Friday, March 30, 2012

Charlotte 49ers to host 3 Atlantic 10 championships in 2012-13

-- The Atlantic 10 will come to the Charlotte 49ers' campus in a big way in the 2012-13 school year. The league's men's soccer and baseball tournaments will be held at Charlotte, as will as the track and field championships.


-- The men's basketball nonconference schedule looks like it will be highlighted with a game at Time Warner Cable Arena against Florida State and an appearance in the Great Alaska Shootout (although neither of those have been finalized yet). Other teams in Alaska include: Oral Roberts, Tulane, Alaska-Anchorage, Texas State. The 49ers will also play home non-league games against East Carolina, Oregon State, Central Michigan, Lamar and Radford, along with a games at Davidson and Miami. The 49ers might also go to the Bahamas in August for a few preseason exhibitions (the team's freshmen will be allowed to make that trip.

-- The men's soccer non-conference schedule will include home games against South Carolina and Coastal Carolina, UNC Greensboro and Elon. The 49ers -- here's a shocker -- haven't been able to get any ACC teams to schedule them. Charlotte, which was runner-up in the College Cup last season, is 5-3-1 against the ACC since 2009 (2-0 vs. Wake Forest; 2-0-1 vs. Clemson; 1-0 vs. Virginia; 0-2 vs. Maryland; 0-1 vs. North Carolina).

-- Junior Briana Gwaltney continues to hammer the softball. She had a grand slam Wednesday against N.C. State and now has 23 for her career (most in school history). I wrote a story about Gwaltney earlier this week and was unable at the time to include who the Atlantic 10's career leader is: It's Fordham’s Jocelyn Dearborn (2008-2011), with 45. But Gwaltney has nine this season and is closing in on the school's single-season record of 12. Charlotte plays today at Fordham and George Washington on Sunday.

-- Charlotte's football team will hold walk-on tryouts on April 11 from 3-6 p.m. Coach Brad Lambert says he hopes he can find 5-10 players to invite back when the team begins official practice in August in preparation for the 2013 season. The incoming freshmen recruits -- who signed in February -- are coming to campus on April 21, when they will attend the 49ers baseball game against Saint Joseph's.

-- Lambert and his assistants have been on the road watching other teams' spring practices. Among their destinations: Wake Forest, North Carolina and Clemson. The team's defensive coaches will go to East Carolina next week. Lambert said the offensive coaches have been particularly interested in how "pace of play" is practiced at North Carolina and Clemson.

-- Lambert is in the process of making a key hire: A strength and conditioning coach. Lambert will fill out his coaching staff on July 1, when he hires linebackers and running back coaches, as well as two interns (probably to oversee the secondary and H backs).

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

UNCC football tryouts? AWESOME!

Anonymous said...

And nothing about our future conference?

Anonymous said...

Not a surprise no ACC teams will play us in Mens Soccer. We already tied UNC last season in an exhibition game before it had to be called for weather. I would love to see another high profile team come to TransAmerica field tho. We set the school record for attendance with UNC v 49ers last year! It was around 4,500 I believe. Good crowd!

Anonymous said...

David, are you sure it's ok with the sports editor for you to mention no ACC teams will schedule the 49ers?

Anonymous said...

Why not just solve the self inflicted identity crisis problem and return to a 2 year Junior college as the Charlotte College Owls?

CPCC can be vacated from the old Central high part and the new Charlotte College can be reinstalled there like the good ole days of the 40s and 50s?

Then the problem ca be solved once and for all as the present UNCC campus will be UNCC totally.

There is one non-negotiable condition.
Rose and Major will vacate UNCC 49ers immediately and their desks cleaned out.

UNCC will return to its full legal official name as UNCC 49ers as it was in the beginning March 1965.

Anonymous said...

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Anonymous said...

Karen Ashton interviewing for Texas WBB job.

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Anonymous said...

SO the 49ers will host 3 A10 Championships and then jump ship to the new CUSA/Mountaing West Alliance? We keep seeing articles from all over the country about the new conference and these articles keep mentioning Charlotte. Why is the Observer refusing to print this information? Is it because they are too busy printing 25 stories a day about a team located almost 3 hours from Charlotte? I really hope the Observer is getting paid for advertising UNC Athletics.

Anonymous said...

uhhh... yo dumbo ... You have to have a real degree from UNCCH to get a job at the Observer for the past 100 years at least maybe longer.

Charlotte College 49er degrees get hired in maintenance truck driver delivery or paper routes only.

Any questions?

Anonymous said...

^^^
For you to represent yourself as a Chapel Hill graduate or an Observer employee is an insult to either one of them, I hope. If not, they have VERY low standards. Carry on, Mr. Troll

Anonymous said...

Anon 8:20's intelligence is clearly lacking. If the Observer is the best job UNCCH graduates can get, I'm not surprised.

Enjoy your sinking ship.

Anonymous said...

Looks like men's bb take yet ANOTHER season ticket dive next year.

Anonymous said...

The Charlotte College 49ers does have a nice ring to it or will it be Charlotte Jr College 49ers?

With the city trying to get everything uptown anyway this should be easily approved.

The old Central High part of CPCC facing Elizabeth Ave is just 4 blocks from my condo too. Now we wont have to waste another billion sending the Blueline way out to UNCC.

GO Charlotte(Jr)College 49ers !!!!

A. Rodriguez said...

Same troll posting the same cut-and-pasted trolling comments. A true knight of the keyboard.

Anonymous said...

Fishing is a great sport. Sounds like somebody caught one.

Trolling for pond fish and watching them swallow bait hook line and sinker is pretty funny.

Anonymous said...

Hopefully next year we will also host the first round of a A10 mens basketball tournament game!!!!!! Can I getta #8 seed?!?

**fingers crossed**