‘We are excited’; Panthers ready to have fans at games after N.C. governor’s announcement

The Carolina Panthers are excited and ready to welcome some fans back at Bank of America stadium after Governor Roy Cooper said he’ll likely allow it to happen by next week.

UNCW women’s basketball team adds two assistant coaches

Michael Jordan and Denny Hamlin form new NASCAR team, sign Bubba Wallace

  NCDHHS permits limited family spectators at college football games

Charlotte 49ers cancel Saturday football game after players placed in quarantine

YMCA Wrightsville Beach sprint triathlon goes ahead this weekend, modifications in place

  UNCW men’s basketball team ready to battle changing world

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UNCW guard Jay Estime to miss upcoming season due to injury

Bubba Wallace leaving Richard Petty Motorsports at season’s end

NC health officials won’t allow athlete’s families to attend college football games

  The First Tee of Greater Wilmington hosts virtual pro-am

Former UNC women’s basketball coach Hatchell pleads guilty in fatal traffic collision

  Student athletes react to NCHSAA modified guideline changes

NCHSAA modifies guidelines for upcoming 2020-2021 sports season

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) made modifications to the workout guidelines on Tuesday.

Organizers, IOC trying to remove doubts over Tokyo Olympics

Several recent public opinion polls have shown skepticism from the Japanese public and the business community that the games can go on — or should go on.

Ryan Jeffers hits first MLB homer

Minnesota Twins catcher Ryan Jeffers drove in two runs helping lead the Twins past the Detroit Tigers, 6-2, on Monday.

Meck Co. health director continues talks with Panthers about fan access at games: ‘We are not there’

There will be no fans allowed at the first home game of the season for the Carolina Panthers, the team announced Monday.

No fans allowed at Carolina Panthers first home game of 2020

  Lenny Simpson speaks about NBA player protest

East Carolina season opener against Marshall postponed

NC State football’s season opener at VT pushed back 2 weeks over COVID-19 concerns

John Salter defeats Andrew Kapel at Bellator 244

  UNCW men’s soccer team continues to workout during pandemic

Former Carolina Panthers head coach Ron Rivera diagnosed with cancer

Former Carolina Panthers head coach and current Washington head coach Ron Rivera has been diagnosed with cancer, according to a report from ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

  UNCW’s Ryan Jeffers shines in Twins debut

Former UNCW baseball player Ryan Jeffers made his Major League debut for the Minnesota Twins on Thursday night.

Charlotte Hornets to pick 3rd in 2020 NBA draft

The Charlotte Hornets will have the third overall selection in the 2020 NBA Draft after jumping up five spots in the NBA Draft Lottery tonight. The Hornets entered the lottery with a 26.2 percent chance of receiving a top-four pick, including a 6.7 percent chance of getting the No. 3 pick.

  COVID-19 changes fight routine for Wilmington’s John Salter

John Salter is ready to get back into the octagon as he will battle Andrew Kapel at Bellator 244 on Friday.

UNCW’s Ryan Jeffers gets called up to Twins

Former UNCW standout Ryan Jeffers was called up to the major league roster by the Minnesota Twins prior to tonight’s game with the Milwaukee Brewers.

East Carolina suspends all football activities

East Carolina University Director of Athletics Jon Gilbert announced Thursday that football activities are pausing indefinitely after evaluating results from the latest rounds of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) testing.

  COVID-19 changes slow college football recruiting

August 14 would have been the unofficial start of the high school football season in North Carolina, before the North Carolina High School Athletic Association pushed back to the start of fall sports.

  Devontae Cacok makes NBA debut

Devontae Cacok scored six points for the Los Angeles Lakers as they lost to the Sacramento Kings, 136-122 on Thursday.

  Birx says college football players can get back on the field if they’re ‘ultra careful’

White House Coronavirus Task Force member Dr. Deborah Birx believes there is a “way forward” when it comes to college football this fall.

  NCHSAA: Amended high school sports schedule released; football to start in February

The high school footbThe high school football season will kick off in February, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.all season will kick off in February, the N.C. High School Athletic Association announced Wednesday.

  Gym floor at New Hanover High’s Brogden Hall to be replaced

The New Hanover County Board of Education voted to replace the gym floor in Brogden Hall at Tuesday night’s meeting.

  UNCW suspends all fall sports competition

The University of North Carolina Wilmington on Monday announced that it is suspending competition of all its fall sports programs, stating a recent directive by the NCAA Board of Governors, and with the health, safety, and well-being of student-athletes as a top priority.

  Topsail High School football player tests positive for COVID-19

Topsail High School is suspending football workouts after one of the players received a positive coronavirus test.

Fox retires as Tar Heels baseball coach; Forbes takes over

Mike Fox has retired as North Carolina’s baseball coach after seven trips to the College World Series.

Wake Forest, Appalachian State push Sept. 11 game to future

Appalachian State and Wake Forest have agreed to postpone their nonconference game scheduled for Sept. 11 to a future year.

  NCHSAA postpones fall high school sports again following Gov. Cooper’s extension of Phase Two

The start of high school sports for the 2020-2021 school year will be delayed beyond Sept. 1 for North Carolina High School Athletic Association member schools, the NCHSAA announced.

Derek Brunson earns victory at UFC Fight Night

Derek Brunson beat Edmen Shahbazyan with a TKO 26 seconds into the third round in the main event of UFC Fight Night on Saturday.

2020 Wahine Classic set to go ahead at different venue

The 2020 Wahine Classic will take place at Carolina Beach August 14-16 and all participants are required to wear face masks on the beach and to practice social distancing.

Virus rocks MLB: Cards-Brewers off; 2 St. Louis positives

The coronavirus forced another change in Major League Baseball’s schedule, bringing the league’s total to eight teams affected in the first nine days of the season.

Devontae Cacok making the most of NBA bubble life

Former UNCW basketball standout Devontae Cacok is calling a hotel room in Orlando, Florida home.

Panthers choose to go with PK Slye; release veteran Gano

The Panthers have decided to keep Joey Slye as their kicker and release veteran Graham Gano, who missed all of last season with a knee injury.

ACC schedule includes Notre Dame, 10 conference games

Notre Dame will play in the Atlantic Coast Conference this season as part of a plan to play 10 league games and start the week of Sept. 7. Those alterations were brought on by the coronavirus pandemic.

NCHSAA to allow phase two workouts starting Aug. 3

The NCHSAA Board of Directors voted to provide Phase Two guidance to member schools regarding summer conditioning and workout activities.

  Brunswick County Schools set Aug. 3 date for summer workouts

Brunswick County School Athletic teams can begin summer workouts on Monday, August 3rd.

NCAA grants waiver to UNCW’s Ian Steere

UNCW men’s basketball transfer Ian Steere has been granted a legislative relief waiver from the NCAA and will be immediately eligible to play for the Seahawks in 2020-21, Head Coach Takayo Siddle has announced. Steere, a 6-9, 245-pound forward, began his career at NC State in 2018-19 before transfer

Report: NFL players banned from indoor night clubs during 2020 season

NFL players report to training camp July 28

  It’s official: Pittsburgh Steelers sign former Ashley standout Alex Highsmith

Highsmith posted a picture on Instagram to make the official announcement.

Guntoro takes over UNCW’s swimming and diving programs

Former Seahawk standout Bobby Guntoro has been named the head coach of UNCW’s men’s and women’s swimming and diving programs, Athletics Director Jimmy Bass announced on Thursday.

City of Charlotte virtually unveils MLS team name, crest

Charlotte’s Major League Soccer franchise unveiled the club’s official team name, crest and colors on Wednesday.

Wrightsville Beach Brewery hosts 12th Annual Spearfishing Tournament

The Wrightsville Beach Spearfishing Tournament is being held Friday, July 24 – Sunday July 26, 2020 at Sea Path Marina for anyone in the community to enjoy.

  Columbus County suspends athletic workouts indefinitely

According to school leaders, there is no timetable to hold games, full practices or middle school athletics at this point.

  N.C. high school sports to be delayed until at least Sept. 1

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association announced on Wednesday that the fall sports season will be delayed until at least September 1.

  Parents, school board member react to school re-opening plans

Schools will re-open in the Fall under the Plan B reopening guidelines

  ECU puts the brakes on all athletic activities after 27 positive COVID-19 tests

Beginning Wednesday July 15, all athletics activities will be suspended at East Carolina University (ECU) until further notice.

  NCHSAA still discussing options for resuming sports following Cooper announcement

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association said it’s still weighing its options for resuming athletic competition following Governor Roy Cooper’s announcement that K-12 public schools will reopen with in-person learning next month.

UNCW’s Robbins Wins 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship

UNCW rising red-shirt freshman Lansdon Robbins drained a short putt on the final hole to win the 106th Carolinas Amateur Championship by a stroke on Sunday at the Cape Fear Country Club.

Teen injured in ATV accident released from hospital Saturday

Rising junior football player at New Hanover High School, Patrick Faircloth, was badly injured in a four-wheeler accident Wednesday.

ACC Olympic sports to delay start until Sept. 1

The Atlantic Coast Conference will delay the start of its fall Olympic sports until Sept. 1.

  NCHSAA waiting to make decision on when high school sports can resume

North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) Commissioner Que Tucker held a virtual meeting with the media on Wednesday.

  High school sports calendar up for discussion Wednesday

As of now, the official start date for high school practice in North Carolina for Fall athletes is August 1st. Teams can start playing August 17th.

  New Hanover County sports teams open summer workouts

For the first time since COVID-19 canceled high school sports back in March, teams from New Hanover County are back on the field Monday.

  High school athletes to start training again in some school systems

Student-athletes in New Hanover and Pender counties will start voluntary team workouts once again Monday, even as the decision on the next school year remains wide open.

Pender County Schools to begin voluntary athletic training

Summer workout opportunities will be available for Pender County high school athletes beginning July 6.

  Former UNCW men’s basketball assistant coach comes out as gay

In 2017, Matt Lynch was hired as the video coordinator for the UNCW men’s basketball team and over the next three years, he’d work his way up to assistant coach.

Cam Newton says farewell as he joins new team: ‘I never once wanted to leave Carolina’

Former Carolina Panther Cam Newton is saying “farewell” as he joins the New England Patriots, but says he never really wanted to leave Carolina.

Source: Patriots sign QB Cam Newton to replace Brady

A person with knowledge of the deal has told The Associated Press that the New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton.

  New Hanover County high schools will resume limited athletic activities on July 6

New Hanover County Schools on Friday announced that the district will resume limited athletic activity for high school student-athletes on July 6.

  Brunswick County teen receives honor from former President George W. Bush

Luke Boldt of Brunswick County is very active with The First Tee of Coastal Carolinas and recently was one of seven high school graduates to be part of the inaugural class of The First Tee College Scholarship Program.

Wilmington Sharks announce cancellation of upcoming summer season

The Wilmington Sharks on Thursday announced the cancellation of its upcoming summer season.

Minnesota Twins sign UNCW pitcher Zarion Sharpe

The Minnesota Twins have singed UNCW pitcher Zarion Sharpe to a free agent contract.

  NASCAR moves 2020 All-Star Race from Charlotte to Bristol, Tenn. over COVID-19 concerns

NASCAR is moving their 2020 All-Star Race from Charlotte, N.C. to Bristol, Tenn. due to the rising number of coronavirus cases in North Carolina.

Padres select West Columbus pitcher in 5th round of MLB draft

The San Diego Padres drafted West Columbus High School pitcher Jagger Haynes in the fifth round 139th overall in the Major League Baseball draft on Thursday

NASCAR bans display of Confederate flag from all events, properties

NASCAR is prohibiting the display of the Confederate flag at all events and properties.

Carolina Panthers remove Jerry Richardson statue from Bank of America Stadium

Crews are removing the Jerry Richardson statue from the front of Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte Wednesday afternoon.

N.C. Wildlife Resources Commission stock Northeast Cape Fear River with largemouth bass

North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission (NCWRC) fisheries biologists recently restocked the Cape Fear River with 134,000 largemouth bass fingerlings to help jumpstart the fishery.

NASCAR’s Bubba Wallace unveils new #BlackLivesMatter car

The new paint scheme was revealed along with a video message from Wallace on RPM’s social media channels.

  BIG ROCK: Michael Jordan’s boat brings in 442.3-pound marlin

Michael Jordan’s boat brought in a 442.3-pound big blue, one of four that have landed blue marlins this morning.

  New Hanover County coaches and athletes wait for okay to return for workouts

The North Carolina High School Athletic Association (NCHSAA) announced that high school sports will be allowed to resume on a limited basis beginning Ju