Charleston SC

Charleston, SC: Second largest city in South Carolina. Home to the College of Charleston Cougars, Charleston Battery (professional soccer), Charleston RiverDogs (MILB baseball), and more.

College of Charleston Researchers Study Gravitational Forces of a Black Hole

College of Charleston Researchers Study Gravitational Forces of a Black Hole

Charleston, SC – Researchers at the College of Charleston and Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory have recently completed a study concerning the fate of a newly discovered gas cloud that soon will be devoured by a supermassive black hole that resides at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. The gas cloud, known as G2, is expected to pass within 40 billion kilometers (270 times the distance between the Earth and the Sun) of the black hole named Sgr A* in June of next year. This work helps to provide an unprecedented opportunity to study the disruption of a gas cloud by the intense gravitational forces of a black hole. Simulations such as the ones done by the College of Charleston […]

Charleston Welcomes Chanticleers To TD Arena

Charleston Welcomes Chanticleers To TD Arena

CHARLESTON, S.C.- College of Charleston (11-5, 4-0) volleyball will return home to face Big South opponent Coastal Carolina (5-8, 3-1) in a mid-week match on Tuesday evening at 7 p.m.The Cougars return after a five-match road trip that saw CofC go 5-0 and 15-1 in sets, sweeping the first four SoCon matches of the season at Elon, Citadel, Georgia Southern and Davidson. College of Charleston has averaged 15.2 kills per set against SoCon opponents and a hitting average of .293, holding opponents to .113. This past Saturday, the Cougars downed SoCon South Division rival Georgia Southern, 3-0, with impressive defense and timely hitting. Melissa Morello hit .500 for the match and was a perfect 7-for-7 in the first set. Darcy […]

CofC Women’s Soccer Succumbs to Elon

CofC Women’s Soccer Succumbs to Elon

  ELON, N.C. – The College of Charleston women’s soccer team suffered a 2-0 loss to Elon in Southern Conference play on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars outshot the Phoenix but couldn’t capitalize on their chances. The Cougars, now 3-8-0, (2-2-0 SoCon) produced a 13-10 shot advantage but couldn’t find the net in the affair. “Elon was pumped and ready to go,” said head coach Christian Michner. “They capitalized on their chances and we didn’t. It wasn’t until the late moments of the game that we started to string some things together. We had plenty of chances at goal and their keeper made some nice saves but our effort tended to be too little, too late. “It’s about being consistent and […]

Cougars Sweep Davidson To Open 4-0 In SoCon

Cougars Sweep Davidson To Open 4-0 In SoCon

DAVIDSON, N.C. – College of Charleston remained unbeaten in SoCon play with the squad’s fourth straight road sweep, defeating Davidson 3-0 (25-22, 25-20, 25-19) on Sunday afternoon. The Cougars (11-5, 4-0) captured their fourth consecutive SoCon road sweep for the first time since 2005 while Davidson fell to 6-8 and 2-2 in SoCon play. College of Charleston made the sweep despite some inconsistent play on the court. CofC hit just .237 and made a season-high nine service errors. However, the Cougar defense notched 10 blocks, out-dug the Wildcats 44-39 and held Davidson to a .115 hitting mark. “It’s great to come out of here with a 3-0 win,” head coach Jason Kepner. “Davidson was a tough opponent on the road, […]

CofC Women Claim SAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy Championship

CofC Women Claim SAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy Championship

MIAMI – The 12th-ranked College of Charleston women’s sailing team claimed an 18-point victory over host Miami (Fla.) to win the SAISA Women’s Fall Dinghy Championship after a great day of sailing on Biscayne Bay on Sunday. Leading the way for the Cougars was sophomore skipper Kayla Gibson (Houston, Texas), who combined with senior crew Sarah Somes (Grosse Pointe Park, Mich.), for five top 3 finishes over the course of eight races to place first in A-Division with 25 points. Sophomore skipper Melany Johnson (Berwyn, Pa.) and junior crew Carly Shevitz (Santa Barbara, Calif.) also placed first with 24 points in B-Division. Most races were 8-12 from the SSE with temperatures in the high 80s. CofC is now one of […]

Cougar Women’s Golf Finish Fourth in Penn State Invitational

Cougar Women’s Golf Finish Fourth in Penn State Invitational

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. –  The College of Charleston women’s golf team had each counted score at 2-over or better as they moved up and finished in fourth-place at the Penn State Invitational Sunday. The Cougars shot the fourth best third round in the tournament field and their best single round of the tournament at 6-over 294. Host Penn State dominated the tournament from early on and won with a 2-under 862 combined score. Harvard (+22) finished second, Old Dominion (+28) finished third and the Cougars (+31) finished fourth. “This was a really good team performance for us today,” CofC head coach Jamie Futrell said. “We played really well this weekend and this is the finish I was looking for as […]

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CofC Equestrian Champions Opening Show of Season

CofC Equestrian Champions Opening Show of Season

  STATESBORO, Ga. – The College of Charleston equestrian team opened the 2012-13 season with a first-place finish at the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association (IHSA) show at Evermore Farm hosted by Georgia Southern. CofC collected eight first-place ribbons highlighted by sophomore Eliza Hay’s two best-in-show performances. Hay championed the Open Fences (Section A) and Open Flat (Section B) and was the high-point rider of the day. Other best-in-show performances for CofC included Zoe Merritt, Maddie Gordon, Trudy Noll, Audrey Kallman, Tina McNerney and Laura Smith. CofC now leads the newly-realigned IHSA Zone 5 Region 3 by three points over second-place-finishing South Carolina. CofC returns to action when they head to Greenwood, S.C., for an IHSA show  hosted by Lander on […]

No. 1 Maryland Escapes with Late-Goal Win over CofC Men’s Soccer

No. 1 Maryland Escapes with Late-Goal Win over CofC Men’s Soccer

MT. PLEASANT, S.C. – No. 1 Maryland required a late goal to escape with a 3-2 win over the College of Charleston men’s soccer team in front of 2,230 fans at Patriots Point on Saturday night. The Cougars held the lead on two separate occasions but Maryland’s two second-half goals were the difference in the match. The Cougars, having now played six teams either ranked or receiving votes in the NSCAA / Continental Tire Coaches Poll, fall to 4-6-0 on the year. Sean de Silva (Port of Spain, Trinidad) and Francis Twohig (St. Simon’s Island, Ga.) both netted their second goals of the season for the Cougars, but Maryland converted headers in the box three times to eke out the […]

Cougars Fifth Heading into Final Round of Penn State Invitational

Cougars Fifth Heading into Final Round of Penn State Invitational

STATE COLLEGE, Pa. – Senior Vanessa Koechli shot a 2-under 70 to lead the College of Charleston women’s golf team as the Cougars are in fifth-place after the second round Saturday in State College. Second Round Results The Cougars shot a 9-over 297 combined score for the round, in which host Penn State separated themselves from the field with a 5-under round. The Nittany Lions (-1) hold a 20 shot lead over the second-place team Old Dominion (+19). The Cougars (+25) are six shots back of the runner-up position and will be battling with several teams for the spot tomorrow. “As a whole we played much better today,” CofC head coach Jamie Futrell said. “It will be a shootout among […]

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Cougars Sweep Georgia Southern In Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

Cougars Sweep Georgia Southern In Battle Of Unbeaten Teams

STATESBORO, Ga. -College of Charleston celebrated a 3-0 sweep (25-22, 25-23, 25-22) on the road at Georgia Southern in a battle of the two unbeaten teams in the SoCon South Division. The Cougars (10-5, 3-0) beat Georgia Southern (12-6, 3-1) in three sets at Hanner Fieldhouse for the first time since 2008 in a highly competitive series history. The sweep also marks the third-straight SoCon sweep for CofC, all coming on the road. College of Charleston hit .279 and held the Eagles to .142 hitting, as the Cougars only made 14 errors and Georgia Southern made 27. CofC also notched eight team blocks to GSU’s six. “I was really impressed with how focused the team was,” head coach Jason Kepner […]