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Vicious race at Talladega

| May 1, 2016 | 2 Comments
Vicious race at Talladega

Carnage, crashing, flipping, what have you, Sunday’s race at Talladega Superspeedway may go down in history as one of the most violent races in NASCAR history. Chase Elliott led the field to the green flag for the 47th annual GEICO 500, and it didn’t take long for the wrecking to begin. The first accident of […]

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Charlotte softball runs wild, sweeps Middle Tennessee

| May 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball runs wild, sweeps Middle Tennessee

For the second time this season, the Charlotte 49er softball team (31-21, 10-11 C-USA ) went on the road and swept a conference opponent, this time taking down the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders (23-28, 6-15 C-USA). The 49ers’ offense proved excellent in all three victories, combining for 22 runs scored on 32 hits in […]

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Charlotte loses two out of three in Houston

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte loses two out of three in Houston

The Charlotte 49ers (19-25, 8-12 C-USA) dropped the first game of the double-header on Friday against #15 Rice (27-14, 15-6 C-USA) 5-1, but bounced back later that night to win 1-0 behind dominant pitching from Colton Laws, giving Charlotte their third win against a ranked opponent this season. On Saturday, the 49ers fell 12-4 in […]

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Big things coming in smaller packages for 49ers

| April 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Big things coming in smaller packages for 49ers

We are in the midst of a basketball revolution. A time where the new taunts the old, where skill outscores size and speed generates opportunity. For the most part, basketball wears the same outfit it did decades ago, but to say there hasn’t been a wardrobe change would be ignoring the facts. Though the 3-point […]

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Hornets escape Miami with crucial victory

| April 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Hornets escape Miami with crucial victory

Step inside the sold out Time Warner Cable arena; the stadium was abuzz. Coming off of a win in Game three against the visiting Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets had something to prove: their win was no fluke. The Hornets captured their first playoff win in more than 14 years when their first round matchup against […]

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Charlotte softball defeats UNC Greensboro

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball defeats UNC Greensboro

For the second week in a row, the Charlotte 49ers (28-21, 7-11 C-USA) prospered against an in-state opponent and beat the UNC Greensboro (UNCG) Spartans (29-21, 6-6 Southern) by a 7-1 score. Senior Lexi Betancourt took a no-hitter into the sixth inning and only gave up one run and three hits in the game, earning her […]

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Charlotte eases by the Citadel, score 15 runs

| April 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte eases by the Citadel, score 15 runs

The Charlotte 49ers (18-25, 7-11 C-USA) displayed their true offensive potential in Tuesday night’s non-conference battle against the Citadel Bulldogs (, scoring a season-high 15 runs on a season-high 20 hits, leading to a 15-4 victory. Reece Hampton led off for Charlotte in the bottom of the first by reaching base on a walk, stealing […]

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Trey McRae: Soaring to new heights

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Trey McRae: Soaring to new heights

Many athletes harvest an early passion for their sport, beginning at a young age and refining their practice until they reach a collegiate level. This was not the case for Trey McRae, who preferred jump balls to high jumps until March of his senior year in high school. McRae, a redshirt senior on the track […]

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Matt Tifft: College wheelman

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Matt Tifft: College wheelman

For most college students, April is the busiest time of the year. The long semester is beginning to come to an end. Professors are assigning projects and presentations left and right. Finals are on the horizon. Stress levels are about to crash through the roof. It’s difficult for most anyone to balance everyday life with so […]

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Charlotte softball swept by No.22 Florida Atlantic

| April 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball swept by No.22 Florida Atlantic

In a tough conference match-up against two of the best pitchers in college softball, the Charlotte 49ers (27-21, 7-11 C-USA) were swept by the Florida Atlantic Owls (41-7, 16-2 C-USA) this past weekend. The 49ers were able to rally and keep both games of Saturday’s doubleheader close, pushing the first game to extra innings, but […]

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Maciejewski throws complete game one-hit shutout

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Maciejewski throws complete game one-hit shutout

Josh Maciejewski dazzled on the mound Sunday afternoon against the Thundering Herd, throwing a complete game one-hit shutout, striking out seven batters while also getting help from a Brett Netzer three-run blast to right, lifting the 49ers to a 5-0 victory. There were very few bright moments for Charlotte (17-24, 7-11 C-USA) in the first […]

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Hornets extinguish Heat for big win

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Hornets extinguish Heat for big win

The Charlotte Hornets were ready to break out from the adversity. 14 years and twelve playoff games have come and gone without the Hornets claiming the win in any of them. But that was all about to change. Game Three brought some change to the starting lineup. Center Cody Zeller has been unable to find his […]

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Spring game showcases Niner’s potential

| April 24, 2016 | 1 Comment
Spring game showcases Niner’s potential

Beneath the lights of Jerry Richardson Stadium fans gathered around to watch Charlotte football back in action in the fourth annual spring game. The annual Green-White is the capstone of the spring training and allows coaches to evaluate where the team is as they enter the final stretch of training before the crisp autumn air rolls around bringing […]

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Charlotte unable to capitalize with runners on, lose second in a row to Marshall

| April 24, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte unable to capitalize with runners on, lose second in a row to Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers (16-24,6-11 C-USA) fell short Saturday afternoon by a score of 10-5 to the Thundering Herd, giving up three home runs and unable to capitalize with runners in scoring position. Marshall (21-15,10-7 C-USA) jumped on the 49ers early in the first inning, scoring three runs off of three hits, one of those hits being a […]

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Charlotte drops series-opener to Marshall

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte drops series-opener to Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers (16-23, C-USA 6-10) dropped the first game of the three-game series to the Marshall Thundering Herd Friday night 7-2, giving up nine free passes to the Herd offense and not capitalizing with runners on base. “We gave them nine free base runners tonight and had some poor at-bats early in the game,” […]

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A look ahead to Charlotte’s spring game

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
A look ahead to Charlotte’s spring game

Saturday, April 23, marks the beginning of the fourth season of Charlotte football. The lights at Jerry Richardson will be on, with the game scheduled for a 7 p.m kickoff. Last year, the 49ers made their debut in major college football by competing in Conference USA. After beginning the season with their only two victories, including […]

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49ers drop first round C-USA matchup

| April 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers drop first round C-USA matchup

The No. 11 seed Charlotte 49ers jumped out to a 2-0 lead in the first round of the Conference USA tournament but ultimately fell to No. 6 seed Louisiana Tech, 4-2. Charlotte gained their first point after Victoria Pahlett/Tai Martin and Tyler Baker/Macy Vonderschmidt toppled their competition in doubles. Vonderschmidt carried her momentum into the […]

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Hornets can’t complete the comeback, fall to Heat

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Hornets can’t complete the comeback, fall to Heat

The Hornets find themselves in a big hole as they return to Buzz City. Not only were they unable to complete the comeback against the Miami Heat in game two, Nic Batum left the fourth quarter with an apparent ankle sprain. The Hornets were able to keep up with the Heat early, coming out of […]

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Charlotte softball dominates against mistake-prone App State

| April 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball dominates against mistake-prone App State

On a beautiful afternoon at Phillips Softball Complex, the Charlotte 49ers softball team (27-18, 7-8 C-USA) came out on top against in-state foe Appalachian State (9-37, 2-13 Sun Belt), winning 8-0 in five innings. Haley Wiseman pitched for the 49ers, giving senior Lexi Betancourt the day off, and tossed a prosperous game for her 11th win of […]

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49ers drop midweek match-up to Gardner Webb

| April 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers drop midweek match-up to Gardner Webb

The Charlotte 49ers (16-22, 6-9 C-USA) went to their left-handed freshman Drew Morrison who threw 2.1 innings while giving up four runs (three earned) on four hits and had one strikeout, allowing the Gardner Webb Bulldogs to score to easily, leading to Charlotte’s 8-4 loss Tuesday night in Boiling Springs, N.C. The 49ers were led […]

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