Tag: 49ers Football

The Spring rush

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
The Spring rush

Spring practices have been going on since mid-March and are being topped off by the Spring game this Saturday, April 22.  The game allows players the opportunity to gear up and show the fan base what they have been working on over the offseason. From new coaches, a tough schedule and faces to watch for, […]

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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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Olsen suspended from football team after second degree rape charges

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Olsen suspended from football team after second degree rape charges

Former starting quarterback for the Charlotte 49ers, Kevin Olsen, was arrested Sunday afternoon following allegations of sexual assault. He has been suspended from Charlotte Athletics, pending further investigation. The reported assault occurred off-campus and was “within an existing relationship,” according to a statement from the University. This is the second week in a row there has […]

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Hawkins, Owls Shoot Down Niners

| January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Hawkins, Owls Shoot Down Niners

The Charlotte 49ers women’s team overcame a slow start but faltered in the final seconds, as they ultimately lost to the Rice Owls 55-52. Jasmine Goodwine had 16 points to lead the Owls, and Maya Hawkins added 10, including the go-ahead three-pointer with 8.1 seconds left. Meanwhile, Nyilah Jamison-Myers had 16 points and five boards […]

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Lee McNeill finds success in the classroom

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment
Lee McNeill finds success in the classroom

Lee McNeill puts the student in student-athlete. After joining the Charlotte 49ers football program as part of the inaugural class in 2012, McNeill has shown he knows how to excel both on and off the field. Through seven of his eight semesters as an undergrad, McNeill had a 4.0. A B in one class lead the […]

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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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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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49ers yet to record conference win, fall 52-17

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers yet to record conference win, fall 52-17

Charlotte came into Saturday’s matchup with Old Dominion searching for their first conference win. After not winning a single C-USA matchup and losing a close battle to ODU 37-34 last season, the Niners came up short once again. The Monarchs got off to a fast start with a 21-point first quarter. ODU running back Jeremy […]

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Charlotte opens conference play Saturday

| September 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte opens conference play Saturday

This Saturday the 49ers will begin their conference portion of the season with a home game against Old Dominion.  After not winning a conference matchup last season, Charlotte looks to record the first their first Conference-USA win in program history. Last week the 49ers collected their third loss of the season, falling 48-20 to Temple […]

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Charlotte honors first responders

| September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte honors first responders

On the eve of the 15-year anniversary of 9/11 the 49ers paid tribute to the first responders during their game on Saturday. On the sidelines coaches could be seen sporting hats representing police, fire and EMT. First responders were given discounted tickets to see Charlotte defeat Elon 47-14.  One season ticket holder, James Killan, was […]

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PREVIEW: Charlotte begins season at nationally-ranked Louisville

| August 31, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte begins season at nationally-ranked Louisville

The fourth season of Charlotte football will begin this Thursday, as the 49ers face a tall task traveling to #19 Louisville. This is Charlotte’s first matchup against a ranked opponent in their brief time in FBS play. As for last season, the first in FBS, Charlotte opened the season with two wins, including one in […]

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Charlotte 49ers sign former Miami QB Kevin Olsen

| December 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers sign former Miami QB Kevin Olsen

Charlotte 49ers head coach Brad Lambert made the biggest offseason splash of his tenure, landing junior college quarterback Kevin Olsen on Wednesday evening. Olsen will enroll at UNC Charlotte in January for the spring semester and will have two years of eligibility remaining. “Just like every position on the team, we want to create some […]

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Charlotte 49ers fall at Rice in season finale

| November 29, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers fall at Rice in season finale

The Charlotte 49ers’ inaugural season of FBS football culminated in disappointing fashion with a 27-7 loss on the road against the Rice Owls. The two Conference USA foes battled through a sloppy, scoreless first half before the Owls exploded for three touchdowns as Charlotte’s offense continued to flounder. “In the second half we just couldn’t […]

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Charlotte 49ers steamrolled at Kentucky

| November 22, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers steamrolled at Kentucky

The Charlotte 49ers made the trip to cold, snowy SEC country on Saturday night and got beat down by the Kentucky Wildcats in all three phases of the game. The Niners allowed 415 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, falling 58-10 for their ninth consecutive loss after starting the season 2-0. The Wildcats created […]

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Murphy stands out on Senior Night

| November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments
Murphy stands out on Senior Night

Senior Richard Murphy stole the show in Saturday’s home finale against UTSA. Murphy led the team with four catches, two touchdowns and 56 yards. Saturday’s game was Murphy’s best of the season. Murphy, the youngest of 12 kids, transferred to Charlotte two years ago from Butte Community College in California. During his time in California […]

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Charlotte 49ers suffer devastating loss on Senior Day

| November 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Charlotte 49ers suffer devastating loss on Senior Day

The Charlotte 49ers came up three points shy of their first Conference USA victory in program history during a heartbreaking overtime loss against the UTSA Roadrunners on Senior Day at Jerry Richardson Stadium. Charlotte has now lost eight consecutive contests since opening the season with back-to-back victories as the 49ers appear to find new ways to lose […]

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Charlotte 49ers beat themselves in Miami against FIU

| November 7, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers beat themselves in Miami against FIU

The Charlotte 49ers took their talents to South Beach on Saturday afternoon in search of their first Conference USA victory in a showdown with the FIU Panthers. The Niners shot themselves in the foot on several occasions and fell 48-31 on the road for their seventh consecutive defeat. A pair of special teams blunders derailed Charlotte […]

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Charlotte 49ers haunted by explosive Marshall attack on Halloween

| October 31, 2015 | 2 Comments
Charlotte 49ers haunted by explosive Marshall attack on Halloween

The Charlotte 49ers welcomed the Marshall Thundering Herd to Jerry Richardson Stadium for a Halloween matchup that lacked suspense from the beginning. The 49ers dropped their sixth consecutive game, falling 34-10 to the Herd who remain undefeated in Conference USA action. “Give Marshall credit. They have a really good football team. They came in and […]

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Charlotte 49ers haunted by another ho-hum homecoming

| October 24, 2015 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers haunted by another ho-hum homecoming

The Charlotte 49ers welcomed the Southern Mississippi Golden Eagles to the Queen City on a beautiful homecoming Saturday afternoon. However, the fans didn’t show up and neither did the team as the 49ers were trounced 44-10 behind a comedy of errors in all three phases of the game. “First off give Southern Miss a lot […]

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49ers fumble away first conference victory

| October 17, 2015 | 0 Comments
49ers fumble away first conference victory

The Charlotte 49ers went into Foreman Field, nearly crashed homecoming and came within a field goal of notching their first Conference USA victory in program history against the Old Dominion Monarchs on Saturday afternoon. On a day where Old Dominion’s Ray Lawry entered the game as the leading rusher in Conference USA, it was 49er […]

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