Libby Weihsmann

Libby Weihsmann

Libby Weihsmann is the 2013-2014 Sports Editor for the Niner Times. She is pursuing a Communications Studies degree with a concentration in Mass Media and a minor in Journalism at UNC Charlotte.

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49ers baseball’s Butler pitches complete game against Tulane

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers baseball’s Butler pitches complete game against Tulane

In game two of what would end up being a two-game series due to the final match being cancelled due to rain, the Charlotte 49ers (11-24-1, 4-13) pitched their second complete game in three showings with Ryan Butler (3-5) helping lift Charlotte 2-1 over the Tulane Green Wave (15-22, 6-13). The Green Wave’s Richard Carthon […]

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Charlotte 49ers football: ‘Bigger, faster, stronger’

| April 1, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers football: ‘Bigger, faster, stronger’

Last spring, the Charlotte 49ers were putting the final touches on the first-ever football team. This spring, things are a little different around Jerry Richardson Stadium. “We’re getting bigger, faster, stronger. The offensive line looks huge,” said free safety Desmond Cooper. “It’s my last spring ball. It’s crazy, interesting. It’s crazy to see how things […]

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Niner Access: Final 49ers Coaches Show

| March 25, 2014 | 0 Comments
Niner Access: Final 49ers Coaches Show

Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball Head Coach Alan Major and Athletic Director Judy Rose took questions from the fans and were on hand to give their final thoughts on the last 49ers Coaches Show of the season hosted by ESPN730 on Monday night at Dave & Buster’s. Fans in attendance were encouraged to write questions to […]

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Communication helped lift Charlotte 49ers 74-63 over ODU

| March 2, 2014 | 0 Comments
Communication helped lift Charlotte 49ers 74-63 over ODU

For the Charlotte 49ers (15-13, 6-9), winning as of late has been a struggle, but the team found a way to make a statement 74-63 win in their final home game of the season over the Old Dominion Monarchs (14-16, 8-7) on Senior Day. Prior to the 4 p.m. tip-off, the Charlotte 49ers recognized senior […]

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49ers women’s basketball team shuts down FIU 79-68

| February 26, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers women’s basketball team shuts down FIU 79-68

In quite possibly their best second half performance of the season, the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team (13-13, 7-6) defeated the Florida International Panthers (12-15, 6-8) 79-68 on Wednesday night inside Halton Arena. At the first media timeout, the 49ers found themselves trailing by two points. Both Charlotte and FIU lacked urgency on the court […]

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Charlotte 49ers baseball steps up to the plate with four games in three days during opening weekend

| February 11, 2014 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers baseball steps up to the plate with four games in three days during opening weekend

The Charlotte 49ers baseball team will open their 2014 season back in Conference USA at home inside Robert & Mariam Hayes Stadium, playing four games in just three days. The 49ers will play Youngstown State Friday, Feb. 14 at 4 p.m.; the ACC’s Virginia Tech on Saturday, Feb. 15 at 12 p.m.; and then play […]

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49ers men’s basketball team says giving up is not an option

| January 30, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s basketball team says giving up is not an option

For the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team (12-7, 3-3), the first season back in Conference USA has been filled with highs and lows. The 49ers gave fans a vision of an NCAA tournament run when they beat No. 14 Michigan to win the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship title earlier this season, but losses to teams […]

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49ers men’s basketball win 76-74 over North Texas with a buzzer-beating basket

| January 18, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s basketball win 76-74 over North Texas with a buzzer-beating basket

The Charlotte 49ers (12-5, 3-1) have made it more apparent in the last two contests that every second counts in a game as they picked up a 76-74 victory over the North Texas Mean Green (10-8, 1-3) when Terrence Williams sealed the deal with a buzzer-beating basket that had to be confirmed by the referees […]

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49ers women’s basketball bounces back strong in 78-57 win over UNCW

| January 3, 2014 | 0 Comments
49ers women’s basketball bounces back strong in 78-57 win over UNCW

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team improved to 6-7 after an impressive 78-57 performance against the UNC Wilmington Seahawks (1-13) on Friday afternoon in front of a large crowd of local Charlotte elementary school kids for Education Day. Gabby Tyler got the 49ers off to a solid start after a Ny Hammonds assist followed by […]

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49ers men’s basketball falls 58-55 in buzzer beater to Georgia Tech

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s basketball falls 58-55 in buzzer beater to Georgia Tech

The Charlotte 49ers (8-4) fell in a buzzer beater to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (9-4) 58-55 in a game that seemed uncharacteristic for the mostly young Charlotte team. It appeared to be an off night for many of the 49ers as each player struggled with executing their shots. “I think the guys wanted to […]

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49ers women’s basketball falls 76-75 in disappointing loss to Furman

| December 29, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers women’s basketball falls 76-75 in disappointing loss to Furman

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team (5-7) fell to the Furman Paladins (7-6) 76-75 in a disappointing loss that came down to the bitter end. Despite Charlotte leading by as much as eight points early in the first half, the Paladins hung on in the final seconds of the close match to secure a win. […]

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Weekly update from 49ers men’s basketball Head Coach Alan Major

| December 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Weekly update from 49ers men’s basketball Head Coach Alan Major

After a tough 87-78 loss to Davidson in the Battle for the Hornet’s Nest Trophy, the 49ers men’s basketball team picked up a hard-fought win against in-state foe Appalachian State in a 77-59 victory on the road to improve to 7-2. “Good to bounce back yesterday at App. The guys, I thought, sustained it for […]

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49ers men’s basketball team win big with a 77-56 victory over UNC Asheville

| December 1, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s basketball team win big with a 77-56 victory over UNC Asheville

The Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team (6-1) made a sloppy, but profound win over the UNC Asheville Bulldogs (1-7) in a 77-56 triumph back at home in their first appearance since winning the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship. Coming into the game, the 49ers lone loss of the season came Nov. 12 in their first road game […]

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49ers women’s basketball team fight back to win 63-60 over Winthrop

| November 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers women’s basketball team fight back to win 63-60 over Winthrop

You learn a lot about a team when they win games that they probably should not have won. The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team (3-3) handed the Winthrop Eagles (4-1) their first loss of the season by a final score of 63-60 on Tuesday night inside Halton Arena. An early three from the corner by […]

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49ers men’s basketball team crowned Puerto Rico Tip-Off Champions

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s basketball team crowned Puerto Rico Tip-Off Champions

In a game that not many expected a team like Charlotte to be playing in, the 49ers men’s basketball team (5-1) upset the No. 14 ranked Michigan 63-61 in the Puerto Rico Tip-Off Championship game and have raised the bar for the upcoming season. After pulling out a 68-61 first-round win over Kansas State, the […]

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49ers men’s soccer eight-game winning streak snapped in second round loss

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s soccer eight-game winning streak snapped in second round loss

There comes a time when all good things must come to an end. Unfortunately for the Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team, it came during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. Despite an eight-game winning streak outscoring opponents 20-2 in those eight matches, the 13th-seeded Charlotte team suffered a 1-0 season-ending loss to the Coastal […]

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Can the 49ers men’s basketball team win two-straight championships?

| November 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Can the 49ers men’s basketball team win two-straight championships?

For the second year in a row, the Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball team is looking to bring home another tournament championship title. In the 2012 campaign, the 49ers defeated Northeastern in the championship game of the Great Alaska Shootout for the title. This year, the team is looking to bring home another championship title, but […]

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Volleyball coaching staff released after 12-17 season

| November 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Volleyball coaching staff released after 12-17 season

The Charlotte 49ers administration announced today that they have released Chris Redding, the seven-year head coach of the Charlotte 49ers volleyball team. Along with Redding, Jay Correll and Bethany Byers, both assistant coaches, were also released. The 49ers finished the 2013 season 12-17 overall, 2-12 in conference play. 41.2 percent of the losses during the […]

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49ers men’s soccer team crowned C-USA Champions in 1-0 win over Tulsa

| November 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
49ers men’s soccer team crowned C-USA Champions in 1-0 win over Tulsa

For the first time since 1983 and just the second time in program history, the sixth-seeded Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team upset the fifth-seeded Tulsa Golden Hurricane 1-0 to earn the conference title and be crowned the 2013 Conference USA Men’s Soccer champions. The ball bounced back and forth between the two teams during the […]

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For seven successful seniors, one title is missing

| November 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
For seven successful seniors, one title is missing

After a disappointing and frustrating start to conference play earlier in the year, the Charlotte 49ers (11-5-3, 4-3-2) have managed to turn their season around after winning seven-straight matches and clinching a spot in the Conference USA Men’s Soccer Championship game. The game will be played on Sunday, Nov. 17 at 1:30 p.m. against fifth-seeded Tulsa […]

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