Monday, December 22, 2014

Charlotte 49ers' Woods C-USA's freshman of week

Charlotte 49ers guard Keyshawn Woods has been named Conference USA's freshman of the week.

Woods, who played at Northside Christian, averaged 13.7 points as the 49ers went 2-1 last week. He is the second Charlotte player to win the league's top freshman award (Torin Dorn won a few weeks ago).

The 49ers (6-5) are off until Dec. 30, when they play at Georgia Tech.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Charlotte 49ers' Parker named 2nd team All-American

Charlotte 49ers junior forward Kyle Parker was named to the National Soccer Coaches Association of America All-American team. Parker, a Hermann Trophy semifinalist who played at Marvin Ridge High, scored nine goals and seven assists this season and was name Conference USA's offensive most valuable player.

Parker, forward Brandt Bronico and defender Biko Bradnock-Brennan made the NSCAA's all-Southeast region first team, while 49ers goalkeeper Austin Pack and midfielder Dominic Bonilla are on the second team.

Charlotte's Kyle Gookins was named the southeast region's assistant coach of the year.

Statement from chancellor Phil Dubois on 49ers baseball hazing investigation

Statement Friday from UNCC chancellor Phil Dubois:

The Universitys investigation into allegations of misconduct involving members of the Charlotte 49ers baseball team has resulted in two more interim suspensions of students, in addition to the three issued on November 14.
Head Baseball Coach Loren Hibbs has dismissed five players from the team for violating team rules, effective immediately. 
Based on what we know today, I have authorized Athletics Director Judy Rose to reinstate baseball activities for the rest of the team, effective immediately.  If any evidence of additional misconduct, as defined by the University Code of Student Responsibility, becomes known, additional measures will be taken.
The University stands firm in its resolve that there is no place for hazing, bullying or misconduct at UNC Charlotte.
The ongoing investigation is being conducted by our Student Affairs Division, under the direction of the Office of Legal Affairs.
To ensure student privacy, the University may not legally release further details.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Charlotte 49ers looking to UAB for transfers

Here's a Charlotte 49ers football recruiting update:

-- 49ers coaches -- along with probably every other staff in the country -- have been in Birmingham since the news that Alabama-Birmingham's program was folding. And Charlotte's made some headway: Linebacker Rolan Milligan, the Blazers' second-leading tackler last season with 54, is visiting Charlotte next week. Milligan, who also had four tackles for loss and two sacks, is a 5-11, 185-pound senior from Lake City, Fla. According to, Milligan is also visiting Toledo.

The 49ers are also expecting at least two other former Blazers to visit.

-- Charlotte, which is in need of running backs, got a commitment from one Tuesday: Fairfield (S.C.) Central's Joseph Young. The 49ers came in late on Young, a two-star prospect by, who had offers from schools such as Virginia, Appalachian State and Old Dominion.

Young, 6-1, 197 pounds, ran for 1,367 yards this season. He's the 16th commitment for Charlotte.

The 49ers needed to bring in at least one running back after freshman Maetron Thomas was thrown off the team last month.

-- Charlotte is also getting a visit next week from defensive lineman Zach Befort of Butler (Kan.) Junior College, the same school the 49ers found linebacker Nick Cook and safety Branden Dozier.

-- The Jackson (Miss.) Clarion-Ledger is reporting that linebacker Terry Caldwell, who was thrown off Charlotte's team last summer, has signed with Mississippi.

-- Running back Chris Duffy (Porter Ridge High), who originally signed with Charlotte, played last season at Georgia Military College. A 49ers source said Charlotte is no longer interested in Duffy.