurricanes games against the Dallas Stars, R&D Brewing committed to donating a portion of every Storm Brew, the official beer of the Carolina Hurricanes, sold to a kidney foundation in honor of David Ayres.