BB&T Ballpark to host UNC vs. USC baseball game on April 12th

The Charlotte Knights announced tonight that the University of North Carolina Tar Heels will square off against the University of South Carolina Gamecocks at BB&T Ballpark in uptown Charlotte on Tuesday, April 12th, 2016 at 7:05 p.m. in a match-up of two of the elite college baseball programs in the country. Charlotte Knights Chief Operating…

Hornets select Greensboro as home for new NBA D-League franchise

According to reports from Hornets beat writer Rick Bonnell from the Charlotte Observer, and reports from the Greensboro News & Record, the Charlotte Hornets have decided to choose Greensboro as the home of their new NBA Development League(D-League) franchise, which will begin play in the 2016-17 season. The team is expected to make a formal…

Checkers sign Bowman to Professional Tryout Contract

The Charlotte Checkers announced today that they have signed forward Drayson Bowman to a professional tryout contract. From 2010-13, Bowman, 26, appeared in 130 games with Charlotte, where he scored 39 goals and earning 39 assists(78 points), to go along with 119 penalty minutes.  Selected by the Carolina Hurricanes in the third round, 72nd overall,…

What did we learn from this Hornets preseason?

Last night, the Charlotte Hornets wrapped up their preseason schedule with an 98-86 loss at the hands of the Indiana Pacers in Fort Wayne, ending the hopes of a first undefeated preseason in the 26-year history of Charlotte NBA basketball, but don’t let their final mark of 7-1 fool you, as Charlotte hopes to build…

Hurricanes to recall Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte

RALEIGH, NC – Ron Francis, Executive Vice President and General Manager of the National Hockey League’s Carolina Hurricanes, the parent club of the American Hockey League’s Charlotte Checkers, today announced that the team has recalled defenseman Rasmus Rissanen from Charlotte. He has already joined the team in Denver in advance of tomorrow night’s game against…

Damien Wilkins signs with Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets announced today that they have signed free agent guard/forward Damien Wilkins to a deal.  Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. In his 9th year in the NBA, Wilkins has played in 563 career games(149 starts) with the Seattle SuperSonics/Oklahoma City Thunder, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Detroit Pistons, and…