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Boone bound, but not without reminiscing of Charlotte

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
Boone bound, but not without reminiscing of Charlotte

Somewhere in the archives tucked away in a file cabinet in the middle of the Niner Times newsroom, there can be found my first-ever story written for the Niner Times. I was asked at the last minute, on my second day working for the newspaper, to cover the first football signing day in the history […]

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Game Preview: Dayton Flyers v. Charlotte 49ers

| February 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
Game Preview: Dayton Flyers v. Charlotte 49ers

The Charlotte 49ers (18-8, 6-6) will host the Dayton Flyers (14-12, 4-8) in Halton Arena on Wednesday. Dayton has won three straight in the series, including a 75-65 win last season. Charlotte is looking for win No. 19, which is something that has not been done since the 2009-10 season. Charlotte Game Notes: – The […]

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Mike Thorne shines, Charlotte falls to Temple 51-71

| February 24, 2013 | 0 Comments
Mike Thorne shines, Charlotte falls to Temple 51-71

For Charlotte, when things don’t go well, boy, they don’t go well. Temple defeated Charlotte, 71-51, in a must-win game at Halton Arena Sunday afternoon. Both teams came into Sunday’s game as a possible bubble team for the NCAA Tournament. Unfortunately, the Owls did what they had to do to prove their case. For Charlotte, […]

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Game Preview: Temple Owls v. Charlotte 49ers

| February 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Game Preview: Temple Owls v. Charlotte 49ers

The Charlotte 49ers (18-7, 6-5) will play a crucial game against Temple (18-8, 7-5) in Halton Arena on Sunday afternoon. Charlotte enters the game a half game back of Temple for sixth place in the Atlantic 10. According to many national brackets, both teams are on the NCAA Tournament bubble, but that could change with […]

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Charlotte dismisses DeMario Mayfield

| February 22, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte dismisses DeMario Mayfield

The Charlotte 49ers have dismissed DeMario Mayfield from the team after violating athletic department policy. Mayfield was suspended on Jan. 30. Mayfield moved into the starting lineup in the win against Xavier and had been averaging a team-high 11.7 points with 3.6 rebounds. The junior from Royston, Ga., had recorded 14 double-figure scoring games this season and […]

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Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer announce spring exhibition schedule

| February 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer announce spring exhibition schedule

The Charlotte 49ers men’s soccer team, 2012 Atlantic 10 regular season champions, have announced their 2013 spring exhibition schedule. Charlotte has made eight NCAA Tournament appearances in the program’s history, including three appearances in the last four years. The 49ers reached the College Cup Championship game in 2011. For 2013, the 49ers will return 14 […]

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Huge second half lifts Charlotte to a 68-56 victory over George Washington

| February 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Huge second half lifts Charlotte to a 68-56 victory over George Washington

If you wanted to get behind a team that wins on a consistent basis, look no further than the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team. On Sunday, in front of 1,159 fans in attendance for the annual Play4Kay game to raise awareness for breast cancer, the Charlotte 49ers (20-4, 9-1) defeated the George Washington Colonials (11-14, 5-6), 68-56, […]

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Game Preview: Charlotte 49ers v. Saint Louis Billikens

| February 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Game Preview: Charlotte 49ers v. Saint Louis Billikens

The Charlotte 49ers (18-6, 6-4) will conclude their two-game road trip when they play Atlantic 10 co-leader Saint Louis (18-5, 7-2) on Saturday. The game will be aired on Fox Sports Midwest. Tip-off scheduled for 7 p.m. Charlotte Game Notes: – 49ers’ Chris Braswell has scored 1355 points and has racked up 823 rebounds during […]

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Before dusting off, it might be best to locate the dancing shoes

| February 14, 2013 | 0 Comments
Before dusting off, it might be best to locate the dancing shoes

I have spent the better part of two seasons covering the men’s basketball team, and I could not begin to tell you just how frustrating it has been for fans to watch. This season, however, there’s hope. Many questions have come to surface whether or not Charlotte is legit. The roller-coaster ride of 2012-13 might […]

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Game Preview: Charlotte 49ers v. No. 11 Butler Bulldogs

| February 12, 2013 | 0 Comments
Game Preview: Charlotte 49ers v. No. 11 Butler Bulldogs

The Charlotte 49ers (17-6, 5-4) will begin their two-game road trip with a game at the historic Hinkle Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Ind., when they take on No. 11 Butler Bulldogs (20-4, 7-2) on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. The game is being broadcast on WISH TV/WNDY in Indianapolis, but will also be aired in […]

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Charlotte 49ers basketball: The numbers never lie

| January 30, 2013 | 37 Comments
Charlotte 49ers basketball: The numbers never lie

The Charlotte 49ers are on track for the worst season attendance at Halton Arena since 1997 The atmosphere of a sold-out college basketball game is rare and elusive. Just imagine if Charlotte could experience this on a regular basis. Or, better yet, just imagine if Charlotte could fill 70% of their on-campus arena. Attendance this […]

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Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers v. Charlotte 49ers

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Game Preview: Xavier Musketeers v. Charlotte 49ers

The Charlotte 49ers (15-3, 3-1) will host Xavier (11-6, 4-0) tonight at Halton Arena for their annual Whiteout game. Tip-off is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Charlotte Game Notes: -Chris Braswell leads the team with 11.5 points per game. He recorded 10 points and racked up nine rebounds in Saturday’s loss to Richmond. -Also, Braswell is […]

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Game Preview: Charlotte travels to Richmond with undefeated conference record on the line

| January 18, 2013 | 0 Comments
Game Preview: Charlotte travels to Richmond with undefeated conference record on the line

The Charlotte 49ers (15-2, 3-0) will try to remain undefeated in the Atlantic 10 when they battle Richmond (11-7, 1-2) on the road, Saturday at 6 p.m. Charlotte enters Saturday’s game with a 15-2 overall record. The 49ers haven’t had a start to the season like this since the 1976-77 season when the 49ers started 17-2. Charlotte captured […]

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UNC Charlotte’s alma mater has gone silent

| January 17, 2013 | 9 Comments
UNC Charlotte’s alma mater has gone silent

Charlotte struggles to find identity with lack of tradition  “Hail University! To you we sing our praise. May Charlotte’s light dispel the night, illumine all our days. In Charlotte’s crown the brightness gem we see. Without your power our finest hour would hold no victory. So let us love your life and cherish your great […]

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Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium receives upgrades for 2013

| January 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium receives upgrades for 2013

Charlotte 49er baseball fans will be in for a treat this year, as the program announced the completion of a $55,000 renovation project at Robert and Mariam Hayes Stadium. One of the more noticeable additions is the first-base bullpen, which was expanded to the retaining wall and replaces the former picnic area on the right […]

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Charlotte 49ers add Kansas State to 2016 football schedule

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers add Kansas State to 2016 football schedule

In a sense, Sept. 10, 2016 has become homecoming for Charlotte 49ers head football coach Brad Lambert. The 49ers announced on Wednesday the addition of Kansas State – Lambert’s alma mater – to their 2016 non-conference football schedule. The game will be played in Manhattan, Kansas. “We know those guys out there and we’ve talked about scheduling […]

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Eight players join Charlotte 49ers baseball during early commitment period

| December 20, 2012 | 0 Comments
Eight players join Charlotte 49ers baseball during early commitment period

The preparation to join Conference USA has already started for the Charlotte 49ers baseball team. The program announced Wednesday the addition of eight players who committed during the early commitment period. Charlotte added pitchers Brett Bond, Matt Davis, and Eric Eason; infielders Zach Jarrett, son of NASCAR champion, Dale Jarrett, T.J. Nichting; and two-way players Jeremy […]

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Women’s basketball comes up short against Florida State

| December 2, 2012 | 0 Comments
Women’s basketball comes up short against Florida State

By Matt Chapman, Staff Writer The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team could not pull off a win on Sunday afternoon against the Florida State Seminoles at Halton Arena. The 49ers fought hard for thirty minutes but could not hang around late and ultimately fell by a score of 70-54 dropping their record to 4-2 on […]

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Charlotte caps off historic night with 76-64 win over ECU

| December 1, 2012 | 0 Comments
Charlotte caps off historic night with 76-64 win over ECU

The Charlotte 49ers made history Saturday night, winning the first seven games of the season for the first time in school history. Charlotte defeated East Carolina 76-64 in front of 7,896 fans in Halton Arena. “Tonight’s win was a total team effort,” said Charlotte 49ers head coach Alan Major. “Everybody contributed to tonight’s win. We […]

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Charlotte falls to Georgetown, 1-0, ending their 2012 season

| November 19, 2012 | 0 Comments
Charlotte falls to Georgetown, 1-0, ending their 2012 season

It’s over. Done. Kaput. Fini. The 2012 season came to an end for the 23rd-ranked Charlotte 49ers (15-4-3), as Charlotte fell to 6th-ranked Georgetown (18-3-1), 1-0 on the road Sunday afternoon in the second round of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Tournament. The 49ers are now 7-6-4 all-time in the national tournament. Georgetown was able […]

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