Campbell Camels

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Amidst the running, the hitting, the yelling, and the whistles of practice, is the occasionally cry of “Game Week!”

The UNC Charlotte 49ers 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 Mikel Hunter says he’s looking forward to just playing against someone who’s not on his own team.