2019 2020 Charlotte 49ers football schedule: The Charlotte 49ers football team presents the  North Carolina University at Charlotte in football leagues of colleges. It was made happen by Student Government initiatives starting in 2006 by then-Student Body President Benjamin Comstock and also Student Body Vice President Jordan Van Dyne, namely the first step of organizing a transparent student election on football that covered up possible hikes in tuition fees as a result of football. In 1946, 22 young men started practice as the Charlotte Center of the University of North Carolina Owl’s first athletic program which is a football team. The team finished the season 2–4, with wins over Pembroke State and Belmont Abbey, and was defeated to Davidson JV, Catawba College JV, and Clemson’s “B” team. The team anchored 2 home games that year at American Legion Memorial Stadium. In part due to the results of fewer World War veterans entering college in the late 1940s, the football program finished after the 1948 season. The last football game was played on October 27, 1948.

On July 12, 2006, a group of 15 UNC Charlotte students and alumni organized the inaugural Charlotte 49er Football Initiative (CFI) meeting. In February 2007, UNC Charlotte students elected overwhelmingly in favor of football in an official campus-wide vote and the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees elected to authorize $150,000 to study participating 49ers Football, and establishing a Football Feasibility Committee to be led by the outgoing board president and prominent Charlotte businessman Mac Everett. The committee organized several meetings throughout the summer of 2007, plus 3 public forums in the fall of 2007.
In December 2007, the Football Feasibility Committee elected unanimously to recommend the addition of 49ers football. In September 2008, a huge student-led March to the Endzone rally was held on campus. On September 18, 2008, Chancellor Dubois socially suggested adding a 49ers football program with the condition that its fans first raise $5 million to help fund the stadium complex. On November 13, 2008, the UNC Charlotte Board of Trustees elected to add a Charlotte 49ers football program by 2013.

2019 2020 Charlotte 49ers football schedule


08/31 - Gardner-Webb
09/07 - at Appalachian State
09/14 - UMass
09/21 - at Clemson
09/05 - at Tennessee
09/12 - Norfolk State
09/19 - at Duke
09/26 - Georgia State
09/04 - Duquesne
09/11 - Duke
09/18 - at Georgia State
10/02 - at Illinois
09/10 - Maryland
09/17 - at Georgia State
09/24 - at South Carolina
09/09 - at Maryland
09/16 - Georgia State
09/23 - at Indiana
08/31 - East Carolina
09/07 - at North Carolina
09/28 - at Indiana
09/06 - North Carolina
TBA - at East Carolina

2019 Charlotte Football Schedule

Date OpponentTimeTickets
Aug. 31
Gardner-Webb Runnin' Bulldogs
Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, NC
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Sep. 7

at Appalachian State Mountaineers
Kidd Brewer Stadium, Boone, NC
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Sep. 14
UMass Minutemen
Jerry Richardson Stadium, Charlotte, NC
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Sep. 21

at Clemson Tigers
Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC
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Chancellor Dubois really suggested that the university start Division I football at the FCS (formerly Division I-AA) level with no critical time to move up to FBS. The team performed their first full season in the fall of 2013 as an FCS Independent. On May 4, 2012, Charlotte permitted to rejoin Conference USA for all sports except football in 2013, with football participating in 2015 (the first year the 49ers would be able due to the NCAA requirement that start-up programs play at least two years in FCS). Charlotte went to the FBS in 2015 and became FBS bowl eligible in 2016. The 49ers were established members of C-USA from 1996–2005. Other schools to join C-USA with Charlotte include   Florida International University, Louisiana Tech University, the University of Texas at San Antonio,  Florida Atlantic University, University of North Texas, and Old Dominion University.
The online poll was passed by the Student Senate and administered in collaboration with the University’s IT Department. Despite the possibility of potential rises in student fees, the vote clearly showed a student interest in a football team. The program started to play during the 2013 NCAA Division I FCS football season.
The 49ers took part their home games at Jerry Richardson Stadium in Charlotte, NC, and played in the East Division of Conference USA (C–USA). They were guided by sixth-year head coach Brad Lambert. They completed the season 5–7, 4–4 in C-USA performed to complete in fourth place in the East Division.
On November 18, head coach Brad Lambert was fired at last. He was permitted to stay on to coach their final game of the season. Lambert, who was the first and only coach of Charlotte had in their past to that point, complete with a six-year record of 22–48.

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