North Carolina Professional Sports, League, College and High School Sports
North Carolina is home to three major league sports franchises: the Carolina Panthers of the National Football League and the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball
Association are based in Charlotte, while the Raleigh-based Carolina Hurricanes play in the National Hockey League.
The Panthers and Hurricanes are the only two major professional sports teams that have the same geographical designation while playing in different metropolitan areas. The
Hurricanes are the only major professional team from North Carolina to have won a league championship, having captured the Stanley Cup in 2006. North Carolina is also home to
two other top-level professional teams in less prominent sportsthe Charlotte Hounds of Major League Lacrosse and the North Carolina Courage of the National Women's Soccer
While North Carolina has no Major League Baseball team, it does have numerous minor league baseball teams, with the highest level of play coming from the AAA-affiliated
Charlotte Knights and Durham Bulls. Additionally, North Carolina has minor league teams in other team sports including soccer and ice hockey, most notably North Carolina FC
and the Charlotte Checkers, both of which play in the second tier of their respective sports.
High School Sports
Professional Sports Teams
The Carolina Panthers are a Professional American football team based in Charlotte, North Carolina, representing North Carolina and South Carolina in the National Football League. They are currently members of the South Division of the National Football Conference (NFC) in the National Football League (NFL). The Panthers, along with the Jacksonville Jaguars, joined the NFL as expansion teams in 1995. In their 15 years of existence, the Panthers have compiled a record of 115121, and appeared in Super Bowl XXXVIII in Houston, Texas.
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