Charlotte, North Carolina Sports News

Thursday’s Roundup: Cox Mill shakes off rust, blast reigning N.C. 4A champion Southwest Guilford

Thu, February 22, 2018

Concord Cox Mill boys basketball coach Jody Barbee didn’t think his team, No. 3 in the Charlotte Observer’s Sweet 16 poll, played very well in a first round playoff win … Click to Continue »

The post Thursday’s Roundup: Cox Mill shakes off rust, blast reigning N.C. 4A champion Southwest Guilford appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Panthers owner Jerry Richardson might get his bidding war after all

Thu, February 22, 2018

Multiple deep-pocketed individuals are being mentioned as potential bidders for the Carolina Panthers, put up for sale in January by longtime owner and founder Jerry Richardson. That could be good … Click to Continue »

The post Panthers owner Jerry Richardson might get his bidding war after all appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Charlotte 49ers narrow athletics director search to 2 finalists

Thu, February 22, 2018

UNC Charlotte chancellor Phil Dubois has narrowed his choices for a new athletics director to two high-level administrators from Power 5 schools: Penn State deputy athletics director and chief operating … Click to Continue »

The post Charlotte 49ers narrow athletics director search to 2 finalists appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Panthers analysis: Could Carolina’s most realistic free agent deal be for a kicker?

Thu, February 22, 2018

In 2016, things seemed to be going from bad to worse for Carolina Panthers kicker Graham Gano. He missed eight field goals, a career-high with the Panthers, while dealing with … Click to Continue »

The post Panthers analysis: Could Carolina’s most realistic free agent deal be for a kicker? appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Story behind story of Austin Dillon’s lucky penny gets another surprising chapter

Thu, February 22, 2018

Austin Dillon thought it was just another run-of-the-mill interview. After all, the 27-year-old NASCAR driver has had plenty of those since Sunday night, when he won his first Daytona 500. … Click to Continue »

The post Story behind story of Austin Dillon’s lucky penny gets another surprising chapter appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Thursday’s NCHSAA boys high school capsules 02.22.18

Thu, February 22, 2018

SWEET 16 RESULTS NO. 1 NORTH MECKLENBURG 95, MYERS PARK 64 Myers Park 11 11 21 21 – 64 North Meck 24 16 18 37 – 95 MP: J. Ingram … Click to Continue »

The post Thursday’s NCHSAA boys high school capsules 02.22.18 appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Thursday’s Girls #BIG5 Top Performers

Thu, February 22, 2018

Thursday’s #BIG5 Performers Shariah Gaddy, A’Lea Gilbert, Jadin Gladden, South Meck: In a 57-38 second round of Marion McDowell, Gaddy had 20 points, nine rebounds; Gilbert had 13 points, eight … Click to Continue »

The post Thursday’s Girls #BIG5 Top Performers appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Thursday’s girls NCHSAA high school basketball capsules

Thu, February 22, 2018

SWEET 16 RESULTS NO. 1 HARRISBURG HICKORY RIDGE 75, PROVIDENCE 26 Hickory Ridge 17 23 23 12 75 Providence 12 8 4 2 26 Hickory Ridge 26 -- Gabby Smith … Click to Continue »

The post Thursday’s girls NCHSAA high school basketball capsules appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Thursday’s NCHSAA second round results, third round pairings

Thu, February 22, 2018

BOYS NCHSAA SECOND ROUND WEST CLASS 4A Thursday’s second round No. 1 North Mecklenburg 95, No. 17 Myers Park 64 No. 9 Rocky River 76, No. 8 Hopewell 65 No. … Click to Continue »

The post Thursday’s NCHSAA second round results, third round pairings appeared first on charlotteobserver.com

Western Kentucky drubs Charlotte 49ers

Thu, February 22, 2018

Josh Anderson scored a career-high 19 points, Justin Johnson added 16 and Western Kentucky routed Charlotte 93-55 on Thursday night to lock up a first-round bye in the Conference USA … Click to Continue »

The post Western Kentucky drubs Charlotte 49ers appeared first on charlotteobserver.com