Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook is the sports editor of the Niner Times and from Wake Forest, North Carolina. When the junior communication major/journalism minor isn't covering the 49ers, she enjoys spending time with her family, friend, and dog. Kathleen can also be found cheering on the Panthers every Sunday and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

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Retroactive: The Pop Culture that Shaped Us

| April 24, 2018
Retroactive: The Pop Culture that Shaped Us

Jeffrey Kopp (A&E Editor) Movie: “Tarzan” (1999) – This is a film that hits me in the feels every single time that I watch it. The soundtrack by Phil Collins adds so much emotional depth to the movie; “Two Worlds” and “You’ll Be in My Heart” are the definite standouts. This is by far my […]

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King of the Hill

| April 2, 2018
King of the Hill

Children often dream of being astronauts or cowboys when they are growing up. This was not the case for Mike Hill, the new 49ers Director of Athletics. Growing up in Clemson, Hill has been exposed to college athletics his whole life. “I fell in love with college sports. I discovered at an early age that […]

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Bigger than baseball

| April 1, 2018
Bigger than baseball

Disney isn’t the only place that makes dreams come true. This week, the Charlotte 49ers baseball program turned one kid’s dream into a reality. 8-year-old Xavier Clafee is battling Truncus Arteriosus, which is a rare form of heart disease. With the help of the Friends of Jaclyn Foundation, he was brought to the 49ers. The […]

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Snapping into Spring

| March 25, 2018
Snapping into Spring

Spring has sprung which means spring practices for 49er football have started to crank up. After a dismal 1-11 season, all eyes are on Charlotte to see what will become of the program. Head Coach Brad Lambert brought in new members to the coaching staff, new recruits and a new routine. The 49ers started what […]

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The search for a new AD

| March 12, 2018
The search for a new AD

After Judy Rose announced her retirement from the Director of Athletics position in early January, the hunt to fill the void began in the Chancellor’s office. “Searches, sometimes when they search for a chancellor it can take up to a year, but in the case here, we wanted to get started quickly and see if […]

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Football coaching staff set for 2018

| February 20, 2018
Football coaching staff set for 2018

After head coach Brad Lambert had to clean house at the end of the 2017 season, there were multiple voids that had to be filled on his coaching staff. Now, a few months later, he has finally locked in his staff for the 2018 season. “I’m really pleased with this group as a whole. It’s […]

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Football announces 2018 slate

| January 23, 2018
Football announces 2018 slate

The Charlotte 49ers released the 2018 football schedule Tuesday morning. The schedule features eight opponents that traveled to bowl games last season. The team opens at home for the first three game, and closes their schedule on the road for three of their last four games. For the second time ever, the team will open […]

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Pearson’s passions

| January 23, 2018
Pearson’s passions

While she excels on the court for the Charlotte Women’s basketball team, redshirt sophomore Dara Pearson has another passion: shoes. But first, here’s where her shoes have taken her so far: During her high school days at Hampton, Pearson averaged a triple-double her senior season and surpassed the 1,000 point milestone the January of her […]

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Jones to be first former 49er participating in Olympics

| January 21, 2018
Jones to be first former 49er participating in Olympics

Briauna Jones is making history for Charlotte Athletics as she’s become the first former student-athlete to participate in the Olympics. Jones will be a member of the women’s bobsled team for the 2018 winter Olympics in South Korea. Topping off her resume for the Charlotte program was being a member of the 2012 4×100 meter […]

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Manager madness

| January 16, 2018
Manager madness

What if I told you there was a team ranked first in the country on our campus? They can be found on the sidelines of every 49er basketball game. It’s the Charlotte 49ers manager basketball team. After weeks of games, the team is sitting atop the rankings for Manager Games, an unofficial twitter ranking. We […]

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Since you’ve been gone

| January 8, 2018
Since you’ve been gone

While students were nestled all snug in their beds over Christmas break, changes were being made in the Charlotte 49ers Athletic Department. From coaching hiring, firing, retiring and more, here’s a run-down of what happened while you were out. Rose announces her retirement The Thursday before classes resumed it was announced that Director of Athletics, […]

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Rose announces retirement

| January 4, 2018
Rose announces retirement

Athletic Director Judy Rose announced she will retire after the Spring semester Thursday morning. This marked her 43rd year with Charlotte, 28th year serving as the Athletic Director. There has been an uproar from the Charlotte 49er fan base after a dismal football season and sudden firing of former men’s basketball head coach Mark Price. […]

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Cohesion key after coaching change

| December 30, 2017
Cohesion key after coaching change

The past few weeks have brought a lot of change for the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball program. In the midst of exam week and after starting the season 3-6, it was announced Mark Price would no longer be at the helm of the team. Taking the reins as interim head coach was Houston Fancher, an […]

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Signing Day for Charlotte football

| December 20, 2017
Signing Day for Charlotte football

Wednesday marked signing day for football programs across the nation. The 49ers welcomed almost 20 new members to the program. In their seventh recruiting class the Niners picked up 11 players on the offensive side of the ball and seven defensive players. The nine players that will report in January marks the most mid-year players […]

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