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Second Annual Speed for Children in Need 5K a Huge Success at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Second Annual Speed for Children in Need 5K a Huge Success at Charlotte Motor Speedway

Charlotte, NC – More than 1,500 people gathered at Charlotte Motor Speedway Saturday, Dec. 8 for the second annual Speed for Children in Need 5K. The event benefited the Charlotte Chapter of Speedway Children’s Charities, the Hendrick Marrow Program and Let Me Run. The unique course for the 5K run/walk started at zMAX Dragway, took participants past The Dirt Track at Charlotte, over the Highway 29 pedestrian bridge, through Charlotte Motor Speedway’s Gate 1 tunnel, down pit road and around the legendary 1.5-mile superspeedway. The 5K ended at the track’s start/finish line, the same place where NASCAR stars take the checkered flag for the Coca-Cola 600 and the Bank of America 500. The top finishing male in the Speed for […]

No. 25 Pack Men Top Cleveland State 80-63 at Reynolds Coliseum

No. 25 Pack Men Top Cleveland State 80-63 at Reynolds Coliseum

Junior C.J. Leslie has team-high 19 points, senior Richard Howell has 17 points, 10 rebounds as Pack posts its second consecutive win. Final Stats |  Photo Gallery  |  Postgame Notes | Postgame Quotes RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) Dec. 8, 2012 – Richard Howell had 17 points and 10 rebounds to help No. 25 NC State beat Cleveland State 80-63 on Saturday in its annual return to Reynolds Coliseum. C.J. Leslie scored a team-high 19 for the Wolfpack (6-2), who shot 55 percent and led by double figures most of the afternoon. Freshman T.J. Warren added 16 points, part of a balanced offensive showing for N.C. State. “I thought we handled to the two defenses they gave us very well,” said second-year head […]

DeAndre Hopkins Named Second Team by Phil Steele

DeAndre Hopkins Named Second Team by Phil Steele

Clemson Receiver Named Second team for Fourth Time Clemson, SC December 8, 2012 – Clemson wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins has been named a second-team All-American by Phil Steele. Hopkins has been named a second team All-American by four organizations. In addition to Phil Steele he has also been named by CBS Sports, Fox Sports and Lindy’s. Hopkins finished the regular season with 69 receptions for 1214 yards and 16 touchdowns. His 16 touchdowns rank second in the nation and are just one short of the ACC single season record of 17 set by Duke’s Clarkston Hines in 1989. Hopkins has already set the Clemson season touchdown record and he needs just six receiving yards to break Sammy Watkins record of […]

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“Inside the Lines” Presented By Hendrick Honda

“Inside the Lines” Presented By Hendrick Honda

CHARLESTON, S.C. – On this week’s “Inside the Lines” Presented by Hendrick Honda, host Jeff McCarragher takes you through the last week of Cougar athletics with highlights from men’s basketball, volleyball and women’s basketball. The men’s basketball team came off an impressive road win at Elon to face No. 5 Louisville in front of a sold-out home crowd on Tuesday night. Last year’s NCAA semifinalists lived up to the billing as the Cardinals’ defense wreaked havoc with a full-court press en route to a 80-38 victory. Coach Wojcik talked about the silver-lining performance of Adjehi Baru who tallied 16 points and 14 rebounds, most of which came in the second half. Head volleyball coach Jason Kepner recapped the Cougars’ magnificent […]

NC State – Cleveland State Contest Sold Out

NC State – Cleveland State Contest Sold Out

Fans are encouraged to arrive early with doors opening at noon. RALEIGH, N.C. Dec. 7, 2012 – Saturday’s 1 p.m. contest with Cleveland State at Reynolds Coliseum is a sell-out. Wolfpack fans are encouraged to arrive early. The paid will call windows for ticket pick up will be open at 11 a.m., and doors open at noon. The Wolfpack will be making its only appearance of the season at the historic venue. Since moving to PNC Arena on a full-time basis starting with the 1999-2000 season, NC State is 13-0 in games played at Reynolds. Last season, the Pack won all three of its games at `The Old Barn,’ defeating Elon (82-67), NC Central (66-60) and Campbell (87-81) in coach […]

Gamecocks Host Furman on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Gamecocks Host Furman on Sunday at 3 p.m.

Parking in Lot A will be free, despite event at Koger Center. South Carolina Game Notes Columbia, SC – No. 21 South Carolina hosts in-state rival Furman at Colonial Life Arena on Sunday at 3 p.m. The Gamecocks are looking to improve to 10-0 on the season, which would tie the school record for wins to open a season, which was originally set by the 1981-82 team en route to the program’s first NCAA Sweet 16 appearance. The defense has continued to shine this season as South Carolina has held seven of its nine opponents under 50 points this season to rank fifth in the nation in scoring defense. Sophomore forward Aleighsa Welch (Goose Creek, S.C.) leads the SEC and […]

Gamecocks Cruise to 91-74 Victory over Jacksonville

Gamecocks Cruise to 91-74 Victory over Jacksonville

Final Stats COLUMBIA, S.C. Dec. 7, 2012 – South Carolina (6-3) defeated Jacksonville (4-6) 91-74 in non-conference action at Colonial Life Arena on Friday night. Freshman forward Michael Carrera led the Gamecocks as one of four players reaching double figures with 17 points and a game-high 9 rebounds. Junior guard Brian Richardson went 4-for-4 from behind the arc to score a season-best 16 points Junior guards Brenton Williams and Bruce Ellington tallied 12 a piece in the contest. Freshman forward Laimonas Chatkevicius registered nine points and five boards, both career highs. Senior guard Eric Smith tied a career-high with seven assists. Senior guard LaShay Page did not play in the contest due to a stomach virus. The Dolphins were led […]

Charlotte Bobcats vs Milwaukee Bucks – 12/7/12

Charlotte Bobcats vs Milwaukee Bucks – 12/7/12

By Matt Rochinski bobcats.com December 7, 2012 THE RESULT Gerald Henderson took another solid step in his third game back from a 13-game layoff due to a foot injury, scoring a season-high 19 points to go with four rebounds in 25 minutes off the bench in Charlotte’s 108-93 loss to Milwaukee on December 7 at the BMO Harris Bradley Center. TURNING POINTS The Bobcats came out of the gates slow, connecting on four of their first 14 shots as they fell behind 13-8 in the first six minutes. The Bucks kept the pressure on in the first, primarily from beyond the arc where they converted three of their four attempts, to help push the lead to 33-20 at the end […]

Jim Hunter To Be Inducted Into NMPA Hall Of Fame

Jim Hunter To Be Inducted Into NMPA Hall Of Fame

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (Dec. 6, 2012) – Jim Hunter, former NASCAR vice president of corporate communications, will be posthumously inducted into the National Motorsports Press Association Hall of Fame on Jan. 19 in Charlotte, N.C. One of three new members, Hunter joins Pocono Raceway founder and patriarch Dr. Joseph Mattioli, who will also will be inducted posthumously, and pioneer sportscaster Ken Squier. “This is a well-deserved honor from a group deeply rooted in our sport,” said Brian France, Chairman and CEO of NASCAR. “Jim joins a distinguished list of people – which include my father and grandfather – who have helped build this sport. Through his career with Talladega, Darlington and, of course, NASCAR, Jim’s talents and personality helped tell […]

ECU Baseball Closes Out Fall With Blackbeard Challenge

ECU Baseball Closes Out Fall With Blackbeard Challenge

Team White Wins Eighth Annual Title Photo Gallery l 2012 Highlight Video GREENVILLE, N.C. Dec. 7, 2012 – The East Carolina baseball team completed its Annual Fire of Blackbeard Challenge last week as the 2012 fall practice came to an end with Chris Gosik, Stephen Hales, Jeff Hoffman, Zach Houchins, Jack Reinheimer, Andy Smithmyer, Justin Taylor and Travis Watkins guiding Team White to the Eighth Annual Title. For Reinheimer (2011) and Smithmyer (2011) it is the second time they have been on the winning team, while former Pirate and current San Francisco Giants prospect Devin Harris (2007-09) is the only three-time winner. Head Coach Billy Godwin and his staff broke the squad into five groups and put them through a […]

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