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NCAA supports transgender athletes, opposes having events in states with discriminatory laws

Mark Prosser hired as head coach of Winthrop men’s basketball

  Legendary UNC basketball coach Roy Williams retiring after nearly 50-year career

Pat Kelsey introduced as new College of Charleston head basketball coach

  Sports fans happy to be enjoying March Madness again, one year after COVID-19 pandemic shuttered NCAA tournament

  Fans flock to bars, restaurants for March Madness Friday afternoon

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  App State fans revel in opportunity to watch March Madness together

101-year-old Sister Jean, beloved Loyola Chicago fan, is vaccinated and cleared to go to NCAA Tournament

Winthrop, App. State among teams in Carolinas to find spot in NCAA Tournament

545 college athletes urge NCAA to pull championships from states that ban transgender athletes

Duke pulls out of ACC Tournament, NCAA streak in jeopardy

  ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament is a go with fans year after start of pandemic

Appalachian State and UNC Greensboro are heading to the NCAA tournament

Moments after conference favorite UNC Greensboro topped Mercer for the SoCon championship, fourth-seeded Appalachian State upset top-seed Georgia State, 80-73, on Monday night to win Sun Belt tournament.

  BACK TO THE DANCE! Winthrop wins Big South tournament and secures NCAA bid

The Eagles defeated Campbell 80-53 in the Big South tournament championship.

Bacot, Love and Walton score 18 each, UNC beats Duke 91-73

The Tar Heels (16-9, 10-6 ACC) will be the No. 6 seed and earned a first-round bye in next week’s conference tournament.

ACC tournaments begin in Greensboro with (limited) fans

No one knew at that time how long it would be before crowds and the games could come back.

EA Sports confirms return of college football game

REPORT: LSU set to interview Vikings DB coach Daronte Jones for DC job

  ‘I still can’t believe it’: Gamecock hoops legend Wilson in awe of statue

Alabama defeats Ohio State 52-24 in CFP National Championship Game

Alabama WR DeVonta Smith wins 2020 Heisman Trophy

CFP Exec. Director, Ohio State AD: National Championship game still on

Ball drop: Wisconsin wins Duke’s Mayo Bowl, breaks trophy

After the game, Mertz was dancing with the Duke’s Mayo Bowl trophy when he dropped the football-shaped piece of Lenox crystal on top and it shattered on the locker room floor.

AP source: Duke women end basketball season amid virus

The person says the men’s program planned to keep playing. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the school has not publicly announced the decision.

South Carolina out of Gasparilla Bowl

Gamecocks season ends at 2-8

No. 2 Clemson earns spot in College Football Playoff

The Tigers will face No. 3 Ohio State in one of the semifinals in New Orleans.

Defense clamps down, No. 3 Clemson dominates No. 2 Notre Dame to capture 6th straight ACC title

No. 3 Clemson captures its sixth straight ACC Championship with a 34-10 win over No. 2 Notre Dame.

Sun Belt Conference Championship Game canceled due to COVID-19 issues

The announcement was made late Thursday night.

Former CCU star Lorenzo Taliaferro dies at 28, authorities say

Taliaferro was drafted to the Baltimore Ravens in 2014.

Season-opening games canceled for Charlotte men’s basketball due to COVID-19

COVID-19 has forced the cancellation of season-opening games for Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball against Tennessee and VCU in the Volunteer Classic.

No. 15 Coastal Carolina tops Appalachian State, 34-23

The win is the Chants' first-ever win over Appalachian State in six previous tries.

UNC Charlotte postpones weekend football game due to COVID-19 cluster

The 49ers were scheduled to play at Middle Tennessee this weekend.

Ole Miss freshman ‘has regained movement’ after receiving severe injury at practice

Ole Miss freshman Damarcus Thomas has “regained movement in all of his extremities” after receiving a severe injury during practice.

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

Clemson and Lawrence have yet to comment on the report.

  Charlotte 49ers football team set to finally play first home game Saturday

The Charlotte 49ers football team is scheduled to play it’s first home game of the season Saturday afternoon.

  Florida International University postpones football game against Charlotte 49ers due to COVID-19

Charlotte’s scheduled home opener against Florida International University, slated for this Saturday, Oct. 17, has been postponed due to an increase in COVID-19 positive results within the FIU football program.

  Second football game in a row postponed for Appalachian State University due to COVID-19

Appalachian State University football players haven’t been on the field for a game in two weeks and it may be another two weeks before they do.

App State vs. Louisiana football game postponed due to COVID-19 cases and contact tracing

Appalachian State University is postponing its scheduled football game against Louisiana due to COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing.

Charlotte 49ers vs. Ga. State was called off because COVID test results were misread

Georgia State athletics director Charlie Cobb said in a statement that the Panthers medical staff was alerted by a lab director that “human error Friday morning caused the error in test results.”

Georgia State postpones football game vs Charlotte 49ers due to positive COVID-19 tests

Out of an abundance of caution, Georgia State has postponed its Saturday game vs the Charlotte 49ers due to COVID-19 positive tests and contact tracing within the Georgia State football program.

App State to allow family members at sporting events, more fans allowed soon

For this Saturday’s game against Campbell at Kidd Brewer Stadium, App State is inviting up to 300 family members of App State student-athletes and up to 50 Campbell student-athlete family members.

Notre Dame-Wake Forest football game postponed due to COVID-19 cases

Notre Dame’s football game vs. Wake Forest has been postponed after positive COVID-19 tests landed 13 Fighting Irish players in isolation and another 10 in quarantine.

N.C. State parents OK’d to attend Saturday football game

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services says two family members per player may attend live games if colleges and universities meet certain health criteria.

Maui Invitational moving to North Carolina during pandemic

Dates for the tournament have yet to be finalized.

Gamecock legend Wilson named WNBA Most Valuable Player

Wilson received 43 of 47 first-place votes and accrued 458 total points from a panel of national sportswriters and broadcasters to earn the award.

Senator: Allowing college athletes NIL pay is ‘huge mistake’

Republican Sen. Richard Burr of North Carolina says athletes profiting would be a “huge mistake” that would damage college sports.

Charlotte 49ers lose to Appalachian State in season opener in the rain and fog

The Mountaineers overcame key mistakes — turnovers and penalties — in winning the season opener against the 49ers.

NC health officials won’t allow athlete’s families to attend college football games

North Carolina Secretary of Health and Human Services Dr. Mandy Cohen has denied a request for colleges across North Carolina to allow families of football players to attend games in-person.

ACC, led by Mike Krzyzewski, to propose every Division I college basketball team make the 2021 NCAA Tournament

The idea, if ratified, would transform the regular 68-team bracket into a mega-March Madness tournament with close to 350 teams vying for an NCAA championship.

Former Gamecocks head football coach Holtz to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

During Friday’s press briefing, President Donald Trump announced Lou Holtz will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Charlotte Hornets postpone uniform launch

The Charlotte Hornets have postponed the unveiling of their new uniform.

NC State pauses all athletic-related activities due to COVID-19

There was a cluster associated with NC State Athletics, which currently with 27 positive cases identified. Not all cases are student athletes.

UNC Charlotte to play without fans for home opener

The 49ers are slated to begin their home slate against Georgia State on Sept. 26 after opening on the road at Appalachian State and then at UNC.

  Confirmed COVID-19 cluster tied to App State football team, practice suspended

A COVID-19 cluster has been confirmed in association with the Appalachian State University football team.

UNC fall sports still on despite remote learning

The University of North Carolina says it still plans to play sports this fall after canceling in-person undergraduate classes in favor of remote instruction amid the coronavirus pandemic.

NCAA cancels fall sports championships; not FBS football

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has canceled all fall sports championships.

NCAA president: No fall sports championships, including FCS football, in 2020

The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) has canceled all fall sports championships, except FBS football.

Charlotte 49ers to open football season with App State Mountaineers

The Charlotte 49ers will open their 2020 college football season with the Appalachian State Mountaineers.

Big Ten cancels college football season for fall 2020, hopes to play in spring 2021

With this decision, the Big Ten has become the first Power Five conference to decide not to play this fall amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

ACC ‘absolutely’ intends to play 2020 college football season after league meetings Monday

The comment from a high-ranking source within the league came after an ACC conference call with athletic directors and a similar call involving university presidents.

Elon University postpones fall sports in 2020

Elon University is postponing its fall sports competition in 2020 due to challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic.

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.

SEC football schedule 2020: League will play 10-game, conference-only slate beginning Sept. 26, per reports

It is unknown at this time how the SEC will fill out the additional two games of its conference-only schedule.

Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence gets engaged

Lawrence proposes to long time girlfriend at Memorial Stadium

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

Carolina Panthers legend Julius Peppers is among several former Panthers, including former coach Ron Rivera, named to the official ballot for the 2021 College Football Hall of Fame class.

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

App State is eliminating the varsity sports of men’s soccer, men’s tennis and men’s indoor track & field.

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

Furman University is discontinuing its baseball and men’s lacrosse programs which is one of many steps the college is taking to address the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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

The NCAA Division I Council voted Monday, March 30 to grant spring-sport athletes the year of eligibility they lost due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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

The NCAA issued a statement Tuesday afternoon denying that the organization itself asked Lawrence and Mowry to take it down.

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).

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.

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.

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

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.

  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.

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

The 2020 CIAA men’s and women’s basketball tournaments officially kicked off at Bojangles Coliseum Tuesday.

  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.