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Charlotte Hornets Add Cobbs, Lauderdale And Qvale To Training Camp Roster

Charlotte Hornets Add Cobbs, Lauderdale And Qvale To Training Camp Roster

CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 22, 2014 – Charlotte Hornets General Manager Rich Cho announced today that the team has signed free agent guard Justin Cobbs, forward Dallas Lauderdale and center Brian Qvale to its training camp roster.  Per team policy, terms of the deals were not released. The training camp roster now stands at 17. A 6-3 guard, Cobbs was not selected in the 2014 NBA Draft.  As a senior at California last season, he averaged 15.6 points, 5.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds. Over his three-year career at California, he appeared in 102 games averaging 14.4 points, 5.2 assists and 3.1 rebounds in 34.1 minutes. Prior to joining the Golden Bears, Cobbs played one season at the University of Minnesota. TICKETS: […]

No. 14 South Carolina Defeats Vanderbilt 48-34

No. 14 South Carolina Defeats Vanderbilt 48-34

Sophomore Pharoh Cooper totals 189 yards; records career-highs with 10 receptions and 114 yards receiving. NASHVILLE, TN Sept. 21, 2014 – After a trailing 14-0 early in the game, No. 14 South Carolina came back to defeat Vanderbilt on the road, 48-34, Saturday night at Vanderbilt Stadium. It only took 11 seconds into the game for the Commodores to get on the board as Darrius Sims found an alley on the opening kickoff and returned it 91 yards for a touchdown, his first of two of the night, to give Vanderbilt the early 7-0 lead. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks football (SEC Football) On the Commodores next drive, Patton Robinette hit an open Davis Dudchock for a 29-yard gain off of […]

2014 USL PRO Championship Game Set

2014 USL PRO Championship Game Set

Republic FC to host City Islanders Saturday night at Bonney Field   TAMPA, FL Sept. 21, 2014 – Sacramento Republic FC will host the Harrisburg City Islanders in the 2014 USL PRO Championship Game on Saturday night at 10:30 p.m. ET at Bonney Field after a dramatic night of action that saw both teams advance with 3-2 victories in the playoff semifinals. The City Islanders took their second consecutive road upset against the Richmond Kickers, while Sacramento rallied from a two-goal deficit to defeat the LA Galaxy II. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders 3, No. 4 Richmond Kickers 2 Morgan Langley had a goal and an assist as the City Islanders held off a late rally by the Kickers to […]

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Fireworks On and Off the Field for the Carolina RailHawks

Fireworks On and Off the Field for the Carolina RailHawks

The Carolina RailHawks defeat the New York Cosmos 5-4 CARY, NC Sept. 21, 2014 – In what ended up being a record setting Kicks for Kids Night presented by PNC Bank, 5,593 fans witnessed the Carolina RailHawks (5W-1T-6L, 16pts) post an explosive 5-4 victory against the 2013 Soccer Bowl Champions New York Cosmos (4W-4T-4L, 16pts) on Saturday night at WakeMed Soccer Park followed by a post-game fireworks show to celebrate the victory. “There was a never-say-die attitude about both teams and a lot of goals,” said RailHawks Head Coach Colin Clarke. “Obviously we made it a lot harder than we should have – we weren’t good defending, but a great response after halftime. Three points – that’s the most important thing tonight.” The […]

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ESPN To Televise South Carolina-Missouri Game

ESPN To Televise South Carolina-Missouri Game

COLUMBIA, SC Sept. 15, 2014 – The South Carolina-Missouri football game, scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 27 will kick at 7 p.m. ET and will be televised nationally on ESPN, it was announced by the league office today. TICKETS: South Carolina Gamecocks Football (SEC Football) Here is the SEC television schedule for Saturday, September 27 Saturday, September 27: SEC NETWORK  12:00 ET Vanderbilt at Kentucky ESPN 12:00 ET Tennessee at Georgia CBS   3:30 ET Texas A&M vs. Arkansas (In Arlington, TX) SEC NETWORK   4:00 ET La. Tech at Auburn ESPN     7:00 ET Missouri at South Carolina SEC NETWORK   7:30 ET New Mexico State at LSU FSN   7:30 ET Memphis at Ole Miss

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

UNCW Seahawks At Home Often For 2014-15 Women’s Slate

WILMINGTON, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – Head Coach Adell Harris and the UNCW women’s basketball team will be playing at Trask Coliseum early and often during the upcoming 2014-15 season, including serving as hosts for a pair of holiday tournaments in late November and December. The Seahawks have a 29-game slate overall and the ledger features 17 home dates and 12 road contests in Harris’ third season with the club. The favorable home ledger doesn’t bother Harris one bit. “We’re really excited about our schedule,” said Harris. “We have nine tests at home to get ready for the conference schedule. We really wanted to place an emphasis on playing on our home court and having some pride here at Trask […]

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

Cruise the Coast to Celebrate National Estuaries Day

WRIGHTSVILLE BEACH, NC Sept. 9. 2014 – The N.C. Coastal Federation is hosting the inaugural “Cruise for the Coast” to celebrate our estuaries and support the federation’s education programs. The three-hour cruise to Masonboro Island will depart from Carolina Beach on Sunday, Sept. 28, at 4 p.m. aboard the 65-foot Winner Cruise Queen.   On the island, participants can walk the beach with federation staff and Richard Cecelski of Carolina Ocean Studies. The return trip will be through Snow’s Cut, just in time for the sunset, and guests can enjoy music, complimentary food and non-alcoholic beverages on the upper deck.   National Estuaries Day is an annual celebration that’s been held since 1988 to highlight the importance, beauty and vulnerability […]

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte Hornets And Lowe’s To Donate $50,000 In Education Grants

Charlotte-Area Public Schools & Nonprofits Can Apply On Hornets.com   CHARLOTTE, NC Sept. 9, 2014 – The Charlotte Hornets and Lowe’s today announced they will award $50,000 for education-related projects in Mecklenburg County this fall as part of the longtime partners’ education grant program. For the second consecutive year, the grants will fund high-need projects at public schools and nonprofit education programs in the Charlotte area. Charlotte-area public schools (kindergarten through 12th grade) and all 501(c)(3) organizations that support public education in Mecklenburg County are eligible to apply for a grant at http://www.nba.com/hornets/2014-15-education-grant-application. The application period is open now and will run until Oct. 10. Proposals will be evaluated by a review panel established by the Hornets and Lowe’s, and grant […]

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Carolina RailHawks Draw After Controversial Stoppage Time goal by Ottawa

Two second-half goals not enough to propel the RailHawks to victory OTTAWA, CANADA Sept. 7, 2014 – The Carolina RailHawks (3W-1T-6L, 10pts) were moments away from leaving Ottawa victorious on Sunday afternoon, but were forced to settle for a draw after a controversial stoppage time goal by Ottawa Fury FC (1W-3T-5L, 6pts). Even though the RailHawks dominated possession and created multiple opportunities in the first half, it was Ottawa who open the scoring in the 24th minute of play with a goal by former RailHawks forward Tom Heinemann.  Despite being one goal down, the RailHawks came out strong in the second half. In the 61st minute of play, RailHawks midfielder Danny Barrera scored his first goal of the season. After a series of deflections in the box, Barrera found the ball […]

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2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

2014 USL PRO Soccer Playoffs Field Set

Four quarterfinals kick off postseason on Saturday night   TAMPA, FL Sept. 7, 2014 – The field for the 2014 USL PRO Playoffs was set on Sunday evening, with the top eight teams in the league standings set to face off for the league championship during the next three weeks. The playoffs kick off on Saturday, September 13 with all four quarterfinals as top-seeded Orlando City SC begins its quest for a third championship before joining Major League Soccer. No. 1 Orlando City SC vs. No. 8 Harrisburg City Islanders ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET The Lions went undefeated at home to claim their third regular season title, but will host a Harrisburg side that […]

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