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49ers silence Thundering Herd

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers silence Thundering Herd

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team won the battle on the boards and the game, defeating the Thundering Herd of Marshall 71-66 in the first round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday afternoon. Charlotte (21-9, 12-6 C-USA) tallied 60 rebounds during the contest compared to a Marshall (13-17, 5-13 C-USA) who totaled only 39 […]

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Las Vegas bags historic second NASCAR Cup weekend

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Las Vegas bags historic second NASCAR Cup weekend

Las Vegas – you may want to double up on your ear plugs. In a unanimous vote on Wednesday afternoon, the Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority Board cemented a new deal to bring about a second Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series weekend to it’s yearly schedule. Las Vegas Motor Speedway will receive a second […]

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PREVIEW: Men’s basketball eyes UAB in first round of C-USA tournament

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Men’s basketball eyes UAB in first round of C-USA tournament

The Charlotte 49ers (13-16, C-USA 7-11) will take on the UAB Blazers (16-15, C-USA 9-9) in the first round of the Conference USA tournament in Birmingham, Alabama, on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. at Legacy Arena. The Niners met with UAB earlier this season on Feb. 9, as the Blazers pulled away in Birmingham with an […]

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Softball drops the ball against Carolina

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball drops the ball against Carolina

Backed by a three-homerun performance, Carolina eased past the Charlotte 49ers softball team 5-1 Tuesday night. The Tar Heels (16-4) put on a show for their home audience, posting five hits. Charlotte (15-8) couldn’t get anything started offensively, only having two hits during the contest. Haley Wiseman moved to 10-5 on the season after taking […]

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Kevin Harvick goes too fast in Atlanta

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kevin Harvick goes too fast in Atlanta

Kevin Harvick and his Stewart-Haas Racing team tried their best to put on a flawless clinic in Sunday’s Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500. The No.4 Jimmy Johns Ford was freaky fast all throughout the race, leading 292 laps of the 325 laps. But unbeknownst to Harvick at the time, his clinic wasn’t going to stay […]

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PREVIEW: Women’s Basketball opens tournament agaisnt Marshall

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Women’s Basketball opens tournament agaisnt Marshall

The regular season has concluded and the Charlotte 49ers finished pulling a five seed for the annual conference tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. The Niners are slated to face the Thundering Herd of Marshall in the first round of play on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Charlotte has defeated Marshall both times they faced the Thundering […]

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Softball drops final game in Citrus Classic

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball drops final game in Citrus Classic

Though Charlotte posted four hits in Sunday’s game  against Notre Dame, the 49ers couldn’t push any runs across the plate and fell 4-0 to cap off the Citrus Classic. Charlotte (15-7) started with junior Haley Wiseman on the mound. The right handed pitcher gave up four runs off of four hits and three walks in […]

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Baseball’s win streak snapped, still wins series against Xavier

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Baseball’s win streak snapped, still wins series against Xavier

The Charlotte 49ers (9-3) lost the final game of the series to Xavier 7-6 Sunday afternoon at Hayes Stadium, giving up five home runs along the way, but still walk away from the weekend with a series victory heading into spring break. “We never really got in a rhythm,” head coach Loren Hibbs said. “We […]

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Niners get victory over UTEP

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Niners get victory over UTEP

Grace Hunter and Ciara Gregory were the only Charlotte players in double-figures, but their dominance was crucial down the stretch as the Charlotte 49ers (20-9, 12-6 C-USA) earned an 84-74 comeback victory over the UTEP Miners on Senior Night. Hunter notched 30 points and 15 boards in the home finale, while Gregory dropped 26 points […]

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Softball wins 2-1 against Purdue

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball wins 2-1 against Purdue

The 49ers came into day two of the Citrus Classic seeking redemption from their disappointing 0-2 Friday performance. Backed by stellar pitching from Haley Wiseman and great days at the plate for Kiersten Berrier and Haley Pace, the Niners (14-6) defeated Purdue, 2-1 (3-15). Wiseman started once again in the circle for the Charlotte team. […]

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Charlotte ends regular season, falls 74-67 to UTEP

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte ends regular season, falls 74-67 to UTEP

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team capped off their regular season play on Saturday night, falling 74-67 to UTEP. The 49ers (13-16, 7-11 C-USA) had three players in double figures, however it wasn’t enough to give the Niners the victory. Andrien White lead the Charlotte team with 15 points from the bench, marking his fourth […]

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Niners win seventh in a row, look for sweep on Sunday

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Niners win seventh in a row, look for sweep on Sunday

Josh Maciejewski (W, 3-0) tossed an eight-inning gem Saturday evening in Charlotte’s 7-1 victory over Xavier at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, striking out a career-high 11 batters on 104 pitches, while only giving up four hits. “We beat a really good team and a really good pitcher,” head coach Loren Hibbs said. “Maciejewski was […]

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Charlotte drops two on Friday

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte drops two on Friday

The Charlotte 49ers softball team traveled down to the Sunshine State to compete in the Citrus Classic. The 49ers opened the tournament dropping both games on the Friday. They first faced a No. 12 ranked James Madison team, falling 8-1. Then they couldn’t get anything going in the second game of the day, losing 9-0. […]

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Baseball captures sixth-striaght in win over Xavier

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Baseball captures sixth-striaght in win over Xavier

The Charlotte 49ers (7-2) used a strong outing from Colton Laws and two strong innings out of the bullpen from Jonah Patten to squeeze by the Xavier Musketeers Friday night 2-1 at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, striking out 11 Musketeers along the way. “Today was a really good, hard-fought game,” head coach Loren Hibbs […]

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Davis’ buzzer beater lifts Charlotte over UTSA

| March 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Davis’ buzzer beater lifts Charlotte over UTSA

The Charlotte 49ers (13-15, 7-10 C-USA) used a three-point shot at the buzzer from Jon Davis to propel themselves past the UTSA Roadrunners (12-18, 7-10) 76-75 Thursday night in San Antonio, Texas, having four players scoring in double digits. With just four seconds to go the full length of the court, Davis received the inbound […]

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Charlotte defeats No. 6 NC State on the road

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte defeats No. 6 NC State on the road

“This was a really good win,” head coach Loren Hibbs said. “We beat a top-ten team on the road despite not getting off to a great start. We had a lot of guys tribute and i’m proud of the effort. We had some big at bats, it was a really good team win. Our guys […]

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Charlotte defeats NC State in a game full of homers

| March 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte defeats NC State in a game full of homers

Coming off another tournament winning weekend, Charlotte played their 13th home game in a row, against their in-state rival NC State on Wednesday, March 1. The game started at the D.L Phillips Softball Complex at 4:00 p.m. sharp, and each team brought in at least one run in the first inning. Every run the 49ers […]

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The redshirt life

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The redshirt life

When a kid imagines being a Division I athlete, their mind quickly wanders to the glamour of having their names called out as one of the starters. This doesn’t happen without a little bit of hard work, however. For some athletes this hard work  is aided by a year without playing, instead focusing on building skill […]

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Did we just become best friends?

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Did we just become best friends?

Move-in day, Fall of 1997. That’s when Cara Consuegra and Randi Henderson first met as the two were enrolled to play basketball at Iowa and were paired as roommates randomly. Consuegra and Henderson are still friends 20 years later, and now work alongside each other as coaches for the women’s basketball team. Though the two […]

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NASCAR gets much needed positive start to the season

| February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments
NASCAR gets much needed positive start to the season

Positive – a word that hasn’t been used very much around the NASCAR world lately. In a time where the sport been constantly beaten and battered by its fans and media for declines in TV ratings and attendance, the sport has been looking for anything to help stop the drop. NASCAR needed it’s 2017 season […]

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