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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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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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Olsen suspended from football team after second degree rape charges

| February 19, 2017 | 0 Comments
Olsen suspended from football team after second degree rape charges

Former starting quarterback for the Charlotte 49ers, Kevin Olsen, was arrested Sunday afternoon following allegations of sexual assault. He has been suspended from Charlotte Athletics, pending further investigation. The reported assault occurred off-campus and was “within an existing relationship,” according to a statement from the University. This is the second week in a row there has […]

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All eyes on Ajukwa

| February 5, 2017 | 0 Comments
All eyes on Ajukwa

It is safe to say that Austin Ajukwa is no longer considered the “new guy” on the team, especially after the performance he gave against the FIU Panthers Saturday, Feb. 4th.  Backed behind a 30-point, 11-rebound game from Ajukwa, Charlotte brought home a win with the final score of 95-80. Ajukwa and Jon Davis were […]

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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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Lee McNeill finds success in the classroom

| November 29, 2016 | 1 Comment
Lee McNeill finds success in the classroom

Lee McNeill puts the student in student-athlete. After joining the Charlotte 49ers football program as part of the inaugural class in 2012, McNeill has shown he knows how to excel both on and off the field. Through seven of his eight semesters as an undergrad, McNeill had a 4.0. A B in one class lead the […]

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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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PREVIEW: Charlotte closes Jerry Richardson versus Middle Tennessee

| November 18, 2016 | 0 Comments
PREVIEW: Charlotte closes Jerry Richardson versus Middle Tennessee

The Charlotte 49ers will close the doors to Jerry Richardson Stadium this Saturday against Middle Tennessee. It may be the most important home game in school history. After a shocking loss to Rice, where Charlotte gave up a 21 point lead, this game can be considered a must-win. There are many reasons why Charlotte has […]

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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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49ers honor the Military

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments
49ers honor the Military

This past Saturday was Military Appreciation Day in Niner Nation.  The festivities included a 28-mile run, flyover, rifle drill and a tribute to a Korean War veteran as well as two World War 2 veterans. Captain Blake Evans of the U.S. Air Force played a vital role in connecting the ROTC with the Athletic Department […]

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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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“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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Niners Narrowly Lose to Owls

| November 14, 2016 | 0 Comments
Niners Narrowly Lose to Owls

The Charlotte 49ers football team was unable to keep the momentum rolling in the second half as they narrowly dropped a 22-21 decision to the Rice Owls (2-8). The Niners (4-6), who were looking for their fifth win on the season, piled up 21 points in the first half, but they were held scoreless in […]

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Charlotte returns to Jerry Richardson Stadium to host Rice

| November 11, 2016 | 0 Comments
Charlotte returns to Jerry Richardson Stadium to host Rice

Charlotte football is rolling. The 49ers are making a statement in the Conference USA, defeating Southern Miss in Hattiesburg to earn their second-straight victory. Unlike their previous two wins, Charlotte beat Southern Miss in convincing fashion, 38-27. Kalif Phillps carried the 49ers, running for a season-high 183 yards, breaking off a 72-yard run in the […]

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Covington for President

| November 8, 2016 | 0 Comments
Covington for President

Jamal Covington is a name recognizable to members of Niner Nation not only for his accomplishments on the field, but also for the work he does in his community. Covington was recently recognized for his efforts off the field when he was nominated for the Wuerffel Trophy, an award presented by the All Sports Association […]

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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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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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