Friday, April 4, 2008

Niners news and notes

News and Notes about the Charlotte 49ers:

-- Kudos to the Atlantic 10 for turning down participation in's "High-Major All-America" awards this season. Following a discussion with sports information directors at all 14 A-10 schools, the league's associate commissioner, Ray Cella, notified the site the league would not be participating.
Cella said the league is not interested in getting involved in "labels" associated indiscriminately to the league and fully supported Xavier's decision earlier this season to turn down a "mid major" award given to guard Drew Lavender.

-- I spoke briefly with incoming freshman shooting guard Shamarr Bowden on Thursday night. Bowden said he hoped to be in Charlotte working out with his new teammates by the beginning of May and had already picked out the No. 20 to wear next season.

-- Former 49ers basketball star Kelvin Price is starting to turn heads in the boxing ring. Brad Cooney recently did a Q&A with Price on You can read it at


Jon said...

We got three teams in!!! The A-10 is a top ten RPI league. Jim, I would like to see you interview these people who are trying to stick this label on the A10 and ask them what their thought process is. It would be interesting to hear them explain why A10 is mid major and CUSA wouldn't be.

Anonymous said...

Kelvin Price is a MANimal! Read the interview and send an e-mail to the author. My hope is one day he will fight Calvin Brock in Halton Arena -- and beer will be sold!

Anonymous said...

KP is a beast!! One of my favorite 49ers that I saw play. Anyone know when/where his next fight is?? I would love to see him knock someone out.

Anonymous said...

His last four fights took place in Mississippi within the last 9 months. I couldn't find anything scheduled, but he just fought within the last 30 days. It would be great to see some excellent heavy weight boxing in Charlotte.