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UNC Charlotte student charged with rape of another student

| February 15, 2017 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte student charged with rape of another student

Jasmine Taylor reports on the arrest of UNC Charlotte student Joshua Arford who is accused of raping a fellow student in his dorm room after an off-campus party. Arford was arrested on Saturday morning and is charged with second-degree rape of the 19-year-old female student.

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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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49ers rebound with win over College of Charleston

| December 9, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers rebound with win over College of Charleston

The Charlotte 49ers tallied close to 90 points in their victory Tuesday, Dec. 8, against the College of Charleston. Alexis Alexander started the night off making the first basket of the game. By the end of the first period Alexander totaled six points and four rebounds. It was a very aggressive start as each team tallied four steals. Kira […]

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Despite third quarter rally, Charlotte falls to N.C. State on the road

| December 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Despite third quarter rally, Charlotte falls to N.C. State on the road

Charlotte battled N.C. State to the brink, Dec. 6, nearly topping the Wolfpack but ultimately fell short in four quarters of play. Junior Ciara Gregory led the 49ers in scoring, tallying 21 points while shooting 60 percent from down town. Senior Alexis Alexander added 17 points of her own as she shot 66 percent from the floor, […]

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Charlotte extends win streak, defeats NC Central

| December 3, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte extends win streak, defeats NC Central

The 49ers extended their winning streak Wednesday, Dec. 2, to three games defeating North Carolina Central 67-52. Charlotte came out strong in the first quarter outscoring the Eagles 24-10. Alexis Alexander scored ten points for the 49ers and recorded four rebounds. Kenya Olley also contributed to the hot start scoring six points while tallying two rebounds. A two-pointer […]

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Charlotte blackout Halton Arena, ‘Canes escape with win

| November 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte blackout Halton Arena, ‘Canes escape with win

The Charlotte 49ers nearly handed the Miami Hurricanes their first loss of the season Monday, Nov. 23, but ultimately their lead slipped late and the ‘Canes escaped Halton Arena victorious. Senior Kira Gordon and Alexis Alexander led the way as both recorded their first double-doubles of the season. Gordon earned a starting spot in the […]

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UNC Charlotte police offers to begin wearing body cameras

| November 23, 2015 | 0 Comments
UNC Charlotte police offers to begin wearing body cameras

Officers with the UNC Charlotte Police Department will soon wear body cameras during their patrols. The police department is following the lead of many departments across the nation and requiring officers to wear body cameras while on-duty. Lieutenant Brian Thomas serves as watch commander and emergency management coordinator for the department and said the department […]

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