Stories by Steve Reed

Thursday, May 8, 2014

Panthers select FSU's Benjamin in first round

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - The Panthers have selected wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin from Florida State with the 28th overall pick in the NFL draft, giving them a potential long-term replacement for Steve ...
By Steve Reed

Monday, April 28, 2014

Heat complete sweep of Bobcats

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - LeBron James scored 31 points, and the Miami Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Charlotte Bobcats with a 109-98 victory Monday night.
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Feb. 26, 2014

Panthers' veteran lineman Gross retires

The Carolina Panthers said goodbye and thank you to veteran lineman Jordan Gross on Wednesday at his retirement celebration. Meanwhile, star wide receiver Steve Smith remains uncertain of his ...
By Steve Reed

Monday, Feb. 24, 2014

ACC keeping title game in Charlotte

ACC commissioner John Swofford announced that the conference and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have reached an agreement that will keep the football championship game in Charlotte through 2019.
By Steve Reed

Friday, Feb. 21, 2014

Three-day old game finally ends

Joshua Linson finished what he started, breaking a 40-hour tie by hitting a go-ahead 3-pointer with 24 seconds left Friday to lead Johnson C. Smith to an 89-86 overtime win against the Rams in a ...
By Steve Reed

Friday, Feb. 14, 2014

Sam announcement forcing AD's, coaches to review policies

Michael Sam's recent revelation that he is gay, is an announcement that is forcing college athletic directors and coaches cross the country to review their policies.
By Steve Reed

Investigation: 3 players engaged in harassment against Martin

An investigation ordered by the National Football League says three Dolphins players engaged in a pattern of harassment against Martin and others.
By Steve Reed

Monday, Jan. 13, 2014

Panthers 'excited' about future

After getting bounced from the NFL playoffs, the Panthers turned their attention to doing something no other team in franchise history has done: reach the playoffs in back-to-back seasons.
By Steve Reed

Sunday, Jan. 12, 2014

49ers oust Panthers, return to NFC title game

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Colin Kaepernick threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score as the San Francisco 49ers shut down Cam Newton and defeated the Carolina Panthers 23-10 on Sunday to advance to ...
By Steve Reed

Friday, Jan. 10, 2014

Carolina Panthers are home underdogs

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It doesn't surprise safety Mike Mitchell that the Carolina Panthers are only the third home underdog in the NFL divisional playoffs in the past 20 years.
By Steve Reed

Thursday, Jan. 9, 2014

Panthers WR Steve Smith not recovering as fast as thought

Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith says his injured knee is "not feeling as good as thought it would."
By Steve Reed

Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014

Newton must beat 49ers to get where he wants to go

Carolina Panthers' quarterback Cam Newton must beat Colin Kaepernick and the San Francisco 49ers to get his team where he wants them to go - the Super Bowl.
By Steve Reed

Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Panthers look forward to bye week

Carolina hopes wide receiver Steve Smith, running back Jonathan Stewart and defensive tackle Colin Cole can return after bye.
By Steve Reed

Friday, Dec. 27, 2013

Durant leads Thunder to victory

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Kevin Durant had 34 points and 12 rebounds, and the Oklahoma City Thunder held on to defeat the Charlotte Bobcats 89-85 on Friday night.
By Steve Reed

Backups have to step up for Panthers, injured Smith

Backups at receiver will have to step up for the Carolina Panthers and injured star Steve Smith.
By Steve Reed

Sunday, Dec. 22, 2013

Panthers rally past Saints, clinch playoff berth

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw a 14-yard touchdown pass to Domenik Hixon with 23 seconds left to lift the Carolina Panthers to a 17-13 win over the New Orleans Saints.
By Steve Reed

Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013

Panthers look to silence Brees, Saints

The Carolina Panthers will look to silence New Orleans QB Drew Brees with NFC South title hopes and a first-round bye at stake.
By Steve Reed

Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013

Panthers' secondary silences Jets

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Cam Newton threw for 273 yards and a touchdown, Captain Munnerlyn had two sacks and returned an interception 42 yards for a score and the Panthers bounced back from their most ...
By Steve Reed

Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

Rex Ryan gets some help from brother

New Yorik Jets coach Rex Ryan said this week he's talked at length to his brother Rob, defensive coordinator of the New Orleans Saints, about slowing down multi-talented quarterback Cam Newton and ...
By Steve Reed

Friday, Dec. 6, 2013

Duke undaunted as big underdog

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Duke cornerback Ross Cockrell is not offended the No. 20 Blue Devils are a 29-point underdog to Jameis Winston and top-ranked Florida State for Saturday night's ACC championship ...
By Steve Reed

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