Tag: 49er Football

49ers Football struggling early in 2017

| September 12, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers Football struggling early in 2017

With the first two weeks of college football complete, the Charlotte 49ers hold an 0-2 record and the team has struggled to find a rhythm on offense and defense. The first week of the season saw the 49ers travel to Eastern Michigan to take on the Eagles. Quarterback Hassan Klugh flashed his dual-threat potential with […]

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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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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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The Duke of Charlotte

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
The Duke of Charlotte

Head 20 minutes down Interstate-485 towards Independence High School and you’ll come to the home of Austin Duke. The only home Duke has known. The Senior slot receiver for the Charlotte football program is a born and bred Queen City native. Duke’s playing career began when he was 7 years old with the Eastway Lions. But […]

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Charlotte falls on the road

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte falls on the road

On a cloudy Saturday in September, the Charlotte 49ers found themselves on the short end of the stick against the Temple Owls, losing 48-20. Temple got on the board first with a 36-yard field goal from kicker Austin Jones. However, Charlotte responded with an eight yard touchdown pass from quarterback Kevin Olsen to receiver Workpe […]

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PREVIEW: 49ers home opener against Elon

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: 49ers home opener against Elon

Football at Jerry Richardson Stadium is back. The Charlotte 49ers begin the home part of their schedule against the Elon Phoenix. For the first time in program history, Charlotte dropped their season opener by losing to nationally-ranked Louisville last Thursday. While beating the Cardinals was farfetched, the 49ers can learn from facing one of the top teams […]

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SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

| December 1, 2015 | 0 Comments
SATIRE: Study shows Niner football blowouts are great for socializing

New research from UNC Charlotte sociologists Winston Brady, Phillip McAdams and Yolanda Warner show that Niner football home losses are great opportunities for students and fans alike to socialize. The research, which was conducted over the first two and half seasons of football at the university, has found a common trend in social relations once […]

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49ers invade Monarchs of Old Dominion Saturday afternoon

| October 13, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers invade Monarchs of Old Dominion Saturday afternoon

Running back Kalif Phillips averages nearly 100 rushing yards per game. Photo by Chris Crews. The Charlotte 49ers football team will make the trip to Norfolk, Va. Saturday afternoon for a Conference USA match-up against the Old Dominion Monarchs. Both sides enter the contest coming off of a bye week boasting identical 2-3 overall records […]

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Game day in the Queen City

| September 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Game day in the Queen City

When I first stepped foot onto the campus of UNC Charlotte four years ago, 49er football fever ravished Niner Nation like a plague of biblical proportions. I’ve been blessed beyond belief with the opportunity to cover this program since its inception, witnessing moments that will live on forever in the history books and deep in […]

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Photos: UNCC Football vs Georgia State @ The Georgia Dome

| September 5, 2015 | 0 Comments
Photos: UNCC Football vs Georgia State @ The Georgia Dome

Photos by Benjamin Robson.  The Charlotte 49ers traveled down to the Georgia Dome Friday afternoon with heavy hearts and their first Football Bowl Subdivision victory on their mind. The Niners (1-0) defeated the Georgia State Panthers (0-1) 23-20 and put college football in the Queen City on the map simultaneously. Read the full story here: http://ninertimes.com/2015/09/charlotte-49ers-win-one-for-coach-ratliff/

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Tailgating the 49er way

| August 28, 2015 | 0 Comments
Tailgating the 49er way

  College football is almost back, and the first Charlotte 49ers home game of 2015 is a few weeks away. But what do fans love just as much – if not more – than cheering our team to victory? Tailgating, of course! Whether it’s your first or 49th time, here is a Charlotte approved checklist […]

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SGA approves Student Ticketing Allocation for 2015 season

| January 13, 2015 | 1 Comment
SGA approves Student Ticketing Allocation for 2015 season

Due to a consistent lack of student attendance at football games during the 2014 season, the UNC Charlotte Student Government Association (SGA) has passed new legislation that will reduce the amount of student seating. The new legislation is called the Student Ticketing Allocation Act. SGA passed this legislation in November and it will take effect […]

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