Tag: football

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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Signing day success

| February 3, 2017 | 0 Comments
Signing day success

The first Wednesday in February is a date marked on the calendars of football programs nationwide. On this date recruits send in their national letters of intent informing schools of their commitment to play football there in the fall. Charlotte welcomed 18 new members to Niner Nation Wednesday in addition to the four mid-December signees. […]

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A wonder what a year can do

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
A wonder what a year can do

What a difference a year can make. As the football season comes to an end, the Charlotte football program has made strides into becoming a legitimate team on the Division I stage. Take a look back at where the 49ers were at this time last year. Charlotte was coming off a 48-point beatdown at the […]

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Larry Ogunjobi invited to Reece’s Senior Bowl

| November 29, 2016 | 0 Comments
Larry Ogunjobi invited to Reece’s Senior Bowl

Larry Ogunjobi. Although most people can’t begin to pronounce his last name, anyone who has attended a game at Jerry Richardson Stadium knows the greatness of the Greensboro native. Charlotte’s all-time leader in tackles, tackles for loss and sacks, will take his talents to the 68th annual Reece’s Senior Bowl in Mobile, Ala., on Jan. […]

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Charlotte football ends their season with loss at UTSA

| November 27, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte football ends their season with loss at UTSA

The Charlotte 49ers (4-8) traveled to take on the UTSA Roadrunners on Sat. Nov. 26, only to end their 2016-2017 season with a tough loss on the road, 33-14. Although the 49ers came up short of their bowl game hopes, the season can be considered a step in the right direction, conquering a better overall […]

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Charlotte Comes Up Short on Senior Day

| November 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Comes Up Short on Senior Day

The Charlotte 49ers fell behind early, and their 18-point second half comeback came up just short as the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders beat the Niners on Senior Day 38-31. Charlotte outscored MTSU 25-14 in the second half, but it wasn’t enough as the Blue Raiders escaped Jerry Richardson Stadium with a victory. MTSU got the […]

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Football + Fans = Atmosphere

| November 16, 2016 | 3 Comments
Football + Fans = Atmosphere

49ers football has come a long way.  When 19 of the seniors being honored this Saturday came on their official visits they had to wear hard hats to look around the football stadium.  Now they are two wins away from going to a bowl game. This season Charlotte has struck gold on the road, snagging […]

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“Allow me to reintroduce myself”

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
“Allow me to reintroduce myself”

“Allow me to reintroduce myself.” Jay Z said it best but Terrance Winchester, a 6-foot-1 redshirt senior for the 49ers, is reintroducing himself to Niner Nation after missing a good bit of the season due to a lingering shoulder injury. Winchester, known for his 43-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown against Georgia State last season […]

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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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The mystery of the missing tickets

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
The mystery of the missing tickets

Two years ago, the Student Government Association proposed a bill that would deal with the issue of low attendance at home football games for the 2015 season. That bill would effectively cut the amount of seats reserved for students in half, reducing it from 8,000 to the current number of 4,500 and giving those seats […]

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Niners Halt Eagles in Hattiesburg

| November 7, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners Halt Eagles in Hattiesburg

After a slow start to the 2016 football season, the Charlotte 49ers got another crucial win on the road and now find themselves needing only two wins to qualify for a bowl game. Once again, the Charlotte backfield did significant damage, and the Niners toppled the Southern Mississippi Eagles, 38-27, in their own stadium. Charlotte […]

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Niners Make History in Win Over Marshall

| October 23, 2016 | 2 Comments
Niners Make History in Win Over Marshall

The Charlotte 49ers football unit was anxious to get back on the field after last week’s loss against the FIU Panthers. The squad bounced back in a huge way, as they took down the Marshall Thundering Herd on the road by a score of 27-24. Charlotte started fast and set the tone with senior tailback […]

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Get a Klugh

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Get a Klugh

After scoring, this player can likely be found getting in the faces of his own defense on the bench, hyping them up for their next assignment on the field. Husaan Klugh, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound quarterback, and originally from nearby Central Cabarrus High School, has been named the starting QB and Niner Nation and the rest […]

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Charlotte looks to rebound from heartbreak on the road against Marshall

| October 20, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte looks to rebound from heartbreak on the road against Marshall

Homecoming almost had the perfect ending. Charlotte held the lead for the majority of the game, but it was the fourth quarter that haunted the 49ers. The foot was taken off the gas pedal, which was noted as a key in last week’s preview. While losing by one point on homecoming is heartbreaking, there are […]

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5 Reasons why you should’ve gone to the Homecoming Game

| October 19, 2016 | 1 Comment
5 Reasons why you should’ve gone to the Homecoming Game

You paid for it It’s amazing how a lot of you complain about tuition but never use the resources that your tuition pays for. UNC Charlotte’s football team is fairly new, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t support the come up of the new team. It’s easy to obtain a ticket for the game, and […]

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Fresh off first conference win, Charlotte returns home to host FIU

| October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments
Fresh off first conference win, Charlotte returns home to host FIU

The Charlotte 49ers return home, crossing off another first in the program’s history. Last week, the 49ers defeated Florida Atlantic to win the first Conference USA game in the short history. Head coach Brad Lambert made the long-awaited quarterback change, giving Hasaan Klugh the nod, and it paid dividends. Klugh showcased his dual-threat ability, putting […]

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Klugh, Niners earn first C-USA win

| October 9, 2016 | 0 Comments
Klugh, Niners earn first C-USA win

The Charlotte 49ers football team had to postpone their matchup with Florida Atlantic (FAU) due to Hurricane Matthew. The game was pushed to Sunday at noon, an odd start time for a college football game. Despite the delay, the Niners decided they would not wait any longer for their first Conference USA victory. Hasaan Klugh […]

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The heads of a program

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
The heads of a program

Hair.  Everyone has it, but some choose to use it as a form to express themselves.  Examples of this can be found all around campus, including on the roster of the football team.  We broke the team down into different hair categories and talked about what it’s like to have some of the best hair […]

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Charlotte 49ers Football: Reason For Optimism

| October 4, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers Football: Reason For Optimism

Despite a 1-4 start to the season, there are plenty of reasons to still save hope in the 49ers. Through four games, they have faced one of the best teams in the nation in Louisville, as well as Elon, Eastern Michigan, Temple and Old Dominion. None of their five opponents have losing records and possess […]

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