Quiz: How well do you know Charlotte sports?

Quiz: How well do you know Charlotte sports?

Georgia Clemson game at Bank of America Stadium. Photo: Katie Peralta Soloff/Axios

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This story is proudly presented by Bojangles. You don’t have to be a Charlotte sports genius to know the best place in the city to get chicken and biscuits is Bojangles. Fun fact: They’ve been serving their famous combo in the Queen City since 1977.


Charlotte has an interesting sports history, with notable moments and athletes from all over.  Test your knowledge with this sports quiz.

 

Quiz: How well do you know Charlotte sports?

1. What Charlotte Christian graduate led Davidson College to an Elite Eight appearance before winning three NBA championships and two NBA MVP awards?
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2. Before he played for the Boston Celtics, Cedric Maxwell led UNC Charlotte to the 1977 Final Four. Cedric was better known by his nickname that had something to do with food. What was it?
Cedric Maxwell
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Deb Lindsey for The Washington Post via Getty Images; food styling by Lisa Cherkasky for The Washington Post via Getty Images
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3. What NASCAR driver from Kannapolis drove a black No. 3 car and had the nickname The Intimidator?
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George Tiedemann/Sports Illustrated via Getty Images
4. Charlotte is a city that can claim two stars of the original Space Jam. Who are they?
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5. Arguably the greatest athletic achievement in Charlotte history is when a plane bound for Charlotte managed to make an emergency landing in the Hudson River in New York. Who was the hero pilot?
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6. What Panthers legend coined the phrase “Keep Pounding”?
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7. The most recent professional sports championship in Charlotte came when the city’s minor league hockey team won the Calder Cup in 2019. What’s the team’s nickname?
Bojangles' Coliseum
8. On the opening night for the Charlotte Hornets in 1988, Charlotte fans in the stands wore this special type of clothing, which made them stand out even in a 20-62 year.
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9. Teenagers accidentally burned the minor league ballpark Crockett Park in the 1980s. What neighborhood was the ballpark located in?
Crockett-Park
The Crunkleton in Elizabeth
Dilworth neighborhood
Myers Park neighborhood
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10. From 2000 to 2007, this Charlotte high school went on a national public school record 109-game winning streak.
11. In 2014, Charlottean Charlie Sifford, the first Black man on the PGA tour, finally got this award:
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12. Charlotte had a WNBA team from 1997 to 2007. What was its nickname?
WNBA Spalding Basketball
13. Charlotte’s next big international sporting event will be the Presidents Cup golf championship. Where will it be played?
Revolution Park
Myers Park Country Club
Quail Hollow Club
Whitewater Center
Quiz: How well do you know Charlotte sports?
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