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Truex Jr. accomplishes record-breaking dream weekend

| May 30, 2016 | 1 Comment
Truex Jr. accomplishes record-breaking dream weekend

CONCORD, North Carolina – History was made, records were broken, and tears were flowing – Martin Truex Jr. finally found his way back to Victory Lane on Sunday night. Truex Jr. led the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600, not aware at the time of the dominant performance he was going to […]

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49ers exit early in C-USA tournament

| May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers exit early in C-USA tournament

The Charlotte 49ers (23-32) are packing their bags in Hattiesburg, MS Thursday afternoon after losing their first game against No. 1 seed Florida Atlantic 7-5 Wednesday night, then falling short to the No. 5 seed Louisiana Tech 13-3 in eight innings, putting an end to their 2016 campaign and quest for a Conference USA title. […]

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Martin Truex Jr. captures the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

| May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Martin Truex Jr. captures the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600

CONCORD, North Carolina – Mayetta, New Jersey native Martin Truex Jr. laid down the fastest lap in the final round of NASCAR Sprint Cup qualifying on Thursday night, capturing the pole for Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600. In Thursday’s lone practice session, the No.78 Bass Pro Shops Toyota wound up seventh, giving the team confidence in potentially […]

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Charlotte holds on to beat UAB

| May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte holds on to beat UAB

The Charlotte 49ers (23-30, 12-17 C-USA) clinched their spot Saturday afternoon to play in the Conference USA (C-USA) tournament in Hattiesburg, MS after holding on to beat the Blazers of UAB 6-4 in the last game of the season at the Hayes. On a day honoring the seniors for Charlotte, senior Nate Traugh, a Fredericksburg, […]

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Logano bags $1 million

| May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments
Logano bags $1 million

CONCORD, North Carolina – Joey Logano crossed the finish line first in Saturday night’s Sprint All-Star race and took home the prized one-million-dollar check. The No.22 Shell/Pennzoil Ford started the race in eighth place as the field was set by owner points after Mother Nature forced the cancellation of qualifying. Logano ran inside the top-10 […]

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Meet the 2016 basketball signing class

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
Meet the 2016 basketball signing class

Charlotte men’s basketball is adding to their family as today marks move-in day for the new 2016 signing class. Charlotte graduated five seniors last year and to make up for their loss there are three strong players now calling the Queen City their new home. Making his way to Niner Nation from Trinity Valley Community College […]

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McRae, Niners strike gold in C-USA Championship

| May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments
McRae, Niners strike gold in C-USA Championship

For the second time in his career, red-shirt senior Trey McRae took home the performer of the meet honor after his success in the Conference USA track and field championship. McRae left the championship weekend with some more hardware, winning gold in the long, high and triple jump.  McRae set a new league record, becoming the […]

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Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Matt Tifft’s NASCAR momentum continues

CONCORD, North Carolina – UNC Charlotte student Matt Tifft is continuing to make a name for himself outside of the classroom. On Tuesday, Tifft – along with several of his young fellow competitors – was announced as one of the eleven drivers signed on as apart of the 2016-2017 NASCAR Next class. NASCAR Next came […]

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49ers lose heartbreaker to UAB

| May 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers lose heartbreaker to UAB

The Charlotte 49ers (22-29, 11-16 C-USA) watched their one-run lead in the ninth deteriorate after the UAB Blazers (20-33, 11-17 C-USA) used some small-ball to manufacture two runs, keeping their playoff hopes alive and hurting Charlotte’s after a 2-1 Blazer win Thursday night. Josh Maciejewski (ND,5-6) kept his late-season dominance going on the mound, throwing […]

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49 unforgettable Charlotte 49ers moments from 2015-16

| May 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
49 unforgettable Charlotte 49ers moments from 2015-16

The Charlotte 49ers enjoyed a triumphant year across over a dozen sports for numerous reasons. Charlotte hired a prestigious basketball head coach, Victoria Fubara shined brightest in the biggest spotlight of the season, Kyle Parker earned a draft selection from the Columbus Crew and Joseph Uchebo trademarked an emotional insignia that will live on for an […]

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Charlotte softball falls short in quest for conference tournament

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte softball falls short in quest for conference tournament

In their final conference series and home games of the season, the Charlotte 49ers (32-23, 11-13 C-USA) lost two of their three games against the Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters (31-20, 12-9 C-USA), falling 6-0 and 7-4 in the Saturday doubleheader and winning 6-2 in the Sunday matinee. Needing two victories to secure their place in […]

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Charlotte avoids sweep behind Capps

| May 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte avoids sweep behind Capps

The Charlotte 49ers (20-28, 9-15 C-USA) needed a dominant performance from Holden Capps (W, 4-1) in his first career start in a Charlotte uniform to propel themselves past the Old Dominion Monarchs (29-18, 12-12 C-USA) Sunday afternoon 5-2, also getting help from a couple long balls from Logan Sherer and Zach Jarrett. The Charlotte offense didn’t […]

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Busch finds luck at Kansas

| May 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Busch finds luck at Kansas

At Kansas Speedway, if it weren’t for bad luck, Kyle Busch would have no luck. In his first sixteen starts at the 1.5-mile track, the Las Vegas native only acquired two top-5 finishes, with an average finish just over 20 spots back from the top of the field. From blown tires to getting caught up […]

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49ers give up one big inning, fall 8-5

| May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers give up one big inning, fall 8-5

The Charlotte 49ers (19-28, 8-15 C-USA) give up a big eight-run second inning to Old Dominion, proving to be the only runs to come across to score for the Monarchs Saturday afternoon, lose 8-5 in the second game of the three-game series at the Hayes. Josh Maciejewski (L, 4-6) pitched his first outing as a […]

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49ers drop close battle to ODU

| May 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers drop close battle to ODU

The Charlotte 49ers (19-27, 8-14 C-USA) dropped the Conference USA (C-USA) weekend opener to the Old Dominion Monarchs 8-6 despite coming back from a four-run deficit and piecing together another 10-hit performance. Colton Laws allowed four runs on five hits in just 1.2 innings on the mound for Charlotte in his first Friday start of […]

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Thomas Rowland and Seth Gandy show off their putt-putt skills

| May 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
Thomas Rowland and Seth Gandy show off their putt-putt skills

Trading in their drivers and wedges in favor of putters with neon green grips and balls that look as though they could glow in the dark are golfers Thomas Rowland and Seth Gandy.  The two came out to the Paradise Lost putt putt course to allow us to learn more about the golfers and the sport they love. When […]

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Despite the Charlotte Hornets’ postseason exit, there’s still room for optimism

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Despite the Charlotte Hornets’ postseason exit, there’s still room for optimism

The anticipation for most of the Hornet’s roster’s first ever game seven in the first round of the 2016 NBA playoffs was quite evident. From the tip, the Hornets didn’t play with the sam energy they displayed in the first six games. Starting guard Kemba Walker looked fatigue as he only shot 3-of-16 from the field finishing with […]

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Zach Jarrett: Driven toward baseball

| May 3, 2016 | 0 Comments
Zach Jarrett: Driven toward baseball

It’s a typical mild Tuesday evening on April 26, and the Charlotte 49ers take the field for their routine pregame warmup. Hundreds of Charlotte fans stroll through the gates, some wearing green caps with the home team’s insignia stitched on the front. The overhead speakers shake to the sound of popular country music, livening the […]

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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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