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Eric Church Cements Second No. 1 Single, “Springsteen,” on Billboard and Mediabase Country Music Charts.

Eric Church Cements Second No. 1 Single, “Springsteen,” on Billboard and Mediabase Country Music Charts.

  “Springsteen” RIAA-Certified Platinum; Debut Album, Sinners Like Me, Certified Gold Nashville, TN – His arena-headlining “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour,” has sold over 450,000 tickets thus far in 2012, and now Eric Church finds his third single, “Springsteen,” from critically-acclaimed record, CHIEF, topping the charts at No. 1.  His prior single, “Drink In My Hand,” marked his first career No. 1 record; both songs were co-writes for Church.  In addition, “Springsteen” also celebrates over one million in sales this week, officially reaching RIAA Platinum certification as his debut album, Sinners Like Me, reaches Gold status selling over 500,000 copies worldwide. SPIN Magazine  named CHIEF their No. 1 Country Album of 2011 and “The Blood, Sweat & Beers Tour” […]

Wallace Named Director Of Basketball Operations

Wallace Named Director Of Basketball Operations

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Joe Wallace has been hired as Director of Basketball Operations and completes CofC Men’s Basketball Head Coach Doug Wojcik’s staff on Thursday. Wallace previously spent the last six years at the University of Tulsa under Wojcik, the last three seasons as Director of Basketball Operations for the Golden Hurricane coordinating all video operations, scouting and team travel as well as monitoring academic progress and facility improvement. He was promoted from graduate manager in 2009, where he served as director of player development working with current NBA players Ben Uzoh and Jerome Jordan. During his time at Tulsa, the team won the inaugural CBI Championship title in 2008 and made two NIT appearances in 2009 and 2010. “Joe […]

Cougars Win Fowle Trophy For Best Overall Collegiate Team

Cougars Win Fowle Trophy For Best Overall Collegiate Team

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The No. 2-ranked College of Charleston sailing team closed out the 2011-12 season with a fourth-place finish at the three-day ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship hosted by the University of Texas Sailing Team and the Austin Yacht Club on Lake Travis in Austin, Texas. It marked the Cougars’ highest finish since winning the 18-team coed regatta in 2007. They previously placed seventh in 2011 and ninth in 2010. CofC turned in 207 points behind first-place Georgetown (137), second-place Roger Williams (169) and third-place Yale (171). The Cougars were led to a ninth-place finish with 115 points in A-Division by senior skipper Sam Stokes (Norfolk, Va.) in races 1-4, junior All-American skipper Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.) in […]

Four Cougar Sailors Named ICSA All-Americans

Four Cougar Sailors Named ICSA All-Americans

CHARLESTON, S.C. – The College of Charleston sailing team had four sailors named to the 2012 Intercollegiate Sailing Association (ICSA) All-America Team. Junior skipper Mac Mace (Newport Beach, Calif.) led the way by earning his second career All-American nod. He was also one of the top 4 finalists for the Everett B. Morris Trophy, which is awarded annually to the College Sailor of the Year. Mace was joined on the short list by Alec Anderson of Roger Williams, Sam Blouin of Hobart and William Smith Colleges and Chris Barnard of Georgetown, who won the award after leading the Hoyas to the ICSA/Gill Coed Dinghy National Championship title. Seniors Alyssa Aitken (Sandwich, Mass.) and Perry Emsiek (Corona del Mar, Calif.) were […]

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Former Cougar, Current N.Y. Yankee Brett Gardner With Riverdogs This Weekend

Former Cougar, Current N.Y. Yankee Brett Gardner With Riverdogs This Weekend

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Former College of Charleston standout and current N.Y. Yankee outfielder Brett Gardner will be playing with the Charleston RiverDogs this weekend as he rehabilitates a strained right elbow.   Gardner was drafted by the Yankees in the third round in 2005, the highest draft pick in CofC baseball history. He finished his CofC career with a .368 batting average, 141 RBI, 16 triples and a school-record 97 stolen bases. Gardner famously joined the Cougars as a walk-on, but his natural speed and fierce determination made him one of the best players in program history. A native of Holly Hill, S.C., Gardner has been out of the Yankee lineup since April 18 with a strained elbow. In just […]

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Future Cougars Excelling in National Premier Soccer League

Future Cougars Excelling in National Premier Soccer League

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Future College of Charleston men’s soccer players Luke Huggett and Tam McGowan are enjoying a successful onset to their summer-league campaign with the Morris County Colonials of the National Premier Soccer League (NPSL). The pair has helped lead the Colonials to a 3-0 start to position themselves strongly within the Northeast Keystone Region of the NPSL. They sit just one win behind division-leading FC Sonic which has had the advantage of an additional game thus far in the season. “I’m very happy to see that Luke and Tam are in an environment that is preparing them for our fall season,” said CofC head coach Ralph Lundy. “These are two young men who take advantage of opportunities. They […]

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Jerrod Niemann to Release Sophomore Studio Album, Free The Music, In Stores on October 2

Jerrod Niemann to Release Sophomore Studio Album, Free The Music, In Stores on October 2

Lead Single, “Shinin’ On Me,” at Radio Now Niemann Signs Autographs for 10 Hours After His CMA Fest Fan Club Party Monday Night, June 4 NASHVILLE, Tenn. –  For Jerrod Niemann, 10 is a magic number. He began performing at the young age of 10, was nominated as the ACM New Artist Of The Year after 10 years of songwriting in the music business, and Monday night, signed autographs for a full 10 hours after his Fan Club Party at the 2012 CMA Festival. Now, the platinum-selling, “Lover, Lover” hit-maker will release his sophomore major label album release, Free The Music, in the 10th month, on October 2 (on Sea Gayle Records/Arista Nashville). Fans can pre-order it on Amazon now […]

Battery Set For Clash With Orlando

Battery Set For Clash With Orlando

Listen live on 1340 AM / www.charlestonbattery.com Charleston, SC – The Charleston Battery takes on the Orlando City Lions on Saturday night at the Citrus Bowl in a game that features the first and second place teams in USL PRO.  Charleston (7-2-0) enters the match two points behind the first-place Lions (7-1-2) but has played one game less.   The game features the two most potent offenses in USL PRO; Orlando has scored 18 goals in 10 games played while the Battery has managed 16 goals in 9 games.  Orlando forward Dennis Chin leads the way for the Lions with 4 goals while the Battery’s Nicki Paterson and Jose Cuevas have combined for 9 goals.   This is the first […]

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Kyle Owings Signed As Free Agent With Diamondbacks

Kyle Owings Signed As Free Agent With Diamondbacks

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Senior right-handed reliever Kyle Owings has signed as a free agent with the Arizona Diamondbacks at the conclusion of the 2012 MLB Entry Draft. A native of Gilbert, S.C., Owings was named All-SoCon Second Team after completing his senior campaign with a 3-0 record and 1.73 ERA. He made two saves and struck out 52 batters while only walking 20 in 41.2 innings of work. No Cougar players were drafted in the second day of the MLB Draft after Marty Gantt (7th, Rays), Christian Powell (8th, Twins) and David Peterson (8th, Braves) were all drafted in the top eight rounds yesterday. CofC signee Ronald Pena was picked in the 16th round (504 overall) by the Washington Nationals.

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Three Cougars Picked In Top Eight Rounds Of MLB Entry Draft

Three Cougars Picked In Top Eight Rounds Of MLB Entry Draft

CHARLESTON, S.C. – Three College of Charleston players were selected in the first eight rounds of the 2012 MLB Draft on Tuesday, June 5. Senior CF Marty Gantt (North Augusta, S.C.) was picked in the seventh round (242 overall) by the Tampa Bay Rays. Junior RHP Christian Powell (Greenwood, S.C.) followed just eight picks later in the eighth round (250 overall) as the Minnesota Twins drafted him. Senior RHP David Peterson (Walnut Creek, Calif.) was also tabbed in the eighth round (269 overall) by the Atlanta Braves. Named the unanimous SoCon Player of the Year and All-SoCon First Team selection, Gantt led the team with a .373 batting average and scored a SoCon-best 68 runs which ranks seventh in the […]