Tag: 49ers

Larry Ogunjobi Makes History

| April 29, 2017 | 0 Comments
Larry Ogunjobi Makes History

“With the 65th pick in the 2017 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns and the Dawg Pound select Larry Ogunjobi.” Those words muttered by former Brown’s wide receiver Josh Cribbs created history at UNC Charlotte Friday night, as Ogunjobi is now the first Charlotte football player to be selected in the NFL Draft. “It hasn’t really […]

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Spring Game showcases growth

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Spring Game showcases growth

This past Saturday marked the fifth annual Spring Game for the Charlotte 49ers football program. It offered players a platform to show their improvements from the offseason. The game featured four quarters of the offense, in white, going against the defense, in green, using a modified scoring system. While traditional points were awarded for touchdowns, […]

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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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Distance makes the bonds grow stronger

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Distance makes the bonds grow stronger

There is a love-hate relationship between students and the college experience. There’s love for the freedom, the people you meet, the opportunities that open up; and a hate for the busy schedules, the constant homework and missing family. After moving out of the house as a freshman, some students choose to only see their families […]

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Youthfulness Sure to Pay off for Niners

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Youthfulness Sure to Pay off for Niners

The landscape of college sports is changing. In basketball and football, for example, it is rare to see seniors playing in prominent roles in the new era of declaring early for the draft. Many baseball players declare early as well. However, it’s a known fact that senior leadership and experience is invaluable and can’t be […]

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Niners fall to Winthrop, 3-2

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Niners fall to Winthrop, 3-2

The Charlotte 49ers fell to the Winthrop Eagles, 3-2 Tuesday night at Mariam-Hayes Stadium. The 49ers held a 2-0 lead heading into the top of the ninth and then surrendered three runs that ultimately led to their defeat. In the second inning, senior TJ Nichting connected with his first hit of the game and landed […]

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Josh Aubrey: Serving up success

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Josh Aubrey: Serving up success

Josh Aubrey, a senior captain for the Charlotte 49ers’ men’s tennis team, is used to success. During his high school tennis career, Aubrey lettered all four years at Chapel Hill High School (Douglasville, Georgia) where he helped his team win a regional championship during his freshman year in 2009. At the time, Aubrey was ranked […]

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Women’s basketball star Grace Hunter transfers from Charlotte

| April 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Women’s basketball star Grace Hunter transfers from Charlotte

Sources have confirmed, sophomore Grace Hunter is transferring from the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball program, with there being no early indication as to where the Raleigh, North Carolina native will attend next season. This comes as a big blow for the 49ers, as Hunter averaged a team-high 17.2 points per game, while grabbing a team-high 8.6 […]

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Baseball drops series on the road to ODU

| April 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
Baseball drops series on the road to ODU

The Charlotte 49ers (16-12, 5-4 C-USA) dropped two out of three for the first time this season in Norfolk, Virginia to the Old Dominion Monarchs, as Colton Laws continued his dominance, securing his fourth win of the season Saturday afternoon. Game 1 After Mother Nature won on Friday, the two teams were able to set […]

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Despite scoring 10 unanswered, baseball loses 15-10 to NC State

| March 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Despite scoring 10 unanswered, baseball loses 15-10 to NC State

The 49ers (15-10) and the Wolfpack (14-12) got into an absolute slugfest Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark in Uptown, as Charlotte scored 10 unanswered runs but it was not enough as they fell 15-10. “We dug ourselves way too big of a hole,” head coach Loren Hibbs said. “You can’t play uphill against a good […]

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Mid-season report

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Mid-season report

In high school, taking AP classes were used to test your knowledge, work ethic, build your GPA and  separate yourself from other students to make it to a prestigious college. That’s exactly what the Charlotte 49ers are doing on the diamond this year, but their AP classes have come in the form of nationally ranked […]

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Baseball gets dismantled by Wake Forest

| March 23, 2017 | 0 Comments
Baseball gets dismantled by Wake Forest

The Charlotte 49ers (13-8) had no response for the Wake Forest (16-6) offense, losing 13-4 in a game that took over 24 hours to complete due to rain and lighting Tuesday night at BB&T Ballpark, forcing the teams to finish the last 6.2 innings at Charlotte’s Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. With runners at first […]

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Haley Wiseman is Pitch Perfect

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
Haley Wiseman is Pitch Perfect

On Friday, Feb. 24 at 2:30 p.m., history was made at the D.L. Phillips Softball Complex. It wasn’t the highest scoring game by the Charlotte 49ers, nor was it the most intense softball game held in the complex. It was, however,  a huge day for junior pitcher, Haley Wiseman. Not only did she throw a no-hitter […]

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Ogunjobi talks character and process

| March 21, 2017 | 1 Comment
Ogunjobi talks character and process

Some people wait their entire life to get the opportunity to showcase their talents in front of scouts to someday get drafted and play at the highest level the sport has to offer. Charlotte’s Larry Ogunjobi received that chance on March 5 in Indianapolis, becoming the first 49er to partake in the NFL Combine, before […]

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By a long shot

| March 21, 2017 | 0 Comments
By a long shot

Victoria Merriweather entered the history books for Charlotte athletics after recording a third place finish in the NCAA National Championships for weight throws, holding the best finish by a female athlete in program history. After transferring high schools her sophomore year, Merriweather’s new track coach told her she would be a thrower. The senior track […]

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Softball’s harrowing weekend against Marshall

| March 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball’s harrowing weekend against Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers softball team had a disappointing weekend, being swept by conference foe Marshall in three games. The first game on Saturday started out promising, but ended with the Herd (20-4, 6-0 C-USA) taking home the close victory of 2-3 in the last inning. The 49ers (16-13, 1-5 C-USA) fell yet again to their […]

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Baseball Goes 2-1 in FIU Series

| March 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Baseball Goes 2-1 in FIU Series

The Charlotte 49ers travelled down to Miami for a series with the Panthers of Florida International University, and the team will return home victorious. After losing the second game of the back-to-back-to-back contests, Charlotte built a big lead and held on in the last game, 8-7, to win the series 2-1. Game 1: Charlotte 4, […]

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Charlotte baseball pours it on UNC Asheville at home

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte baseball pours it on UNC Asheville at home

The Charlotte offense clicked on all cylinders Tuesday night against UNC Asheville, cranking out a season-high 17 hits and 14 runs at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium, backed by a 4-for-5 day at the plate for Zach Jarrett, including a two-run home run and career-high five RBI. “Guys came ready to play,” head coach Loren […]

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Transfer chronicles

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Transfer chronicles

American Legion Post 82 in Shelby, North Carolina. That’s where you could have likely found Charlotte’s third baseman Jackson Mims in high school. Shelby, according to Mims, is “known for their baseball and barbecue.” Although barbecue in Shelby is delicious, head coach Loren Hibbs is happy Mims wanted a future in playing baseball rather than […]

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The power of FCA

| March 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
The power of FCA

As the clock ticks near 8 p.m. on Monday nights, a room within the Judy Rose Athletic Center fills with the sound of excited chatter. The room becomes silent as the lights dim and faint strums of a guitar are heard. For 45 minutes each week, a group of Charlotte students pause their school lives, […]

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