Friday, November 2, 2012

Football, soccer, women's basketball highlight full weekend

Charlotte’s football team goes on public display Saturday at 12:30 p.m. when the 49ers hold a practice and scrimmage at their new football stadium.

If you’re a fan going, here are a few things to look for:

-- Coach Brad Lambert says he will limit the scrimmage – which should begin around 1 p.m. after 30 minutes of drills – to 70 plays. With only two running backs on the roster – freshmen Alan Barnwell and Donjore Gainey – Lambert doesn’t want them to get overused.

-- The 49ers’ three quarterbacks – Matt Johnson, Karsten Miller and Lee McNeil – will operate a spread offense that will try and stretch the defense all over the field.

-- Watch the action in the trenches, especially between the first units. Offensively, that’s tackles Jamar Covington and Daniel Book, center Thomas LaBianca and guards Mason Sledge and Daniel Blitch. They’ll go against a defensive line that includes nose guards Larry Ogunjobi and Duke Mosby and end Brandon Banks.

-- Incidentally, the game will be officiated by a Conference USA crew. Coincidence?

-- Lambert said his team is excited about playing in front of a crowd, even if it is just a scrimmage. “I just hope some people show up,” he said.

-- There will be no concessions or restrooms available. The football scrimmage will be preceded by the Fall Stroll for Epilepsy fundraiser on the track at Transamerica Field, which begins at 11 a.m.

Soccer, women’s basketball, volleyball too

-- The 49ers men’s soccer team (12-2-3, 6-1-1) can clinch a share of the Atlantic 10 regular-season championship with a victory against George Washington (5-12, 2-6) at 5 p.m. at Transamerica Field in their regular-season finale. The 11th-ranked 49ers are tied with Virginia Commonwealth for first place in the league; the Rams play Richmond on Saturday at 7:30 p.m.

If the 49ers and VCU tie for first place, the Rams would receive the top seed in next week’s conference tournament at Transamerica Field by virtue of their 4-1 victory against Charlotte in October. The 49ers will play a quarterfinal game next Thursday at 8 p.m.

-- Charlotte’s women’s basketball team plays a preseason exhibition at 7 p.m. in Halton Arena against Johnson C. Smith. The 49ers, who return all five starters from last season’s WNIT team, open the regular season Nov. 10 at home against N.C. Central. The Golden Bulls have a new coach in Steve Joyner Jr.

-- The 49ers' wrap up their home volleyball season with matches Friday against Dayton at 7 p.m. and Sunday against Xavier at 1.


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Anonymous said...

FYI the charlotte 49ers ticket office is not helping with the attendence.. I know three people that have called in about this scrimmage and they are still denying it.. busch league..

Anonymous said...

He obviously mistyped and meant

Thats the only sports team and AD that is fully complete and legitimate since 1965.

Anonymous said...

Promote it on Facebook since no one else seems to want to promote it. I just posted a story for all my local alumni and friends to attend.

Anonymous said...

Im not a UNC Charlotte grad or fan but I am excited about checking them out. This area needs more college football Saturdays.

Anonymous said...

Judging by the lack of attendance at Davidson games, I'd say there are plenty of college football Saturdays up there to be explored, if you're bored.

Anonymous said...

Even after the 49ers move into 2012 and get their first team ever, they still can't provide running water for a bathroom. Why does this not surprise me? Still behind times. Will bathrooms be offered at the next basketball game or is it going to be played away?

Anonymous said...

9:08 = uninformed idiot

Anonymous said...

Since PE major C student Rose admittedly copied the Cincy Bearcats a decade ago being the hack she is with no original ideas in her brain why didnt she also call them Charly 49ers if you are trying to stupid and look like an idiot?
Nobody ever bought her "UNC" confusion BS as even 1st graders laugh at that. Was she waware of the age old "Ch" factor confusion with Charlotte and other "Ch" cities? Sup wit dat cuz?
Take a vote.

"Charly" is also the female nickname for Charlotte.
Charly 49ers? Cincy Bearcats? Shes not even a good hack.

What does Rose have against the greatness with the traditional vintage historical "UNC" name?

Anonymous said...

When Rose decides to try to look "stupid and like and idiot" she will consult you, as you seem to have a lot of expertise in that area. Meanwhile, she still doesn't give a crap about your crackpot opinion.
Take a vote? We already did that and it was unanimous. Everyone wants you to crawl back into your troll hole.

Anonymous said...

^^ butting in again when not spoken too? bad habit could get a fagrunt a new face .. 4real... fear the reaper pedo... we know what u did with our young broz ...
tez and marcus

Anonymous said...

Youre a fucking tool.