New South for the New Southerner: Carolina Panthers

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The Charlotte Observer’s national award-winning sports columnist, Scott Fowler, is the go-to guy for everything Panthers. Join us, as Carolina Panthers’ fan and Levine Museum historian Dr. Willie Griffin meets up with Fowler to unpack the inside story of the Carolina Panthers – the highs and lows, and how the team has impacted Charlotte for 25 years.

Scott Fowler has covered the Panthers for The Charlotte Observer since the team’s inception in 1995. Fowler brings an insider’s perspective about the team; with his behind-the-scenes access to the team, Fowler will discuss key moments that will always live in the Panthers’ history book.

Scott has authored or co-authored nine books, including his most recent “Panthers Rising” (2016). You can find out more about all nine of his books by clicking HERE.


Scott Fowler is a national award-winning sports columnist for The Charlotte Observer, the largest newspaper in the Carolinas. He has written for the Observer and its website — CharlotteObserver.com — since 1994. Scott has covered the Carolina Panthers since their inception in 1995. He is also an author and has written eight books, including four on various aspects of the Carolina Panthers’ history.

A native of Spartanburg, S.C., Scott graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a journalism degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1987 — where he also served as sports editor of the campus newspaper “The Daily Tar Heel.” He worked for three years at The (Louisville) Courier-Journal and four more at The Miami Herald before moving back closer to home to write for The Charlotte Observer’s sports section in 1994, where he has stayed ever since.

Scott’s newspaper work has won more than two dozen national awards, including five national first-place awards in the prestigious APSE contest for sportswriting. He has made several appearances on ESPN and was also on-camera as part of HBO’s “Tobacco Road” documentary about the UNC-Duke basketball rivalry. His serial narrative podcast “Carruth,” about the Rae Carruth murder case and its aftermath, cracked Apple’s Top 20 for most-downloaded podcasts was named Sports Illustrated’s “Best Podcast” of 2018.

Scott and his wife Elise have four children and live in Denver, N.C.