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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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Hornets Logo
9:52 am
Sun December 22, 2013

Bobcats Unveil Future Hornets Logo

Credit CharlotteBobcats.com

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.

Hornets owner Michael Jordan unveiled the team’s new visual branding at halftime of Saturday night’s game against the Utah Jazz.  The Bobcats will bring back the city’s old NBA team name in the 2014-15 season.

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Local News
9:14 am
Wed May 22, 2013

Charlotte Plans To Bring 'Back The Buzz'

Charlotte Bobcats' Owner Michael Jordan and Chief Sales and Marketing Officer Pete Guelli announce the name change.
Michael Tomsic

It’s official: the Charlotte Bobcats are changing their name to the Charlotte Hornets. Team owner Michael Jordan announced the change Tuesday night.

“Back the buzz.” That was the tagline Tuesday night at Time Warner Cable Arena, glowing on screens and printed on T-shirts in the old-school Hornets’ teal and purple colors.

Team owner Michael Jordan said the Bobcats have asked the NBA if Charlotte’s basketball team can once again be the Hornets.

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Local News
10:55 am
Tue May 21, 2013

Charlotte Bobcats Expected To Announce Hornets Name Today

Today, the Charlotte Bobcats are expected to heed the pleas of several grassroots campaigns and become the Charlotte Hornets.
Credit John Morgan

The Charlotte Bobcats have called a 6 p.m. press conference on Tuesday where they're expected to announce a name change.

Evan Kent couldn't be more thrilled. For several years, he and his brother have built a grassroots effort to re-christen the team the Charlotte Hornets. They've organized "swarms" of hundreds of nostalgic fans who wear their purple and teal Hornets gear at Bobcats games.

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Local News Features
11:55 am
Thu December 20, 2012

Charlotte Hornets' Fans Leverage Social Media To "Bring Back The Buzz"

The logo for the "We-BEE-lieve" campaign.
John Morgan

There’s been a lot of BUZZ recently about a certain name returning to Charlotte. Yes, the speculation is the Hornets name could be coming back to the city's NBA team. The New owner of the New Orleans Hornets wants to change the team’s name to something a little more Louisiana-centric. When the news broke December 4 that the NBA team could drop the name as early as next season, it excited a lot of people who were upset when the Hornets left in 2002.

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