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What’s next for the Panthers?

Thinking about the season that was, where do the Panthers go next? Here area few things they need to do moving forward: Embed from Getty Images Cut Charles Johnson Save 11 million in cap space. Sorry CJ, but price isn’t worth the production anymore. Let Jared Allen go Thanks for the help down the stretch,…

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Charlotte 49ers release 2016 football schedule

The Charlotte 49ers officially released its schedule for its 4th season of football earlier today, and Charlotte will open up the 2016 campaign on September 1st at Louisville as they take on the Cardinals.  Charlotte will then return home to Jerry Richardson Stadium on September 10th for a match-up against the Elon Phoenix, and they…

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Kemba Walker named Eastern Conference Player of the Week

Charlotte Hornets guard Kemba Walker was named the NBA’s Eastern Conference Player of the Week earlier today for games played from January 18th-January 24th, and this marks the third time that Walker has received the honor, after guiding the Hornets to a 3-1 mark in the week. One of his biggest performances of the week…

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Checkers game closed to public tonight

Due to the worsening threat of more bad weather in the area from Winter Storm Jonas and poor conditions in the Bojangles’ Coliseum parking tonight, the Charlotte Checkers announced that tonight’s game against the Chicago Wolves will be closed to the public.  The game will proceed as scheduled at 7:00 p.m., and fans interested in…

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Knights name Julio Vinas new manager

The Charlotte Knights announced it’s field staff for the 2016 campaign, and there will be a new face in the dugout for the team this season, as Julio Vinas, who recently spent the last three seasons as the manager of the Chicago White Sox Double-A Southern League affiliate, the Birmingham Barons, was named the Knights…

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Brind’Amour tapped for induction into NC Sports Hall of Fame

RALEIGH, NC – The North Carolina Sports Hall of Fame today announced that Rod Brind’Amour, a former Carolina Hurricanes player and currently an assistant coach with the team, has been selected for induction into the hall as a part of the 2016 class.  He will be just the second hockey player inducted into the NCSHOF,…

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Hurricanes broadcaster Chuck Kaiton named North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year

RALEIGH, NC – The National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Association(NSSA) announced today that Chuck Kaiton, the longtime radio play-by-play voice of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, was named the 2015 North Carolina Sportscaster of the Year.  Kaiton will be honored at the organization’s ceremony, which will take place during the NSSA’s Awards Weekend from June…

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Checkers push start of 11/17 game to 5:30 p.m.

The Charlotte Checkers announced today a time change for the Sunday, January 17th game against the Manitoba Moose at Bojangles’ Coliseum.  Instead of the puck dropping at 4:30 p.m., it will be pushed one hour later to 5:30 p.m.  This is due to the Carolina Panthers NFC Divisional Playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks at…

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Hornets D-League affiliate to be known as Greensboro Swarm

GREENSBORO, NC – After going almost a few months with no identity for the Charlotte Hornets new NBA D-League affiliate that will take the floor in 2016-17, the franchise officially revealed its name and identity tonight in Greensboro, as the team will be known as the Greensboro Swarm. “When we selected the name and logo…

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Justin Faulk named NHL’s Third Star of the Week

RALEIGH, NC – The National Hockey League announced today that Carolina Hurricanes defenseman Justin Faulk was named the Third Star of the Week for the week ending December 13th.  Chicago Blackhawks goaltender Corey Crawford, and Taylor Hall from the Edmonton Oilers were named the league’s first and second stars respectively. The 23-year old Faulk scored…