49ers news and notes:
-- Charles Dewhurst, who graduated in May after playing three seasons of basketball for Charlotte, has apparently had a change of heart and wants to play one more season. Dewhurst was a redshirt junior last season who announced in February that he would forego his senior year.
Under NCAA rules, however, players are eligible for a fourth season while enrolled in a graduate program.
A few things have to happen for Dewhurst to play again: First, he must be accepted by Charlotte's Masters program. And since he hasn't been participating in offseason workouts, he's got to show new coach Alan Major that he's physically ready to play again.
Dewhurst, who played at Charlotte Latin, averaged 2.8 points and 3.9 rebounds last season. He missed most of his freshman season when he injured his lower left leg.
-- Charlotte has added a game at Oregon State to its men's basketball schedule. The 49ers will face the Beavers on Nov. 24 -- the day before Thanksgiving -- in Corvallis, Ore.
Oregon State will play in Halton Arena in 2011-12. The Beavers are coached by Craig Robinson, President Obama's brother-in-law.
The 49ers open their season Nov. 13 at home against S.C. State and will play in a tournament in Charleston the next week.
-- Charlotte's women's soccer team suffered an early blow when senior defender Katie Davies broke her ankle in preseason practice. The 49ers open their season Friday against Davidson at Transamerica Field ... Senior defender Megan Minnix has been nominated for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award for women's soccer ... Fans bringing a school supply to Friday's Charlotte-Davidson women's soccer game at 7 p.m. at Transamerica Field will be admitted free.
-- The 49ers' athletic website (www.charlotte49ers.com) has added a countdown clock for its first football season of 2013. No game has been scheduled yet, but the clock is set to expire Aug. 31, 2013, the earliest weekend NCAA teams can play that season. It's set for midnight, though, which would be a strange time to play.
-- Former Charlotte 49ers golfer Corey Nagy qualified for this week's Nationwide Tour Knoxville Open by shooting a 66 in Monday qualifing. Another former Charlotte player, Trevor Murphy, is also in the field. Nagy tees off at 9:30 a.m. Thursday at Fox Den Country Club; Murphy is at 2:10 p.m.
-- Sophomore golfer Andy Sajevic is playing in this week's U.S. Amateur in University Place, Wash. Sajevic, an all-Atlantic 10 selection last season, shot a 72 on Tuesday and has a chance at qualifying for match play.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
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