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NC State Wolfpack drops Gotham Classic game to West Virginia, 83-69

NC State Wolfpack drops Gotham Classic game to West Virginia, 83-69

NEW YORK, NY Dec. 21, 2014 – In an intense game played in Madison Square Garden, the NC State men’s basketball team dropped a 83-69 decision to No. 22/20 West Virginia Saturday night. Photo Gallery Trevor Lacey led the Wolfpack (9-3) with 24 points on 8-15 shooting. Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber added 16 points. WVU was led by Juwan Staten’s 24 points. The Wolfpack shot a season-best 20-36 from the floor, including 8-14 from 3-point range. West Virginia’s full-court pressure harassed the Wolfpack into 16 turnovers in the first half. The Pack shored up its ball security in the second half but finished with 23 turnovers. West Virginia made 10 steals and entered the game leading the country in forced turnovers. […]

UNCW Seahawks Stymie ECU Pirates With Defense, 66-54

UNCW Seahawks Stymie ECU Pirates With Defense, 66-54

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 20, 2014 – UNCW handcuffed rival East Carolina on 28.1 percent shooting and set a season high with 11 blocks to shackle the Pirates, 66-54, in a holiday men’s basketball clash Saturday night at Trask Coliseum. Photo Gallery The Seahawks won their second straight game to improve to 5-3 on the season and won for the 12th time in the last 13 meetings against their rivals at Trask Coliseum. The Pirates dipped under .500 with the loss and stand 5-6 on the campaign. “I thought we did a lot of the little things tonight,” said first-year UNCW Head Coach Kevin Keatts. “The one thing that we wanted to do was to play with intensity all the time. […]

UNCW Seahawks, ECU Pirates Tangle In Saturday Matchup

UNCW Seahawks, ECU Pirates Tangle In Saturday Matchup

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 19, 2014 – New UNCW men’s basketball coach Kevin Keatts has heard all the stories about the heated regional rivalry between the Seahawks and their purple-crazed neighbor to the north, East Carolina. Now he gets to experience it first-hand. Keatts and the 4-3 Seahawks entertain the Pirates on Saturday at 7 p.m. in the finale of a rare tripleheader at Trask Coliseum.  East Tennessee State takes on Jacksonville State and UNCW entertains Charleston Southern on the final day of the Seahawks Hampton Inn Women’s Basketball Christmas Invitational earlier in the afternoon. Keatts and the Seahawks are coming off a 73-70 overtime thriller over stubborn Liberty on Wednesday in a tightly-contested game that featured 52 fouls and 67 […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Host Coker Sunday Afternoon

South Carolina Gamecocks Host Coker Sunday Afternoon

COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 20, 2014 – South Carolina hosts Coker College on Sunday in the first-ever meeting between the two schools. The Gamecocks ride a current four-game win streak into the matchup, while the Cobras have lost their last three. The game will be broadcast on SEC Network+ with Andy Demetra and Hall of Famer Alex English on the call for the 3:30 p.m. tip time. Sunday’s game promotion is the ugly sweater game, Coach Martin and his staff will all wear ugly sweaters on the sideline. GAME INFORMATION Game Date: Sunday, Dec. 21, 2014 Game Time: 3:30 p.m. ET Arena: Colonial Life Arena (18,000) Broadcast: SEC Network+ Talent: Andy Demetra (pxp), Alex English (analyst) Radio: Gamecock Radio Network Talent: […]

South Carolina Tames Clemson Tigers With Stout Second Half

South Carolina Tames Clemson Tigers With Stout Second Half

COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 19, 2014 – Emboldened by a raucous crowd of over 11,000 fans, the South Carolina Gamecocks (6-3) earned a big win over archrival Clemson (6-4) Friday evening at Colonial Life Arena. Duane Notice would score 14 of his game-high 19 points over the final 20 minutes, helping Carolina turn a two-point halftime deficit into a 68-45 win. The sophomore guard would nearly match the entire offensive output of the Tigers, who as a team made just five field goals and scored 15 points in the second half. SCORE BY PERIODS Team 1st 2nd Total Clemson (6-4) 30 15 45 South Carolina (6-3) 28 40 68 With Clemson holding a 30-28 lead coming out of halftime, the two teams traded […]

Capps and Bae Set to Defend Titles at 7th Carolinas Young Amateur

Capps and Bae Set to Defend Titles at 7th Carolinas Young Amateur

SOUTHERN PINES, NC Dec. 19, 2014 – The seventh Carolinas Young Amateur will be contested December 29-30, 2014 on the Magnolia golf course at Pinewild Country Club in Pinehurst, NC. The event is a 36-hole stroke play tournament for male and female amateur golfers ages 18 to 24 who have finished high school. In last year’s championship, Miller Capps, of Denver, N.C., finished with a 36-hole total of 138 for a one-shot victory in the men’s division. Capps, a junior at Clemson University was co-champion at the Puerto Rico Classic. Philip Oweida, of Charlotte, N.C., finished in lone second after shooting a tournament-best six-under par 66. The 2012 men’s champion, Eric Brady, of Cary, N.C., tied for third place.   Sarah […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Friday Football Workout Report

South Carolina Gamecocks Friday Football Workout Report

South Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 19, 2014 – The University of South Carolina football worked out Friday afternoon at the Bluff Road “Proving Grounds.” The Gamecocks (6-6, 3-5 SEC) are preparing for the Saturday, December 27, Duck Commander Independence Bowl against the Miami Hurricanes (6-6, 3-5 ACC). Game time is set for 3:30 p.m. ET and the contest will be televised nationally on ABC. Following practice, quarterbacks coach G.A. Mangus said he’s impressed when watching the Miami defense. “They’re good. They’re fast,” said Mangus. “The linebacking crew is really good. They run around. Their safeties are aggressive. We’ll have to be on point.” Mangus indicated that the staff has not looked ahead at the quarterback situation for […]

2015 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

2015 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Dec. 18, 2014 – Matt Johnson, owner of Johnnie Mercer’s Pier has announced that the 2015 Johnnie Mercer’s Pier Dogfish Tournament will be held on January 24, from 1pm to 8 pm at his pier in Wrightsville Beach. This is the 10th year of the tournament and we are looking to make it special. One change this year is that there will be a raffle for a local animal shelter prior to the event and there will be a collection of pet treats for that shelter. Participants are asked to make a donation of a dog or cat treat if they desire. Last year with 100 anglers fishing the event only one fish was caught and was […]

Darlington Raceway to celebrate Past, Present and Future

Darlington Raceway to celebrate Past, Present and Future

THE TRADITION RETURNS! DARLINGTON RACEWAY TO CELEBRATE PAST, PRESENT AND FUTURE LEADING INTO 2015 LABOR DAY WEEKEND Track to celebrate 1970’s icons; plus current and future NASCAR stars Kaitlyn Bailey to return as Darlington Raceway’s “Lady in Black”   DARLINGTON, SC Dec. 17, 2014 – With Darlington Raceway entering its 66th consecutive year hosting NASCAR’s top-tier touring series, the track will commemorate its return to Labor Day weekend in 2015 by honoring its storied past while celebrating the future. With the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Bojangles’ Southern 500® returning to its celebrated Labor Day weekend date, the Lady in Black will recognize past champions of the 1970’s as part of its 2015 campaign.   A number of exciting announcements are […]

2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule Released

2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule Released

RailHawks to open the 2015 Season at home on Saturday, April 4th at 1:00pm CARY, NC Dec. 17, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks and the North American Soccer League announced today their 2015 NASL Spring Season Schedule. The 2015 NASL Spring Season will see each of the 11 NASL clubs play a 10-game schedule consisting of five home games and five away games. The RailHawks will open the 2015 season at WakeMed Soccer Park on Saturday, April 4th when they host Canadian rival, Ottawa Fury FC, at 1:00pm. “We are thrilled to be able to announce our Spring Season schedule prior to the holidays and feel it is an attractive one for fans.  We look forward to our home opener against Ottawa […]

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