Charlotte

RSS for Charlotte
NCAA follows through on warning to state of North Carolina

NCAA follows through on warning to state of North Carolina

NCAA president Mark Emmert warned the state of North Carolina it was in danger of joining Mississippi on its banned list.The NBA did the same before it announced on July 21 it had followed through on a promise to pull the 2017 NBA All-Star game from Charlotte. ... Click here...

East Carolina expands borders west

East Carolina expands borders west

GREENVILLE, N.C. – East Carolina is broader than eastern North Carolina’s boundaries from I-95 to the Atlantic Ocean.That’s one realization new head coach Scottie Montgomery made after he spent the offseason traveling the state to meet fans. He’s completed preseason planning and...

Duke plans on Sirk starting opener

Duke plans on Sirk starting opener

CARY, N.C. — Duke Coach David Cutcliffe confirmed Monday that quarterback Thomas Sirk’s rehab is far enough ahead of schedule the Blue Devils are planning as if he will start the season opener.Last week Duke turned a routine media release into surprising news when Sirk was...

North Carolina athletes fail to live up to past

North Carolina athletes fail to live up to past

Back in November, I wrote about the 1961 UCLA football team’s threat to boycott the Rose Bowl on New Year’s Day of 1962. I compared the highly principled-but-little-known moment in sports history to Missouri’s threatened boycott last season.In both cases, a unified front from the...

Another West Point influence on Okafor

Another West Point influence on Okafor

College basketball fans understand the West Point leadership influence upon Duke basketball through Capt. Mike Krzyzewski (U.S. Army retired), a West Point graduate, former Army basketball player and head coach and the 35th-year general of the Blue Devils. But another strong...

The Magical First Fan of Michigan State

The Magical First Fan of Michigan State

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The “First” anything is usually a presidential designation -- but not at Michigan State, the alma mater of Earvin “Magic” Johnson. Michigan State’s “First Fan” traveled to Charlotte last weekend to urge on the Spartans’ basketball team throughout their two...