Brendan Marks, Rock Hill Herald

Brendan Marks

Rock Hill Herald

Charlotte, NC, United States

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Past articles by Brendan:

Soccer promoter announces long-term deal to bring more pro games to Panthers stadium

Relevent Sports Group, which promotes the International Champions Cup soccer exhibition, has signed a five-year deal to host professional international soccer matches in Charlotte at Bank of America Stadium. → Read More

Panthers training camp schedule is set. Make your plans for Spartanburg.

The Carolina Panthers announced their full training camp schedule on Tuesday. The team will have its first practice in Spartanburg, SC, on July 25 and host joint practices with the Buffalo Bills August 13-14. → Read More

Panthers training camp schedule is set. Make your plans for Spartanburg.

The Carolina Panthers announced their full training camp schedule on Tuesday. The team will have its first practice in Spartanburg, SC, on July 25 and host joint practices with the Buffalo Bills August 13-14. → Read More

‘Like plugging me in wherever’: Nassir Little showcases versatility at Hornets workout

Former UNC forward Nassir Little worked out for the NBA Charlotte Hornets on Friday during a predraft workout. Little was a top high school recruit who failed to find a consistent role for the Tar Heels. → Read More

‘A void in your life’: How UNC coach Mack Brown rediscovered himself and his purpose

North Carolina football coach Mack Brown, who previously led the Tar Heels in the 1980s and 1990s, is back leading the team after five years away from coaching, but he’s also finding his purpose again. → Read More

After opting to keep Danny Manning as coach, what’s fair to expect for Wake Forest?

Wake Forest and athletic director Ron Wellman announced Friday that Danny Manning will return as the Deacons’ head basketball coach for the 2019-2020 season. Manning has a 65-93 record in five seasons with the program. → Read More

5 things to watch in NASCAR Cup championship: Revenge, bad starts, and the inevitable

Five things to watch in the NASCAR Cup Series championship race Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway between contenders Joey Logano, Martin Truex Jr., Kevin Harvick, and Kyle Busch, including potential Logano-Truex drama and payback. → Read More

NASCAR driver who should win Cup title at Homestead won’t. Here’s who will instead.

This weekend’s NASCAR championship race at Homestead-Miami Speedway will pit Kevin Harvick, Kyle Busch, Martin Truex JR., and Joey Logano against each other. Busch has been the best racer this year, but the Observer predicts Harvick to win. → Read More

Panthers’ pass rush is missing ‘gaudy stats’, but that doesn’t tell the full story

The Carolina Panthers’ vaunted pass rush hasn’t recorded many sacks or ‘gaudy stats’ through the first four games of the season, but is still impacting games in ways that don’t show up as obviously. → Read More

Panthers join effort to help in Florence recovery: ‘We share more than a state line’

Carolina Panthers will partner with Visit North Carolina, Discover South Carolina on t-shirts to help in the recovery effort for Hurricane Florence. Proceeds to go to North Carolina, South Carolina relief funds. → Read More

NASCAR: With season ending soon, which stars are at risk of missing the playoffs?

There are only four more races before the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs begin, and several notable stars — Jimmie Johnson, Ricky Stenhouse Jr., Alex Bowman and Ryan Newman — are in danger of not qualifying. → Read More

Dale Jr.'s TV debut was nearly perfect — and proof that retiring was his best option.

Former NASCAR star and 15-time Most Popular Driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. made his live Cup Series television debut on NBC in Sunday's race at Chicagoland Speedway. Earnhardt was nearly perfect and had a blast, validating his choice to retire. → Read More

Steph Curry baby stories, Kentucky-to-NBA path? Hornets' first draft pick tells all

The Charlotte Hornets' first NBA draft pick in franchise history, Rex Chapman, opened up on his NBA draft experience, memories of Steph Curry as a baby, current Kentucky players going to the NBA, and Charlotte's evolution as an NBA city. → Read More

Jerome Robinson's NBA journey begins Thursday, but first? A trip back home (sort of)

Raleigh native Jerome Robinson, who played high school basketball for Broughton High, is expected to be chosen in the first round of the NBA Draft on Thursday. He worked out for the Charlotte Hornets on Tuesday in his brief return to North Carolina. → Read More

NASCAR mid-season superlatives, like Daytona 500, are not without controversy

NASCAR mid-season superlatives: Best driver so far? Wreck of the season? Biggest surprise? Kyle Busch and Kevin Harvick stand out as two of the top Cup Series drivers in 2018, but there are other moments worth remembering, like the Daytona 500. → Read More

He loved his country so much he died for it. Here's how NASCAR is honoring him.

What's behind the name on Brad Keselowski's car? NASCAR drivers in the Coca-Cola 600 will honor fallen military members with their names on the windshields. Hickory's Chris Eckard, a Marine killed in Afghanistan, is among those honored. → Read More

Check out the trailer for documentary on Hornets owner, former UNC star Michael Jordan

ESPN and Netflix will premiere a new documentary series, The Last Dance, featuring Michael Jordan in 2019. Jordan has fully agreed to the project, which will focus on his time with the Chicago Bulls in the 1990's and include hours of unseen footage. → Read More

One NASCAR star got his start in games? Now there's a whole league for that.

NASCAR announced on Wednesday that it is starting a new esports league through the iRacing online simulator platform. Cup Series rookie William Byron, who drives the No. 24 car Jeff Gordon made famous, began his career on iRacing when he was 14. → Read More

Report: NASCAR star coming out of retirement to compete part-time in 2018

Matt Kenseth will reportedly return to the NASCAR Cup Series and Roush Fenway Racing part-time for the remainder of 2018. Kenseth, whose final Cup race was the 2017 finale at Homestead, will split time in the No. 6 car with Trevor Bayne. → Read More

NASCAR at Richmond: Results, takeaways: Kyle Busch on a roll

NASCAR Cup Series results and takeaways from Richmond Raceway, where Kyle Busch won Saturday’s Toyota Owners 400 on Saturday, April 20, 2018. → Read More