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FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. While Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Panthers owner says Cam Newton's future depends on health

Feb. 11, 2020 5:36 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers owner David Tepper remains noncommittal on Cam Newton's future with the organization, saying it will largely depend on how the quarterback recovers from foot surgery. “Listen, I'm not a doctor,” Tepper said Tuesday. “I said it a million times, is he...

Charlotte Hornets guard Terry Rozier, left, beats Dallas Mavericks guard Tim Hardaway Jr. to a loose ball during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Saturday, Feb. 8, 2020. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)

Curry returns home, scores 26 as Mavs rout Hornets 116-100

Feb. 8, 2020 10:26 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Seth Curry has watched his older brother Stephen have some memorable homecoming games at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte. He figured he needed one of his own. A motivated Curry was impressive Saturday night in his hometown, making his first 10 shots from the field — six of...

FILE - In this Aug. 22, 2019, file photo, Carolina Panthers quarterback Cam Newton warms up before an NFL preseason football game against the New England Patriots in Foxborough, Mass. While Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Panthers staying mum on Cam Newton's future with team

Feb. 6, 2020 10:42 AM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — While Cam Newton remains optimistic about his chances of playing for the Carolina Panthers next season, the team is remaining mostly silent on the quarterback's future. “He's rehabbing, that's all I can say,” Panthers general manager Marty Hurney told The Associated...

Big 12 champion Oklahoma adds pair of 4-star defenders

Feb. 5, 2020 10:27 PM EST

Big 12 champion Oklahoma got the signatures of a pair of four-star defenders, and new Baylor coach Dave Aranda signed a two-sport player that plans to throw and hit for the Bears. While Big 12 teams were like most Power Five schools in securing most of their classes during the early signing period about seven...

Panthers' Rhule fills out remainder of coaching staff

Jan. 31, 2020 5:32 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Panthers coach Matt Rhule has filled out the remainder of his coaching staff with a mix of coaches with NFL and college backgrounds. Eleven of the coaches hired Friday previously worked for Rhule while he was at Baylor. The Panthers have named Jake Peetz as quarterbacks coach, Matt...

Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen (88) hugs tight end coach Pete Hoener following an NFL football game against the New Orleans Saints in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 29, 2019. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)

Greg Olsen's playing days with Panthers over after 9 seasons

Jan. 30, 2020 7:24 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Greg Olsen's playing days with the Carolina Panthers are over. The 34-year-old tight end announced on Twitter Thursday that he'll be leaving the team, calling it a mutual decision that followed a meeting with general manager Marty Hurney. Olsen has one year remaining on his contract...

Panthers retain Blackburn as special teams coordinator

Jan. 28, 2020 5:03 PM EST

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Panthers are bringing back Chase Blackburn as their special teams coordinator. Blackburn spent the last two seasons in the same role under former head coach Ron Rivera, but was on an expiring contract. Blackburn has some history with new Panthers coach Matt Rhule. They spent time...

Baylor hires ex-UNC coach Fedora as offensive coordinator

Jan. 25, 2020 9:33 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Baylor has hired former North Carolina and Southern Miss head coach Larry Fedora as its offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for new head coach Dave Aranda. Fedora, an offensive analyst for Texas this past season, started his college coaching career at Baylor. He was a Bears...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda hires one of his mentors as Bears DC

Jan. 21, 2020 8:51 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — New Baylor coach Dave Aranda has hired one of his former bosses as the new defensive coordinator of the Bears. Ron Roberts spent the past two seasons as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Lafayette, which ranked 18th nationally this season allowing only 19.7 points per game. That was...

Baylor's new head football coach Dave Aranda addresses the media during an NCAA college football news conference, Monday, Jan. 20, 2020, in Waco, Texas. (Jerry Larson/Waco Tribune-Herald via AP)

New Baylor coach Aranda sensed something special with Bears

Jan. 20, 2020 4:52 PM EST

WACO, Texas (AP) — Dave Aranda sensed something special about Baylor even before the Bears were looking for a new head coach. “I could see the togetherness of the team, I could see the toughness of the team,” said Aranda, who as national champion LSU's defensive coordinator saw Baylor on film...