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Duke Blue Devils to host UNC Tarheels in ACC Men’s Basketball Showdown
By February 13, 2014 Read More →

Duke Blue Devils to host UNC Tarheels in ACC Men’s Basketball Showdown

Fort Ann, NY, February, 14th, 2014-On Saturday, March 8, the Duke Blue Devils will host the UNC Tarheels at Cameron Indoor Stadium for their second matchup of this season.  Historically, when meeting at Cameron Indoor Stadium, the Blue Devils have a slight advantage winning 41 games at home to UNC’s 35.  The intense rivalry between the two schools will ensure a packed house and a good game. Buy tickets to Duke vs UNC at Cameron Indoor Stadium on March 8th With a lead of 28 games over Duke in nearly a century of match-ups, the Tarheels will go into the game at Duke knowing that despite their overall lead, Duke is the favorite at home with a record of 41-35.  […]

Tickets still available for UNC Tarheels showdown with the Duke Blue Devils!
By February 10, 2014 Read More →

Tickets still available for UNC Tarheels showdown with the Duke Blue Devils!

Fort Ann, NY, February 10, 2014-On January 24th, 1920, the UNC Tarheels beat the Duke Blue Devils 36-25 in their first basketball matchup.  The rivalry between two of what are, arguably, some of the biggest powerhouses in ACC and NCAA basketball, has only grown deeper since then.  UNC leads the overall wins over Duke with 132 wins and the Blue Devils coming in with 104.  The Tarheels also lead in NCAA National Championships 5 to 4.  For nearly a century, these two teams have divided the state of North Carolina and even the nation into two factions that wear different shades of blue. Tickets to Tarheels vs. Blue Devils in Chapel Hill, NC There have been many memorable games since […]

Charlotte Bobcats Team Up With Wells Fargo and Jordan Brand as Part of Annual Cool School Field Trip Focused on Bullying

Charlotte Bobcats Team Up With Wells Fargo and Jordan Brand as Part of Annual Cool School Field Trip Focused on Bullying

Charlotte, NC October 15, 2013 – The Charlotte Bobcats have partnered with Wells Fargo and Jordan Brand to focus on educating students about the repercussions of bullying when the Bobcats host the Philadelphia 76ers on Thursday, October 17 at 11:00 a.m. in the ninth annual Cool School Field Trip. The theme of this year’s game, which will be attended by more than 15,000 area middle school students, is “Too Cool to Bully.” During the game, students will participate in various activities to help them understand how bullying affects their peers and how to stand up to bullies in their respective schools. Bobcats players and students will also sign a pledge to stop participating in bullying and stand up for those […]

Lauer Sounds Off: Depth a Difference Maker

Lauer Sounds Off: Depth a Difference Maker

By Scott Lauer bobcats.com Scott Lauer is the radio play-by-play voice of the Charlotte Bobcats. His column will appear on bobcats.com on Thursdays throughout the season. The opinions expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bobcats organization. Asheville, NC October 2, 2013 – Today is the second day of Bobcats Training Camp in Asheville, NC. Yesterday we blogged about Al Jefferson, the most impactful acquisition in our history. What should also shape the team’s identity is the quality depth of this roster. In my estimation, this is clearly the deepest team that we’ve featured. If we project a starting group of Kemba Walker, Gerald Henderson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Josh McRoberts, and Al Jefferson, then […]

Mad Ants to Hold Open Tryout in Charlotte

Mad Ants to Hold Open Tryout in Charlotte

Charlotte, NC October 2, 2013 – The Fort Wayne Mad Ants will hold open tryouts for the 2013-14 season in the Charlotte, North Carolina area on Sunday, October 6th. The Mad Ants are the NBA Development League affiliate of the Charlotte Bobcats, Detroit Pistons, Indiana Pacers, Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks and Orlando Magic. The tryout will take place at Carolina Courts located at 24 SW Spring Street, Concord, NC. Check-in will begin at 9:00 a.m. with the tryout set to begin at 10:00 a.m. The Mad Ants local player tryouts offer athletes an opportunity to showcase their talents in front of the Fort Wayne Mad Ants’ coaching staff. Players will compete to earn an invitation to the team’s training camp, […]

Lauer Sounds Off: Al Jefferson Will Make Instant Impact for Charlotte Bobcats

Lauer Sounds Off: Al Jefferson Will Make Instant Impact for Charlotte Bobcats

By Scott Lauer bobcats.com Scott Lauer is the radio play-by-play voice of the Charlotte Bobcats. His column will appear on bobcats.com on Thursdays throughout the season. The opinions expressed here are his own and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Bobcats organization. Charlotte, NC October 1, 2013 – Bobcats Training Camp opened today in Asheville, NC, and the atmosphere was fraught with optimism. It was the beginning of camp for first-time NBA Head Coach Steve Clifford, and veteran assistant coach Bob Weiss said that he went over plenty of things with his group on day one (which continues with an evening session). Coach Clifford served under the Van Gundy’s for nearly a decade combined, and Stan Van Gundy, […]

Charlotte Bobcats Optimistic at Media Day

Charlotte Bobcats Optimistic at Media Day

By Wesley Robinson bobcats.com 2013 Training Camp Central | Media Day Livestream Replay | Media Day Gallery | Buy Preseason Tickets Charlotte, NC September 30, 2013 – Bobcats Media Day on September 30 at Time Warner Cable Arena was full of good-spirited fun for the players and fans as the team eagerly anticipates the start of the 2013-14 season. Many players wore their excitement for this year’s season on their faces when entering the gym, and you could tell in the framing of questions in each interview breakout that the players were ecstatic to discuss their plans and expectations for this season. With many reporters, television cameras, scribes, bloggers, radio personalities and others from the Charlotte sports coverage area, the […]

2013 Charlotte Bobcats Offseason Analysis – Jeffery Taylor

2013 Charlotte Bobcats Offseason Analysis – Jeffery Taylor

By Wes Robinson bobcats.com Charlotte, NC September 20, 2013 SENSATIONAL SOPHOMORE SEASON Entering his sophomore season in the NBA, Bobcats forward Jeffery Taylor is preparing to reach new heights in 2013-14. After a decent rookie year in which he averaged 6.1 points in 19 minutes, Taylor was never really able to showcase the consistent scorer he is capable of becoming while battling to find time in the rotation, but this year seems to be different. Taylor has spent his summer working hard on his skills, starting things out impressively in the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. He was one of the best players in the summer league, finishing third in scoring with 20.3 points per game. Also, adding in […]

Charlotte Bobcats to Return to UNC Asheville for Training Camp

Charlotte Bobcats to Return to UNC Asheville for Training Camp

Charlotte, NC September 17, 2013 – Bobcats Sports & Entertainment announced today that the Charlotte Bobcats will return to UNC Asheville’s Kimmel Arena for their training camps in 2013 and 2014. This year’s training camp will begin on Tuesday, Oct. 1. Prior to training camp, the team will hold Media Day on Monday, Sept. 30, at Time Warner Cable Arena. “We had great success with our training camp at UNC Asheville last year,” said Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins. “As we anticipated, it was a perfect venue for us, and we are excited to have the opportunity to go back to Kimmel Arena this season and next season.” Kimmel Arena, which opened in November 2011, is home to […]

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Free Agent Forward James Southerland

Charlotte Bobcats Sign Free Agent Forward James Southerland

Charlotte, NC September 5, 2013 – Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed free agent forward James Southerland. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. The 6-8 Southerland, an undrafted rookie from Syracuse University, posted career-best averages in scoring (13.3 ppg), rebounding (5.2 rpg) and three-point shooting (.398) as a senior in 2012-13. During his four-year career, he averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds while shooting .449 from the field and .370 from three-point range in 112 games. Southerland tied a Syracuse single-game school record with nine three-pointers as he scored a career-high 35 points at Arkansas on Nov. 30, 2012. Southerland was named to the 2013 Big East […]

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