Carolina Panthers

Local News
7:33 am
Mon January 13, 2014

Panthers Look To Future As 49ers Move On

The scene at Bank of America Stadium as the Panthers took the field.
Michael Tomsic

Bank of America Stadium in Uptown Charlotte went from deafeningly loud to depressingly quiet during the Carolina Panthers’ playoff game Sunday. The San Francisco 49ers spoiled the Panthers’ first playoff game in five years, beating the home team 23-10.


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Sunday Headlines
9:33 am
Sun January 12, 2014

Playoff day in Charlotte as Panthers host 49ers

It’s game day in Charlotte. The Carolina Panthers host their first home playoff game in 5 years Sunday afternoon at Bank of America stadium – facing the San Francisco 49ers at 1 o’clock.  The Panthers won their meeting in Week 10 of the season at San Francisco, a low-scoring game that ended 10 to 9.  After last week off, the Panthers are 12-4 and have won six of their last seven games. The 49ers also are 12-4. The stakes today are high: The winner goes to the NFC Championship game against Seattle. The Seahawks beat the New Orleans Saints yesterday, 23 to 15. 

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Local News
9:27 am
Fri January 10, 2014

'Ice Up, Son' Takes Off In Charlotte

Marc Williams of The Sporting Gent.
Credit Michael Tomsic

A new phrase is popping up on T-shirts, Twitter and even at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. And you will absolutely hear it yelled at the Carolina Panthers' home playoff game this Sunday. WFAE's Michael Tomsic explains what it is and how it's taking off. 


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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Fri January 10, 2014

Local Housing Market & Carolina Panthers Playoff Preview

Part One: Local Housing Market. U.S. housing markets have seemingly stabilized following a dramatic boom and bust cycle during the last decade. Much of this stabilization can be attributed to the government takeover of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, as well as the Federal Reserve's massive investment in mortgage-backed securities. What are the current U.S. housing market conditions? What are some of the potential changes to government involvement in the housing finance system? We talk about that and more.
Guests
W. Scott Frame
- Belk Distinguished Professor of Business and Professor of Finance at UNC Charlotte
Eric Locher - President, Charlotte Region Realtor Association
Frank Nothaft - Vice President & Chief Economist, Freddie Mac

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Local News
4:59 pm
Wed January 8, 2014

Veteran Carolina Panther Says Fan Support Stayed Strong Even In Lean Years

Ryan Kalil
Credit Carolina Panthers

It’s been five years since the Carolina Panthers have been in the position they are this week – hosting a playoff game. Veteran offensive linemen Ryan Kalil said even though the team hasn't been great the past few years, the fans have. 

“When we've been able to sell out games and have as bad of seasons as we've had the past few years, I mean, that's pretty supportive, in my opinion,” Kalil said after practice Wednesday.

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Charlotte Observer
1:46 pm
Tue January 7, 2014

Carolina Panthers Unveil Stadium Improvement Plan

Bank of America Stadium will also feature new illuminated glass domes on each of the three entry gates.
Credit Carolina Panthers

The Carolina Panthers unveiled Tuesday their first phase of renovations for Bank of America Stadium, which will include four new escalator bays and video boards that are more than twice as large as the current screens.

The team said it will start the $65 million renovations in two weeks. The Panthers play their first playoff game in five years Sunday, and could host the NFC Championship a week later if the team wins and Seattle Seahawks lose this weekend.

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Local News
9:53 am
Tue January 7, 2014

Carolina Panthers Gear Up For First Playoff Game Since 2008

Coach Ron Rivera during a press conference on Monday, Jan. 6.
Credit Michael Tomsic

The Carolina Panthers are preparing for their first playoff game in five years. WFAE's Michael Tomsic spoke to Coach Ron Rivera and players after Monday's practice and has this report.


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The Charlotte Observer
9:41 pm
Sun December 29, 2013

Bring On The Playoffs!

Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy (76) sacks Atlanta Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan during the 4th quarter Sunday.
Credit Jeff Siner / Charlotte Observer

Cam Newton ran the whole game, so the Panthers’ quarterback wasn’t about to stop Sunday after the Panthers clinched their first division title in five years.

After finishing a TV interview minutes after the 21-20 win against the Atlanta Falcons, Newton ran along the wall of the Georgia Dome, slapping hands with some of the thousands of Panthers’ fans who made the drive down Interstate 85.

Newton worked his way to the visitors locker room, where he was greeted by the blaring notes of “I’m a King” by T.I. and by teammates wearing black “division champions” hats.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Thu December 12, 2013

The Carolina Panthers

Credit Carolina Panthers - Melissa Melvin-Rodriguez

Last week's bad loss to the rival New Orleans Saints, notwithstanding, the Carolina Panthers are having a great season. Before this loss, the team reeled off eight straight wins and were the hottest team in the National Football League. They've garnered national attention and prime time television slots. We'll look back over the history of the team, talk about why they are so improved at look at what to expect for the rest of the season with a journalist who has written a Panther fan's guide and the teams play-by-play announcer. Join us when we kickoff another edition of Charlotte Talks.

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Sunday Headlines
9:47 am
Sun December 8, 2013

Freezing Rain In Hickory Sunday

Freezing rain is expected in much of western North Carolina Sunday.   Ice storm warnings and winter storm warnings have been issued for much of the state north of I-40 and west of I-85. The warning includes Winston-Salem, and Greensboro. Temperatures were expected to drop to freezing Sunday morning as the rain starts, and up to a quarter-inch of ice could collect on trees and power lines.  There is a freezing rain advisory south of that area for places like Asheville, Hickory and Durham. Freezing rain is likely there, before temperatures rise back above freezing.

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