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Darrell and Michael Waltrip Help Kick Off Opening Night at Speedway Christmas

Darrell and Michael Waltrip Help Kick Off Opening Night at Speedway Christmas

Charlotte, NC – NASCAR Hall of Famer Darrell Waltrip and his brother, NASCAR team owner Michael Waltrip helped kick off the third annual Speedway Christmas at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Joined by Charlotte Motor Speedway President and General Manager, Marcus Smith, and Santa Claus, two of NASCAR’s most familiar faces counted open to the official lighting of more than 3 million lights that make up the 3.5-mile light show. See photos from opening night here. Starting at zMAX Dragway and weaving through the infield of the 1.5-mile superspeedway, visitors can get in the holiday spirit with a ride through more than 800 displays nightly from 6 to 10 p.m. through Dec. 30, excluding Christmas Day. Thursday through Sunday nights, visitors can […]

Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out Provides Extraordinary Opportunity To Drive Around the High Banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Nov. 23

Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out Provides Extraordinary Opportunity To Drive Around the High Banks of Charlotte Motor Speedway, Nov. 23

Charlotte, NC – This Friday, race fans from around the country will visit Charlotte Motor Speedway for the unique opportunity to drive their personal vehicles on the high banks of the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway for the 20th annual Souvenir and Race Ticket Blow-Out, the biggest day-after-Thanksgiving shopping event in racing. Shoppers who spend at least $50 on merchandise or race tickets, or donate $25 to Speedway Children’s Charities during the event, will be allowed to drive their personal vehicle for three laps around the track. Last year, Douglas Myer, of Mt. Marion, N.Y., made the 12-hour trip so he could drive his 2011 Ford Fusion on the track. “I absolutely loved it,” said Myer. “The track was a lot narrower than […]

Cougar Men Place Second, Women Third At Wingate Fall Frenzy

Cougar Men Place Second, Women Third At Wingate Fall Frenzy

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The College of Charleston men’s and women’s swimming & diving teams wrapped up the fall season with the conclusion of the Wingate Fall Frenzy late Sunday night. The CofC men’s team was edged by Queens University of Charlotte and finished second out of the eight teams with 785.5 points. The women’s team finished strong to garner a third-place finish with 782.5 points behind Gardner-Webb and Georgia Southern. Together, the men’s and women’s had the best combined score of 1568 in the entire meet. On Sunday, the Cougars dominated in the women’s 100 yard freestyle, racking up 63 points with four swimmers in the top six finishers. Sarah Graif won the event in a new school-record time of […]

Ieasia Walker Changes Number to Honor Teammate

Ieasia Walker Changes Number to Honor Teammate

Columbia, SC -Fans may have noticed senior guard Ieasia Walker wearing a different number during Sunday’s win over Clemson. Formerly No. 3 on the roster, Ieasia will wear No. 2 for the rest of the season to honor teammate Shelbretta Ball, who was slated to wear that number before being declared medically ineligible prior to last season. The Gamecocks also continue to wear the patch added to their uniforms last season to honor Shelbretta. The team wanted Brett and everyone watching to know that she will always be an integral part of them and whatever they achieve this season.

BB&T Ballpark Construction Update – November 20

BB&T Ballpark Construction Update – November 20

New Ballpark Renderings Released Through Team’s Social Media Sites Fort Mill, SC — Earlier today, through the club’s social media sites, the Charlotte Knights released two new renderings of BB&T Ballpark. The first of the two is a photorealistic rendering, which prominently shows the Uptown Charlotte skyline in the background. The second attached rendering features a view from the BB&T Ballpark Suite Level.   Construction crews continue to work at the site of the future home of the Knights. Last week, crew members poured the first 100 cubic yards of concrete. The entire construction process can be seen online through the BB&T Ballpark webcam. For a direct link to the webcam, please follow this new link: http://bit.ly/Q82NnX.

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Charlotte Bobcats Fantasy Outlook – 3 Games Over Holiday

Charlotte Bobcats Fantasy Outlook – 3 Games Over Holiday

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com November 20, 2012 What most fantasy players want is someone who is flashy – a big name who puts up big stats. Ask most fantasy players, “Who’d you get?” following their draft and they’re more than likely to say LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kevin Durant, Kevin Love or another perennial all star they expect to dominate the fantasy scene. While their value is not overestimated, the true fantasy player knows it’s the blue-collar guys who can get you wins from week to week, and getting consistent production from guys deeper down your bench is key. Cats center Brendan Haywood has been the portrait of consistency since coming to the Bobcats. He’s not going to give you […]

ECU Soccer Honored For Academic Work

ECU Soccer Honored For Academic Work

Pirates Earn Ninth-Straight NSCAA Team Academic Award Complete 2011-12 Women’s List l NSCAA All-Time Women’s List GREENVILLE, N.C. Nov. 19, 2012 – The East Carolina soccer team was one of 504 women’s programs to earn the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA) Team Academic Award for the 2011-12 academic calendar year. The Pirates posted a 3.34 grade point average and received the award for the ninth-straight year, 12th in the last 14. The NSCAA honors any team with above a 3.0 GPA, with 726 squads (222 men, 504 women) among all NCAA divisions receiving recognition for last year’s academic performance. East Carolina joined by Colorado College (3.41), Marshall (3.47), Memphis (3.47), Rice (3.36), SMU (3.31), Southern Miss (3.35), Tulsa […]

Carolina RailHawks to Donate 10% of its Ticket Revenue Back to the Triangle Community

Carolina RailHawks to Donate 10% of its Ticket Revenue Back to the Triangle Community

Club partnering with its fans to strengthen soccer in our area CARY, NC (November 20, 2012) – Today, the Carolina RailHawks announced that it will donate 10% of its total ticket revenue for each of the 2013-2015 seasons back to the Triangle community. The RailHawks donation will focus on supporting soccer-related programs that will help to further build and strengthen soccer in our area. “The Triangle community has increasingly rallied behind the RailHawks over the last two years, which has allowed us to double our attendance over this time. This is our way of thanking the community for this tremendous support and giving back in a substantial way that strengthens soccer in our area. This exciting new commitment by the […]

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Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Keys to Taking Next 3

Charlotte Bobcats Preview: Keys to Taking Next 3

By Caroline Sikes bobcats.com November 20, 2012 KEY MATCHUP vs RAPTORS Ramon Sessions vs. DeMar DeRozan Sessions has been coming up big off the bench for the Bobcats early in the season, splitting minutes with Kemba Walker at point, but Head Coach Mike Dunlap also likes to leave Sessions in at the two spot. In the first nine games, Sessions has averaged 16.6 points and has scored in double figures every contest while shooting 42.2 percent. The guard also dishes out 4.2 assists and grabs 3.6 boards in 27.7 minutes. Sessions tends to remain on the court late in the game so it will be crucial for him to play lockdown defense on the Raptors leading scorer, DeMar DeRozan… He […]

Wilmington Winter Tennis Tournament

Wilmington Winter Tennis Tournament

Winter Tennis Tournament Adult Winter Championships Dec. 7-9, 2013 Empie Park, 3405 Park Ave Wilmington, North Carolina   Divisions: Men’s and Women’s 3.0, 3.5, 4.0, 4.5 & Open Singles & Doubles First Match Loser Consolation (FMLC) Fees: Singles: $33 Doubles: $23 per player Registration: To register go to www.usta.com Tournament ID: 700046612 (Must be a USTA Member) Deadline: Dec. 2nd For more information about the tournament, call 341-4631 or email info@empiepark.com