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

The Alabama Crimson Tide defeated the Ohio State Buckeyes 52-24 in the 2021 College Football Playoff National Championship Game Monday night at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.

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

South Carolina out of Gasparilla Bowl

No. 2 Clemson earns spot in College Football Playoff

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

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

Former CCU star Lorenzo Taliaferro dies at 28, authorities say

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

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

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

Clemson QB Trevor Lawrence tests positive for COVID-19

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

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

  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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

A video has gone viral just hours after the LSU national championship team’s visit to the White House. on Jan. 17.

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

No. 1 LSU has won its fourth national title in school history by defeating No. 3 Clemson in the College Football Playoff National Championship at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on Jan. 13.

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

The Empire State Building is shining its world-famous tower lights in purple and gold on Monday, Jan. 13 to honor LSU for winning the 2020 College Football Playoff National Championship.

VA Tech loses Belk Bowl on last-second touchdown

Kentucky took the lead on a touchdown pass with 0:15 remaining, and the Virginia Tech football team fell 37-30 in the Belk Bowl on Tuesday in Charlotte, N.C.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

  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.

  South Carolina and Virginia excited for the opportunity to face off in the Queen City

The 2018 Belk Bowl returns to Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, December 29th. The South Carolina Gamecocks will face off against the UVA Cavaliers for the Belk Bowl title, and both programs expect their fans to make the trip to the Queen City.

  Big financial impact expected from Sunbelt Conference Championship game in Boone

Appalachian State University Mountaineers will host the Louisiana Ragin Cajuns at noon. Chamber of Commerce officials say the impact from the game could be $3 million to the economy.

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.

Appalachian State earns first-ever Top 25 ranking

Appalachian State has made history again during its record-setting start in FBS football.

App State’s Taylor Lamb named 2017-18 Sun Belt Athlete of the Year

Lamb named 2017/18 Sun Belt Athlete of the Year

Charlotte 49ers look to rebound against UAB

For the second straight week, the Charlotte 49ers are on the road, but this time, they are hoping for a better start and ending to the game.

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.

Appalachian State gets back to work Saturday in their home opener

Appalachian State hosts their first home game of the season this Saturday.

App State vs Southern Miss game postponed, no makeup date scheduled

Appalachian State’s home football game scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 15, against Southern Miss will not be played over the weekend in Boone due to increasing concerns associated with Hurricane Florence.

Charlotte 49ers vs Old Dominion Football Moved To Thursday

The Charlotte 49ers have announced that the 49ers’ Conference USA football opener vs. Old Dominion has been moved to Thursday at 4 p.m. due to the arrival of poor weather conditions expected this weekend from Hurricane Florence.

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...

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.

13 UNC football players suspended for selling team-issued shoes

The NCAA is allowing UNC to stagger suspensions due to multiple players at the same position being suspended.

The Subway Ultimate Tailgate Giveaway at the Belk Bowl Official Rules

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Schools, agents on notice amid NCAA investigations

Southern California was slapped with a two-year bowl ban last month.