Fall Sports Preview

Sep 18, 2012
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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.

Tanner Latham

WFAE followed Davidson College junior and Olympic kayaker Caroline Queen’s Olympic experience. As the fall semester got underway, she spoke to Duncan McFadyen about her time in London.

MCFADYEN: What was it like, going over to London, knowing you were competing in the Olympic Games? Tell us some of your experiences. 

Well I think London was a wonderful host city.  Everyone was really excited to have us, and it was pretty well organized from what I could tell. It was just an incredible experience overall; definitely unique.

Long Shot Tries To Make Panthers Cut

Aug 7, 2012
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The Carolina Panthers are running full-speed through their training camp at Wofford College in Spartanburg. And we're tracking one rookie trying to make the final team roster against long shot odds. Brenton Bersin is the only player actually from Charlotte. He was a star wide receiver at Charlotte Latin High and Wofford College. And as WFAE's Tanner Latham reports, he's also got a unique tie to the team's owner. 

NC Athletes In London

Aug 3, 2012

As of this afternoon, the U.S. is second in the Olympic medals ranking, right behind China. But how is North Carolina doing in the Olympics? WFAE's Kalie McMonagle joined Mark Rumsey in the studio with the answer. 

The NBA is in jeopardy. This week, the league cancelled the first two weeks of its season. Players would normally be in training camp now but a labor dispute has kept them off the court. For Stephen Curry it's meant the chance to return for some unfinished business at Davidson College.

Independent study classes are popular with UNC football players. In the last five years, football players have comprised 68 of 327 spots (20 percent) in independent courses offered by UNC's College of Arts and Sciences, the News & Observer reports. That looks suspicious for a football program suffering from an academic and improper benefits scandal. The NCAA has accused the football program of nine major rules violations. Now, the College of Arts and Sciences dean promises a thorough review of the independent study courses.

Panther Pep?

Jan 20, 2006

(1/20/06) Sunday the Carolina Panthers take on the Seattle Seahawks for the NFC title. It's the team's third conference championship game in franchise history. The last time the Panthers were this deep in the playoffs Charlotte fans and city leaders noisily embraced the team. But this year, the team and the city are taking a more conservative approach. WFAE's Jaime Bedrin has this report.