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Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

| July 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Ryan Blaney moves to Team Penske

On Wednesday morning, Team Penske announced that it will be adding a third car to it’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series fleet, and Ryan Blaney will be behind the wheel. The High Point, NC native has spent the last few years on loan racing for Wood Brothers Racing, a team that shares a technical alliance […]

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NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

| July 11, 2017 | 3 Comments
NASCAR’s ‘silliest’ Silly Season is brewing

Got your mind cleared? If not, try your best to do so. You are going to need to be fully focused to be able to keep track of all the rumors racing around NASCAR right now. With eighteen races down and eight remaining in the regular season, many would think people would be talking about […]

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Kevin Harvick sweeps Sonoma races

| June 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kevin Harvick sweeps Sonoma races

Kevin Harvick couldn’t have asked for a better race weekend at Sonoma Raceway. The driver of the No.4 Stewart-Haas Racing Chevrolet was one of three drivers with a unique shot at capturing two trophies this weekend at the 1.99-mile course; and that’s exactly what he did. In a sort of throwback adventure, Harvick entered into Saturday’s […]

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Jarrett to join Nichting in Baltimore

| June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments
Jarrett to join Nichting in Baltimore

In the 28th round of the 2017 MLB Draft Zach Jarrett is set to join T.J. Nichting with the Baltimore Orioles. Jarrett was the only 49er to go in the final day of the draft, to cap off an impressive draft for Charlotte. The four Niners selected by pro teams ties the school record, occuring […]

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Nichting goes to the Orioles

| June 13, 2017 | 1 Comment
Nichting goes to the Orioles

In the ninth round of the MLB Draft T.J. Nichting was taken by the Baltimore Orioles, adding to the list of 49ers taken in the draft Tuesday afternoon. The senior outfielder was second in Conference-USA in the batting average category, stouting a .367 at the conclusion of the 2017 season. Nichting recorded 92 hits, 15 doubles, […]

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Laws to the Blue Jays

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Laws to the Blue Jays

Colton Laws became the second Charlotte player to be taken in the MLB Draft Tuesday afternoon when the Toronto Blue Jays selected the pitcher in the seventh round, 219th pick overall. The right-handed starter led Conference-USA in ERA after the 2017 season with a 1.87, throwing 96.1 innings, allowing 20 earned runs and fanning 94 batters. […]

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Netzer drafted in third round by Red Sox

| June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments
Netzer drafted in third round by Red Sox

Brett Netzer became the fourth highest 49er taken in the MLB draft on Tuesday afternoon when he was selected in the third round, 101st pick overall, by the Boston Red Sox. Netzer is the first player selected this season from Conference USA. Netzer finished the 2017 season with a .342 batting average that included 16 […]

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Kevin Harvick fastest so far in Charlotte

| May 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kevin Harvick fastest so far in Charlotte

There’s fast, and then there’s Freaky Fast – Kevin Harvick proved just that on Thursday evening in Monster Energy Cup qualifying at Charlotte Motor Speedway. NASCAR has descended upon their home track in Concord, NC for one of the sport’s biggest race weekends of the year. Tradition, speed, and patriotism all collide together on this […]

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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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It’s time to move the All-Star race

| May 20, 2017 | 1 Comment
It’s time to move the All-Star race

NASCAR has thrown everything but the kitchen sink at their All-Star event in recent years. From ever-changing formats and elimination processes, to adding money incentives and field sizes; the sport has never shied away from trying new ideas. But there’s one change they continue to avoid; moving it. Since the inaugural All-Star event in 1985, […]

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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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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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Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

| April 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Dale Earnhardt Jr. retiring from NASCAR

Hendrick Motorsports sent out an official release on Tuesday morning announcing the retirement of Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. at the end of the 2017 season. The Kannapolis, NC native sat out a majority of the 2016 season after suffering from concussion symptoms nearly halfway through the season. Earnhardt Jr. made […]

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