Charlotte, North Carolina Sports News

Rakocevic has career night in USC's 80-62 win over Cal

Thu, January 04, 2018

Nick Rakocevic had a career-high 19 points and seven rebounds, and Southern California beat California 80-62 on Thursday night. Bennie Boatwright added 15 points and seven rebounds , Jordan Usher … Click to Continue »

The post Rakocevic has career night in USC's 80-62 win over Cal appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Panthers’ Shaq Thompson’s next shot at Saints’ Alvin Kamara? ‘He’s going to feel it’

Wed, January 03, 2018

Carolina Panthers outside linebacker Shaq Thompson ran with a full head of steam and lowered his right shoulder for a big collision with Saints running back Alvin Kamara at the … Click to Continue »

The post Panthers’ Shaq Thompson’s next shot at Saints’ Alvin Kamara? ‘He’s going to feel it’ appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

What do the Saints have cooking to throw off Panthers’ Luke Kuechly and Co.?

Wed, January 03, 2018

A quarterback doesn’t last 17 seasons in the NFL without a heaping dose of intelligence and savvy. So Drew Brees of the New Orleans Saints knows the value when he’s … Click to Continue »

The post What do the Saints have cooking to throw off Panthers’ Luke Kuechly and Co.? appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Gale Sayers, Doak Walker, Charley Taylor and ... Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara?

Wed, January 03, 2018

. Unique is a horribly overused term in sports. It does not mean distinctive; it means one of a kind. But even by that standard, New Orleans Saints coach Sean … Click to Continue »

The post Gale Sayers, Doak Walker, Charley Taylor and ... Saints rookie RB Alvin Kamara? appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Cam Newton turns page on ugly loss, because ‘this is where you’re ... made or broke’

Wed, January 03, 2018

It would have been understandable, after his abysmal performance in a 22-10 Carolina Panthers loss on Sunday, for quarterback Cam Newton to pout or point the blame at any number … Click to Continue »

The post Cam Newton turns page on ugly loss, because ‘this is where you’re ... made or broke’ appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

After 118 games in NFL, Panthers’ Jairus Byrd ready do something new

Wed, January 03, 2018

The Carolina Panthers have more playoff experience than any team in the NFC field. And then there’s safety Jairus Byrd. Byrd has played 118 games in nine NFL seasons, but … Click to Continue »

The post After 118 games in NFL, Panthers’ Jairus Byrd ready do something new appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Early effort sinks UNC late in ACC loss to Florida State

Wed, January 03, 2018

Joel Berry would like that last shot back. North Carolina’s senior guard had scored 21 points in the second half and had a chance to give the 12th-ranked Tar Heels … Click to Continue »

The post Early effort sinks UNC late in ACC loss to Florida State appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Short-handed Notre Dame deals NC State another lopsided ACC loss

Wed, January 03, 2018

One Notre Dame senior star didn’t play and another suffered a first-half leg injury that kept him on the bench after halftime. Still, N.C. State looked overmatched in ACC play … Click to Continue »

The post Short-handed Notre Dame deals NC State another lopsided ACC loss appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Will No. 2 recruit Zion Williamson go to Duke or UNC? Here’s when he’ll announce.

Wed, January 03, 2018

The wait is almost over. Zion Williamson, the No. 2 recruit in the Class of 2018, has set a date for his college announcement. Williams, the five-star prospect from Spartanburg … Click to Continue »

The post Will No. 2 recruit Zion Williamson go to Duke or UNC? Here’s when he’ll announce. appeared first on charlotteobserver.com