Charlotte Hornets http://wfae.org en Hornets' Top Draft Picks Bring Talent - And A Few Questions http://wfae.org/post/hornets-top-draft-picks-bring-talent-and-few-questions <p>The Charlotte Hornets added some height to their roster with a pair of first-round picks in Thursday night’s NBA draft.&nbsp;&nbsp; The team used its number-nine choice to draft 6-foot-10 Indiana power forward Noah Vonleh.&nbsp; &nbsp;&nbsp;The Hornets picked up former North Carolina shooting guard P.J. Hairston with their other first-round choice.&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; WFAE’s Mark Rumsey spoke with <em>Charlotte &nbsp;Observer</em> sports columnist Tom Sorensen to get his thoughts on what the new players will bring to the mix for the Hornets.</p><p></p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:29:42 +0000 Mark Rumsey 53819 at http://wfae.org Hornets' Top Draft Picks Bring Talent - And A Few Questions Hornets Fill Needs In NBA Draft http://wfae.org/post/hornets-fill-needs-nba-draft <p>The NBA draft was Thursday night. As WFAE’s Kevin Kniestedt explains, the Charlotte Hornets did well to fill some glaring holes in their roster.</p><p> Fri, 27 Jun 2014 14:42:53 +0000 Kevin Kniestedt 53802 at http://wfae.org Hornets Fill Needs In NBA Draft Al Jefferson Is First Bobcat, Er, Fifth Hornet To Make All-NBA Team http://wfae.org/post/al-jefferson-first-bobcat-er-fifth-hornet-make-all-nba-team <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>Charlotte Hornets center Al Jefferson on Wednesday became the fifth player in Charlotte's NBA history to make an All-NBA team. That stat is an example of why the used-to-be Bobcats wanted to get more than just the Hornets name back – they also wanted the Hornets' history.</p><p>Sure, this is kind of technical, but it's a big deal for Charlotte sports history. When the Hornets left for New Orleans, they took all their stats and records with them – Charlotte no longer got to claim any of that history.</p> Wed, 04 Jun 2014 20:18:02 +0000 Michael Tomsic 52291 at http://wfae.org Al Jefferson Is First Bobcat, Er, Fifth Hornet To Make All-NBA Team It's Official: The Buzz Is Back http://wfae.org/post/its-official-buzz-back <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-family: Arial; font-size: 16px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">After 12 years away, the Hornets name has officially returned to Charlotte. The city's NBA team finalized its name-change from the Bobcats to the Hornets Tuesday.</span></p><p></p><p> Wed, 21 May 2014 14:17:10 +0000 Nick de la Canal 51380 at http://wfae.org It's Official: The Buzz Is Back Goodbye, Bobcats. Now, Bring On The Hornets http://wfae.org/post/goodbye-bobcats-now-bring-hornets <p>The Charlotte Bobcats were swept out of the playoffs this week, but Coach Steve Clifford says the team achieved something this season it hasn’t had for a long time: relevancy.</p><p> Wed, 30 Apr 2014 21:38:11 +0000 Michael Tomsic 50051 at http://wfae.org Goodbye, Bobcats. Now, Bring On The Hornets The Buzz On Charlotte's Baseball Past http://wfae.org/post/buzz-charlottes-baseball-past <div><p>It's a big day in the Charlotte area's professional baseball history. The new 10,000 seat BB&amp;T Ballpark uptown debuts tonight when the Triple-A Charlotte Knights take on the Norfolk Tides.</p><p>The Knights had spend the previous 24 seasons in Fort Mill, South Carolina.</p><p>The region has a long and colorful history of professional baseball. WFAE's&nbsp;Mark Rumsey captured that history in this story, which first aired last summer.&nbsp;</p></div><p> Fri, 11 Apr 2014 15:25:54 +0000 Mark Rumsey 32120 at http://wfae.org The Buzz On Charlotte's Baseball Past The Business Of Bringing 'Hornets' Back To Charlotte http://wfae.org/post/business-bringing-hornets-back-charlotte <p>After 12 years away, one of Charlotte's most beloved brands is coming home. Next season, Charlotte's NBA team will once again take the court as the Hornets. The Bobcats announced the change last summer, and the organization is taking about a year and a half to transition. WFAE's Michael Tomsic reports on the business of bringing the Hornets back.</p><p> Thu, 20 Feb 2014 22:59:34 +0000 Michael Tomsic 45480 at http://wfae.org The Business Of Bringing 'Hornets' Back To Charlotte Bobcats Unveil Future Hornets Logo http://wfae.org/post/bobcats-unveil-future-hornets-logo <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Bobcats have unveiled a new logo for their planned renaming as the Charlotte Hornets next year. It’s teal and purple, with lots of sharp lines, a pointed stinger and piercing eyes.</span></p><p>Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the team’s new visual branding at halftime of Saturday night’s game against the Utah Jazz.&nbsp; The Bobcats will bring back the city’s old NBA team name in the 2014-15 season.</p> Sun, 22 Dec 2013 14:52:37 +0000 David Boraks 41625 at http://wfae.org Bobcats Unveil Future Hornets Logo The Charlotte Hornets: Past And Future http://wfae.org/post/charlotte-hornets-past-and-future <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">It was November 4, 1988. Players in signature teal and purple uniforms and long, 'baggy' shorts hit the court in a sold-out coliseum. Women wore formal dresses, men wore tuxedos. It was the Charlotte Hornets' first game. They lost. But Charlotte cheered anyway. It was a big deal and over the next several years, "Hornets hysteria" would help put the city on the map - with names like </span>Muggsy<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> </span>Bogues<span style="line-height: 1.5;">, Dell Curry, Alonzo Mourning and Larry Johnson. The Hornets moved to New Orleans in 2002, but left an indelible mark on Charlotte. Now the Bobcats are reclaiming the historic name, bestowed on the city during the Revolutionary War when General Cornwallis was driven out, proclaiming Charlotte a "hornets' nest of rebellion." On the </span>25th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> anniversary of the Hornets' debut, we'll look back at that special time and gaze into the future as the Bobcats </span>rebrand<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> themselves.</span></p><p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 05:00:00 +0000 39907 at http://wfae.org The Charlotte Hornets: Past And Future Bobcats-Turned-Hornets Will Be Purple & Teal http://wfae.org/post/bobcats-turned-hornets-will-be-purple-teal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Charlotte Bobcats made it official Sunday morning: When they rename themselves as the Charlotte Hornets next year, they’ll also bring back the old Hornets’ purple and teal color scheme. Those were the primary colors when the Hornets were Charlotte’s NBA team from 1998 to 2002.</span></p> Sun, 24 Nov 2013 14:42:45 +0000 David Boraks 39853 at http://wfae.org Bobcats-Turned-Hornets Will Be Purple & Teal