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.

CofC Women’s Hoops Unveils 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule

CofC Women’s Hoops Unveils 2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule

2014-15 Non-Conference Schedule   CHARLESTON, SC August 11, 2014 –Highlighted by five teams that participated in postseason play, including 2014 national champions Connecticut, College of Charleston women’s basketball has officially released its 2014 non-conference schedule as announced by first year head coach Candice M. Jackson on Monday. “I’m excited about our non-conference schedule,” said Jackson. “It is purposely designed to get ready for a tough conference season.  Competing against post-season teams early on gives us an opportunity to experience NCAA tournament type games in November and December and helps prepare us for what we are ultimately working towards – being in the field of 64.”   The Cougars open play with two home exhibition games, taking on Georgia Southern in […]

Orange County Blues visits Charleston Battery with playoffs at stake

Orange County Blues visits Charleston Battery with playoffs at stake

CHARLESTON, SC August 11, 2014 – The Charleston Battery face off with the Orange County Blues on Wednesday night for the only time this regular season, and the implications could not be more clear. The Blues (27 points on 23 games, 9-14-0) reversed a six-game slide Sunday with a 1-0 victory on the road at Rochester, claiming three precious points to vault past Charleston, Wilmington and Pittsburgh into sole possession of the league’s eighth and final playoff spot. But the Battery (26 points on 22 games, 6-8-8) have been taking care of business during the Blues’ summer slump. The home side is on a five-match unbeaten streak, its longest of 2014, climbing from a tie for last place to contention […]

The Champs Are Back: CofC Volleyball Opens 2014 Preseason Camp

The Champs Are Back: CofC Volleyball Opens 2014 Preseason Camp

CHARLESTON, SC August 11, 2014 – Just over eight months removed from their memorable victory in the Colonial Athletic Association Tournament Final at the North Charleston Convention Center, the College of Charleston volleyball team returned to the court this past weekend at TD Arena to begin preparation for their 2014 campaign. The Cougars opened preseason camp on Friday with an early morning team meeting with representatives from compliance, academics and The College’s athletic training staff before taking team photos and competing in an intra-squad scrimmage. On Saturday, the squad competed in its first full team practice, working primarily on individual techniques in the morning, followed by an afternoon team principles session and capped off with an evening scrimmage. “This team […]

12th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers Slated for August 23

12th Annual Ballpark Festival of Beers Slated for August 23

The Joe Turns into a Tasting Ground for Great Beers from Around the World While Featuring Local Bands & Food Trucks CHARLESTON, SC August 11, 2014 – The Joe and the annual Ballpark Festival of Beers have been synonymous with Lowcountry fun for more than a decade. The festival, presented by The Kickin’ Chicken, will continue to offer some of the finest beers on earth while also capturing the enthusiasm for local food trucks. This year attendees can sample more than 100 varieties of beer including American and international ales, stouts, lagers, pilsners and specialty brews to quench the taste buds of every die-hard beer enthusiast at Joseph P. Riley Jr. Park on Saturday, August 23 from 6-9 pm. This is a […]

CARTA, Charleston RiverDogs Take Aim at Kazoo World Record

CARTA, Charleston RiverDogs Take Aim at Kazoo World Record

Lowcountry fans encouraged to blow old mark out of the water CHARLESTON, SC August 10, 2014 – Buzz is growing about a partnership between the Charleston Regional Transportation Authority (CARTA) and the Charleston RiverDogs that could see a world record set this month in the Lowcountry. And you could be part of it.   On August 16, CARTA and the RiverDogs will attempt to break the world record for largest kazoo ensemble, which currently hums in to the tune of 5,190. During the RiverDogs game with the Rome Braves, attendees will receive an official wristband and USA-made kazoo from Beaufort-based Kazoobie Kazoos. After the final out, a group of mystery conductors will lead the crowd in a kazoo-drenched rendition of […]

Charleston RiverDogs Take Wire-to-Wire Win at Rome

Charleston RiverDogs Take Wire-to-Wire Win at Rome

Charleston holds on to lead after two-run first inning Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1om6ojn ROME, GA August 9, 2014 – Miguel Andujar delivered a two-run double in the first inning for the Charleston RiverDogs, who led from wire to wire on Saturday night in a 2-1 victory over the Rome Braves at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Charleston improved to 25-24 in the second half and 58-61 overall. Rome dropped to 21-28 and 45-74, respectively. The RiverDogs also took a 2-1 advantage in this four-game series. A quick two-out rally in the first inning gave Charleston a 2-0 advantage. Michael O’Neill opened the contest with a single. Two batters later, Dustin Fowler recorded a single of his own. Andujar […]

Downward Facing RiverDog

Downward Facing RiverDog

Internationally-acclaimed instructor Kathryn Budig to host Yoga class at The Joe  CHARLESTON, SC August 9, 2014 – Are you in need of rejuvenating, relaxing your mind and body and finding your inner peace?  If so, then visit Joseph P. Riley, Jr. Park on Saturday, September 6. We’re not talking about a RiverDogs baseball game, but “Downward Facing RiverDog” yoga on the field. Led by internationally-acclaimed instructor Kathryn Budig, the Charleston RiverDogs will host “Downward Facing RiverDog,” a yoga class that will be held on Riley Park’s emerald green grass. From the downward facing dog post to the firefly pose, all levels of yoga are welcome. “The class will be playful and accessibly challenging,” says Kathryn Budig. Tickets are $10 in advance […]

Kale Sumner, Gosuke Katoh Spark Rally in RiverDogs Road Win

Kale Sumner, Gosuke Katoh Spark Rally in RiverDogs Road Win

Charleston scores three runs in final inning to top Rome, even series Box Score: http://atmilb.com/1phJgSk ROME, GA August 8, 2014 – After an early rain delay and an evenly-fought contest through eight innings, the Charleston RiverDogs emerged with a 6-3 victory against the Rome Braves on Friday evening at State Mutual Stadium in South Atlantic League action. Kale Sumner and Gosuke Katoh drove in all of Charleston’s runs in the ninth inning to rally for the win. Charleston moved to 24-24 in the second half and 57-61 overall. Rome fell to 21-27 and 45-73, respectively. The RiverDogs tied this four-game set at 1-1, snapping a four-game losing streak. Friday’s contest was preceded by a 52-minute rain delay, but the action […]

Dayton Dutch Lions draws Charleston Battery 2-2 on late goal

Dayton Dutch Lions draws Charleston Battery 2-2 on late goal

LATE GOAL GIVES DAYTON DRAW AGAINST BATTERY CHARLESTON, SC August 8, 2014 – Dane Kelly and Adam Mena each scored first-half goals, but the Charleston Battery was unable to hold on and played to a 2-2 draw against the Dayton Dutch Lions on Friday night at Blackbaud Stadium in front of 3,081. “We had the lead and the three points in hand, but we have to close it out,” said Battery head coach Mike Anhaeuser. “Unfortunately, we had a little breakdown in the back and they put it in. We need to keep our focus now. We have six more points to get at home (in this home stand).” The Battery jumped out to an early lead in the 5th […]

CofC President McConnell Appoints Basketball Search Committee

CofC President McConnell Appoints Basketball Search Committee

CHARLESTON, SC August 7, 2014 – College of Charleston President Glenn McConnell today announced the members of a search committee that will make recommendations for the hiring of the College’s next men’s head basketball coach. The eight-member committee will be chaired by Joe Hull, Director of Athletics. Other members of the committee are:   Vince Benigni, Faculty Representative to Athletics Otto German ’73, Assistant Athletics Director for NCAA Compliance Kenneth (Gus) Gustafson ’75, men’s basketball alumnus John Kresse, former Men’s Basketball Head Coach Monte Lee ’00, Baseball Head Coach Steve Osborne ’73, Executive Vice President for Business Affairs Tomi Youngblood, President of the Cougar Club Board of Directors   “The individuals on this committee all have dedicated themselves tirelessly to […]

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