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That’s a Wrap

| April 30, 2013 | 0 Comments
That’s a Wrap

“How did it get so late so soon? It’s night before it’s afternoon. December is here before it’s June. My goodness how the time has flewn. How did it get so late so soon?” – Dr. Seuss It has been four years since I first stepped foot on the campus of UNC Charlotte. In 2009, […]

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Who is Brad Lambert?

| April 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Who is Brad Lambert?

An office in the northern corner of the Judy Rose Football center overlooks a brand new football stadium with freshly placed artificial turf that has never seen game action. The blinds in the office window are open, allowing the entrance of a bright glare from the sun beaming off metal bench seats that have never […]

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Cheaters never prosper?

| April 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Cheaters never prosper?

Recent allegations against the University of Auburn football program have sucked the sports world back into the NCAA violations debate like an uncontainable whirlpool. It is a never-ending struggle between the league and the various athletic programs. When news broke of Auburn’s alleged grade-changing scheme to maintain players’ eligibility, the public seemed outraged. When I […]

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Winningest senior class calls it a career

| April 4, 2013 | 0 Comments
Winningest senior class calls it a career

On November 13, 2009, the Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team lost to the East Carolina Pirates by 23 points in their season opener. Despite losing, Charlotte was strongly encouraged by one player after the ECU game. A freshman forward by the name of Jennifer Hailey, playing in her first game at the collegiate level, scored […]

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Saint Louis takes A-10 title, earns 4-seed in NCAA tournament

| March 17, 2013 | 0 Comments
Saint Louis takes A-10 title, earns 4-seed in NCAA tournament

NEW YORK – Just a few months after the passing of Head Coach Rick Majerus, the Saint Louis Billikens held on long enough to defeat the scrappy Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams, 62-56, to win the 2013 Atlantic-10 (A-10) Tournament Championship on Sunday afternoon at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. In a match-up between […]

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Charlotte digs early hole, falls to Saint Louis in A-10 quarterfinals

| March 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte digs early hole, falls to Saint Louis in A-10 quarterfinals

NEW YORK – The Charlotte 49ers struggled early and found themselves at an insurmountable deficit as they fell to the Saint Louis Billikens, 72-55, in the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 (A-10) Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Coming off an emotional, bizarre win in the tournament’s opening round against Richmond on Thursday, the 49ers […]

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Charlotte wins thriller over Richmond, advances to quarterfinals of A-10 tournament

| March 14, 2013 | 1 Comment
Charlotte wins thriller over Richmond, advances to quarterfinals of A-10 tournament

NEW YORK  – The Charlotte 49ers submitted their share of March Madness and defeated the Richmond Spiders, 68-63, in bizarre fashion to advance to the quarterfinals of the 2013 Atlantic 10 (A-10) Tournament at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Trailing by three points with just over four seconds to play, Pierria Henry made the first of […]

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Charlotte collapses in second half, falls to Dayton, 88-67

| February 27, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte collapses in second half, falls to Dayton, 88-67

The Dayton Flyers (15-12, 5-8), with help from five double-digit scorers, earned their first Atlantic 10 (A-10) Conference road win of the season and defeated the Charlotte 49ers (18-9, 6-7) on Wednesday night in Halton Arena, 88-67. In a tale of two halves, the 49ers came out hot at the beginning of the game and […]

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Women’s basketball outlasts Butler, 59-49

| February 13, 2013 | 0 Comments
Women’s basketball outlasts Butler, 59-49

The Charlotte 49ers (19-4, 8-1) pulled away from the Butler Bulldogs (14-10, 5-4) late in the game to earn a 59-49 win on Wednesday night in Halton Arena. It was the first time the two teams had ever faced each other in women’s basketball after Butler joined the Atlantic 10 (A-10) last may. The Bulldogs […]

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Charlotte struggles at free throw line, falls to VCU, 61-68

| February 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte struggles at free throw line, falls to VCU, 61-68

The Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) Rams (19-5, 7-2), using an aggressive defensive scheme and efforts from three double-digit scorers, defeated the Charlotte 49ers (17-6, 5-4) on Saturday night in Halton Arena, 68-61. VCU entered the game as the the number one team in the nation in the categories of steals (279), steals per game (12.1) and turnovers […]

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Women’s basketball shuts down Temple, 66-43

| February 6, 2013 | 0 Comments
Women’s basketball shuts down Temple, 66-43

The Charlotte 49ers (17-4, 6-1) used stifling defense and contributions from four double-digit scorers to defeat the Temple Owls (10-12, 3-4), 66-43, on Wednesday night in Halton Arena. After earning two straight Atlantic 10 (A-10) Player of the Week honors, Jennifer Hailey was the key focus point for the Owls’ defense. Temple consistently double-teamed Hailey […]

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Charlotte sneaks past UMass, 66-65

| February 2, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte sneaks past UMass, 66-65

The Charlotte 49ers (17-4, 5-2) survived a tight battle and outlasted the Massachusetts (UMass) Minutemen (14-6, 4-2), 66-65, in front of a sold-out Halton Arena on Saturday for Charlotte’s annual homecoming game. With guard DeMario Mayfield suspended indefinitely and forward Darion Clark out with a bad ankle, the 49ers had to rely on others to […]

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Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball: state of the team

| January 31, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball: state of the team

As hard to believe as it is, March Madness is right around the corner. Soon we will all be filling out brackets and aimlessly predicting which teams will advance in the NCAA Tournament and how far they will go. The question is, will Charlotte be included in those brackets? The easy answer is, well, possibly. The […]

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Mayfield suspended indefinitely

| January 30, 2013 | 1 Comment
Mayfield suspended indefinitely

Charlotte 49ers junior guard DeMario Mayfield has been suspended indefinitely for violation of athletic department policy. Director of Athletics, Judy Rose, made the announcement on Wednesday of Mayfield’s suspension. “We are disappointed to make this announcement,” Rose told the media. “Our policies are in place for a reason and our student-athletes are expected to abide […]

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George Washington spanks Charlotte, 82-54

| January 26, 2013 | 0 Comments
George Washington spanks Charlotte, 82-54

The Charlotte 49ers (16-4, 4-2) were flying high after defeating Atlantic-10 (A-10) rival Xavier last Wednesday, but were abruptly brought back down to earth on Saturday when they fell to the George Washington Colonials, 54-82, on the road. George Washington was able to control the tempo and force Charlotte to play at a pace that […]

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Charlotte takes care of Xavier, 63-57

| January 23, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte takes care of Xavier, 63-57

Bouncing back from their first conference loss of the 2012-13 season was not an issue for Charlotte in their annual “white-out” game on Wednesday night at Halton Arena. With contributions from four double-digit scorers, the 49ers defeated the Xavier Musketeers, 63-57, in another hard fought Atlantic 10 (A-10) conference game. Before the game, Charlotte guard DeMario Mayfield was placed […]

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Charlotte holds on against Fordham, 74-68

| January 16, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte holds on against Fordham, 74-68

The Fordham Rams (5-13, 1-2) gave the Charlotte 49ers (15-2, 3-0) a scare on Wednesday night in Halton Arena, but the home team found a way to win, 74-68, in a hard-fought Atlantic 10 (A-10) matchup. Both teams played intense, active defense throughout the game. Fordham was able to bother Charlotte with multiple defensive formations, […]

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Livestrong or Live Wrong?

| January 15, 2013 | 0 Comments
Livestrong or Live Wrong?

It seems to me that the battle against performance enhancing drugs (PEDs) in sports is very similar to the war on drugs in America. No matter how hard authorities try to prevent it, people will find a way to produce, sell, purchase and use drugs. It’s a problem and I don’t like it, but it’s […]

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Niners begin A-10 schedule with win, defeat La Salle, 74-65

| January 9, 2013 | 0 Comments
Niners begin A-10 schedule with win, defeat La Salle, 74-65

The Charlotte 49ers began their Atlantic 10 (A-10) conference schedule with a 74-65 win against the La Salle Explorers on Wednesday night in Halton Arena. With double-digit scoring contributions from four different players, the 49ers were able to hold off the Explorers in the second half after playing a phenomenal first half. “We clearly lost the game […]

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Charlotte handles Coppin State, 70-53, on education day

| January 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Charlotte handles Coppin State, 70-53, on education day

The Charlotte 49ers women’s basketball team defeated the Coppin State Eagles 70-53 on Thursday afternoon in Halton Arena with the help of four double-digit scorers. With over 5,000 screaming children in the arena for Charlotte’s annual education day, the 49ers made sure that the Eagles never had a chance to earn their first road win […]

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