Charlotte Rumors & News

  • Mark Price not interested in Georgia Tech vacancy

    ESPN "Mark Price, who just completed his first season as coach of the Charlotte 49ers, issued a statement Saturday saying he's not interested in the vacancy at Georgia Tech." March 27

  • Hudson Price transferring to Charlotte 49ers from TCU

    Charlotte Observer "Hudson Price, a 6-foot-7 guard who played two seasons at Texas Christian, is transferring to play college basketball for the Charlotte 49ers. Price, the son of 49ers coach Mark Price, averaged 2.8 points and 1.1 rebounds in 28 games for the Horned Frogs last season. " September 10

  • Keyshawn Woods transfers to Wake Forest, picks Demon Deacons over Butler, Creighton

    Big East Coast Bias "Charlotte 49ers transfer Keyshawn Woods has chosen Wake Forest has his next destination. The Conference USA 3-point field goal percentage leader in 2014-15 is going 79 miles north to play with the Demon Deacons of the Atlantic Coast Conference, picking them over the Butler Bulldogs and..." June 09

  • Reports: Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn chooses N.C. State

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Torin Dorn is moving to ACC country. The 2014-15 Conference USA Freshman of the Year and former Charlotte 49er has settled on playing at N.C. State, according to multiple reports." June 08

  • Charlotte transfer Torin Dorn considering N.C. State, Texas, Miami, Florida

    Fay Observer "N.C. State, which added a transfer before each of coach Mark Gottfried's first four seasons, is one of four finalists for Charlotte's Torin Dorn. He also is considering Miami, Florida and Texas, according to multiple reports. Dorn, a 6-foot-5, 200-pound wing who excels more as a slasher and..." May 26

  • Charlotte's Willie Clayton Transferring to Georgia State

    Georgia State Sports "Charlotte forward Willie Clayton, who played at Thomasville (Ga.) High School, has announced that he will transfer to Georgia State after three seasons playing for the 49’ers. After sitting the 2015-16 season, he will have one year of eligibility remaining. His paperwork has been accepted and..." May 12

  • Illini land Charlotte transfer Mike Thorne, Jr.: reports

    Chicago Tribune "Illinois has found a big man to fill avoid next season. Mike Thorne, Jr., a 6-foot-11 graduate student transfer from Charlotte, committed to Illinois, according to reports." April 19

  • Report: Kansas’ Bill Self Meeting With Charlotte Graduate Transfer Mike Thorne Today

    College Spun "Kansas’ 2014-15 men’s basketball season came to an end on Sunday, when the No. 2-seeded Jayhawks fell to No. 7 seed Wichita State in the NCAA Tournament’s Third Round. Bill Self is already working on setting up his 2015-16 squad. According to’s Evan Daniels, the Kansas coach is..." March 27

  • Report: Mark Price 'mulling over' head coaching offer from Charlotte 49ers

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Charlotte Hornets assistant coach Mark Price has been offered a job that will keep him in the same city. According to ESPN, Price has been offered the head coaching position at the UNC Charlotte. The report says he was "offered a five-year deal and is mulling whether to accept it." The offer is..." March 25

  • Charlotte 49ers basketball coach Alan Major, school agree to part ways

    Charlotte Observer "Alan Major’s five-year run as the Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball coach ended Sunday when he and the school agreed to mutually part ways. The 49ers were 75-81 during the tenure of Major, who has taken two medical leaves of absence over the past year. His second leave began in January, with..." March 16

  • Charlotte 49ers coach Alan Major taking indefinite medical leave of absence

    Charlotte Observer "For a second time in a year, Charlotte 49ers men’s basketball coach Alan Major is taking a medical leave of absence, the school announced Tuesday. Major, 46, took a four-month leave last summer when he had surgeries on his eyes and heart. 49ers athletics director Judy Rose said Major returned..." January 06

  • Combo guard Bryce Brown says yes to Charlotte

    Hoop Seen "He said it was the hardest decision of his life and if you spoke to Bryce Brown on Sunday night, you believed every bit of that. Brown, the No. 12 overall player in Georgia's 2015 class, committed to Charlotte on Sunday night after officially visiting the Conference USA school over the..." September 22

  • Charlotte coach Alan Major returns from medical leave of absence

    The Charlotte Post "Charlotte 49ers head men’s basketball coach Alan Major has returned from a medical leave of absence. “I’m very thankful to God to be back with the team,” Major said in a statement. “I want to thank my family, our players and coaches, Athletic Director Judy Rose, Chancellor Phil Dubois and the..." September 15

  • Former Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz interviews for Charleston job

    CBS Sports "Former Charlotte coach Bobby Lutz has interviewed with Charleston president Glenn McConnell in the past 48 hours and remains a candidate to be the Cougars' next head coach, sources told on Saturday. Lutz is one two candidates known to have interviewed at Charleston since Anthony..." August 31

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 08

  • Report: Charlotte transfer Denzel Ingram arrives at UNC-Wilmington

    The Score "Following his decision to leave Charlotte after two seasons with the 49ers, Denzel Ingram has reportedly transferred to UNC-Wilmington. The 6-foot guard averaged 8.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, and 1.9 assists last season, while receiving 27 minutes of playing time. " June 21

  • Bryan to transfer from Charlotte 49ers' basketball team

    Raleigh News & Observer "Backup forward Marcus Bryan is the second player this spring to transfer from the Charlotte 49ers’ men’s basketball program, the school announced Monday. Bryan, a 6-foot-7 freshman from Raleigh Ravenscroft, averaged 3.5 points and 2.4 rebounds last season. He joins sophomore guard Denzel..." June 02

  • Major turning up the heat for Charlotte 49ers

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte 49ers coach Alan Major said he has turned up the intensity in practice this week as he scrambles to find something – anything – to help end a five-game losing streak. “We’ve maybe stoked up the competition a little bit more,” said Major, whose 49ers (14-12, 5-8) play Thursday at East..." February 27

  • Middle Tennessee drubs hapless Charlotte 49ers

    Charlotte Observer "As Middle Tennessee’s 71-49 Conference USA basketball victory against Charlotte wound down Thursday, the 49ers looked like they just wanted the game to be over. The evidence for the crowd at Halton Arena was clear. The 49ers (14-11, 5-7) threw lazy passes, appeared disinterested on defense,..." February 21

  • Brooks leads Golden Eagles past Charlotte after Watson injured

    The Clarion-Ledger "Last week’s narrow victory over Marshall taught Southern Miss a lesson. “Don’t come out like the game is going to be given to us,” senior guard Jerrold Brooks said. “It’s hard to win in the NCAA, period.” But when the Golden Eagles fell behind 9-2 against Charlotte on Sunday at Reed Green..." February 11

  • Charlotte 49ers’ Lester finding his groove

    Charlotte Observer "Shawn Lester is starting to figure out college basketball. And that could mean trouble for the Charlotte 49ers’ Conference USA opponents. Lester, a 6-foot-4 sophomore guard from Mooresville, leads the 49ers in scoring at 13.0 points per game and tied his career high with 24 points against..." February 01

  • Charlotte 49ers facing ‘crafty’ FAU

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte 49ers coach Alan Major says Florida Atlantic plays like an “international team.” That’s no coincidence. Charlotte’s opponent Thursday at 7 p.m. in Halton Arena has four foreign players on its roster, including leading scorer Pablo Bertrone, a guard from Argentina, and leading..." January 30

  • Louisiana Tech turns Charlotte 49ers’ turnovers into win

    Charlotte Observer "Ten minutes into Charlotte’s Conference USA contest Thursday night, 49ers coach Alan Major had to feel pretty good. There were still 30 minutes remaining, though. Charlotte built as much as an eight-point lead early before watching it slowly evaporate as Louisiana Tech took a 80-60 win in..." January 24

  • Former Charlotte 49ers great Lew Massey dies

    Charlotte Observer "Lew Massey, the Charlotte 49ers’ second-leading career scorer and a key member of their 1977 Final Four team, died Thursday, a school spokesman confirmed Friday. Massey, a sweet-shooting 6-foot-4 forward who came to the 49ers from South Mecklenburg High, was 57. Massey is one of just four..." January 24

  • Charlotte 49ers hope to learn from narrow victories

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte 49ers have started Conference USA play by winning three of their first four league games. But it hasn’t been easy. The 49ers (12-5, 3-1) swept a two-game home stand last week with two come-from-behind victories – 90-86 in overtime against Tulsa and 76-64 against North..." January 22