Charlotte 49ers

Sports
10:33 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Charlotte 49ers Marching Band Will Join Team In 2015

The 25-member drum line performs during a game on October 12.
Wade Bruton UNC Charlotte

UNC Charlotte's football team is gaining momentum but fans can't help but think something is missing.  The school recently announced plans to build a marching band by 2015.  

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Sports
11:43 pm
Sat August 31, 2013

49ers Football Kicks Off With 52-7 Win

The UNC-Charlotte 49ers enter Jerry Richardson stadium for their first-ever game.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

UNC Charlotte officially has a football team. The 49ers started their legacy with a 52-7 trouncing of the Campbell Camels on Saturday. The score was the cherry on top for fans just glad to have a team.


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Sports
10:12 am
Thu August 29, 2013

49ers Football Ready To Launch

Freshman Nick Carroll (#91) runs at fellow defensive ends, junior Devon Johnson (#96) and red-shirt freshman James Middleton (#92) during a drill at Tuesday's practice.
Credit Ben Bradford / WFAE

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.

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Charlotte Talks
12:00 am
Tue September 18, 2012

Fall Sports Preview

Carolina Panthers / Bank of America stadium
Flickr/Suzie T

Fall is in the air and so are a variety of balls. Footballs are being slung on fields all over America and right down the street at Panther Stadium. So are baseballs as the major league season rounds third and heads for home. Basketballs will be bouncing soon in Time Warner Arena and on Tobacco Road. Fall begins a very busy professional and college sports season and we’ll take a look at the Panthers, Bobcats, Hurricanes hockey and we’ll also check in on the progress of UNC Charlotte football and the prospect of uptown baseball.

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