Charlotte 49ers news and notes:
-- The men’s basketball game against Florida State at Time Warner Cable Arena will likely be played Dec. 22. There are still a few other non-conference scheduling issues to be worked out:
Because of scheduling conflicts, Charlotte won’t host Oregon State until the 2013-14 season (a return game from 2010-11).
The 49ers will make a pre-Christmas trip to Miami and Kennesaw State, but those dates are still being finalized (will probably be in the Dec. 14-16 range).
The 49ers still don’t have their season opener set. They want that to be a home game.
So, here’s what we know about the non-conference opponents (the Atlantic 10 schedule begins Jan. 9): Texas State in the Great Alaska Shootout opener, Nov. 22-24 (the field also includes Oral Roberts, Tulane, UC Riverside, Alaska-Anchorage, Belmont, Loyola Marymount). Charlotte and Texas State are in the same bracket as Oral Roberts and Loyola Marymount.
Home games against Florida State (Time Warner Cable Arena), Dec. 22, East Carolina, Central Michigan, Lamar and Radford. Away games versus Davidson, Kennesaw State and Miami. There is no return game for last season’s game with East Tennessee State.
Also, Charlotte will play three exhibitions in the Bahamas in August (the team’s freshmen will be allowed to play) ...49ers senior center Chris Braswell will participate in a big man’s camp in Chicago later this month sponsored by Nike. The camp is run by the New York Knicks’ Amar’e Stoudemire ... Although most of the 49ers are in summer school’s first session, they will all be enrolled in the second session. They’re also taking advantage of a new NCAA rule that allows coaches to work with players for two hours per week over the summer.
-- Here are the women’s basketball conference matchups. It’s a 14-game conference season, with each team having single-game matchups with seven home games and seven away games, while not facing one opponent (Dayton, in Charlotte’s case):
Home: Butler, Duquesne, Fordham, George Washington, Temple, Virginia Commonwealth and Xavier. Away: La Salle, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Richmond, St. Bonaventure, Saint Joseph’s and Saint Louis.
-- Men’s soccer defender Aaron Weldon will be back with the team when the 49ers began practice in August. Weldon, who tore ligaments in his right knee in the College Cup semifinals against Creighton in December, has just been cleared to run.
-- Charlotte senior catcher Miguel Rodriguez was taken in the 36th round of Wednesday’s Major League Baseball draft by the Boston Red Sox. Rodriguez, the first 49ers' player drafted since 2010, was the 1,111th player chosen.
Incoming freshman Matt Creech, a shortstop from Colquitt County (Ga.) High, was taken in the 35th round by the Atlanta Braves.