Have you ever told someone you attend(ed) UNCC and they think you are talking about Chapel Hill or perhaps a community college?
Have you ever told someone you attend(ed) UNC Charlotte and they don’t even understand what you are saying?
Have you ever said you are a UNCC fan and get the reply of, "Oh, the Tarheels?"
Have you ever seen a Charlotte activity ever miscredited as an activity of another school?
Have you ever seen Charlotte mislabled as UNC-C, UNC-Charlotte, or in any other incorrect manner?
Have you ever been the victim of any number of other possible confusions about our school’s name?
If so, this is the thread for you!
I want to see just how many times incidents like this have happened. I think this will be good because it will show the misinformed just how confusing our name really is, give name change advocates something to use as support in arguments for a name change, and possibly serve as evidence when we finally make a real push for a name change.
Basically, if you would, please label your responses as [B]Personal[/B] or [B]Organizational[/B]. Personal is if it has happened to you, someone you know, etc. Organizational is like when Clay Aiken was said to have gone to Chapel Hill. I’m going to be updating the first post and have these as the sections so that this information is easily obtainable and understandable. When you post, references would be great (particularly for Organizational occurences) but are certainly not required. If you can better elaborate on an occurence which someone has already listed, please do so.
Please keep submissions legitimate. Nothing made up, please.
[/U]/B The Charlotte men’s basketball team was listed as UNC Charlotte and placed under the ACC on DirecTV’s college basketball page. The Chancellor was informed about this on 11/29/06 and said he’d get the athletic dept. to get it fixed. To date, the webpage still has us listed as UNC Charlotte and under the ACC.
UPDATE: As of 6/5/07, it is still like this.
(2) Clay Aiken was stated as having gone to UNC-Chapel Hill on some television show. (This is one that should be further elaborated on.)
(3) News14’s web site had a story with several UNC-C references. I emailed them and they immediately responded and corrected it on the site within 30 minutes. Of course, the story was almost 2 weeks old and no one from the University PR department must have complained.
(4) This made NATIONAL news on MTV back in 1999.
“Lit frontman, A. Jay Popoff was caught with his pants down - literally. According to MTVNews, while onstage at the University of North Carolina’s Tremont Music Hall Wednesday night, Popoff dropped his pants, but not his Fruit of The Loom’s, although it’s alleged that he still revealed his, ahem, private member to the crowd. This incident prompted the police to surround the band’s tour bus and arrest Popoff after the show for indecent exposure. He was then taken to Mecklenberg County Jail, where he signed autographs for the cops’ kids from behind bars. Popoff was released after posting a $500 bond. A Nov. 22 court date has been set for Popoff to answer the charges in a North Carolina court.”
The band played in Halton Arena. Where the hell did they get “Tremont Music Hall” from? Did they just pick at random the name of a music venue in Charlotte?
Also, I remember when they were advertising the concert on MTV (the tour was sponsored by them) they always said it was at the University of North Carolina. I was working for CAB (then called UPB) at the time and we got phone calls from people wondering if the concert was in Chapel Hill or here. I called the event programming board at UNC-CH and they said people had been calling asking where to buy tickets. Sigh.
We lost lots tens of thousands of dollars on that concert. Could have made more money if PEOPLE ONLY KNEW THE CONCERT WAS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF CHARLOTTE.
(5) The College Golf Store still has us mislabeled. It’s Dec. 2006, we have had the athletic name of Charlotte for almost 7 years and they are still clueless. Pitiful.
They have been contacted about their error. We’ll see what happens.
UPDATE: As of 6/5/07, it is still wrong.
(6) Wow this site is a doozy. This comes to us from our friends at Champs Sports, an offshoot of Foot Locker. Not exactly a small, inexperienced company. Anyways, if you go looking for any of our fan wear, among the lists of NCAA school’s athletic’s teams, they have an entry of UNC-Charlotte. 1) That usage of our name should be UNC Charlotte, with no hyphen and more importantly 2) our sports name is Charlotte, not UNC-Charlotte or UNC Charlotte. We’ve had that name for 6 years, they have a contract with us to sell our merchandise because I have bought several shirts from them, and they STILL can’t get it right. And no, there isn’t a listing for Charlotte and then a second one for UNC-Charlotte.
Now if that wasn’t bad enough, click on UNC-Charlotte and the one item they have is a Tarheel blue shirt that says “Carolina.” Obviously not one of ours.
UPDATE: We have been taken off the list completely. Date checked was 6/5/07, but could have been before.
Ref:[URL=http://www.champssports.com/catalog/supercat_fangear.cfm?TID=5555-21180600322021001254599-0&supercat=fangear&module=cart&action=topNavViewFangear]Click on NCAA to the left and scroll down.[/URL]
[URL=http://www.champssports.com/catalog/itemsummary.cfm?TID=5555-21180600322021001254599-0&module=fangear&action=searchNCAAGear&supercat=fangear&league=NCAA&team=UNC%20-%20Charlotte]“UNC-Charlotte” merchandise listing.[/URL]
(7) They identified James Tabor on this headline news story (FOX.com) from AP as being from the University of North Carolina…
Direct quote: “Joe Zias, a Jerusalem-based anthropologist, and [B][COLOR=seagreen]James Tabor,[/COLOR][/B] a Dead Sea Scrolls expert from the [B][COLOR=seagreen]University of [/COLOR][/B][URL=http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,240997,00.html#][B][COLOR=seagreen]North Carolina[/COLOR][/B][/URL], decided to look for the Qumran latrine.”
(8) In USA Today a listing of odds by Danny Sheridan published daily for sporting events lists us as NC Charlotte. This means that every day we have a men’s basketball game we are mislabeled in one of the most widely read newspapers in America.
(9) This is a direct quote from a story done by WCNC about our football initiative on 2/9/07. Not too big of a deal, but still:
“(Football) is definitely one of the things that UNC-Charlotte lacks,”Ref: [URL]http://www.wcnc.com/news/topstories/stories/wcnc-020907-jmn-unc_student_poll.67dfa8dd.html[/URL]
UNC Charlotte junior Justin Ritchie, a leader of the student senate, told WCNC.
UNC Charlotte junior Justin Ritchie, a leader of the student senate, told WCNC.
(10) Our own “Official Store” has us mislabeled as “North Carolina-Charlotte”. You can’t make this stuff up, folks.
If you look in the upper left corner of this picture, you will see the infraction:
UPDATE: As of 6/5/07, it is still like this.
(11) This is another school that goes by the 49ers talking about the origin of the name.
[B]And the University of North Carolina, also the 49ers[/B], began as a teaching center in 1946 was closed then “saved” in 1949 as a two-year college, was not ultimately a University until 1963. While it’s not clear when the mascot was adopted, it couldn’t have been prior to 1949 when the college was “saved” which is the motivation for the mascot name. Some UNC Charlotte history can be [URL=http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/University_of_North_Carolina_at_Charlotte]read here[/URL]. Ref: (bottom of page) [URL]http://www.yccd.edu/yuba/athletics/index.html[/URL]
(12) According to Google Maps, the name of our school is “University of NC-Charlotte.” In case you are unaware, Google Maps is one of the most widely used online map tools there is.
(13) According to Yahoo Maps, the name of our school is “University of Nc-Charlotte.” In case you are unaware, Yahoo Maps is one of the most widely used online map tools there is.
(14) According to MapQuest, the name of our school is “University of Nc-Charlotte.” In case you are unaware, MapQuest is one of the most widely used online map tools there is.
(15)I was looking for a hotel in the University area and came across this. I thought UNC was in Chapel Hill???
Country Inn & Suites - UNC
131 Mccullough Dr
Charlotte, NC 28262
-Concord Mills 4.0 miles
-Verizon Ampitheatre 4.0 miles
-Lowe’s Motor Speedway 5.0 miles
-Dale Earnhardt Museum 10.0 miles
-Bank of America Stadium 7.0 miles
-University Hospital 1.0 mile
-Wachovia Corporate Office 1.5 miles
-[B]University of North Carolina 3.0 miles[/B]
(16)Also came across this… A mistake I personally like but a mistake none the less.
[B] The Hilton at Charlotte University[/B] stands over a small lake as part of a lakeside retail development with specialty shops, bistros and cafés. The Hilton provides an ideal location for university guests and business professionals, only a block from [B]Charlotte University[/B] and minutes from uptown Charlotte. Lowe’s Speedway is five miles away. Charlotte Douglas International Airport is convenient to the hotel, 15 miles south on Interstate 85.
The four-story SpringHill Suites by Marriott Charlotte University Research Park hotel, with convenient access to Interstate 85, is located in a business park in Charlotte (N.C.), one mile from University Hospital and two miles from [B]Charlotte’s University of North Carolina campus[/B]. Downtown Charlotte is just 10 miles away. The Charlotte Douglas International Airport is 15 miles or a 30-minute drive away.
(17) Apparently the guys at SoutherCollegeSports.com are slow. About 7 years slow. They call our baseball team “UNC-Charlotte” and not only don’t use the right name, but they also use the hyphen.
(18) Around May 28th, 2007, John Hancock referred to our school as “UNC” on WBT 1110AM.
Ref: Unreferencable but I promise it is true.
(19) At the 2007 NCAA Baseball Tournament Regional in our first game against NC State, our team and players were introduced almost entirely as the “UNC Charlotte 49ers.” I believe he said “Charlotte 49ers” maybe once or twice. For the three games we played after that, I believe it was announced correctly.
Ref: Unreferencable but I was there and heard it.
(20) On a thread started by an established poster on Rivals.com, the thread starter called us “North Carolina Charlotte 49ers.” In this same thread, another established poster calls us “UNC-C.” This is not a big one because it is not from an organization, but is still evidence that this stuff happens.
This entry may need to be removed as it could be viewed as spurious.
(21) This mistake, while small, is made by one of our own professors. Here is a screenshot from his own UNCC website.
Ref: Cannot be released for privacy reasons.
(22) These guys left in the hyphen. Our name appears on this list twice.
(23) We are not a branch of UNC. We are a branch of the UNC System.
For three years, the Charlotte, N.C.-based rock outfit The Sammies has been out to prove its self-asserted description as “the best thing to come out of North Carolina since tobacco.” The band, which met at [B]UNC’s Charlotte branch[/B], combines classic and indie rock to create a catalog representative of rock ‘n’ roll’s potpourri of incarnations, but prides itself on its live presentation. Screenshot:[URL]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h188/Charlottedude/MistakeKnoxNews.jpg[/URL]
(24) So yesterday I ordered samples of some materials for the main entrance. Today, I have an email and the representative needed my work’s FedEx # so that it could be there by monday. I give her this and then later I have a CC of an email she sent for the order and under project name it said “[B]University of North Carolina[/B] Main Entrance.”
Trust me, when I gave her the project information it said “The University of North Carolina [B]at Charlotte[/B] Main Entrance.” I even checked the message I sent her to be sure I somehow didn’t mess it up.
(25) The Charlotte, err UNC-Chapel Hill, Bobcats don’t even get it correct in [URL=http://www.nba.com/bobcats/draft_workouts_01_070615.html][B]E.J. Drayton’s draft workout story[/B][/URL].
Charlotte's preparation for the 2007 NBA Draft continued Friday morning at the Presbyterian Hospital Training Center at Charlotte Bobcats Arena with Purdue's Carl Landry, [B]UNCC[/B]'s E.J. Drayton and Arizona's Ivan Radenovic all taking part in predraft workouts.Screenshot:[URL]http://i64.photobucket.com/albums/h188/Charlottedude/MistakeBobcatsEJ.jpg[/URL]
Drayton averaged 13.7 points and a team-best 8.4 rebounds in his senior season at the [B]University of North Carolina-Charlotte[/B]. The 6-9, 208-pound forward utilized a medical red-shirt season in 2005-06 after experiencing problems with tendonitis in his left knee in the preseason and early season.
(26) Here is a smaller instance, but still a mistake.
(27) On an official UNC Charlotte web page at least as late as June 20, 2007 a link on the left read “Directions to UNCC Charlotte”.
(28) In a June 19, 2007 article about Adam Mills from the Lowell Sun Newspaper in Massachusettes, we were called the University of North Carolina-Charlotte and NC-Charlotte.
(29) On a page of our own official website for our athletics, the page header lists us as “University of North Carolina-Charlotte.”
(30) The Reason Foundation (libertarian public policy group) funded a study on traffic. Surprise surprise, Charlotte has the 2nd worst traffic problems in the nation for a mid-sized city.
The study was done by UNC Charlotte. Here’s a link to the article on Yahoo news: Note where it says David Hartgen teaches.
“Gridlock isn’t going away,” said David Hartgen, the lead author and a professor at the University of North Carolina."
*If you read the copy on MSN there’s a hyperlink and when you move the mouse over it an image of chapel hill appears.
(31) Former Niner, Galen Young, is listed on NBA.com as having gone to North Carolina-Charlotte.
(32) These guys put a hyphen in our name under the picture of Larry Mellichamp.
(33) This is a very big one. During the summer of '07, UNC Charlotte was lucky enough to host a flower which is one of the biggest on Earth and blooms only once every few years or so. The flower bloomed in our own greenhouse and it was kind of a big story making local news and also being featured in stories in other national newspapers. Check out this egregious mistake on MSNBC.com. (In case the video ever gets taken down, the person speaking on the video also calls us “the University of North Carolina.”)
(34) Yet another very bad one. In this article we are spoken well of, but in the title we are called “UNC.” In the body of the article we are called UNC Charlotte in the first two paragraphs and then called “UNC” the rest of the time. This is bad because we are not “UNC” and furthermore, this reenforces the erroneous and perposterous idea that the two names are interchangable.
(35) This one is quite bad. On an Adopt A Highway sign that can be seen while driving on 49 toward our school’s main entrance it says “UNCC - Charlotte.”
This first picture is taken at the intersection of 49 and John Kirk/Old Concord, from the 76 gas station parking lot, and facing the city and the direction of our front entrance. The sign in question can be seen on the right side just above the wing of that red car.
This is a close up.
And in case you are thinking it might read “UNCC, Charlotte Black Student Union,” and their name is “Charlotte Black Student Union,” a name which would not really make sense in the first place, look here. 2nd listing on this page: [URL]http://cone01nt.uncc.edu/ssl-studentorgs/legacy_search/default.asp?organization_type=Multicultural[/URL]
(36)Scroll through the months and be amazed at the confusion! In July there was an article entitled ‘What Makes Investing in the Triangle Appealing?’ (Also note - De’Angelo’s sister posted on the board and had some nice things to say about Charlotte)
(37) On FOX News Rising this morning (8/7/07), we were called UNC. A lady whose name I can’t remember basically said ‘4 police officers were honored today for their help during a fire on the UNC campus.’
I honestly was not sure whether they were talking about us or UNC when I heard this. I even looked it up on the internet and saw that UNC had had a fire in 2006 so for most of today I thought they were talking about UNC until I saw the story on news 14. I thought what we had was an explosion, not a “flash fire.”
In case you hadn’t heard, she was refering to this.
(38) I’ll just go ahead and link this thread:
(39) Check out our new mascot…
UNC-Charlotte Mascot Statue
(40) Yay! More international headlines for Chapel Hill that we missed out on because of our name! Gray was at UNC Charlotte, not UNC.
(41) The DirecTV TV listing for a basketball game in which we were to face Fordham on Sunday February 16, 2008, had it listed as “UNC-Asheville vs. Fordham.” It was also listed incorrectly on the MASN website but there is no picture for this. This is the third time that I know of where our name has confused us with UNC-Asheville.
(42) For the 11/09/07 men’s basketball game between Duke and NC Central University, ESPN had it listed as “Duke vs. UNCC” on their website’s scoreboards and on the teams’ ESPN pages. The score on the teams’ pages has since been corrected.
(43) NASCAR Cup driver David Ragan’s website as late as 2/25/08 listed him as having attended ‘the University of North Carolina Motorsports Program.’ David Ragan actually attended the UNC Charlotte Motorsports Program. UNC-Chapel Hill does not even have a motorsports program.
David’s website has since been overhauled and no mention of him attending college is included.
(45) At the ACUI Regional College Bowl around the week of 2/25/08, everything related to us was listed as “University of North Carolina - Charlotte.” There is no hyphen in our school’s name.
(46) So I’m looking around Charlotte.com because I feel like reading a story about the Niners. After I’m done, I come across a link to “University of North Carolina NCAA.” I click on it for whatever reason and find Charlotte 49ers stories. So I’m thinking maybe it’s a page dedicated to UNC system schools’ athletics. I scroll down and see nothing but Charlotte stories. The web address even had “/charlotte” as an extension.
Now I’m wondering where in the hell North Carolina basketball is and have to go through the site map to find it. Turns out the tarheels have multiple pages and none of the links lead to the page I was at before. I find where we are and we have multiple pages; and at the top of our list, is a link to “University of North Carolina NCAA.” So this did indeed turn out to be a webpage dedicated to stories about our athletics but but labeled with UNC’s name. This being linked from charlotte.com as well, mind you. This one’s a bummer.
Where I found the link:
Where the link leads:
Where the sitemap has the link:
(47) In the create a player mode of 2K Sports “NBA 2K8,” when selecting the college the created played graduated from, we are listed as “UNC-Charlotte.” Our name has no hyphen in it.
(48) Last night on the Larry King show on CNN, the host (not Larry King, a guess host of Wolf Blitzer) went to Anderson Cooper via satellite, so that Cooper could give a plug for his show. Cooper was reporting from campus because Obama was in Charlotte. As Cooper was finishing the preview of his show he mentioned that he was reporting live from UNC Charlotte. When Blitzer, in the studio, heard Cooper’s comments, he said “Ahh, UNC. I believe I’ve heard of that school before”. It was said in a sarcastic tone, like everybody’s heard of UNC.
It probably doesn’t need to be said, but even though many of us may not watch Larry King, CNN is the most watched channel in the world!
(49) Around 4/01/08 on ESPN, Scott Wilbon was covering some of the greatest “cinderella runs” of the NCAA Tournament. Wilbon said that “Cornbread Maxwell and UNC Greensboro” made the run in 1977. One of our greatest athletic accomplishments was credited to another school due to our name.
(50) On 4/04/08, President Bill Clinton spoke in Halton Arena to support his wife Hillary’s bid for Presidential Election. When introducing the student who would introduce Bill, the lady told us to give him “a big UNC welcome!” I did nothing as I do not know how to give a big UNC welcome since I am not a student there.
(51) While looking online at apartments in the area I came across this site. They call us “UNCC Charlotte.” Figures that they are State grads.
As of 8/23/08 it is still this way.
(52) On UNC Charlotte’s own website, this photograph is in a small rotation of pictures. I’m sure I’ve seen it at least a few dozen times myself. One could argue that there is 2nd ‘C’ hiding somewhere on her left side but I think it’s pretty obvious that there isn’t.
So there is a girl with a “UNC” shirt on in our student section, part of a group of students with shirts on that combined say “UNC Niners” and this is on our own website. Take time to let this one sink in a bit.
(53) [04-19-2008] At si.com every school has a team page with photos, news, schedule, etc. Fordham has action photos of Fordham players, Temple has photos of Temple players, and Charlotte has photos of Chapel Hill players cutting down pieces of the net for the Final Four.
This page is regularly updated and now does not show the pictures in question.
(54) This comes from 2006 Sporting News article.
“Not to leave the women out, I give you Ivana Mandic. Miss. Mandic played center for the [B][I]UNC 49ers[/I][/B]. I don’t have any stats on her, but I hear she was a great ball handler. Wouldn’t it be a great piece of irony if she turned out to be a lesbian?”
Ivana Mandic actually played for the Charlotte 49ers.
(55) An advertisement sent to our friend Jason Feltis on Facebook offering him UNC Tarheel paraphernalia. There is no way he would have anything on Facebook relating him to that school, except for the name of his own.
Our friend Noah Hilsgen was also subjected to the same Facebook vandalism under the same circumstances.
(56) We are listed as “North Carolina-Charlotte” on ncaa.com. Yes, the NCAA’s official website.
(warning, this page gave my Firefox web browser some trouble.)
(57) About our theater professor, Lon Bumgarner: “He has directed and produced features, shorts, as well as over 50 national and international commercials and served on the faculties of four Universities. He presently holds the post of Lecturer at UNC/Charlotte. In 1999 he was awarded the North Carolina Screenplay Fellowship Award.”
I’m not sure if this is a name confussion, or a confusion between the space bar (or the hyphen button) and the forward-slash button.
(58) During Greta van Sustren’s story on FoxNews on the girl that was murdered from UNC Charlotte, they put a stinkin’ Chapel Hill logo in the bottom right screen. They also said UNC.
Even the local Mount Holly cop being interviewed stuttered over the UNCC name. He said “UNC” then corrected himself with “UNCC”.
(59) Related to story of UNC Charlotte student Irina Yarmolenko, during the 5/9/08 local news on WBTV, they said that they had a vigil on the “UNC” campus yesterday.
(60) We are called “UNC-Chattanooga” on Amazon.com. [URL]http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000S9OFHW?ie=UTF8&tag=rapprices-20&linkCode=as2&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=B000S9OFHW[/URL]
(61) If you go to the official website of Finishline, the second largest USA based athletic retailer [URL]http://www.finishline.com/[/URL]
and search for “uncc”, this is what you will find.
Two UNC Tarheel items.
(62) This Raleigh based law firm lists one of its employees as having gone to “University of North Carolina-Charlotte.”
(63) In an article in TIME Magazine about research done at UNC Charlotte about a laziness gene, the team of researchers is initially listed as being from “University of North Carolina, Charlotte” and then is called “the UNC team.”
(64) An article from Bleacher Report writes our name incorrectly several times. They call us UNC-Charlotte (there is no hyphen) and NC-Charlotte. We haven’t been NC Charlotte (there was no hyphen then either) since 2000.
(65) On an advertisement received on a UNC Charlotte student’s facebook, a visit by Microsoft to campus was advertised as “Mircosoft at UNC.” However, Microsoft was here in Charlotte, not in Chapel Hill.
(66) I picked up a copy of the “Official Charlotte Visitor’s Guide” published by the “Charlotte Regional Visitor’s Authority”. It has a map inside of Charlotte. On the map, our school is denoted as “University of NC”. Also, in the key/legend to the map it says there are mortar caps on the map to denote the area colleges. Every school (JCS, Queen’s, etc.) EXCEPT “University of NC” has a mortar cap marked on the map.
It’s like the school doesn’t even exist.
(67) Everytime FOX Charlotte talked about us during our football rally on 9/16/08 and our chancellor’s decision on 9/18/08, we were called UNC-Charlotte.
(68) I went to eat at Stool Pigeon’s recently in the University area. It showed up on my credit card statement as ‘Stool Pigeon’s UNC’. I don’t even remember going to Chapel Hill. Maybe I could get out of paying for my meal…
(69) A student made a withdrawal on campus the other day. this is how it read: WITHDRAWAL UNC-C CAMPUS 09/16. There is no hyphen in our name.
And a second occurence: When he looked at his online statement it listed us as “UNC-C.”
(70) At this website, while searching for “North Carolina,” some of our merchandise comes up because we are listed as “North Carolina-Charlotte.” Our athletics have gone by “Charlotte” since 2000. It is now 9/23/08.
(71) See Entry 69.
(72) This website lists our hats for sale as “UNC Charlotte 49ers” hats.
(73) This hat for sale actually says “North Carolina Charlotte.” We haven’t been that since 2000.
(74) In a local coupon book, the “Community Service Book,” we are listed as the “UNC 49ers.”
(75) In our very own campus bookstore, a “Car Badge” with the name “University of Charlotte North Carolina” written small and the letters “UNC” written much larger was for sale. This has since been removed after complaints were made.
(76) I got an email and the subject line reads “Commencement Info for December 2008 UNC Graduates.” I clicked on the email and the body is an advertisement for college rings. They have a link to where you can order announcements and on the linked page they call us “University of North Carolina Charlotte.” The next link is to where you can buy rings and the link itself says “Order your UNC college ring.” On this linked page we are called “University of North Carolina-Charlotte.”
So not only do they call us UNC twice and tell me to buy a UNC college ring, they call us UNCC on one page and UNC-C on the other. They can’t even be conistant on their own website.
[URL=https://unccmail.uncc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://cts.vresp.com/c/?HerffJones/10fca5874d/2d8b0da933/98104afc67]Order your announcements[/URL]
[URL=https://unccmail.uncc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://cts.vresp.com/c/?HerffJones/10fca5874d/2d8b0da933/0f764c8c9e]Order your UNC college ring[/URL]
In a second email I was told: This is my “[SIZE=2][COLOR=#000000]Last Chance to Order for UNC December Commencement[/COLOR][/SIZE].” However, when I graduate it will be a UNCC Commencement.
And they still want me to [URL=https://unccmail.uncc.edu/exchweb/bin/redir.asp?URL=http://cts.vresp.com/c/?HerffJones/78a7cfce88/2d8b0da933/016c728240]Order your UNC college ring[/URL]
(77) Found on 10-21-08 in the UNC Charlotte paper, the University Times, page 10. Story concerns a UNC Charlotte student appearing on “Deal or no Deal.” The article heading is ‘UNC Student makes “A Deal of a Lifetime.”’ The author then goes on to refer to the student as a UNCC student throughout the rest of the article.
(78) When Vice Presidential candidate Joe Biden visited our campus on 10-23-08, the tickets stated the location as “University of North Carolina” then on the line below, “Charlotte Campus.”
(79) In an October 2008 article about the Presidential election this line appears: “…that makes an enormous difference with undecided voters,” said Professor Ted Arrington of the University of North Carolina." Ted Arrington is a professor at the University of North Carolina Charlotte, not UNC.
(80) In an issue of “Charlotte Magazine” from around October 2008, they discuss the fifty most powerful people in town. Mac Everett, Smokey Bissell, and Chancellor Dubois are all listed and everytime our University is mentioned, we are either called UNCC or UNC-Charlotte. We do not go by UNCC and there is no hyphen in our University’s name.
(81) On 10-31-08 our ticket office received a piece of mail from the University of Colorado. However, the envelope was addressed to “The University of North Carolina” and was supposed to have gone to Chapel Hill.
(82) On invitations to the Obama rally held on our campus, the location was written as “University of North Carolina - Charlotte.” There is no hyphen in our name.
(83) Lkn Massage is the message company our athletics department sends our athletes to. On their website they say that ‘UNCC refers all their athletes to “Lake Norman Therapeutic Massage.”’ We don’t go by UNCC.
(84) The online store at the A10’s website on cstv has us listed as the UNC Charlotte 49ers. When speaking of our athletics the “UNC” is left off and it has been this way since 2000, long before we joined the A10.
(85) On 11-13-08, during “Fox News Rising,” a local morning show that airs on Fox Charlotte, a woman on the show said, ‘Today UNC will decide whether or not they want to start a football team.’ The school deciding on the football team was UNC Charlotte, not UNC Chapel Hill.
(86) In an online article about our men’s basketball team’s preseason trip to Canada, the acompanying picture is one of the inside of the Dean Dome and the UNC Tarheels playing.
(87) In an article regarding Virginia Tech’s defeat of North Carolina Central University (NCCU), this line appears: “Blaire Houston led the way for [B]UNCC[/B], scoring 15 points and Jori Nwachukwu also put up impressive numbers, putting up 14 points and six rebounds.” Obviously it was not us who played VT in this game nor do we have a Blaire Houston on our team.
(88) Our new ad agency referred to us as UNC on their website. In the paragraph on this webpage, the first time they said our name they got it right and the second time they said it they only called us “UNC.” These are the people who are going to be making sure people know who we are and what our name is mind you. The webpage was corrected promptly after complaints.
(89) In an online article about our school, the title calls us UNC then goes on to call us by our full, correct name. As off 11-26-08 this article has been changed, but still calls us UNCC which is also incorrect.
(90) The local NPR station on a December morning around 8:30am played a clip of Dr. Tony Plath, finance professor at UNC Charlotte and frequent contributor to the program.
Despite his frequent appearances/clips on the program, he was today referred to as being from “The University of North Carolina.”
(91) On johnnytshirt.com, a website dedicated to selling UNC Chapel Hill merchandise, a diploma frame which uses a discontinued logo is being sold. They also call us UNC-Charlotte in the description even though there is no hyphen in our name.
(92) In 12-9-08 a postgame article about a match between Arkansas and North Carolina Central University, they refer to them as UNCC. We are not supposed to be called UNCC anyway, but since everyone calls us that and perception is reality, it sounds as though we lossed to Arkansas.
(93) On ESPN it said that UNCC lost by 30 to Michigan. Again, this “UNCC” was actually North Carolina Central University.
(94) In an auction on Ebay, the title reads “UNC - Charlotte – Music Box with Alma Mater.” The item for sale is a UNC Chapel Hill music box. The auction creator apparently made “a slight mistake in the title.”
(95) At prosportsmemorabillia.com, they have a “North Carolina Tarheels - Charlotte - Framed Undergrad Lithograph.” In it there is a picture of the miner statue on our campus.
(96) During the men’s basketball game against Maryland, CSN’s scoreboard listed us as UNCC. Our athletics have gone by Charlotte since 2000.
(97) In The Best 290 Business Schools 2008 Edition by the Princeton Review, UNC Charlotte has a 2 page write up that gives our school’s MBA program a good review.
However we are referred as UNC at Charlotte throughout the entire review.
…but in the first paragraph the review reads…
“I think it’s probably one of the top five business schools in terms of return on investment,” one Tarheel tells us.
(98) I subscribe to MCLA: The Lax Mag, which covers the sport of club lacrosse. In the 7 issues I have recieved, I have yet to see our name printed correctly.
It’s always UNC-Charlotte or University of North Carolina-Charlotte
(99) In an article about former Charlotte point guard Michael Gerrity transferring to USC, we are called “North Carolina- Charlotte.”
“Mike Gerrity, who began his career at Pepperdine, completed his transfer from North Carolina- Charlotte and enrolled at USC on Tuesday.”