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The Tar Heels were losing against the Liberty Flames midway through the third quarter, but then North Carolina scored 28 points in less than four minutes to take control of the game.

The Panthers trimmed their roster to 53 players on Saturday without cutting any of their own draft picks or creating much intrigue.

It’s a game of numbers, and looking purely at these numbers, Charlotte’s season-old BB&T BallPark is the most popular venue in all of minor league baseball.

Bobby Lutz, associate head basketball coach at N.C. State and a former coach of the Charlotte 49ers, has emerged as a leading candidate to become the College of Charleston's next coach, the Observer has learned.

QB Jacoby Brissett threw three touchdowns in the second half to lead NC State to a 24-23 comeback win over Georgia Southern at Carter-Finley Stadium.

Just register before the first NFL game Sept. 4 and you'll get a shot to win one of three $50 gift cards from Dick's Sporting Goods.

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