UNC Charlotte football http://wfae.org en Charlotte 49ers Marching Band Will Join Team In 2015 http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-49ers-marching-band-will-join-team-2015 <p>UNC Charlotte's football team is gaining momentum but fans can't help but think something is missing.&nbsp; The school recently announced <a href="http://coaa.uncc.edu/news/unc-charlotte-field-marching-band" target="_blank">plans to build a marching band </a>by 2015. &nbsp;</p><div> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 02:33:55 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 38270 at http://wfae.org Charlotte 49ers Marching Band Will Join Team In 2015 UNC Charlotte 49ers Football http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-49ers-football <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Coming up at the end of the month, an event will take place At </span>UNC<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Charlotte that has never happened before- the University will host its very first college football game. The </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> previously have not had a football program, but an effort years in the making has culminated in the development of a new team over the past couple of years, and on August 31, they play their very first home game. We'll talk about what it means to the University, its students, alumni and supporters, and what effect a collegiate football team could mean for Charlotte, when Charlotte Talks.</span></p><p> Wed, 21 Aug 2013 04:00:00 +0000 33667 at http://wfae.org UNC Charlotte 49ers Football Episode 10: The Charlotte Ninety-Niners http://wfae.org/post/episode-10-charlotte-ninety-niners <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Welcome to <em><a href="http://www.wfae.org/topic/trifling-place" target="_blank">A Trifling Place</a></em>, a podcast dedicated to exploring the ins-and-outs of Charlotte.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">When I first moved here, there was one billboard that I found really confusing. It was for the new '</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">49ers</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football team at </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">UNC Charlotte</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.&nbsp;</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The only </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> I know of are 3,000 miles away … in San Francisco.</span></p><p> Fri, 14 Jun 2013 16:47:18 +0000 Tasnim Shamma 29392 at http://wfae.org Episode 10: The Charlotte Ninety-Niners UNC Charlotte Aims For Zero Waste At Football Stadium http://wfae.org/post/unc-charlotte-aims-zero-waste-football-stadium <p>Take a second to remember the last time you left a stadium after a football game.&nbsp; You probably noticed a lot trash - cups, plastic bottles,&nbsp;and other garbage&nbsp;scattered about the stands and walkways.</p><p>But a group at UNC Charlotte is hoping to avoid that for the school's brand new football stadium with a “Zero Waste” initiative.&nbsp; The school had a beta run a couple of weeks ago during the team’s spring practice game, which was attended by more than 13,000 people.</p><p>Kate Popejoy is an education professor at UNC Charlotte and the faculty advisor for the student group behind the initiative. She stopped by ours studios to discuss the initiative with WFAE’s Marshall Terry.</p><p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 16:31:16 +0000 Marshall Terry 26305 at http://wfae.org