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Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

Charlotte Hornets Sign Walker to Multi-Year Extension

CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 30, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed guard Kemba Walker to a multi-year extension. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. “Today is a great day for the Charlotte Hornets,” Cho said. “To be able to retain such an important piece of the core we are building here in Charlotte is exciting. Kemba is an integral part of the culture we’re trying to create within our organization and we are excited that he will continue to be a part of our team for years to come.” TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) The 6-1 Walker was selected by Charlotte ninth overall of the 2011 NBA Draft and […]

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Duke Blue Devils Picked As ACC Basketball Preseason Favorite

Paige voted Preseason Player of Year; Okafor tabbed for Rookie honor CHARLOTTE, NC (theACC.com) Oct. 29, 2014 – Duke will enter the 2014-15 season as the Atlantic Coast Conference favorite, according to a vote of media in attendance at the league’s  annual “Operation Basketball.” The Blue Devils, who return guards Quinn Cook and Rasheed Sulaimon, along with starting forward Amile Jefferson from last year’s team that finished 26-9 and tied for third place in the final ACC regular-season standings, received 41 of 65 first-place votes in Wednesday’s preseason poll. In addition to the solid group of veterans, the Blue Devils boast a talented cast of newcomers that includes 6-foot-11 freshman Jahlil Okafor. TICKETS: Duke Blue Devils Men’s Basketball North Carolina […]

Hornets Name Ashley Furniture HomeStore As The “Official Furniture Store Of The Charlotte Hornets”

Hornets Name Ashley Furniture HomeStore As The “Official Furniture Store Of The Charlotte Hornets”

Multi-Year Partnership Tips Off Saturday With “Hoops and Dreams Event”   CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 8, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Ashley Furniture HomeStore today announced that the two organizations have agreed on a multi-year partnership that names Ashley Furniture HomeStore as the “Official Furniture Store of the Charlotte Hornets.” “We are thrilled to welcome Ashley Furniture HomeStore to the Charlotte Hornets family,” said Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield. “Ashley Furniture HomeStore has continued to provide excellent value, quality furniture and a genuine desire to give back to our community, which are characteristics that both our organization and our fans truly admire. It is great to partner with a Charlotte-based company in Broad River Furniture […]

Hornets, Novant Health Honor Community Members at Seventh Annual My Hero Gala

Hornets, Novant Health Honor Community Members at Seventh Annual My Hero Gala

Charlotte’s Most Unique Fundraiser And Black Tie Event Brings Heroes From The Hardwood Together With Heroes From The Community CHARLOTTE, NC Oct. 7, 2014 – Hornets Sports & Entertainment President & Chief Operating Officer Fred Whitfield, along with Novant Health Executive Vice President & Chief Consumer Officer Jesse Cureton, will host more than 700 guests at Time Warner Cable Arena on Saturday, October 25, 2014, for the seventh annual “My Hero Gala” black tie fundraiser to support the Novant Health Community Care Cruiser and the Charlotte Hornets Foundation. An unforgettable evening presented by Deloitte and hosted by Emmy® Award-winning sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, the “My Hero Gala” features the entire Hornets team and coaching staff donning tuxedos and basketball shoes. This red-carpet […]

Charlotte Hornets Add Cobbs, Lauderdale And Qvale To Training Camp Roster

Charlotte Hornets Add Cobbs, Lauderdale And Qvale To Training Camp Roster

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 22, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale to its training camp roster.  Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The training camp roster now stands at 17. A 6-3 guard, Cobbs was not selected in the 2014 NBA Draft.  As a senior at California last season, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds. Over his three-year career at California, he appeared in 102 games averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 34.1 minutes. Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Cobbs played one season at the University of Minnesota. TICKETS: […]

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte-Area Public Schools & Nonprofits Can Apply On Hornets.com   CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s today announced they will award $50,000 for education-related projects in Mecklenburg County this fall as part of the longtime partners’ education grant program. For the second consecutive year, the grants will fund high-need projects at public schools and nonprofit education programs in the Charlotte area. Charlotte-area public schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) and all 501(c)(3) organizations that support public education in Mecklenburg County are eligible to apply for a grant at http://www.nba.com/hornets/2014-15-education-grant-application. The application period is open now and will run until Oct. 10. Proposals will be evaluated by a review panel established by the Hornets and Lowe’s, and grant […]

Charlotte Hornets Forward Noah Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

Charlotte Hornets Forward Noah Vonleh Undergoes Successful Surgery

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 2, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets forward Noah Vonleh underwent successful surgery today to repair a sports hernia suffered in a recent workout.  The surgery was performed in Charlotte by Dr. B. Todd Henneford.  Vonleh is expected to miss approximately 6-8 weeks. The ninth overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Vonleh was named Big Ten Freshman of the Year and Third Team All-Big Ten in 2013-14 at Indiana University after averaging 11.3 points, a Big Ten-high 9.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks in 26.5 minutes per game. TICKETS: Charlotte Hornets (NBA) Hornets Sports & Entertainment owns the Charlotte Hornets and operates Charlotte’s Time Warner Cable Arena.

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Click Here For 2014-15 CofC Men’s Basketball Schedule   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago. The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight in 2014.   CofC will then rekindle an old Southern Conference rivalry in its official season opener at Furman on Friday, Nov. 14, in Greenville, S.C., followed by its home opener against Gardner-Webb on Monday, Nov. 17, at TD […]

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

2014-15 UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball Schedule (PDF) WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – UNCW men’s basketball skipper Kevin Keatts will carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association schedule that features several of the league’s heavyweights in the first month of the new year. The energetic Keatts took over the helm of the program last April and has hit the ground running, restocking the roster, conducting summer and preseason workouts, and assembling a competitive non-conference schedule to go along with the grueling CAA slate. “We were looking for a good way to challenge the guys before the conference schedule and we’ve accomplished that,” said Keatts, who […]

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