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Adria Crawford Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

Adria Crawford Named Assistant Women’s Basketball Coach

CHARLESTON, SC August 19, 2014 – Adria Crawford has been named assistant women’s basketball coach at the College of Charleston, as announced by head coach Candice M. Jackson on Tuesday. Crawford, 24, joins the Cougar family after spending the last two seasons under head coach Bill Reinson at Longwood University in Farmville, VA. In her new role at The College, Crawford will be responsible for developing the team’s promising cadre of post players.   “Coach Crawford is coming to the staff with a lot of energy and enthusiasm.” said Jackson. “She is one of the up and coming coaches in this business that make you stop and take notice. Having played at a very high-level while at Georgetown just three […]

Charleston RiverDogs 2015 Season Tickets on Sale Now

Charleston RiverDogs 2015 Season Tickets on Sale Now

Begin to catch all of the ’15 action … today! CHARLESTON, SC August 19, 2014 – Want a guarantee for great seats to all of the hottest RiverDogs games in 2015?  There’s Opening Week (April 9-15) that features the season’s first Thirsty Thursday, Friday Fireworks, Saturday giveaways and Family Sunday.  Then there’s the red-hot July 4th Independence Day Celebration that features a massive postgame fireworks extravaganza.  Those special games – several of the 70 home dates – are always packed and usually a sellout. So plan ahead and secure your seats in advance. Plus, one never knows when the RiverDogs’ parent club – the 27-time World Series Champions New York Yankees – will send a major leaguer to Charleston, like […]

Results For One-Day Four Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club

Results For One-Day Four Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club

WEST END, NC August 19, 2014 – Final results from the Carolinas Golf Association’s Four-Ball Tournament at Forest Oaks Country Club in Greensboro, NC on Monday, August 18, 2014. Gross scores are listed. Tournament format is 18 holes of four-ball stroke play, both gross and net. 90 percent of a player’s course handicap is used to determine net scores. Entry is open to any amateur golfer who is a member of a club which is a member of the Carolinas Golf Association, and has a current USGA handicap index® at a CGA member club. The field is divided into flights based on yardages and gender: Men A, Men B, Mixed/Women flights. For complete results of the net and gross divisions, […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Greensboro NC
South Carolina Gamecocks Football return to practice fields Monday

South Carolina Gamecocks Football return to practice fields Monday

South Carolina Football Practice Report COLUMBIA, SC August 18, 2014 – After taking Sunday off, the South Carolina Gamecock football team returned to the Bluff Road practice fields Monday afternoon. For the first time during the preseason camp, the Gamecocks fielded a scout team, as they began game plan preparations for Texas A&M, their season-opening opponent on Thursday, August 28. GET TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Junior offensive guard Mike Matulis, who was injured in Saturday’s scrimmage, has been diagnosed with a left knee sprain. He will be re-evaluated in a couple of weeks. “We don’t need anybody else hurt, that’s for sure,” said head coach Steve Spurrier. “Hopefully Mike may have a chance to get back by […]

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report #14

Clemson Tigers Football Practice Report #14

CLEMSON, SC August 18, 2014 — It was the last day of two-a-day practices for the Clemson football team.  The veterans practiced for 90 minutes in the morning, then the entire team worked for two hours in the evening.  The night practice ended a little after 9 pm. The freshmen had an academic meeting in the morning at Littlejohn Coliseum.  But, they were back on the practice fields in the evening. Clemson Tigers Football practice report video The morning session concluded with the team’s participation in the Ice Bucket Challenge.  The Challenge has been sweeping the country and the Tiger football team and head coach Dabo Swinney joined in on Monday morning.  The Ice Bucket Challenge has been done by […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Football
2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented Raises $836,883 for Local Charities

2014 BMW Charity Pro-Am presented Raises $836,883 for Local Charities

BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation Raises $836,883 for Local Charities, Bringing Total to More Than $10.8 million   GREENVILLE, SC August 18, 2014 – The 14th annual BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation golf tournament raised $836,883 for Upstate charities, tournament officials announced today. The tournament’s 2014 charity earnings push the total charitable giving since 2001 to more than $10.8 million. These funds are part of the PGA TOUR’s more than $2 billion in all-time charitable contributions. Officials from South Carolina Charities, Inc.—the non-profit organization that manages the BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation—presented checks to charity representatives at the Charity Check Presentation presented by High Cotton, held at the downtown Greenville restaurant.   The 2014 […]

Posted in: Events, Golf, Greenville SC
Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

Caitlin Hite Garners Preseason All-American Conference Nod

East Carolina picked to finish eighth GREENVILLE, NC August 18, 2014 – East Carolina University sophomore women’s soccer player Caitlin Hite was one of 11 players named to The American’s preseason all-conference team, according to an announcement by the league office Monday afternoon. As a freshman in 2013, Hite became the first player in program history to earn All-Conference USA First Team honors and also received NSCAA All-Central Region Second Team recognition. The Stafford, Va., native started all 21 matches and played every minute in 19 of those contests, which included five double-overtime games. Hite served as the team’s left backer all season on a defense that posted six shutouts and held opponents to a 0.85 shooting percentage.   The […]

Vernon Hamilton Named Graduate Manager for Tiger Basketball

Vernon Hamilton Named Graduate Manager for Tiger Basketball

Hamilton Returns to Alma Mater as Graduate Manager   CLEMSON, SC August 18, 2014 — One of Clemson’s most renowned defensive players is returning to the program as a staff member. Vernon Hamilton has joined the Tigers as a graduate manager, the school announced today. Hamilton is Clemson’s career and single-season steals leader and played for the Tigers from 2003-07. Following his collegiate career, Hamilton played professionally overseas and domestically. He took part in NBA training camps with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2008 and Detroit Pistons in 2010. He played for four different NBA Development League teams, winning a championship with the Colorado 14ers in 2009. Hamilton also played for the Austin Toros, Erie BayHawks and Fort Wayne Mad Ants. […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Host Elon in Second 2014 Men’s Soccer Exhibition

South Carolina Gamecocks Host Elon in Second 2014 Men’s Soccer Exhibition

Kickoff set for Tuesday night at 7 p.m. at Stone Stadium COLUMBIA, SC August 18, 2014 – South Carolina continues its preparation for the 2014 regular season with a 7 p.m. exhibition against Elon at Stone Stadium on Tuesday. Admission is free for all fans to the final home scrimmage before the season opener. The Gamecocks played a wide variety of personnel and formations in its first outing against USC Upstate, a 2-1 setback. After a rest day on Sunday, the team had its next-to-last double-practice day on Monday to clarify roles and prepare for the Phoenix. Senior defenders Mahamoudou Kaba and Braeden Troyer return as a part of nine starters back for the Gamecocks. Both made the preseason All-Conference […]

Posted in: Columbia SC, Events, Soccer
US Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Duke University Golf Club

US Senior Amateur Championship Sectional Qualifying Results from Duke University Golf Club

DURHAM, NC August 18, 2014 – Final results from U.S. Senior Amateur Championship sectional qualifying hosted by Duke University Golf Club in Durham, NC on Monday, August 18, 2014 (6585 yards, par 36-36—72, Rating: 71.8/134). Four qualifying spots and two alternate positions were available at this qualifying site. Gary Robinson of Fayetteville, NC, Rock Cloninger of Fort Mill, SC and Trip Boinest of Shelby, NC all fired three-under par 69 to share medalist honors and take three of the four available spots.   Kelly Miller of Southern Pines, NC shot two-under par 70 and earned the final qualifying position by making a 25-foot putt for par on the third playoff hole.   The four qualifiers will advance to the U.S. Senior […]

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