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A year in review

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
A year in review

The 2016-2017 school year was one for the books for Charlotte athletics. Take a look back at some of the highlights for the various teams. Football Entering into the 2016 season, the Charlotte 49ers’ football team had a 10-game losing streak on their backs. This was extended to 11 games after falling 70-14 against a […]

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Larry Ogunjobi Makes History

| April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Larry Ogunjobi Makes History

“With the 65th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns and the Dawg Pound select Larry Ogunjobi.” Those words muttered by former Brown’s wide receiver Josh Cribbs created history at UNC Charlotte Friday night, as Ogunjobi is now the first Charlotte football player to be selected in the NFL Draft. “It hasn’t really […]

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Spring Game showcases growth

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Spring Game showcases growth

This past Saturday marked the fifth annual Spring Game for the Charlotte 49ers football program. It offered players a platform to show their improvements from the offseason. The game featured four quarters of the offense, in white, going against the defense, in green, using a modified scoring system. While traditional points were awarded for touchdowns, […]

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The Spring rush

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Spring rush

Spring practices have been going on since mid-March and are being topped off by the Spring game this Saturday, April 22.  The game allows players the opportunity to gear up and show the fan base what they have been working on over the offseason. From new coaches, a tough schedule and faces to watch for, […]

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Ogunjobi talks character and process

| March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment
Ogunjobi talks character and process

Some people wait their entire life to get the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts to someday get drafted and play at the highest level the sport has to offer. Charlotte’s Larry Ogunjobi received that chance on March 5 in Indianapolis, becoming the first 49er to partake in the NFL Combine, before […]

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Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

Sunday evening former starting quarterback, Kevin Olsen, was arrested with multiple charges including three counts of second degree forcible rape, sexual assault, communicating threats and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The alleged incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning between Olsen and his girlfriend in his apartment. According to medical reports, the 23-year-old victim had […]

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Olsen suspended from football team after second degree rape charges

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Olsen suspended from football team after second degree rape charges

Former starting quarterback for the Charlotte 49ers, Kevin Olsen, was arrested Sunday afternoon following allegations of sexual assault. He has been suspended from Charlotte Athletics, pending further investigation. The reported assault occurred off-campus and was “within an existing relationship,” according to a statement from the University. This is the second week in a row there has […]

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All eyes on Ajukwa

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
All eyes on Ajukwa

It is safe to say that Austin Ajukwa is no longer considered the “new guy” on the team, especially after the performance he gave against the FIU Panthers Saturday, Feb. 4th.  Backed behind a 30-point, 11-rebound game from Ajukwa, Charlotte brought home a win with the final score of 95-80. Ajukwa and Jon Davis were […]

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Signing day success

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Signing day success

The first Wednesday in February is a date marked on the calendars of football programs nationwide. On this date recruits send in their national letters of intent informing schools of their commitment to play football there in the fall. Charlotte welcomed 18 new members to Niner Nation Wednesday in addition to the four mid-December signees. […]

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Lee McNeill finds success in the classroom

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment
Lee McNeill finds success in the classroom

Lee McNeill puts the student in student-athlete. After joining the Charlotte 49ers football program as part of the inaugural class in 2012, McNeill has shown he knows how to excel both on and off the field. Through seven of his eight semesters as an undergrad, McNeill had a 4.0. A B in one class lead the […]

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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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Larry Ogunjobi invited to Reece’s Senior Bowl

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Larry Ogunjobi invited to Reece’s Senior Bowl

Larry Ogunjobi. Although most people can’t begin to pronounce his last name, anyone who has attended a game at Jerry Richardson Stadium knows the greatness of the Greensboro native. Charlotte’s all-time leader in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks, will take his talents to the 68th annual Reece’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. […]

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Charlotte football ends their season with loss at UTSA

| November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte football ends their season with loss at UTSA

The Charlotte 49ers (4-8) traveled to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Sat. Nov. 26, only to end their 2016-2017 season with a tough loss on the road, 33-14. Although the 49ers came up short of their bowl game hopes, the season can be considered a step in the right direction, conquering a better overall […]

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Charlotte Comes Up Short on Senior Day

| November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Comes Up Short on Senior Day

The Charlotte 49ers fell behind early, and their 18-point second half comeback came up just short as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beat the Niners on Senior Day 38-31. Charlotte outscored MTSU 25-14 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Raiders escaped Jerry Richardson Stadium with a victory. MTSU got the […]

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