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Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Tough Non-Conference, CAA Slate Ahead For CofC Cougars

Click Here For 2014-15 CofC Men’s Basketball Schedule   CHARLESTON, SC August 28, 2014 – The College of Charleston men’s basketball team will face a tough non-conference and Colonial Athletic Association slate during the upcoming 2014-15 season including eight opponents which advanced to postseason play a year ago. The Cougars will host NCAA Division III opponent Emory (Ga.) University in an exhibition game scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 8, at noon (ET) at TD Arena. The Eagles advanced to the Elite Eight in 2014.   CofC will then rekindle an old Southern Conference rivalry in its official season opener at Furman on Friday, Nov. 14, in Greenville, S.C., followed by its home opener against Gardner-Webb on Monday, Nov. 17, at TD […]

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

UNCW Seahawks Announce 2014-15 Men’s Hoops Slate

2014-15 UNCW Seahawks Men’s Basketball Schedule (PDF) WILMINGTON, NC August 28, 2014 – UNCW men’s basketball skipper Kevin Keatts will carry his revamped team to challenging venues at Louisville and Minnesota early in 2014-15 to prepare for an 18-game Colonial Athletic Association schedule that features several of the league’s heavyweights in the first month of the new year. The energetic Keatts took over the helm of the program last April and has hit the ground running, restocking the roster, conducting summer and preseason workouts, and assembling a competitive non-conference schedule to go along with the grueling CAA slate. “We were looking for a good way to challenge the guys before the conference schedule and we’ve accomplished that,” said Keatts, who […]

Charlotte Hornets Replica Jerseys To Go On Sale This Week

Charlotte Hornets Replica Jerseys To Go On Sale This Week

Replica Jerseys Available To General Public On Thursday At Hornets Fan Shop CHARLOTTE, NC August 26, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets replica jerseys will go on sale for the first time this week at the Hornets Fan Shop at Time Warner Cable Arena, culminating with a public on-sale at 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 28.  Season ticket holders will have the first opportunity to purchase the jerseys in an exclusive presale window on Wednesday night, while fans who follow the Hornets on social media will receive a special offer for early entry to the store on Thursday morning beginning at 8 a.m. The Hornets Fan Shop will be the first place selling replica jerseys and will stay open with special hours […]

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 […]

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. […]

Tip Time Set For SEC/Big 12 Challenge Matchup South Carolina Gamecocks Versus Oklahoma State

Tip Time Set For SEC/Big 12 Challenge Matchup South Carolina Gamecocks Versus Oklahoma State

COLUMBIA, SC August 12, 2014 – ESPN announced television network designations and start times for the 2014 SEC/Big 12 Challenge Presented by Sonic on Tuesday, where it was determined South Carolina’s Dec. 6 contest versus Oklahoma State in Columbia will tip at Noon ET, and will be televised on ESPNU. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Basketball (SEC Basketball) The meeting between the Gamecocks and Cowboys will be the third all-time between the two schools with the series tied at 1-1. South Carolina won the first matchup against Oklahoma State, a 70-61 decision in Columbia during the 1975-76 campaign, and the Cowboys evened the series last season in Stillwater, winning the Challenge contest, 79-52. This is the second season that the SEC […]

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 […]

A’ja Wilson Drives USA Basketball to FIBA Americas U18 Gold

A’ja Wilson Drives USA Basketball to FIBA Americas U18 Gold

Incoming freshman earns MVP honors after leading her team to the title COLORADO SPRINGS, CO August 11, 2014 – South Carolina freshman A’ja Wilson posted her second double-double of the tournament to spearhead USA Basketball’s 104-74 win over Canada to claim the FIBA Americas Championship gold medal Sunday night at the U.S. Olympic Training Center. With 25 points and 11 rebounds Sunday for head coach Dawn Staley’s squad Wilson capped a strong tournament, earning MVP honors behind her 19.0 points and 8.4 rebounds per game. Sunday’s rematch with Canada began much the way the first meeting did with the Canadians competing well early in establishing a lead over the Americans. The U.S. took its first lead three minutes into the […]

A’ja Wilson Leads USA Basketball to FIBA Americas U18 Final

A’ja Wilson Leads USA Basketball to FIBA Americas U18 Final

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO August 9, 2014 – South Carolina freshman A’ja Wilson put together her most complete game of the tournament to date to lead USA Basketball to a 97-51 win over Argentina in the semifinals of the FIBA Americas U18 Championships at the U.S. Olympic Training Center Saturday night. Just one rebound shy of her second double-double in four games, the Columbia, S.C., native shot 10-of-11 from the field to net 23 points while also blocking four shots to lead head coach Dawn Staley’s team in all three categories. The U.S. sprinted out of the gate against Argentina, scoring 11 unanswered points after winning the tipoff. Wilson hit the first shot of the game and added another bucket during […]

2014-15 Clemson Tigers Men’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now

2014-15 Clemson Tigers Men’s Basketball Season Tickets on Sale Now

Buy Season Tickets | 2014-15 Schedule | Auburn Game Info CLEMSON, SC August 8, 2014 — Season tickets for the 2014-15 men’s basketball campaign are now available through Clemson’s athletic ticket office. Season ticket prices are $299 for 17 home games, and are available online at ClemsonTigers.com or by calling 1-800-CLEMSON. The priority deadline to purchase season tickets is Tuesday, Sept. 16. “As we enter the last season in Littlejohn Coliseum before rebuilding is scheduled to begin, this is a great 17-game home schedule featuring some top-quality non-conference and ACC opponents,” director of athletics Dan Radakovich said. “It should be an exciting season in Littlejohn.”   The athletic ticket office also announced today that the Auburn game on Dec. 14 […]