Tag: charlotte football

A life of significance

| September 11, 2017 | 1 Comment
A life of significance

Each of us takes a different path which leads us to the place in which we were meant to be. Charlie Skalaski was inspired by his presence in Manhattan on 9/11 to emark on a radically different career, coaching football instead of corporate America. After having a successful stint as a defensive back at Florida […]

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Preview: Lambert returns to Kansas State, looks for first win in 2017

| September 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Preview: Lambert returns to Kansas State, looks for first win in 2017

Brad Lambert and the Charlotte 49ers hit the road to the Little Apple — Manhattan, Kansas — to take on Lambert’s alma mater No. 19 Kansas State on Saturday, Sept. 9. After losing to Eastern Michigan, 24-7, the Niners are still seeking their first victory of the 2017 season. Though this will be the first […]

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Back at it

| September 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
Back at it

This time last season the players for the 49ers were prepping to hit the road and take on a nationally-ranked Louisville team. Everyone that is, except senior Trent Bostick. A concussion in practice in the week leading up to the season opener prevented Bostick from making the trip to Kentucky. He wouldn’t just miss the […]

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Preview: Charlotte opens season at Eastern Michigan

| August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments
Preview: Charlotte opens season at Eastern Michigan

The Charlotte 49ers open the 2017 football season on the road Friday, Sept. 1 in Ypsilanti, Mich. where they are set to take on Eastern Michigan. Kick-off is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. and the game can be viewed on ESPN3 or be found on the radio on ESPN 730. Charlotte holds a 3-1 record in […]

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A look back: the recap of the 2016 football season

| August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments
A look back: the recap of the 2016 football season

Before we kick off the 2017-18 campaign for Charlotte football, let’s take a look back at how last season went. The season started off with a tough road contest against then #21 Louisville and the Niners dropped the contest, 70-14. Charlotte returned home the next week for their first season victory and lone home win […]

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49er Football: Offseason Report

| August 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
49er Football: Offseason Report

A lot of things have changed around the Judy Rose Football Center, and fans, players and coaches alike are hoping that these adjustments will lead to more wins. Out With the Old, In With the New At the conclusion of the 49ers’ 4-8 season, many questions surrounded the players. The inaugural 2012 redshirt senior class, […]

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Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

| February 20, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers quarterback Kevin Olsen arraigned in second-degree rape case

Sunday evening former starting quarterback, Kevin Olsen, was arrested with multiple charges including three counts of second degree forcible rape, sexual assault, communicating threats and second-degree sex offense (forcible fondling). The alleged incident occurred at 3:30 a.m. Sunday morning between Olsen and his girlfriend in his apartment. According to medical reports, the 23-year-old victim had […]

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A look inside the Charlotte football season

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
A look inside the Charlotte football season

This is what the Charlotte 49er fan base has been patiently waiting for. The football program is earning legitimacy in the Conference-USA. Preseason polls had the 49ers finishing dead last in the C-USA east division. But Charlotte has exceeded expectations, with a 3-3 conference record, as they sit tied for third place in the east […]

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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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PREVIEW: Charlotte goes on the road to play Southern Miss

| November 5, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte goes on the road to play Southern Miss

The bye week has come and gone. Charlotte football is back this week, as the 49ers travel down south to play Southern Miss. The last time Charlotte played was one of the biggest victories in the football program’s brief history. The 49ers defeated Marshall on the road in a nail-biting 27-24 finish. For the program, […]

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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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Long time coming

| September 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Long time coming

Once upon a time Jerry Richardson Stadium was used for rec fields and Charlotte having a football team was just a dream up in the athletic department’s head.  Fast forward four years and the rec fields have been converted into a state-of-the-art football facility and there is a football team on campus that is now […]

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Matt Tifft: College wheelman

| April 26, 2016 | 0 Comments
Matt Tifft: College wheelman

For most college students, April is the busiest time of the year. The long semester is beginning to come to an end. Professors are assigning projects and presentations left and right. Finals are on the horizon. Stress levels are about to crash through the roof. It’s difficult for most anyone to balance everyday life with so […]

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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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