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The Charlotte 49ers have announced their new 15,300-seat football facility will be named Jerry Richardson Stadium following a $10 million donation from the Carolina Panthers owner.
Construction on the stadium was completed last October.
Charlotte Chancellor Phillip Dubois said Tuesday in a release that Richardson ''knows that football can bring the students and the city of Charlotte together and he wanted to be among the first to stand up and state, `this program is important to me.'''
The playing surface was previously named McColl-Richardson Field after an earlier donation from Richardson and former Bank of America chairman Hugh McColl.
Richardson also announced an endowed football scholarship in honor of his son, Jon Richardson.
Charlotte begins play this fall as an FCS independent before joining Conference USA in 2015.
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The Carolina Panthers have every right to be optimistic. During the early days of summer the other 31 teams do as well.
Defensive end Greg Hardy is more than optimistic, he appears to be somewhat dramatic.
Hardy told ESPN that he wants to set the NFL single-season sack record by tallying more than double what the current record is.
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Carolina defensive end Greg Hardy is looking to go big next season. Why settle on the sack record of 22.5 when you can aim for 50?
Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy has high expectations for himself this upcoming season when it comes to the number of sacks he plans to record."Fifty,'' Hardy told ESPN on Tuesday when asked.To say that Hardy's goal is a lofty one would be a terrible understatement.Hardy enters the 2013 campaign with a total of 18 sacks in his entire three-year NFL career...
Carolina Panthers defensive end Greg Hardy is in a contract year, and is preparing to go all out to show his worth as a top-tier defensive player in the NFL.
Hardy has already dubbed the Panthers defensive line “Monsters Inc.” and is aiming to put up monster numbers in his own right.
According to the Gaston Gazzette, Hardy was asked about his own personal goals for the upcoming...
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Carolina Panthers defensive lineman Greg Hardy set his sacks goal at 50 for 2013. Basically, it's as absurd as the metaphor he used to explain his desire, but hey, shoot for the stars, right?
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It might even inspire him to play harder.
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(Eds: With AP Photos.) By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer Ted Ginn Jr. has never liked being labeled a ''specialist.''
Now the six-year NFL veteran is looking to take advantage of a ''fresh start'' with the Carolina Panthers and prove to critics he can still play wide receiver in the NFL and be more than just a returner.
Ginn, the ninth overall pick...