Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook

Kathleen Cook is the sports editor of the Niner Times and from Wake Forest, North Carolina. When the sophomore communication major/journalism minor isn't covering the 49ers, she enjoys spending time with her family, friend, and dog. Kathleen can also be found cheering on the Panthers every Sunday and rooting for the Washington Nationals.

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Tournament time

| May 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Tournament time

Though classes are out for the summer, the baseball team is still hard at work. After sweeping Marshall in the final weekend of the regular season, the team qualified for the Conference USA tournaments. Baseball finished the season tied for third in a competitive C-USA, earning a four-seed behind Southern Miss, ODU and FAU. The team […]

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A year in review

| May 2, 2017 | 0 Comments
A year in review

The 2016-2017 school year was one for the books for Charlotte athletics. Take a look back at some of the highlights for the various teams. Football Entering into the 2016 season, the Charlotte 49ers’ football team had a 10-game losing streak on their backs. This was extended to 11 games after falling 70-14 against a […]

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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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What’s in a song?

| April 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
What’s in a song?

For 15 seconds, a song defines a player. A walk-up song serves to set the tone for a player’s at-bat, songs range from country to rap and everything in between. While the song is important, it’s more about getting into a groove for second baseman Brett Netzer. “Routine is a big part of baseball, having […]

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Training for their future

| March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Training for their future

Athletes constantly need the attention of a trainer in order to remain healthy and competitive. Cue students such as Aldo Rodriguez and Allie Smith. Rodriguez and Smith are a part of the athletic training program at Charlotte and for the past two years they have been assigned to a different team or school each semester. […]

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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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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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PREVIEW: Charlotte squares off with Louisiana Tech

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte squares off with Louisiana Tech

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball made it past Marshall in the opening round of the conference tournament and now are slated to face Louisiana Tech in the quarterfinals. Last Time  Charlotte has seen the Lady Techsters once before this season when they traveled down to Baton Rouge and lost 80-54. The senior duo of Ciara […]

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49ers silence Thundering Herd

| March 9, 2017 | 0 Comments
49ers silence Thundering Herd

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team won the battle on the boards and the game, defeating the Thundering Herd of Marshall 71-66 in the first round of the Conference USA tournament on Wednesday afternoon. Charlotte (21-9, 12-6 C-USA) tallied 60 rebounds during the contest compared to a Marshall (13-17, 5-13 C-USA) who totaled only 39 […]

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Softball drops the ball against Carolina

| March 8, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball drops the ball against Carolina

Backed by a three-homerun performance, Carolina eased past the Charlotte 49ers softball team 5-1 Tuesday night. The Tar Heels (16-4) put on a show for their home audience, posting five hits. Charlotte (15-8) couldn’t get anything started offensively, only having two hits during the contest. Haley Wiseman moved to 10-5 on the season after taking […]

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PREVIEW: Women’s Basketball opens tournament agaisnt Marshall

| March 6, 2017 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Women’s Basketball opens tournament agaisnt Marshall

The regular season has concluded and the Charlotte 49ers finished pulling a five seed for the annual conference tournament in Birmingham, Alabama. The Niners are slated to face the Thundering Herd of Marshall in the first round of play on Wednesday afternoon at 3 p.m. Charlotte has defeated Marshall both times they faced the Thundering […]

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Softball drops final game in Citrus Classic

| March 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball drops final game in Citrus Classic

Though Charlotte posted four hits in Sunday’s game  against Notre Dame, the 49ers couldn’t push any runs across the plate and fell 4-0 to cap off the Citrus Classic. Charlotte (15-7) started with junior Haley Wiseman on the mound. The right handed pitcher gave up four runs off of four hits and three walks in […]

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Softball wins 2-1 against Purdue

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball wins 2-1 against Purdue

The 49ers came into day two of the Citrus Classic seeking redemption from their disappointing 0-2 Friday performance. Backed by stellar pitching from Haley Wiseman and great days at the plate for Kiersten Berrier and Haley Pace, the Niners (14-6) defeated Purdue, 2-1 (3-15). Wiseman started once again in the circle for the Charlotte team. […]

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Charlotte ends regular season, falls 74-67 to UTEP

| March 4, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte ends regular season, falls 74-67 to UTEP

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team capped off their regular season play on Saturday night, falling 74-67 to UTEP. The 49ers (13-16, 7-11 C-USA) had three players in double figures, however it wasn’t enough to give the Niners the victory. Andrien White lead the Charlotte team with 15 points from the bench, marking his fourth […]

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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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The redshirt life

| March 1, 2017 | 0 Comments
The redshirt life

When a kid imagines being a Division I athlete, their mind quickly wanders to the glamour of having their names called out as one of the starters. This doesn’t happen without a little bit of hard work, however. For some athletes this hard work  is aided by a year without playing, instead focusing on building skill […]

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Did we just become best friends?

| February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments
Did we just become best friends?

Move-in day, Fall of 1997. That’s when Cara Consuegra and Randi Henderson first met as the two were enrolled to play basketball at Iowa and were paired as roommates randomly. Consuegra and Henderson are still friends 20 years later, and now work alongside each other as coaches for the women’s basketball team. Though the two […]

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Softball starts strong

| February 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Softball starts strong

  Charlotte softball has overcome a dismal 1-3 start with a seven-game win streak, capped off with a clean 5-0 sweep in the First Pitch Classic. The team has bounced back after opening their 2017 campaign down at the Carolina Classic in South Carolina by going 1-3. The 49ers came back to the Queen City […]

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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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