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Men’s soccer salutes seniors

| November 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Men’s soccer salutes seniors

This weekend the soccer team laced up and honored the five seniors on the team. After the pregame ceremony, the players delivered on the field and defeated FAU and took sole ownership of the number one slot in conference. Here’s a closer look at the seniors on the team. Matej Decovic Decovic, originally from Zagreb, […]

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Olsen throws three touchdowns, 49ers breeze by Elon

| September 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Olsen throws three touchdowns, 49ers breeze by Elon

A week after a humbling loss to 19th-ranked Louisville, the Charlotte 49ers football unit bounced back in a big way with a convincing 47-14 victory over in-state foe Elon. Elon had more first downs, passing yards, committed three less penalties and held the ball longer.  The Niners outgained the Phoenix on the ground and continued […]

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Charlotte wins in home opener over Hofstra

| August 30, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte wins in home opener over Hofstra

The No. 22-ranked Charlotte 49ers used two goals and an assist by Marco Sunol-Rojas to sprint by the Hofstra Pride 6-0 Monday night at Transamerica Field, making for an almost perfect start to their 2016 campaign. “From the first whistle we looked like a team,” said head coach Kevin Langan. “We were just desperate to […]

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UNC Charlotte student helps deliver stranger’s baby

| February 23, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student helps deliver stranger’s baby

A UNC Charlotte student heading to class Tuesday morning found something unexpected outside of his apartment. “It’s not often you hear about a 19-year-old delivering a baby with his neighbor,” said junior Biology student Daniel Kepple, “It was a pretty extraordinary morning.” As Kepple walked down the steps he saw a woman laying on the ground by […]

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Annual Gold Rush 5K brings returning, new racers alike

| February 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Annual Gold Rush 5K brings returning, new racers alike

Runners of all ages, newcomers and regulars, even the UNC Charlotte chancellor and chief of police, all geared up in the frigid 32 degree weather for the annual Gold Rush 5K Feb. 6. The 49er Gold Rush 5K, hosted by the Recreational Services Department, began at 9 a.m. at the Belk Track and Field Complex. […]

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UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte hosts seventh annual 49ers4life blood drive

On Jan. 28, UNC Charlotte collaborated with the American Red Cross to host the seventh annual 49ers4Life blood drive. This year, the Blood Drive collected 768 pints of blood, which is enough to save over 2,000 lives in local hospitals. The blood drive was held in the Barnhardt Student Activity Center and lasted all day, […]

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Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

| February 1, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fans pack Uptown Charlotte for Panthers Pride Rally

The Carolina Panthers are headed to the Super Bowl, but before they left the City of Charlotte threw the team a record-breaking going away party. More than 25 thousand fans packed Romare Bearden Park in Uptown Charlotte Friday for one more chance to see their Carolina Panthers before they head to Super Bowl 50 in […]

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Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

| January 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Pictures of possible replacement to Belk Tower emerge online

As students returned to UNC Charlotte to find an empty Belk Plaza where the Belk Tower once stood, pictures and sketches of a possible replacement tower surfaced online. The creator of the pictures; however, says the pictures were only to estimate costs if the university chose to build another tower and they are not a […]

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Hunter sinks clutch free-throws, 49ers defeat Lady Techsters

| January 10, 2016 | 0 Comments
Hunter sinks clutch free-throws, 49ers defeat Lady Techsters

Freshman Grace Hunter’s defensive rebound and subsequent free-throws with time winding down sealed Charlotte’s fate as they defeated LA Tech, 63-58. Hunter record her second career double-double in as many games. Senior Alexis Alexander led the way scoring 16 points while Kira Gordon contributed 14. “What a resilient win for our kids,” 49ers head coach Cara […]

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49ers crush Southern Miss

| January 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers crush Southern Miss

The Charlotte 49ers won their first Conference-USA game of the season, Jan. 7 responding to their most recent home loss to Old Dominion in a convincing way. Behind 5,000 cheering fourth and fifth graders on Education Day, Charlotte routed the Lady Eagles, 80-59. “I love it,” Grace Hunter said responding to Education Day and the […]

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Ciara Gregory: Nothin’ but net

| December 25, 2015 | 0 Comments
Ciara Gregory: Nothin’ but net

It all started on a miniature hoop in the basement of a family home nestled in the suburbs of Pittsburgh, Pa., 27.1 miles outside the Steel City. Merely 10,000 people reside in the compact city burrowed in Pennsylvania’s Westmoreland County, just north of Interstate 76. The town is relatively small; a railroad line horizontally intersects the […]

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Braxton Ogbueze sets season-high at Appalachian State

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Braxton Ogbueze sets season-high at Appalachian State

With frezing temperatures and snow still on the ground in Boone, N.C., Braxton Ogbueze was everything but cold inside the Holmes Center Saturday, Dec. 19. The Charlotte 49ers (2-8) traveled to Appalachian State (2-8) for their first game in over a week, due to exams, which seemed to allow Ogbueze enough time to perfect his three-point […]

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Charlotte defeats Davidson, earns seventh win prior to Christmas

| December 21, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte defeats Davidson, earns seventh win prior to Christmas

Charlotte scored 99 points, defeating cross-county rivals Davidson on the road Dec. 20. Ciara Gregory, Alexis Alexander and Lefty Webster led the charge scoring a combined 62 points in the 49ers’ season-high points tally. Charlotte extended their win streak to two games, picking up their seventh win overall before heading into the holiday break. “I […]

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Charlotte defeats Appalachian State to earn second victory

| December 19, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte defeats Appalachian State to earn second victory

The Charlotte 49ers traveled to Boone, N.C. on Saturday, Dec. 19 and defeated Appalachian State, 82-66. The 49ers snap a six-game losing streak and move to 2-8 on the season. Braxton Ogbueze led the charge with 25 points, including 20 in the first half. “We had a week to practice and had really hard practices, to […]

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