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Duke says 25 returning athletes test positive for coronavirus

Duke says that 25 athletes have tested positive for the coronavirus over the past three weeks as they began returning to campus for voluntary practice.

Julius Peppers among former Carolina Panthers on College Football Hall of Fame ballot

  Appalachian State University eliminating three sports due to financial impact of COVID-19

Furman University discontinues baseball, men’s lacrosse due to COVID-19 impact

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

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

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

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ACC suspends all athletic-related activities due to coronavirus fears

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

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

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

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

  Despite impending location change, CIAA fans excited for start of 2020 tournament

  Charlotte businesses aim to ‘make the most’ of last year hosting CIAA

In 2018, the event made a $50.5 million economic impact on the city. In 2019, the event had a total economic impact of $43.7 million.

After LSU fan starts GoFundMe to buy Clemson mascot new outfit, money raised will be used to save wild tigers worldwide

After an LSU fan started a GoFundMe to replace a unsightly Clemson mascot, it was revealed the money raised will actually be used to save tigers worldwide and increase wild tiger populations by 2022.

Former Mississippi State, Wenonah High School player killed in Birmingham

Wilson was a wide receiver for Mississippi State and Wenonah High School.

Former UNC athlete Talbott dead of cancer at 75

Danny Talbott, a two-sport athlete at the University of North Carolina and member of the North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame, has died after a long battle with cancer. He was 75.

Video of LSU players dancing to ‘Get The Gat’ at White House goes viral

South Carolina’s Couisnard beats #10 UK with three at buzzer

No. 1 LSU defeats No. 3 Clemson in CFP National Championship

Empire State Building lit up in purple and gold after LSU national championship win

Ex-UNC women’s basketball coach Hatchell cited after 89-year-old woman dies in Durham crash

VA Tech loses Belk Bowl on last-second touchdown

Robinson leads Tar Heels as Williams gets win No. 879

Brandon Robinson scored a career-high 20 points and Roy Williams tied his mentor on the all-time wins list as North Carolina beat Yale 70-67.

Offensive coordinator Alex Atkins leaving Charlotte 49ers for Florida State

Under Atkins, Charlotte led Conference USA in rushing (197.9 yards per game) and was third in total offense (421.1). With his guidance, 49ers running back Benny LeMay and offensive tackle Cam Clark were named to the all-conference first team, while quarterback Chris Reynolds and receiver Victor Tuck

  Charlotte 49ers fans flock to Bahamas for first bowl game in football team’s history

Despite a long travel distance and Christmas being just days away, hundreds of Charlotte 49ers fans made the trek to the Bahamas for the UNC Charlotte football team’s first bowl game in program history.

  Davidson’s Bob McKillop a first-time Basketball Hall of Fame nominee

Bob McKillop, the iconic Davidson coach who installed Stephen Curry as a college star, has been nominated for inclusion in the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame.

Brooks, Michigan upset No. 6 UNC 73-64 in Battle 4 Atlantis

Eli Brooks matched his career high with 24 points and Michigan ran off 19 unanswered points in the second half to score a big upset, beating sixth-ranked North Carolina 73-64 to reach the Battle 4 Atlantis championship game

Donations pouring in for SFA senior, his family after his game-winning shot vs Duke

In the wake of Stephen F. Austin State University’s amazing buzzer-beating win over No. 1 ranked Duke, the college’s Office of Compliance set up a Go Fund Me Account for Nathan Bain’s family, which lost almost everything when Hurricane Dorian hit the Bahamas.

Stephen F. Austin stuns No. 1 Duke, 85-83 in OT

Nathan Bain stole the ball and hit a layup at the overtime buzzer and Stephen F. Austin knocked off No. 1 Duke 85-83 on Tuesday night.

Belk to end 9-year run as sponsor of annual Charlotte bowl game

The Charlotte Sports Foundation announced Wednesday that Belk will end its run as the title sponsor of Charlotte’s annual college football bowl game after the 2019 Belk Bowl at Bank of America Stadium.

  ‘Big’ basketball tournament headed to Charlotte in 2021

Tuesday, the Big South conference, which is headquartered in Charlotte, announced it would be bringing its tournaments to Charlotte from 2021 to 2023, at a press conference at Bojangles Coliseum.

Chad Morris fired as Arkansas football coach, Lunney Jr. named interim coach

The University of Arkansas has fired Chad Morris as its head football coach, according to a report from content partner KATV.

GAME UPDATES: LSU faces Alabama in historic matchup in Tuscaloosa

The game starts at 2:30 p.m. and airs on CBS.

No. 22 LSU basketball takes on Bowling Green

The No. 22 LSU men’s basketball team begins its 2019-2020 season in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center against the Bowling Green Falcons.

President Trump will attend Alabama-LSU game

President Trump officially confirmed during a rally in Monroe, La. Wednesday evening that he’ll be attending the Alabama/LSU game in Tuscaloosa on Saturday afternoon.

  High school recruits are turning up their tenacity after NCAA says players can get paid

Big news for any sports fan. What you know about the NCAA and your favorite college teams are changing. In a big announcement on Tuesday, officials said student-athletes will now be able to make money for their name, image and likeness.

  NC Sen. Richard Burr suggests taxing scholarships of college athletes who ‘cash in’ on likeness

Sen. Burr tweeted that if students are going to be able to make money from their likeness while in school, then their scholarships should be treated as income.

  Former Duke standout Jay Bilas shares his take on whether student-athletes should get paid

There’s a growing push to allow your favorite NCAA student-athletes to be paid. It’s been such a hot issue, federal and state lawmakers for the Carolinas are now stepping in to make sure the athletes can receive endorsements despite the NCAA’s wishes.

Clemson football fans can be part of Disney movie about former player who adopted brother

The university announced Friday that production of the Walt Disney Pictures movie “Safety” will continue through Sept. 23.

  Fans from both ‘Carolinas’ flock to Queen City for Belk College Kickoff

The festivities surrounding the Belk College Kickoff officially began Friday night in uptown Charlotte.

  UNC Charlotte launches pilot program selling alcohol at sporting events

It’s a one-year pilot program, meaning university officials will monitor fan behavior to make sure games are a good experience for everyone.

Former Gamecocks athletics director Mike McGee passes away

Dr. Mike McGee, the former athletics director for the University of South Carolina, passed away at the age of 80 his home in Montrose, Colo., school officials announced on Friday.

Top quarterback recruit Drake Maye sets family legacy aside; picks Alabama over UNC

Myers Park High’s Drake Maye, a rising junior and one of the country’s top quarterbacks in the Class of 2021, announced his decision Wednesday on Twitter.

  Lenoir Rhyne University Football stadium home grandstands declared unsafe, must be removed and replaced

A lot of work is ahead if the Moretz Football Stadium at Lenoir Rhyne University is to be ready for the football team’s home opener in September.

LSU competes in NCAA Track and Field Championships

LSU has several athletes competing in the NCAA Track and Field Championships in Austin.

Zion Williamson entering NBA draft after 1 year at Duke

Zion Williamson is leaving Duke after 1 high-flying season to enter the NBA draft

Will Wade meets with LSU, NCAA officials

Suspended LSU basketball head coach Will Wade met with university and NCAA officials Friday.

Duke looking into allegation against Zion Williamson

Though he faces federal extortion charges for his interactions with Nike, attorney Michael Avenatti isn’t backing down with his allegations the shoe company bribed college athletes.

Auburn downs Kentucky, advances to first Final Four in school history

For the first time in school history, the Auburn is headed to the Final Four after taking down Kentucky 77-71 in overtime.

Michigan State knocks off Duke 68-67 to make Final Four

Cassius Winston put Michigan State on his shoulders and carried the Spartans into the Final Four.

Michigan State meets Duke in Elite Eight

Michigan State is set to face off against Duke in a NCAA Elite Eight matchup

Zion, Duke avoid upset, edge Virginia Tech 75-73 in NCAAs

Williamson scored 23 points, RJ Barrett had 18 and a career-high 11 assists, and Tre Jones added 22 points and eight assists, helping No. 1 overall seed Duke avoid an NCAA Tournament upset and edge No. 4-seeded Virginia Tech 75-73

Hot-shooting Auburn upsets No. 1 North Carolina 97-80

Auburn earned its second trip to the Elite Eight by coasting to a 97-80 victory over the No. 1 seed in the Midwest Region on Friday night.

  Former NC State Football player, sports agent pleads guilty to bribing college athletes

Eric Leak, a former football player at North Carolina State University in the late 1990′s and early 2000′s, pleaded guilty Friday to bribing college athletes to hire him as their professional sports agent.

Duke overcomes first half nerves, defeats NDSU 85-62 to advance to Round 2

Duke defeats NDSU to advance to Round 2 of the NCAA Tournament.

Virginia defeats Gardner-Webb 71-56 in first round of NCAA Tournament

It had been a surreal week for Gardner-Webb after winning the Big South Conference tournament on March 10 to punch their ticket to their first ever NCAA Tournament.

  Gardner-Webb students, fans excited on eve of school’s first NCAA Tournament game

Gardner-Webb students and fans are excited on eve of school’s first NCAA Tournament game.

Duke Prepares to go dancing, faces North Dakota State in round 1 of NCAA Tournament

The Duke Blue Devils are gearing up to play No. 16 seed North Dakota State in their NCAA Tournament Round 1 matchup, and while Duke is an experienced program known for making deep runs in the tournament, this year four of Coach K’s five starters are dancing for the first time.

North Dakota State holds off NC Central 78-74 in First Four

Tyson Ward scored 23 points and North Dakota State advanced to the NCAA Tournament round of 64 with a 78-74 win over North Carolina Central in a First Four game

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.

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

This will be the third matchup in less than a month for the longtime in-state college basketball rivals.

  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 Zion Williamson day to day with mild knee sprain

No. 1 Duke says freshman star Zion Williamson is day to day with mild right knee sprain

SEC officiating under scrutiny during historic LSU, Texas A&M overtime game

As if LSU fans needed any more reason to be upset at the SEC's officiating this year.

  Davidson defeats Cleveland State 83-63 in season opener

Davidson hosted Cleveland State in their season opener, defeating the Vikings 83-63.

Bama QB calls for new NCAA football video game

Tua Tagovailoa is a star on the field for Alabama football team. Now, it appears, Tagovailoa wants the option to play out the Tide’s season virtually.

Lenoir-Rhyne’s Haylea Salamon selected as a Top 30 finalist for NCAA Woman of the Year

In addition to her academic prowess, Salamon was exceptional on the track, earning SAC Female Field Athlete of the Year honors in 2015 and 2016. She won three SAC Outdoor Track and Field Championships in the discus while placing in the top 10 in the shot put, javelin and hammer throw all four years.

Will Grier's homecoming to Charlotte was a good one as West Virginia pounds Tennessee

Coming home to play in Bank of America Stadium was a dream come true for former Davidson Day star Will Grier and it was made even better with a win as West Virginia pounded Tennessee 40-14.

Defense keys California's 24-17 win over North Carolina

Patrick Laird rushed for one touchdown and caught another, California's defense took advantage of a rocky outing from North Carolina quarterback Nathan Elliott, and the Golden Bears held off the Tar Heels 24-17 in the...

No. 10 Nittany Lions survive 45-38 in OT vs Appalachian St

Amani Oruwariye intercepted a Zac Thomas pass in the end zone and No. 10 Penn State held on to beat Appalachian State 45-38 in overtime on Saturday, exactly 11 years after the Mountaineers stunned Michigan in one of the...

  Fans gather for Belk College Kickoff at Bank of America Stadium

Fans of the Tennessee Volunteers and West Virginia Mountaineers football teams have made the trek to Charlotte for the much anticipated Belk College Kickoff game.

Meyers helps NC State beat James Madison 24-13 in opener

Jakobi Meyers had career highs of 14 catches for 161 yards - including two big third-down grabs on the clinching late drive - to help North Carolina State beat James Madison 24-13 in Saturday's season opener for both...

  UNCC students vote not to challenge board's decision to keep Jerry Richardson's name on stadium

On Thursday, the Student Government Association says the resolution would be considered next week, but on Friday, Buffie Stephens with the UNCC Office of News and Information said the resolution was voted against Thursday night.

Clemson transfer Belk can play immediately at S Carolina

South Carolina says highly touted freshman defensive lineman Josh Belk has been declared eligible to play immediately and doesn't have to sit out a year under NCAA transfer rules.

  WBTV Sports Overtime: Talented Charlotte 49ers defense looks to be more aggressive in 2018

It's game week for the Charlotte 49ers and while a lot of questions remain on the offensive side of the ball like who will be the starting quarterback, the defense has the potential to be a very solid unit with the return of 9 starters.

  Charlotte 49ers ready to put 2017 behind them

2017 was a season to forget for the Charlotte 49ers as they went 1-11. But in 2018, there is a new offensive scheme, a new defensive scheme, and a new attitude.

Clemson, LSU to play home-and-home series in 2025, 2026

Clemson and LSU have agreed to play a home-and-home football series in 2025 and 2026.

Duke says guard Alex O'Connell out with broken facial bone

Duke says guard Alex O'Connell will miss the remaining two games of the team's Canada tour with a broken bone in his face.

Canadian star Barrett has 34 points in Duke exhibition debut

Canadian star R.J. Barrett scored 34 points in his first exhibition game for Duke, helping the Blue Devils rout Ryerson 86-67 on Wednesday night.

Charlotte 49ers men's soccer team host High Point in an exhibition game

This marks the second straight season that Charlotte and High Point have played each other in an exhibition game.