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Panthers Hopeful Cam Newton Will Be Ready For Opener

  CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) _ Panthers general manager Marty Hurney says Cam Newton has a mid-foot sprain and he’s “cautiously optimistic” the quarterback will be ready for the Sept. 8 regular season opener against the Los Angeles Rams. Newton injured his left foot in Carolina’s 10-3 preseason loss Thursday night at New England. Newton was trying to avoid a sack...

Kuechly Ready To Make Real Tackles

The wait is almost over for Luke Kuechly. On Thursday night, the Panthers middle linebacker will finally get to make “real” tackles when he makes his preseason debut in week 3 against the Patriots. The third game of the preseason is considered the dress rehearsal for the regular season. That’s why head coach Ron Rivera wants to see all of...

Hornets Unveil New Purple Classic Edition Uniforms

Buzz City will have a new look this upcoming season — in addition to it’s new starting point guard. The Hornets unveiled their new purple Classic Edition uniform, which echoes the design first worn by the original Charlotte Hornets during the 1994-1995 season. The Hornets are scheduled to wear the purple Classic Edition uniforms for five home games this season...

Will The Real Panthers Backup Quarterback Please Stand Up?

The battle to be Cam Newton’s backup continues for Kyle Allen and Will Grier. Will the real backup quarterback please stand up? That’s what Ron Rivera is hoping after neither quarterback has yet to separate himself this preseason. Is the answer even on the Panthers current roster? Kelli Bartik, Zach Aldridge, Hannah Oliveto and QCB talk quarterbacks on this week’s...

Panthers Put New Practice Bubble To Use

The Panthers take a break from the heat to break in the new practice bubble. Kelli Bartik has the latest from the Panthers as they prepare for Thursday night’s preseason game at New England. After sitting several starters for the first two preseason games, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera says that key players, including Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, will...

Cam Newton, Luke Kuechly To Start Against Patriots

After sitting several starters for the first two preseason games, Panthers head coach Ron Rivera says that key players, including Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly, will start in the week three match-up against the Patriots. WCCB Charlotte’s Kelli Bartik has the latest as the Panthers prepare for the most important game of the preseason.

Panthers Wrap Up Productive Training Camp

The Panthers finish strong in Spartanburg, hitting the field for what could be the final time at Wofford College. After three long weeks of work, the Panthers put their 25th training camp in the books. Hundreds of fans were there to watch as they practiced with the Buffalo Bills for the second straight day. No fights, but  plenty of focus...

No Fighting Allowed At Panthers Joint Practice With Bills

Thirteen down. Two more practices to go for the Panthers. Training camp may be winding down, but the intensity is about to heat up in Spartanburg. The Panthers and Bills will hit the field together as they hold two joint practices ahead of Friday’s preseason game at Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte. Both teams hit the field in full...

Got Game: Are Joint Practices A Good Idea?

Are joint NFL practices a good idea? Kelli Bartik, Zach Aldridge, Hannah Oliveto and QCB discuss the pros and cons ahead of the Panthers joint practices with the Bills to close out training camp. The Panthers have hosted joint practices in Spartanburg twice, most recently in 2015 before their preseason game with Dolphins. Overall, things went well, although a few...

Hornets Release 2019-2020 Regular Season Schedule

The Charlotte Hornets have released their schedule for the 2019-2020 regular season which will open up at home on October 23rd, a Wednesday night game against the Chicago Bulls. The only national televised game is set for November 7th. The Thursday night game will feature the return of Kemba Walker as Buzz City hosts the Boston Celtics on TNT. Other...

Brad Keselowski wins pole for NASCAR Cup race at Michigan

BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) _ Brad Keselowski has won the pole for the NASCAR Cup race Sunday at Michigan International Speedway. The Team Penske driver, who has three Cup victories this year, was the fastest Friday in qualifying with a lap of 190.471 mph around the 2-mile oval. Kevin Harvick will start second, followed by William Byron, Alex Bowman, Clint Bowyer...

Rookie Shines Bright In NFL Debut

CHARLOTTE, NC – The Carolina Panthers first-round pick, Brian Burns, shined in the teams preseason opener against the Chicago Bears. Burns sacked Bears quarterback Chase Daniel twice in the first half. The Panthers finished the game with five total sacks. The Panthers beat the Bears 23-10 and are now 1-0 in the preseason. They host the Buffalo Bills Friday at...

Donte Jackson Is Ready For Some Preseason Action

The wait is almost over! Tonight the Carolina Panthers will kickoff their preseason opener in Chicago Players will see their first live-game action when they take on the Bears at Soldier Field. While the Panthers are being extra cautious, keeping Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly out of the game, several starters will play, including Donte Jackson. The cornerback says he...

Luke Kuechly Still In “Timeout”

Before Panthers head coach Ron Rivera officially announced that Cam Newton and Luke Kuechly would not play in Thursday’s preseason opener against the Chicago Bears, the starting middle linebacker met with the media. When asked if he would play, Kuechly put on his best poker face, then smiled and said, “Remains to be seen. I hope so. I hope they...

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