Andy Gustafson

Andy Gustafson is the Sports Writer for the Niner Times. This is his first year involved with the Times. He is majoring in mass media communications and minoring in journalism. He is from Asheville, North Carolina.

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PREVIEW: Charlotte hits the road to play Wake Forest

| December 6, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte hits the road to play Wake Forest

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball is headed an hour north of the Queen City to play Wake Forest. The Tuesday night matchup in Winston-Salem will be the eighth all-time matchup between the two schools, with the Deamon Deacons leading the series 5-2 against Charlotte. This is the second of four games against a ‘Power 5’ […]

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Najee Garvin wins Conference-USA Freshman of the Week

| December 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Najee Garvin wins Conference-USA Freshman of the Week

Another year, another freshman bringing home the honor of Conference-USA Freshman of the Week honors. Najee Garvin, out of Lexington, S.C., brings home the accolade for his production last week in Charlotte’s three victories. Garvin averaged eight points and four rebounds on the week. Much of his production came off the bench when Charlotte needed […]

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A wonder what a year can do

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
A wonder what a year can do

What a difference a year can make. As the football season comes to an end, the Charlotte football program has made strides into becoming a legitimate team on the Division I stage. Take a look back at where the 49ers were at this time last year. Charlotte was coming off a 48-point beatdown at the […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte closes Jerry Richardson versus Middle Tennessee

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte closes Jerry Richardson versus Middle Tennessee

The Charlotte 49ers will close the doors to Jerry Richardson Stadium this Saturday against Middle Tennessee. It may be the most important home game in school history. After a shocking loss to Rice, where Charlotte gave up a 21 point lead, this game can be considered a must-win. There are many reasons why Charlotte has […]

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Charlotte clinches national seed in NCAA Tournament

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte clinches national seed in NCAA Tournament

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team made the NCAA tournament, this time as the tenth seed in the nation. The 49ers will have the benefit of a first-round bye and will await the winner of Virginia Tech and ETSU to see who their first opponent will be in the postseason. The men’s program has been […]

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A look inside the Charlotte football season

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
A look inside the Charlotte football season

This is what the Charlotte 49er fan base has been patiently waiting for. The football program is earning legitimacy in the Conference-USA. Preseason polls had the 49ers finishing dead last in the C-USA east division. But Charlotte has exceeded expectations, with a 3-3 conference record, as they sit tied for third place in the east […]

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PREVIEW: Women’s basketball opens season at home against Wisconsin

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Women’s basketball opens season at home against Wisconsin

Everybody knows how it goes, ladies always go first. The Charlotte Women’s basketball team begin the 2016-2017 season against the Wisconsin Badgers in the first game of the Friday doubleheader. Coming off a 19-12 season, the 49ers return much of their core. Preseason polls have Charlotte finishing fourth in the Conference USA, exactly where they finished […]

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Charlotte returns to Jerry Richardson Stadium to host Rice

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte returns to Jerry Richardson Stadium to host Rice

Charlotte football is rolling. The 49ers are making a statement in the Conference USA, defeating Southern Miss in Hattiesburg to earn their second-straight victory. Unlike their previous two wins, Charlotte beat Southern Miss in convincing fashion, 38-27. Kalif Phillps carried the 49ers, running for a season-high 183 yards, breaking off a 72-yard run in the […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte goes on the road to play Southern Miss

| November 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte goes on the road to play Southern Miss

The bye week has come and gone. Charlotte football is back this week, as the 49ers travel down south to play Southern Miss. The last time Charlotte played was one of the biggest victories in the football program’s brief history. The 49ers defeated Marshall on the road in a nail-biting 27-24 finish. For the program, […]

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Men’s basketball: Post-season potential

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s basketball: Post-season potential

Year two of the Mark Price era is underway.  Optimism surrounds the program this season, opposed to last year where there was nothing but questions. With a roster built late in the offseason, coach Price led the 49ers to a 14-19 record, but a 9-9 record in conference. Charlotte grabbed a win in the Conference […]

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Charlotte looks to rebound from heartbreak on the road against Marshall

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte looks to rebound from heartbreak on the road against Marshall

Homecoming almost had the perfect ending. Charlotte held the lead for the majority of the game, but it was the fourth quarter that haunted the 49ers. The foot was taken off the gas pedal, which was noted as a key in last week’s preview. While losing by one point on homecoming is heartbreaking, there are […]

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Fresh off first conference win, Charlotte returns home to host FIU

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fresh off first conference win, Charlotte returns home to host FIU

The Charlotte 49ers return home, crossing off another first in the program’s history. Last week, the 49ers defeated Florida Atlantic to win the first Conference USA game in the short history. Head coach Brad Lambert made the long-awaited quarterback change, giving Hasaan Klugh the nod, and it paid dividends. Klugh showcased his dual-threat ability, putting […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte returns home to host Old Dominion

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte returns home to host Old Dominion

The Charlotte 49ers return to Jerry Richardson Stadium this week after a one-week hiatus from the Queen City. Last week, the 49ers traveled to Philadelphia to play Temple in their final non-conference game on their schedule. Despite an impressive performance by the running game, namely Kaliff Phillips, Charlotte fell to Temple 48-20. Charlotte opens Conference […]

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The Duke of Charlotte

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Duke of Charlotte

Head 20 minutes down Interstate-485 towards Independence High School and you’ll come to the home of Austin Duke. The only home Duke has known. The Senior slot receiver for the Charlotte football program is a born and bred Queen City native. Duke’s playing career began when he was 7 years old with the Eastway Lions. But […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte continues home stand with a match-up against Eastern Michigan

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte continues home stand with a match-up against Eastern Michigan

The Charlotte 49ers look to defend Jerry Richardson Stadium for the second consecutive week, this time against the Eagles of Eastern Michigan. Last week in front of a sellout crowd, the 49ers snapped their 11-game losing streak in comfortable fashion, beating Elon 47-14. Charlotte’s offense was firing on all cylinders, racking up 506 total yards. […]

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Fantasy Football Week 1: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

| September 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fantasy Football Week 1: Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

The NFL Preseason is finally over, which means that fantasy football is right around the corner. The first week of September is a popular time for owners to draft their teams for multiple reasons. The first being the preseason gives fantasy football owners a chance to see how a potentially drafted player performs before the […]

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PREVIEW: 49ers home opener against Elon

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: 49ers home opener against Elon

Football at Jerry Richardson Stadium is back. The Charlotte 49ers begin the home part of their schedule against the Elon Phoenix. For the first time in program history, Charlotte dropped their season opener by losing to nationally-ranked Louisville last Thursday. While beating the Cardinals was farfetched, the 49ers can learn from facing one of the top teams […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte begins season at nationally-ranked Louisville

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte begins season at nationally-ranked Louisville

The fourth season of Charlotte football will begin this Thursday, as the 49ers face a tall task traveling to #19 Louisville. This is Charlotte’s first matchup against a ranked opponent in their brief time in FBS play. As for last season, the first in FBS, Charlotte opened the season with two wins, including one in […]

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Charlotte Men’s Basketball announces their schedule

| August 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Men’s Basketball announces their schedule

Mark Price and the men’s basketball program announced their schedule for the upcoming season. This schedule will feature tougher non-conference foes, including four teams from Power Five conferences. Charlotte will open the season in the newly upgraded Halton Arena against Newberry on Nov. 11. Niner Nation will have plenty of opportunities to flock to Halton […]

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Charlotte men’s basketball goes undefeated in Canada

| August 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte men’s basketball goes undefeated in Canada

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team 2016-2017 campaign began earlier than normal. To conclude their summer, the 49ers traveled north to Canada to play three exhibition games against Canadian colleges in an eight-day span. This is the first time in school history Charlotte has gone abroad to practice. It isn’t, however the first time the […]

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