NOW Signs of the times in Davidson: Bedsheet banners for the Davidson Wildcats, who won their NCAA baseball regional over UNC Chapel Hill Sunday night. They play next in the superregional this weekend. This reminds me of 2008, when Stephen Curry and Davidson basketball ran to the Elite 8.
It’s Race Week in Charlotte – between last weekend’s NASCAR All-Star Race and this Sunday’s Coca-Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Drivers had the night off Tuesday – so what were they doing? Racing, of course, at a go-kart track in Mooresville. It was the fourth annual Little 600, a kart race with racing stars … More What NASCAR drivers do on their night off: Race go-karts
City officials declared Sunday’s Panthers-Vikings football game an “extraordinary event.” That meant lots of police downtown and extra security measures. There was a small protest, but most people welcomed the distraction after a week of unrest. See my Coverage at WFAE.org, “After Protests, Charlotte Takes A Breather With A Panthers Game”
The nation’s top athletes in canoe and kayak slalom were in Charlotte this past weekend (April 7-9) Saturday competing to represent the U.S. at this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio. In interviews for public radio station WFAE-FM, I talked to two athletes with good chances to make the team, as well as a longtime U.S. … More Why Charlotte’s Whitewater Center attracts Olympic hopefuls here | WFAE
An army of disappointed fans streamed out of bars and restaurants around the Charlotte area Sunday night after the Carolina Panthers fell to the Denver Broncos in Superbowl 50. My coverage on WFAE.org. Source: For Fans Uptown, Excitement Becomes Disappointment | WFAE
The Carolina Panthers and the Leicester City Football Club are both at the top of their leagues this year, having their best seasons in years. That has prompted a bit of camaraderie between the two sides, including an exchange of jerseys, and a fascination with “The Dab.” I did a 5 1/2 minute interview on … More Interview with BBC Leicester on the Panthers and Foxes
Veteran NASCAR announcer Barney Hall has died. The North Carolina native helped shape auto racing broadcasting over the past half-century as NASCAR grew into a nationwide sport. Here’s my audio report for WFAE.
What a treat it was to cover Sunday night’s NFC Championship Game at Bank of America Stadium, where the Carolina Panthers beat the Arizona Cardinals, 49-15. The win means the Panthers will face the Denver Broncos in the Super Bowl, on Feb. 7, 2016, in Santa Clara, CA.
You may see a few more people around town this week than usual, along with shuttles and courtesy cars. They’re players, caddies, officials and other folks involved in the Small Business Connection Championship at River Run. You might know it as the Chiquita Classic, the name it had the previous two years. But with Chiquita now gone … More This week: Web.com tournament at River Run