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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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Charlotte Motor Speedway enhancing road course layout

| April 18, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte Motor Speedway enhancing road course layout

Construction crews are hard at work at Charlotte Motor Speedway on the “roval” course that is rumored to be used for NASCAR races in the future. The road course layout is a mixture of both the well-known 1.5-mile oval and infield track. The course starts off at the track’s start/finish line, followed closely by a […]

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Charlotte’s All-Star Race gets new format

| April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments
Charlotte’s All-Star Race gets new format

Change is nothing new in the NASCAR landscape, especially if you are considering the annual All-Star race. Every year the sanctioning body, incongruence with the racetrack, have been able to muster up a rash of ever-changing format ideas in order to try to enhance the drama and intensity of one of NASCAR’s most exciting nights. […]

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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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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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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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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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Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

| March 26, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kyle Larson sweeps the weekend in California

Kyle Larson entered Sunday’s race at Auto Club Speedway riding a three race streak of runner-up finishes, but after 400 miles of racing, he’s finally able to take off the bridesmaids dress. Larson led the field to the green flag in Sunday’s Auto Club 400, and it didn’t take long for the action to start […]

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Kyle Larson on pole for Sunday’s California race

| March 25, 2017 | 0 Comments
Kyle Larson on pole for Sunday’s California race

Kyle Larson’s goal for Sunday’s Auto Club 400 is to break his streak of second-place finishes. In the first four races of the 2017 season, the Elk Grove, CA native just hasn’t been able to seal the deal. But he will have a good shot at doing so on Sunday. In Friday evening’s Monster Energy […]

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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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Will NASCAR once again find its March Madness in California?

| March 22, 2017 | 0 Comments
Will NASCAR once again find its March Madness in California?

Car chases and bumper-to-bumper traffic don’t normally come to mind when one ponders the positives of life in California. But when NASCAR rolls into town, thousands of racing enthusiasts couldn’t be anymore pleased. The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series is set to invade Southern California this weekend for the 20th annual Auto Club 400 at […]

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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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