7 Things We Can All Learn From The UMBC Retrievers

My sons and I had the good fortune of being at Spectrum Center on Friday night when the UMBC Retrievers basketball team did the improbable. The Retrievers became the first 16th-seeded team to upset a #1 seed in NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament history, and it wasn't even a close game. UMBC ran the…

The Madness Comes To Charlotte And Your Office

The men's college basketball tournament is underway and Charlotte is hosting some of the early round games. Friday's (3/16) match-ups at Spectrum Center are (10) Providence vs. (7) Texas A&M at 12:15 PM; (15) Lipscomb vs. (2) UNC at 2:45 PM; (9) Kansas State vs. (8) Creighton at 6:50 PM; and (16) UMBC vs. (1)…

When Was The Last Time You Visited With "Grandmama?"

It was on November 4, 1988, that the Charlotte Hornets played their first regular season NBA game. The atmosphere at the original "Hive" was literally buzzing. Professional basketball coming to the Queen City was a huge deal and the proof was in year after year of sold-out games at the Charlotte Coliseum. One could argue…

Behind The Scenes With The Charlotte Hornets

If you're a Charlotte Hornets fan, you've seen them play on TV, and maybe even in person in uptown Charlotte. But do you know what happens behind the scenes of your favorite NBA team? That's the realm of the Hornets' equipment manager, Jason Rivera. There's more to making sure that a basketball team is prepared…

Stephen Curry Gets (Hilarious) Life Coaching From James Corden

He plays for the Golden State Warriors but Stephen Curry still gets a lot of love from basketball fans in the Carolinas...and just about everywhere else. It seems like only yesterday that he was draining threes and dropping dimes for the Davidson Wildcats. Of course, he has since reached the pinnacle of professional basketball as…

This Year's Tournament Is A Tale Of Two Carolinas

For the first time in NCAA Men's Division 1 Basketball Tournament history, both the North Carolina Tar Heels and South Carolina Gamecocks are in the Final Four together. The Heels are a well-known entity this deep in the tourney, but the Gamecocks are in unfamiliar territory, making their first semifinal appearance. This year's Final Four…