Basketball http://wfae.org en Commentary: March Madness Has Perfect Timing http://wfae.org/post/commentary-march-madness-has-perfect-timing <p>It seems almost inappropriate that March Madness take center stage while the world looks for an airplane and the Ukraine is missing part of herself.&nbsp; According to the American calendar, March Madness has begun.&nbsp; Allow me to point out that March Madness has arrived this year at just the right moment.</p> Thu, 20 Mar 2014 15:46:36 +0000 Gus Succop 47344 at http://wfae.org Commentary: March Madness Has Perfect Timing CIAA Moves To Charlotte (and keeps tournament here) http://wfae.org/post/ciaa-moves-charlotte-and-keeps-tournament-here <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA), an athletic conference of historically black colleges and universities, just wrapped up its ninth basketball tournament this weekend in Charlotte. There was some question whether it would have a tenth year in the city, but CIAA<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> officials said Monday the tournament is staying put.&nbsp;</span></p> Mon, 03 Mar 2014 22:15:49 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 46186 at http://wfae.org CIAA Moves To Charlotte (and keeps tournament here) Davidson Basketball: 'Underrated' For A Quarter Of A Century http://wfae.org/post/davidson-basketball-underrated-quarter-century <p>DAVIDSON Bob McKillop will begin his 25th season as basketball coach at Davidson on Friday night when his Wildcats play at Duke.</p><p>Most of those seasons McKillop, 63, works outside the spotlight, which is unfortunate because he loves the spotlight and looks good in it. If a white hair on his head is out of place, he probably makes it run a lap. One of the biggest surprises at a Davidson practice in Belk Arena last week was that McKillop didn’t wear a suit.</p> Fri, 08 Nov 2013 20:14:31 +0000 Tom Sorensen 38890 at http://wfae.org Davidson Basketball: 'Underrated' For A Quarter Of A Century UNC To Be Without P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald In Season-Opener http://wfae.org/post/unc-be-without-pj-hairston-leslie-mcdonald-season-opener <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">CHAPEL HILL North Carolina will start the season without P.J. </span>Hairston<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> and Leslie McDonald, the school announced on Thursday before coach Roy Williams’ first regularly-scheduled press conference of the season.</span></p><p>It’s not a surprise that Hairston and McDonald, a pair of guards, will miss the season-opener on Friday night against Oakland. The NCAA is investigating both players in separate cases that likely involve impermissible benefits.</p> Thu, 07 Nov 2013 21:29:59 +0000 Andrew Carter 38795 at http://wfae.org UNC To Be Without P.J. Hairston, Leslie McDonald In Season-Opener 49ers Move On After Wild Rally Against Richmond http://wfae.org/post/49ers-move-after-wild-rally-against-richmond <p>NEW YORK Trailing Richmond by three points with 4.7 seconds remaining in the first round of the Atlantic 10 tournament Thursday, the Charlotte 49ers needed something unlikely to happen.</p><p>“Unlikely” is what happened, but that doesn’t begin to describe it.</p><p>The 49ers took advantage of three late technical fouls against the Spiders and some deadeye free-throw shooting from point guard Pierria Henry. They scored eight points in those final seconds and came away with a 68-63 victory at Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.</p> Fri, 15 Mar 2013 14:30:59 +0000 David Scott/Charlotte Observer 23327 at http://wfae.org