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Chad Holbrook Receives Contract Extension with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

Chad Holbrook Receives Contract Extension with South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball

COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 16, 2014 – The Board of Trustees at the University of South Carolina has approved a two-year contract extension for head baseball coach Chad Holbrook.  The contract extension puts Holbrook under contract through the end of the 2019 season. “It is an honor to be the head baseball coach at the University of South Carolina,” said Chad Holbrook.  I want to thank the Board of Trustees, Dr. Pastides and Coach Tanner for their unwavering commitment to the entire Gamecock baseball program and me.  It is really neat and comforting to be surrounded by such great leadership.  South Carolina is a special place with the best fans in the country and I am fortunate to work with an […]

Posted in: Baseball, Columbia SC
Clemson Tigers Hold Bowl Practice Monday

Clemson Tigers Hold Bowl Practice Monday

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 — Clemson held its third bowl practice, but its first in full pads on Monday night on the practice fields behind the Indoor Practice Facility. The Tigers worked for two crisp hours in preparation for the Dec. 29 Russell Athletic Bowl against the Oklahoma Sooners. “This is a big week for us,” said Head Coach Dabo Swinney. “You can’t show up in Orlando and start game planning. You have to do that on campus because there are too many distractions once you get to the bowl site. When we go to Orlando we want to be in a situation where we are just polishing (the game plan).” Swinney said it is also a big week […]

Posted in: Clemson SC, Events, Football
Clemson Tigers, UNC Tar Heels to Tip at 8:15 on Saturday, Jan. 3

Clemson Tigers, UNC Tar Heels to Tip at 8:15 on Saturday, Jan. 3

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 — The men’s basketball game scheduled between Clemson and North Carolina on Saturday, Jan. 3 was announced today as an 8:15 p.m. tipoff. The ACC regular season opener for both teams will be televised by ESPN, Clemson’s first game on the network in 2014-15. Tickets are available for IPTAY members only and are limited to a total of four tickets. Members are asked to call 1-800-CLEMSON to purchase.

Getting People Underwater
By December 16, 2014 Read More →

Getting People Underwater

Coastal communities are no different than any other with one big exception: the Ocean.  Folks who live at the coast have a common environmental bond, whether they have realized it or not.  In West Palm Beach, it is Jim Abernethy’s mission to bring locals together to strengthen that bond while creating an entire community of environmental champions who take marine conservation very seriously.  Jim and his network of local stewards are not only practicing efforts to cleanup, conserve, and protect their coastal community environment; they also mentor others to continue the movement. I met Jim while on a dive vacation and we struck up conversation as I returned my tank to his shop after an impromptu underwater cleanup at the Blue […]

Clemson Tigers to provide “Tickets for Troops” in Orlando area

Clemson Tigers to provide “Tickets for Troops” in Orlando area

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 15, 2014 – Clemson Athletics announced today its Tickets for Troops program, at the Russell Athletic Bowl providing an opportunity for fans to donate bowl tickets to military personnel in the Central Florida area. “Clemson has a rich tradition of supporting the Military,” said Mike Money, Assistant Athletic Director for Marketing. “We understand that not all fans are able to make the trip to Orlando and this is a great opportunity to support our Military and the Clemson football program.”   Fans can purchase a bowl ticket for as little as $75 and the athletic department will donate it to Orlando-area military personnel for the game.   Fans wishing to participate in Tickets for Troops can contact […]

South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball To Host Leadoff Dinner

South Carolina Gamecocks Baseball To Host Leadoff Dinner

Night will include panel with former Gamecock coaches Bobby Richardson, June Raines & Ray Tanner COLUMBIA, SC Dec. 15, 2014 – South Carolina baseball will host the first-ever Leadoff Dinner on Saturday, Jan. 24, 2015 at Seawell’s highlighted by a panel of former Gamecock baseball head coaches Bobby Richardson, June Raines, Ray Tanner and current Gamecock head coach Chad Holbrook. Coach Richardson, Coach Raines, Coach Tanner & Coach Holbrook have combined for 30 NCAA Regionals , 11 College World Series trips to Omaha, five national championship appearances and two national championship titles. VIP tickets that include a reception before the event are $125.  Dinner tickets are $75.  Fans who want to purchase a table of 8 for $1000 will receive […]

Clemson Basketball Beats Auburn, 72-61

Clemson Basketball Beats Auburn, 72-61

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 14, 2014 — Damarcus Harrison and Rod Hall combined for 39 points in a 72-61 win over Auburn on Sunday in front of 7,140 fans in Littlejohn Coliseum. The win improved the ACC Tigers to 6-3 on the season and dropped the SEC Tigers to 3-5. Hall matched his career high with 20 points on 8-of-13 field goals and 4-of-5 free throws, while Harrison matched a season best with 19 on 5-of-8 shooting, 7-of-8 from the line. Clemson shot 45 percent for the game to Auburn’s 39 and the Tigers made 20-of-25 free throws in the second half to slowly pull ahead. Clemson overcame a sluggish start offensively, where the Tigers converted just three of their first […]

Carolina RailHawks Announce First-Ever Youth Soccer Club Training Agreement

Carolina RailHawks Announce First-Ever Youth Soccer Club Training Agreement

RailHawks Elite Technique® to be the Exclusive Supplemental Training and Camp Provider for Johnston United Soccer Association CARY, NC Dec. 15, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks announced today that they have entered into an agreement with Johnston United Soccer Association (“JUSA”) to deliver its RailHawks Elite Technique® supplemental training program to all JUSA Classic and Challenge level players and coaches starting with the Spring 2015 season. “We are excited to bring Elite Technique® to a youth soccer club for the first time,“ said RailHawks Senior Vice President, Pete Sciandra.  “We have been extremely impressed with the vision of JUSA’s senior leadership team and their commitment to launching creative programming to improve the development opportunities for its players and coaches. Their vision […]

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Kevin Keatts Carries UNCW Seahawks To Face No. 4 Louisville

Kevin Keatts Carries UNCW Seahawks To Face No. 4 Louisville

WILMINGTON, NC Dec. 13, 2014  – The sparkling red, black and white decor of the palatial KFC Yum! Center will be very familiar to Kevin Keatts, but UNCW’s new men’s basketball skipper will be watching and coaching Sunday’s game from not-so-accustomed vantage point as he carries his Seahawks to the Bluegrass State to face No. 4 Louisville. The Seahawks, 3-2, just concluded first semester exams and haven’t played since walloping St. Andrews, 105-47, in a record-setting performance 11 days ago at Trask Coliseum. Louisville, meanwhile, hiked its record to a perfect 8-0 with a convincing 94-74 handling of Indiana in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden. “It’s been different this week, but we’ve able to accomplish a lot […]

Clemson Tigers Hold First Full Bowl Practice

Clemson Tigers Hold First Full Bowl Practice

CLEMSON, SC Dec. 13, 2014 – The Tigers practiced for approximately two hours on the practice fields behind the indoor facility Saturday. It was the second official practice, but the first in pads. The Tigers are preparing to meet Oklahoma in the 2014 Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, Fla. on December 29 at 5:30 p.m. Tickets are available through the Clemson Athletic Ticket Office by calling 1-800-CLEMSON and at ClemsonTigers.com. Saturday’s practice was the first in pads for a Clemson offense that features newly-promoted Co-Offensive Coordinators Tony Elliott and Jeff Scott, and new Quarterbacks Coach Brandon Streeter. Cole Stoudt will serve as Clemson’s starting quarterback in the game and has been impressed by Streeter, himself a former Tiger quarterback. “He […]

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