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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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Football + Fans = Atmosphere

| November 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
Football + Fans = Atmosphere

49ers football has come a long way.  When 19 of the seniors being honored this Saturday came on their official visits they had to wear hard hats to look around the football stadium.  Now they are two wins away from going to a bowl game. This season Charlotte has struck gold on the road, snagging […]

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49ers honor the Military

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers honor the Military

This past Saturday was Military Appreciation Day in Niner Nation.  The festivities included a 28-mile run, flyover, rifle drill and a tribute to a Korean War veteran as well as two World War 2 veterans. Captain Blake Evans of the U.S. Air Force played a vital role in connecting the ROTC with the Athletic Department […]

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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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“Allow me to reintroduce myself”

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
“Allow me to reintroduce myself”

“Allow me to reintroduce myself.” Jay Z said it best but Terrance Winchester, a 6-foot-1 redshirt senior for the 49ers, is reintroducing himself to Niner Nation after missing a good bit of the season due to a lingering shoulder injury. Winchester, known for his 43-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against Georgia State last season […]

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Niners Narrowly Lose to Owls

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners Narrowly Lose to Owls

The Charlotte 49ers football team was unable to keep the momentum rolling in the second half as they narrowly dropped a 22-21 decision to the Rice Owls (2-8). The Niners (4-6), who were looking for their fifth win on the season, piled up 21 points in the first half, but they were held scoreless in […]

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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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Covington for President

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Covington for President

Jamal Covington is a name recognizable to members of Niner Nation not only for his accomplishments on the field, but also for the work he does in his community. Covington was recently recognized for his efforts off the field when he was nominated for the Wuerffel Trophy, an award presented by the All Sports Association […]

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From farm fields to the Queen City: The journey of Brad Lambert

| November 8, 2016 | 1 Comment
From farm fields to the Queen City: The journey of Brad Lambert

The first time I saw Brad Lambert’s abilities in action he was on the sidelines of the 2007 Orange Bowl after he helped  a 15th-ranked Wake Forest team to their seventh bowl game in the team’s history and a program best 11-3 season. A few years later Coach Lambert and I both decided that green […]

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Niners Halt Eagles in Hattiesburg

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners Halt Eagles in Hattiesburg

After a slow start to the 2016 football season, the Charlotte 49ers got another crucial win on the road and now find themselves needing only two wins to qualify for a bowl game. Once again, the Charlotte backfield did significant damage, and the Niners toppled the Southern Mississippi Eagles, 38-27, in their own stadium. Charlotte […]

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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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Larry Ogunjobi: A force on the field

| October 25, 2016 | 0 Comments
Larry Ogunjobi: A force on the field

Ask any team preparing to take on the 49ers who they focus on in the Charlotte defense and they’ll respond with one name: Larry Ogunjobi. The redshirt senior is a force to be reckon with on the defensive side of the ball for the program’s entire existence. He leads the team in tackles, sacks, tackles […]

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Niners Make History in Win Over Marshall

| October 23, 2016 | 2 Comments
Niners Make History in Win Over Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers football unit was anxious to get back on the field after last week’s loss against the FIU Panthers. The squad bounced back in a huge way, as they took down the Marshall Thundering Herd on the road by a score of 27-24. Charlotte started fast and set the tone with senior tailback […]

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Get a Klugh

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Get a Klugh

After scoring, this player can likely be found getting in the faces of his own defense on the bench, hyping them up for their next assignment on the field. Husaan Klugh, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback, and originally from nearby Central Cabarrus High School, has been named the starting QB and Niner Nation and the rest […]

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