Certain activities are closely associated with Asheville: sampling local craft brews, tubing down the French Broad River, eating one’s own weight in barbecue. If Demp Bradford, president of the Asheville Buncombe Regional Sports Commission, has his way, professional sports will become quintessentially Asheville, too. Bradford, a native of the North Carolina Piedmont, became interested in […]
“One of the few outlets for the men to get exercise and blow off steam is half-court basketball. Man, those basketballs sure don’t last long, though.”
Women’s and men’s basketball games take place Dec. 22 at T.C. Roberson High School to raise funds for the Sizemore family.
“This is huge news and a great opportunity for Asheville and Western North Carolina.”
Historically a mecca for failed sports franchises, Asheville managed to attract two NBA teams to the U.S. Cellular Center Tuesday, Oct. 8, in an odd preseason match-up. The game was part of the Charlotte Bobcats’ renewed efforts to build a fan base in Western North Carolina. Here’s what you missed.
After losing in a heart-breaking game against Syracuse in the NCAA tournament, the UNC Asheville men’s basketball team returned to a warm reception from fans, students and the Asheville community on Sunday, March 18. Above, senior guard Matt Dickey speaks to the crowd (photo by Megan Dombroski).
Did they think it could really happen? Well, yes, the students watching the game at the Highsmith Student Union did, until, well, it didn’t. Still, UNCA did well, getting a nod on an NPR report on first-round games for coming close.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
UNC Asheville was chosen to be the No. 16 seed in the East Region for the NCAA basketball tournament. The Bulldogs will face No. 1 seed Syracuse on Thursday in Pittsburgh.
(Photo by Bill Rhodes)
From a kitchen near the Kimmel Arena at UNCA, kids from across-section of area schools prepared a surprise for basketball fans at halftime — healthy snacks
Xpress staff reporter Michael Muller interviews Sam Powers, General Manager of the Civic Center and Director of Economic Development for the City of Asheville. In this exclusive video, Powers takes Xpress viewers on a guided tour and explains some of the changes coming to the 35-year old downtown institution.
Think you know Fred Feder, the free throw wiz profiled in Mountain Xpress? Well, there’s much more to his story than hoop dreams.
On April 22, 1989, a hush—or something like it—fell over a crowd of nearly 20,000 at New York City’s Madison Square Garden. It was halftime during a Knicks game, and on the Garden’s polished floor, a unique drama was unfolding. Fred Feder From the sidelines, Patrick Ewing—all 6 feet 9 inches of him—rose and strode […]