It has been a while since Charlotte sports have been relevant. It has been since 2016 since the Carolina Panthers won a playoff game, and that same year was the last time the Charlotte Hornets made it to the NBA playoffs. There are no major universities in or around the city that consistently make national headlines, and the last time a superstar played for one of our pro teams was one Cam Newton was in his prime with the Panthers.
Last week, the former North Carolina forward and Cabarrus County native, Leaky Black, signed a two-way contract with the Charlotte Hornets.
Earlier this month, the world had its eyes opened to NASCAR at the 24-Hour Le Mans. Since the 24-Hour Le Mans, there has been a lot of conversation about NASCAR competing around the globe. As one might imagine, there is a percentage of the fan base that likes the idea, and there is a percentage of the fan base that does not like the idea.
We are officially in the off-season of the NBA. The NBA off-season is my favorite sports season, behind college football season. I have a degree in sport management, so naturally, I am interested in the business side of sports. There will be some years when I may only watch 5 to 10 NBA games in a season, but when it comes to the off-season, what player is going where, who is getting traded, and who is getting drafted, I am on top of it. I just enjoy that side of the sport.
n the last few weeks, it had been reported that EA Sports would be paying the majority of college football players around $500 for opting to have their name, image, and likeness in the college football video game coming out in 2024. The amount EA is willing to pay for an athlete’s NIL has upset several athletes eligible to be in the game, as they feel they deserve more than what is being offered. The question here is should EA pay eligible athletes more than $500?
As we get closer to the NBA draft, the rumor that the Charlotte Hornets will trade the number two pick in this year’s NBA draft for Zion Williamson continues to heat up.
Michael Jordan has finally sold the Charlotte Hornets! It has been a long time coming, and I am so excited that some change is finally happening within the organization.
This week's driver profile comes to you via audience request! Our driver does not currently compete full-time in the NASCAR Cup Series, but if he isn't already on your radar, you should stick him on there. This week, we introduce you to Zane Smith—the driver for the #38 Front Row Motorsports Ford in the Craftsman Truck Series and defending champion.
Today, June 14, 2023, the North Carolina Governor, Roy Cooper, signed a bill to legalize sports betting in North Carolina starting as early as January 2024. The bill was passed with 69 votes for the bill and 44 votes against. Legislators from both the Republican and Democrat party voted for and against the bill.
Ricky Stenhouse. The first NASCAR driver that I truly became a fan of. Stenhouse is unique in that he is one of the few drivers competing for a single-driver race team, JTG Daugherty Racing out of Harrisburg, North Carolina. Stenhouse was born in Olive Branch, Mississippi, just southeast of Memphis, Tennessee.