The Carolina Panthers and its fan base aren’t the only ones gearing up for the season! While the National Football League officially kicked off last Thursday and featured a full slate of games on Sunday—including the Seattle Seahawks’ visit to Bank of America Stadium—staff, faculty and students at Northeastern University–Charlotte are preparing for their own season—the start of classes for the Fall 2013 quarter.
The Charlotte campus has many classes offered online this quarter. In addition, two courses will be offered on-ground—one course in the Master of Education program; the other in the Master of Sports Leadership program. And although the sports leadership students won’t be studying the x’s and o’s like Panthers players, the two groups still have one thing in common—a commitment to education.
Through his Super Cam Club, Panthers starting quarterback Cam Newton is giving fans the opportunity to pledge a specific amount of money for each rushing and passing touchdown he records this season. The proceeds will support youth and education in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools system and area. Newton also has high hopes for success on the field as well, with a playoff run top of mind. Despite the Panthers home-opening loss to the Seahawks on Sunday, Newton and Panther’s fans are optimistic about what their 2013 campaign holds.
The team will head to Buffalo, N.Y., to take on the Bills this Sunday at 1 p.m.