football http://wfae.org en Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/hard-hitting-public-safety-football-charlotte <p>While the Carolina Panthers and the UNCC 49ers take a break for the off-season, another team is playing football in Charlotte—the Cobras, a team of policeman, firemen, medics, and other area emergency responders.</p><p></p><p> Mon, 19 May 2014 14:21:27 +0000 Ben Bradford 51221 at http://wfae.org Hard-hitting, Public Safety Football In Charlotte 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 49ers Football Ready To Launch http://wfae.org/post/49ers-football-ready-launch <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Amidst the running, the hitting, the yelling, and the whistles of practice, is the occasionally cry of “Game Week!”</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The </span>UNC Charlotte<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>49ers<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> football team is excited. The team plays its first game on Saturday, at home, against the Campbell Camels, more than five years after the school’s Board of Trustees approved the program. The team has been practicing for more than a year. Wide receiver </span>Mikel<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Hunter says he’s looking forward to just playing against someone who’s not on his own team.</span></p><p> Thu, 29 Aug 2013 14:12:40 +0000 Ben Bradford 34266 at http://wfae.org 49ers Football Ready To Launch 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 The Carolinas' Divided NFL Loyalties http://wfae.org/post/carolinas-divided-nfl-loyalties <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Nationally, the Panthers </span>aren'’t<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> one of the </span>NFL'’s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> most popular teams. In fact, try </span>4th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> least popular, according to an <a href="http://espn.go.com/blog/nflnation/post/_/id/59058/where-every-nfl-team-ranks-in-popularity" target="_blank">ESPN Sports Poll</a> taken last year--</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">not too surprising, considering the </span>team is<span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;only heading into its </span>18th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> season of existence.</span></p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 16 Apr 2013 10:08:43 +0000 Ben Bradford 25368 at http://wfae.org The Carolinas' Divided NFL Loyalties First Practice For The 49ers http://wfae.org/post/first-practice-49ers <p>While there were no helmets or pads, there was a lot of running.<br><br>About 85 football players, all decked out in their squeaky clean t-shirts, shorts, and cleats ran full field sprints.&nbsp; For the next three weeks, they’ll be doing these daily conditioning drills and learning their position techniques.<br><br>The first game is not until August 31st, 2013, over a year away. Because of that, head coach Brad Lambert says one of his biggest challenges is to keep it these practices creative. &nbsp;<br> Tue, 28 Aug 2012 17:32:13 +0000 Tanner Latham 3849 at http://wfae.org First Practice For The 49ers